GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Crombie Country Park

2 miles (3.5 km)

Explore the 200 acres of woodland surrounding the beautiful Crombie Loch in this country park near Abroath, Angus. There are a number of different walking trails taking you through the woodland and alongside the loch. This includes a discovery trail giving information about the social and natural history of the park. Look out for a variety of wildlife as you make your way through Crombie including red squirrels, woodpeckers and roe deer in the woodland, and waterfowl on the loch.
Crombie Country Park is located about 7 miles west of Abroath. Park facilities include a Ranger Centre, picnic facilities and a bird hide.
If you would like to continue your walk you could visit the nearby Monikie Country Park. Located just over a mile south west of Crombie Country Park it has lovely waterside walking trails around the large reservoirs.

Postcode

DD5 3QL - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Crombie Country Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Crombie Country Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Dog Walking

The park is a great place to take the dog for a walk with miles of woodland and lochside trails. You'll probably see plenty of other owners with their pets on a fine day.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

If you head a few miles north west to Forfar you'll find a similar park in the shape of Forfar Loch Country Park. There's more nice waterside and woodland trails to try here.

Photos

Crombie reservoir, Crombie Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 11466

Crombie reservoir, Crombie Country Park. Following outbreaks of cholera and typhoid in nearby Dundee in the 1830s and 40s, reservoirs, including Crombie, were built outside the city to supply clean water to the rapidly growing city. Crombie reservoir became redundant in the 1980s following the construction of much larger reservoirs at Lintrathen and Backwater. It now forms the centrepiece of Crombie Country Park.

Deer hide, Crombie Country Park. - geograph.org.uk - 433238

Deer hide, Crombie Country Park. This elevated hide amongst young woodland provides a perfect vantage point for watching deer.

Crombie Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 11470

The view is taken in the north east corner of the box and overlooks a quiet stretch of the reservoir which is the focal point of Crombie Country Park.

Rhododendrons, Crombie Country park - geograph.org.uk - 433174

Rhododendrons, Crombie Country park. The drive along the side of the reservoir is lined with rhododendrons. These are the first of the season to come into flower.

Peddieston Pond - geograph.org.uk - 905101

Peddieston Pond. Small pond along the Peddieston Trail at the park

Crombie Reservoir - geograph.org.uk - 363687

The reservoir in Crombie Country Park was drained for 2 years for repairs. The plants soon recolonised the mud banks.

Video

GPS Files

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Memory Map Route

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