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Glen Isla

One the five glens of Angus

Running parallel to Glen Shee, lovely Glen Isla is the furthest west of the Angus Glens and can also be reached from the little town of Alyth, east of Blairgowrie. At the southern end of the glen, five miles north of Alyth by Bridge of Glenisla, is Reekie Linn, a series of waterfalls that plunge through a deep, wooded gorge. A path leads for 200 yds from the car park and picnic site on the road between Bridge of Glenisla and Bridge of Lintrathen. Nearby is the excellent Lochside Lodge restaurant and Peel Farm Coffee and Craft Shop.

Six miles north, at Kirkton of Glenisla, on the B951, is the Glenisla Hotel, Tel: 01575 582223,This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., ( an impossibly cosy 17th-century inn with log fires, real ales, good grub and plenty of local characters. It's worth the trip just to spend a night here. Further north a side road turns off the B951 and runs to Auchavan, at the head of the glen. There are paths from here into the wild and mountainous Caenlochan Forest.

A postbus runs Mon-Sat from Blairgowrie to Auchavan. At the mouth of the glen is the tiny village of Meigle, home to Scotland's most important collection of early-Christian and Pictish carved stones. They are housed in the superb Meigle Museum. Apr-Sep daily 0930-1830.