Walk: Crombie Circular - an Angus amble

[Crombie Reservoir]

Crombie Country Park is an attractive area of woodland and water a short drive northeast of Dundee. The spindly liquid body at its heart is a reservoir - created by flooding an old quarry and once providing a water source for nearby settlements - but its manmade origins don't take anything away from the beauty of the place. Wide paths encircle the reservoir making this a route suitable for most abilities, though the main route often keeps a fair distance from the shoreline; divert onto the narrower, informal trods to get better glimpses of the water and its diverse birdlife.

[Geese and goslings]

📌 Walk: Crombie Circular - an Angus amble ★★★☆☆
▶ 4 km / 2 miles | ▲ 20 metres | ⌚ Short walk
Points of interest: Crombie Country Park; Crombie Reservoir
Start / finish: Crombie Country Park main car park, off B961 3 miles east of Monikie, G.R.: NO 529402 ///pile.scored.loaf

Route: Circuit of Crombie Reservoir in either direction (here described anticlockwise)
Terrain: Wide, fairly level paths - narrower, rougher options in parts to get closer to the shoreline.
Wildlife today: Swans, geese and goslings, tufted ducks, teal, mallards, moorhens, coots, grey herons, small woodland birds.
Weather today: Sunny, light breeze, temperatures in mid teens.

[Wide paths around the reservoir]

Route map


Route credit: Crombie Country Park

Chronological photo guide

[Crombie Reservoir]

[Crombie Reservoir]

[Woodland path]

[Narrower branch paths let you get closer to the shoreline]

[Woodland path]

[Western end of the reservoir]

[Western end of the reservoir]

[Geese]

[Shoreline path]

[Goslings]

[Geese & goslings]

[Mallard]

[Crombie Reservoir from one of the south bank hides]

[Path along the southern shore]

[Approaching the reservoir outflow near the end of the circuit]

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Loup of Fintry

Walk: Wee Buachaille

Crovie