Glen Esk

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Feline the love for this hill

December 15 2018

Recumbent Hill of Cat rises lazily from Glen Esk but the ascent, via the historic Firmounth Road, is anything but restful. It is a long and arduous hike, sweat and toil eventually rewarded with panoramas over Angus, to the south, and Deeside and the mountains of the Cairngorms, to the north.

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Shooting for the summit

April 29 2017

Hill of Wirren occupies the high ground between Glen Lethnot and Glen Esk and is most commonly tackled from the former, either from the hamlet of Bridgend or from further up the single-track road that runs through the sparsely populated valley.

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A route by Royal appointment

August 6 2016

Queen Victoria was a regular visitor to the Grampian mountains. During holidays at Balmoral in the second half of the 19th century, she frequently traversed the upland routes linking Deeside and Angus.

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