GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Balgavies Loch Walk

1 miles (2 km)

This circular walk takes you around the lovely Balgavies Loch, nearForfar, in the county ofAngus. The picturesque loch is also a nature reserve with lots of water loving wildlife to look out for on and around the water. Keep your eyes peeled for water rail, great crested greb, goldeneye, teal, wigeon, ospreys and red squirrels as you make your way around the lake.There's also lots of pretty wildflowers in the summer months.
To extend your walking head west to visit the large Rescobie Loch or head into Forfar to Forfar Loch Country Park.

Postcode

DD8 2SE - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Balgavies Loch OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Balgavies Loch Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Dog Walking

The circular trail around the loch is a nice one to do with your dog. You are asked to please keep them on leads though.

Photos

Balgavies Loch - geograph.org.uk - 418867

Balgavies Loch

Ducks on Balgavies Loch Wildlife Reserve - geograph.org.uk - 1098008

Ducks on Balgavies Loch Wildlife Reserve

An Iris in full bloom at Balgavies Loch Wildlife Reserve - geograph.org.uk - 1328058

An Iris in full bloom at Balgavies Loch Wildlife Reserve. Picture taken looking east at east end of Loch.

Swan family on Balgavies Loch Wildlife Reserve - geograph.org.uk - 1328045

Swan family on the loch. Picture taken from the dismantled railway that now is used as a path to walk round the Loch.

Rescobie Loch View North

Rescobie Loch View North

View of Rescobie Loch, near Forfar - geograph.org.uk - 1198558

View of Rescobie Loch, near Forfar. Picture taken from just west of Recobie Church and looking southeast.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

Balgavies Loch.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Balgavies Loch.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)