GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Walk around Kirriemuir - Loch of Kinnordy

4 miles (6 km)

This town in Angus is famous as the birthplace for playwrightJ. M. Barrie where you can see a statue ofPeter Panin the town square. The town is in a great spot for walkers too, near to the Cairngorms National Park and a scenic local loch.
This walk from the town takes you west along the Garie Burn to visit the RSPB's Loch of Kinnordy Nature Reserve.
You can start off in the town centre where you can pick up a footpath heading north west along the Garie Burn past KirriemuirDen park and Court Hillock. You continue west for about a mile to visit the Loch of Kinnordy. There's lots of wildlife to see here with osprey, buzzard, otters, red squirrels, deer and various wildfowl on the water.

Kirriemuir OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Kirriemuir Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Kirriemuir

  • Forfar Loch Country Park - Follow the 2.5 mile trail around the beautiful Forfar Loch on this circular cycle or walk route in Angus
  • Cateran Trail - Explore the Perthshire Glens on this circular walk through Kirkmichael, Enochdhu, Spittal of Glenshee, Cray and Alyth
  • Backwater Reservoir - Enjoy a circular walk around this reservoir inGlen Isla, north westAngus
  • Lintrathen Loch - This lovely reservoir in Angus is a lovely place for a short stroll and some birdwatching
  • Crombie Country Park - Explore the 200 acres of woodland surrounding the beautiful Crombie Loch in this country park near Abroath, Angus
  • Monikie Country Park - This country park near Dundee is perfect for a peaceful, scenic stroll
  • Balgavies Loch - This circular walk takes you around the lovely Balgavies Loch, nearForfar, in the county ofAngus
  • Rescobie Loch - This pretty loch is located nearForfar, in the county ofAngus
  • Loch Shandra - This walk visits Loch Shandra in Blairgowrie, Angus
  • Blairgowrie - This town in Perth and Kinross has some nice waterside trails along the River Ericht to try

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

To continue your walking around Kirriemuir head north east from the burn to climb to the Hill of Kirriemuir where you can visit the Camera Obscura. The camera wasdonated by J. M. Barrie and offers views to the south and south-west and of the higher hills to the north. Also on the hill and offering views from its southern slopes is the town cemetery, where Barrie is buried in the family grave. See the video below for more details.
You could also head east into Forfar and visit the splendid Forfar Loch Country Park.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Cairngorms Walks page.

Photos

Kirriemuir Town Centre - geograph.org.uk - 1233345

Kirriemuir Town Centre and Peter Pan statue.

Waterfall at the top of the Gairie Burn, Kirriemuir. - geograph.org.uk - 118263

Waterfall at the top of the Gairie Burn, Kirriemuir.

The Den, Kirriemuir - geograph.org.uk - 661853

The Den, Kirriemuir. This is a natural and well maintained recreation area in Kirriemuir, popular with all ages.

Loch of Kinnordy (near Northmuir), January 8th 2006 (14-22-06), Scotland, United Kingdom

Loch of Kinnordy (near Northmuir), January 8th 2006 (14-22-06), Scotland, United Kingdom

Entrance to Loch of Kinnordy Nature Reserve - geograph.org.uk - 163674

Entrance to Loch of Kinnordy Nature Reserve. Car Park and Information board for the nature reserve near Kirriemuir.

Rough grazing, Loch of Kinnordy - geograph.org.uk - 1548135

Rough grazing, Loch of Kinnordy. The shallow lochs, mires and fens of the reserve are surrounded by farmland. The rough grazing is often grazed by highland cattle. The nature reserve is run by the RSPB.

Curved Boardwalk - geograph.org.uk - 600982

Curved Boardwalk to one of the bird hides at the reserve.

Buzzard by Loch of Kinnordy - geograph.org.uk - 1548112

Buzzard by Loch of Kinnordy. Persecution of the Common Buzzard started a long time ago in Britain. Henry VIII made egg stealing illegal, but excluded buzzards & James I of Scotland ordered the destruction of all buzzards.

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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