New ‘Wild South Esk’ trail has launched in Angus just in time for the summer

Pupils from Southesk Primary School in Montrose, with Mairi Gougeon MSP for Angus North and Mearns have officially launched a new 50 mile long trail from the River South Esk’s ‘Source to Sea” which takes you on an adventure at 10 sites from the majestic Cairngorms Mountains to Montrose Basin Local Nature Reserve and the North Sea.

Southesk Primary School have taken on the very important role of becoming species champions for the River South Esk. Pupils have been learning all about the River, its inhabitants and the environmental challenges it faces – from where it begins in the mountains to where it meets the sea at Montrose Bay.

The trail which can be accessed from various locations in Angus, shares an insight into the life history of 40 native species, including golden eagle, wildcat, red squirrels, otters, and bottlenose dolphin as well as 15 local walks and various cycle paths, supporting access to the river and outdoor spaces. Accessibility has been improved at two of the sites to ensure access for locals and visitors of all abilities.

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