Loch Lee and waterfalls circuit, Glen Esk

This superb circular walk takes in Loch Lee before climbing steeply past the Falls of Unich and the Fall of Damff to cross open moorland, before descending the track on the Shank of Inchgrundle with panoramic views over the loch. A shorter, less strenuous walk would be to visit the first waterfall and return the same way.


Good tracks, rough path, extremely boggy and faint path on moorland section.

Public Transport

Very limited (school bus times only) bus from Brechin.


Invermark car park, Glen Esk. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

Hillwalking in Winter

Please note that hillwalking when there is snow lying requires an ice-axe, crampons and the knowledge, experience and skill to use them correctly. All route descriptions and difficulties given here are for summer conditions. See our Winter Skills page for basic information on the essential skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.

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