Angus in South East Scotland has breathtaking scenery all year round, but during the Spring, the flora and fauna of Angus are spectacular.
There is plenty to do for everyone in Angus during the season, from the sprawling country parks, 50 miles of dramatic coastline and ample nature reserves to the vast forests and deep lochs. The temperature is still chilly (3-12°) so wrap up warm, but you’ll get far less rainfall and much more time to enjoy the picturesque surroundings.
Angus is home to a vast array of flora and fauna, the most well known being the red deer, Scotland’s largest deer. Scotland is also home to over 75% of the UK’s native squirrel species – the red squirrel, so keep a lookout because you have more chance of spotting one than anywhere else in the UK. Make sure you visit Angus Glens – the southern part of the Cairngorms mountain range with glens towering at over 1000m high. If you’re lucky, you’ll spot some of the rarest plants in the UK – the alpines, which include the woolly willow and rock speedwell.
At the beginning of Spring, look out for the white snowdrops scattered across dense woodlands and beautiful gardens. The Corrie Fee Nature Reserve is a must-visit. The vast, rugged landscape has abundant species and is well known for the presence of rare flowers, from delightful alpine species to the sprawling mountain plants and plenty of lowland flowers to discover. You may even spot the Angus eagle or a Peregrine Falcon flying above you.
To spot some of the native wildlife, head to the Barry Buddon Nature Reserve. Here, there’s plenty of beautiful walks with picturesque surroundings. The area is a designated site of special scientific interest, and it’s also a protected area for birds. Towards the end of Spring, keep a lookout for Maiden Pink and their dark pink rose flowers.
Discover the natural beauty of the Angus coastline, where you’ll find some stunning beaches and have the chance to spot some of the best wildlife in Angus, including seabird colonies and coastal wildflowers. From April, you may be able to spot the striking yellow gorse with its vibrant colours and sweet smell. Out to sea, you may spot bottlenose dolphins and grey seals. Why not visit East Haven Beach, where you can walk the coastal footpath to the town of Arbroath, a stunning walk of just under five miles.
After a long day of immersing yourself in nature, sit back and relax in front of the roaring Inglenook fireplace at Pearsie lodge. Sleeping up to 16 guests, you can have a nature break with a large group of friends or the whole family. The converted barn comes completely family-friendly, too, with a cot upon request. View more details online here.