GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Lintrathen Loch Walk

1 miles (1 km)

This lovely reservoir in Angus is a lovely place for a short stroll and some birdwatching. The loch is surrounded by attractive woodland and a number of bird hides. Here you can look out for wildlife including osprey, otter and various wildfowl.
To continue your walking in the area head north to Backwater Reservoir. There's a nice circular trail running round the water and the opportunity to pick up the long distance Cateran Trail nearby.

Postcode

DD8 5JJ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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

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

Pubs/Cafes

Just west of the loch is Peel Farm where there's a nice Coffee Shop for refreshments. You could enjoy a delicious afternoon tea and then enjoy a stroll around the courtyard and farm shop. The area also includes a Nature Trail taking you past the red deer park and then to one of the waterfalls on the River Isla. You can find them at postcode DD8 5JJ.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

A few miles to the east you could visit Kirriemuir and the Loch of Kinnordy. The RSPB nature reserve includes a wide variety of wildlife and more nice waterside trails.
The remote Loch Shandra is just to the north west.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Loch of Lintrathen - geograph.org.uk - 651258

Loch of Lintrathen. The loch has been the main water supply for the city ofDundeeand Angus since 1875.

The Overflow Water leaves Lintrathen Reservoir - geograph.org.uk - 1174171

The Overflow Water leaves Lintrathen Reservoir. The water then continues as the Melgam Water.

Telephone box, Bridgend of Lintrathen - geograph.org.uk - 1532805

Telephone box, Bridgend of Lintrathen

The Melgam Water cascades down over the rocks at Bridgend of Lintrathen Village - geograph.org.uk - 1174178

The Melgam Water cascades down over the rocks at Bridgend of Lintrathen Village. Photo taken from the road bridge at Bridgend of Lintrathen Village.

Bridge at Bridgend of Linthathen - geograph.org.uk - 678114

Bridge at Bridgend of Linthathen.

Bird hide on the Loch of Lintrathen - geograph.org.uk - 2863173

Bird hide on the Loch of Lintrathen

Whooper swans on the Loch of Lintrathen - geograph.org.uk - 2863172

Whooper swans on the Loch. One of many different bird species you can see on the loch.

Loch of Lintrathen - geograph.org.uk - 158305

A view from the southern end of the lake.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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

Memory Map Route

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