2019-07b Angus Glens Walk
Tamhilt and Hill of Mondurran, Angus Glens
Start Point 158m (518 feet), Highest Point 594m (1949 feet), Distance 18.1 km (11.5 miles), Elevation Gain/Loss 652 m (2139 feet), Time taken 5hrs 49m
Max Slope 23.2% gradient, Average Slope +7.0% to -6.9% gradient
Max up speed 3.1km (1.93 miles) per hour. Max down speed 5.9 km (3.67 miles) per hour
The weather forecast suggested that we would avoid rain by going eastwards and so the favourite bolt-hole of Angus Glens was chosen and in particular Walk 21 from the Cicerone guide for the area. The chosen walk started on the Glen Lethnot road 1.5 km north of Craigendowie farm. We were able to make use of a series of surprisingly well-maintained hill tracks together with rough grass paths in order to complete a circular walk that took in the Craig Duchrey, Tamhilt, Hill of Mondurran and Hill of Garbet before dropping back towards the road via the large hunting lodge of Nathro Lodge. A series of headstones adjacent to the lodge indicated the health benefits of living in such an area – with one Peter Grant reaching 110 years, despite fighting at Culloden. 7 walkers set out and happily 7 returned after completing just over 18 km and a total climb of some 594m in just under 6 hours, without getting wet. Although cloudy there were sufficient breaks for us to to get some great views of this often neglected part of the world. Coffee and cake were taken at Brechin Castle on the way back to Perth.