There is much to do during your stay at Newton Steading
Loch of Lintrathen
This beautiful inland loch is a reservoir for Angus and Dundee. During the summer, the area is home to breeding songbirds, and in winter, large numbers of wintering birds, particularly greylag geese, visit the reserve.
- Wintering wildfowl
- Breeding songbirds
- Scenic loch
Best time to visit?
- Mar to Aug for songbirds
- Oct to Mar for wildfowl
- All year round for scenic views
There are two hides on the banks of the loch, which can be accessed by separate paths. The hide on the east shore is wheelchair accessible.
Scottish Water (the landowner) let out fly-fishing by boat to Lintrathen Angling Club from April to October. The Scottish Wildlife Trust does NOT issue permits.
Source: Scottish Wildlife Trust
Cycling – Glen Isla to Glen Prosen
A demanding mountain bike route in the Angus Glens, some road sections.
The route starts in forest in Glen Isla, then climbs up Glen Finlet and crosses to Glen Prosen. A short section must be walked. Return to the start is via Glen Uig. Anyone who has children, or who wants an easier day, could explore the forest trails at the start of the route. The difficult section is crossing over the high pass between the glens, other parts of the route are mostly not difficult. 31 mile ride.
Mountain Summits – your instructor and guide in the mountains of Scotland. We provide instruction and guiding in all aspects of mountaineering, from navigation, hill walking and rock climbing, to winter mountaineering and ice climbing
Welcome to Mountain Summits!
We provide instruction and guiding in all aspects of mountaineering, from navigation, hill walking and rock climbing, to winter mountaineering and ice climbing.
We are based on the southern edge of the Cairngorm National Park, just 71 miles from Edinburgh and 87 miles from Glasgow – we are thus centrally placed to operate across Scotland. This means we can take advantage of the best conditions, North, South, East or West.
Fishing on the River Isla
This picturesque stream rises in Glen Isla and these upper reaches have a good population of brown trout that are moderately sized and usually free taking. This is an excellent place for the beginner to start river fishing. In the valley of Strathmore, the Isla settles down to a series of lovely pools and runs and becomes an excellent trout and grayling river. Below the Ericht the Isla acts as a corridor for salmon and grilse that are heading there. Trout and grayling are present everywhere. Its tributaries the Dean, Kerbet and Melgum are nice, small trout rivers.
Source: Flyfish Scotland
Accommodation available all year round…
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