Date/TimeDate(s) - 28/09/2008
Walk DetailsPub Stop?: No O/S Map Sheet No.: 44 and 45 Grid Ref. Start: Grid Ref. Finish Walk (Miles): 14 Walk Hours: Bus Time to Walk: Bus Time from Walk: Departure time from walk:
The walk today follows a large part of Glen Dye before crossing over the hills to the south to reach the lower part pf Glen Esk.
The walk commences on the A974 old military road over the Cairn of Mount, at the bridge over the Water of Dye just beyond Spital Cottage (NGR 648.845). Take the estate road up Glen Dye to reach the shooting lodge at Charr. From there cross the bridge over the Water of Dye and take the road southwards up the Water of Charr to the head of the glen. Just beyond a cottage cross the burn and climb the hillside southwards on the Hill of Remora. From the top head westwards to reach the highest point of the walk – the summit of Sturdy Hill (544m, 1784 ft). Just beyond the top thee is a ruin of a cottage and beside it a track stars the descent on the eastern fringe of another hill, Craigancash, then skirts another one, Maolearn, before dropping down into Glen Esk near Haughend. From there take the glen road south eastwards to a junction at NGR 592.725. From here a path leaves the road on the right and drops down to follow the bank of the river North Esk where it inters a rocky defile known as the Rocks of Solitude. The path through the trees south eastwards eventually comes out on the B966 road near a bridge over the river. Turn right and follow the road for about a mile into the village of Edzell. The bus will be parked at a car park on the north side of the village to the west of the church.