Autumn Adventures

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THE FIRST Angus Autumn Adventures took place at the weekend with people from far and near taking advantage of the chance to try out a new activity in the great outdoors of Angus.

With a choice of various activities on offer on September 1 and 2, including horse riding in Glen Isla, overnight wild camping, coasteering along the Angus coastline, canoeing and mountain biking, this weekend-long adventure festival proved to be a big hit with the adventurers who came along.

Gorge walking proved very popular with those who participated in the Angus Autumn Adventure weekend, including Brechin resident and Angus councillor Mairi Evans.

She said: “That was fantastic fun!

“This weekend, the Angus Autumn Adventures have provided so many people with a wonderful opportunity to get out into the spectacular Angus countryside and try something different.

“Everyone in my gorge walking party said they would definitely do it again – and would love to try more of the outdoor activities on offer in Angus.

“This festival is a fabulous way to highlight the fantastic range and very high quality of adventurous outdoor activities on offer throughout Angus.”

As well as providing participants in the Angus Autumn Adventures with a chance to try new activities, for many of those who came along, it was also their first experience of the superb Angus countryside. “I’ve often driven through Angus on the way to Aberdeen but this is my first actual visit to this county,” said Alastair, who revealed he was very impressed by Glen Esk, where he’d gone gorge walking with this son, Ross: “We’ll definitely be coming back.”