With a wealth of historic points of interest and landscape full of wildlife to enjoy, the Kirkton provides a great start for walks in all directions with the Glenisla Hotel, Kirk and Hall at the centre of the Glenisla community.

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Points to visit

Along the way you will find these points of interest:

  • Kirkton of Glenisla Loop

    A stiff climb with magnificent views. Follow the Cateran Trail crossing over the Brackny Bridge and then a stiff climb up to Whitehills Wood. Brackny Bridge is quite remarkable – it is the oldest bridge of its type in Scotland and was built in...

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  • Kirkton of Glenisla to Loch Shandra Loop

    A popular fishing spot. Walk east along the road (Kirriemuir direction) for 200m then follow the Cateran Trail, left up the track towards East Mill farm with the War Memorial on your left. Before you get to the farmyard the signpost takes you left,...

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  • Glenmarkie Forest walk

    A beautiful forest walk. Take the track to the left, past Loch Shandra  and walk up the hill past the The Tulloch cottage where the track flattens out. There are various side tracks to explore if you wish but if you keep going past the four roads...

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  • Kirkton of Glenisla to Auchintaple

    One of the most scenic stretches of the Cateran Trail. Walk east along the road (Kirriemuir direction) for 200m then follow the Cateran Trail, left up the track towards East Mill farm with the War Memorial on your left. Before you get to the...

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  • Backwater Dam

    A beautiful stretch of open water. This reservoir holds the main supply of water for Angus and Dundee, Coupar Angus and Blairgowrie. From here it is piped to the treatment works at Lintrathen and then onwards to the final destinations. Built in the...

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  • Brackny Bridge

    The oldest known bridge of its type in Scotland. Built in 1824 by engineer John Justice of Dundee as a prototype for a larger version at the Haughs of Drimmie it has a span of 19 metres and a sheep gate at one end. It is the oldest known bridge of...

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  • Glenisla Kirk

    A popular wedding venue. The present church was built in 1821 replacing an older church known as The Blessed Virgin.This medieval church or chapel was located on the same site now occupied by the present 1821 church. It was known at various times as...

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  • Druim Dearg or Bell Cairn

    A prehistoric monument. The remains of a kerb cairn, a stony mound containing or concealing deliberately deposited human remains, was recorded on the north shoulder of Druim Dearg by the Ordinance Survey in 1967. It consists of large stones set...

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