Paths and Path Networks

You can enjoy access rights responsibly on most land, but many people prefer to use paths. We have developed paths and path networks to make it easier for you to enjoy the outdoors.

We have created path networks around the main towns, where most people live. You can pick up map leaflets from our libraries and ACCESS offices for Arbroath, Brechin, Carnoustie, Forfar, Kirriemuir, Monifieth and Montrose.

We work with local community groups, including the Sidlaw Path Network group, who have developed paths around their own communities.

The coast is one of Angus’ best natural features. We have been building a coastal path to make it more accessible. The path from Arbroath to Carnoustie and Monifieth is a purpose built cycle path, and part of National Cycle Route 1. From Arbroath to Auchmithie the path follows dramatic sea cliffs, and is only suitable for walkers. North of Auchmithie several core paths link together to take you to Lunan Bay and Inverkeillor. Further north parts of the coast are in the Montrose path network. We hope to extend the path along more of the coast in the future.

Some of our most dramatic scenery is in the Angus Glens. We have worked with the Cairngorms National Park Authority to publish walking leaflets for Glen Clova and Glen Esk.

We have also prepared a core paths plan for Angus. This identifies a basic framework of paths throughout Angus. Over the next few years we will try to signpost all the core paths and make them accessible.