Sidlaw Hills


On Sunday 18th November the Club continued with it's programme of planned walks, when 18 members attended an outing to the Sidlaw Hills. Although the day started with low cloud and patchy mist, the conditions improved throughout the day and by early afternoon some fine views were to be had in all directions. The main walk started at Lumley Den, between Glamis and Tealing, and headed over Ironside Hill and Gallow Hill to reach Craigowl. The route continued west over Auchterhouse and Henderston Hills before reaching the famous landmark of Kinpurnie Tower. From here the group headed down Denend Den and into the Village of Newtyle for some refreshment before heading home. Another part of the group opted for a shorter version of the same walk and commenced at Balkello Forestry car park and accessed the rout via Balluderon Hill. A third and final group remained at low level and started their walk in the Village of Newtyle and followed several of the options on the well used Newtyle Path Network. All groups reported a satisfactory and enjoyable day with many species of wildlife being spotted along the way, notably a hunting Kestrel and various sightings of Snipe on the Heathery upland moors.