Walk: Lundie Craigs from the sunny side

[How now broon coos?]

Bedecked by a transmitter mast and with a track winding all the way to the summit, Lundie Craigs makes for a satisfying Sidlaw Hills stomp. The direct route is extremely straightforward, but make it a circuit by approaching from the hill's sunnier, much more dramatic southern side, where a wall of crags overlook a lonely bealach grazed by Highland cows. From the top there are grand views in all directions, encompassing the Cairngorms to the north, Craigowl Hill and the rest of the Sidlaws to the east and west, and Fife and the Lomond Hills across the Tay to the south. The car park gets full on busy days: arrive fairly early, as we're not sure the local farmer would approve of the overflow onto the adjacent field.

[Approach to Lundie Craigs]

📌 Walk: Lundie Craigs from the sunny side ★★★☆☆
▶ 7 km / 4 miles | ▲ 140 metres | ⌚ Half day walk
Main summits: Lundie Craigs (353 metres)
Start / finish: Car park (gets full) on A923 4 miles southeast of Coupar Angus, G.R.: NO 264360 ///pesky.pines.insulated

Route: Car park - track junction at Ledcrieff Loch outflow - Westerkeith Hill - Lundie Craigs - track through Lundiecra Wood - return to track junction at Ledcrieff Loch - start by outward route
Terrain: Approach and all of return on good tracks with gentle gradient. Rest of ascent on clear, grassy paths with just a few wet sections and one steep part.
Wildlife today: Great spotted woodpecker feasting on pine cone seeds, buzzard, Highland cows and sheep.
Weather today: Blue skies overhead but with a few centimetres of fresh, powder snow on the ground. A couple of degrees below freezing, light winds.

[View north into the Cairngorms from the summit]

Route map


Route credit: Walkhighlands (modified)

More photos

[Tullybaccart Farm near the start]

[Woodland tracks]

[View over Strathmore]

[Great spotted woodpecker]

[Ledcrieff Loch]

[Approach to Lundie Craigs]

[View east along the Sidlaws range]

[Long Loch]

[Summit approach]

[View over Angus farmland to the Firth of Tay from near the summit]

[Summit trig pillar and mast]

[Distant Cairngorms]

[A good track makes the descent very straightforward]

[Cold afternoon]

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