Glen Mark - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
Things to know
About Glen Mark
Glen Mark is a glen in northern Angus, eastern Scotland, through which the Water of Mark flows. Near the mouth of the glen, at Auchronie, the Water of Mark is joined by the Water of Lee from Loch Lee to become the River North Esk. This flows through Glen Esk, one of the Five Glens of Angus. The land is managed by the Dalhousie estate.
Attractions Near Glen Mark
3.15km from Glen Mark
A beautiful reservoir in the southern Grampians of Angus, Loch Lee lies at the head of Glen Esk. The Water of Lee and the Water of Unich flow into the loch from the west, and to the east the Water of Mark joins the Lee to from the River North Esk. Queen Victoria described it as "a wild but not large lake, closed in by mountains, with a farm-house and a few cottages at its edge".The loch supplies drinking water to the North Esk area.The area is used by both walkers and anglers
3.15km from Glen Mark
Invermark Castle is an implausibly tall tower house dating back to the 1300s and built to guard the southern end of the strategic pass leading from Deeside. The basement walls are over 5 feet thick. The doorway is around 9 feet above the ground and although the wooden door has long gone, the iron ‘yett’ is still in position. The present castle was built in the 16th century, and heightened in the early 17th century. The castle was abandoned in 1803.
4.9km from Glen Mark
Mount Keen is a 939 m high mountain in Scotland and the most easterly Munro. It can be accessed from several directions, South from Glen Mark, North from Glen Tanar, and East to Braid Cairn. It is a moderate walk which is most popularly started by mountain bike, riding through the native Caledonian pine forest of Glen Tanar from Aboyne. On a good day, the Cairngorms, especially Lochnagar, can be seen. The summit is marked by a trig point.
The Glenesk Retreat
9.49km from Glen Mark
Glenesk Folk Museum is a museum located in the Glen Esk valley, in Tarfside, Angus, Scotland, which is run by members of the local community. It is about 9 miles north of the village of Edzell. It is housed in a former shooting lodge, known as 'The Retreat', which used to belong to the earls of Dalhousie. The museum contains artefacts and documents related to the history of the surrounding area. It also has a shop selling locally produced gifts and a tearoom. The museum organises demonstrations
Discover More Attractions in Angus Council, Home of Glen Mark
Angus is one of the 32 local government council areas of Scotland, a registration county and a lieutenancy area. The council area borders Aberdeenshire, Dundee City and Perth and Kinross. Main industries include agriculture and fishing. Global pharmaceuticals company GSK has a significant presence in Montrose in the north of the county.
Location of Glen Mark
For more information about Glen Mark, visit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glen_Mark