A wee walk on Kinpurney Hill, Newtyle in Angus
So this week's’ adventure took us up the underrated Kinpuney Hill in Newtyle, Angus in the delightful Storm Freya! With 360 views and a steep climb what’s not to love about this wee gem of a hill.
We parked on street in Newtyle as the regular car park was jam packed. This car park also provides access to the very popular walk around the old railway tracks and a local park.
Taking care walking along the road to the main entrance of the Kinpurney Hill walk, we entered into beautiful wooded area with runs up alongside a picturesque stream with mini waterfalls. The paths are easy to walk albeit a wee bit mucky but otherwise just grand. I was able to let Mac off lead at this point and he took off tearing about the wood and down into the stream with his beloved tennis ball - generally having an absolute blast.
We continued up through the trees stopping to look back at the scenery that’s visible from the woods (which is a delicious teaser of what's about to come). We entered the first gate to the main part of the hill which provides clear notification to keep dogs on lead as there are livestock roaming freely on the hill itself. The path becomes a good bit steeper now and is mainly grass or soil. **NOTE** On the way up, definitely take the time to stop and look around as you march upwards. The scenery is simply outstanding! There are various benches on the way up to sit and admire the view - take the time it’s worth it!
Our journey up was slightly hampered by the wind but we kept going nonetheless. Paths continue to be good but note on the way down maybe slippy. Reaching the top was a joy - a good wee cardio sesh on a Sunday afternoon! There is an old tower there which is in very good condition and was used as an observatory by James MacKenzie in 1774. The views are amazing despite being blown about like a scarecrow. Maybe we should base Click Book Stay’s office in the observatory?! I’ll put it to the boss haha!
The descent is super quick as it is a short but steep walk. The paths were a wee bit slippy but completely manageable and once again getting the magnificent views the whole way down. I was able to let Mac dawg off lead again after leaving the last gate behind. He set off again tearing about the woods and into the water.
Verdict: 10/10 this will remain one of my favourite walks in the local area.
Newtyle itself has a little shop to grab some refreshment and an award winning butcher! It’s a picturesque village - easily accessible from Perth and Dundee.
Stay tuned to us on Sunday for another fab area to visit with your best furry buddy!
For more details on this walk please visit the brilliant website Walk Highlands