Willie’s View: Around The Backwater Reservoir

backwater reservoir

I was back in the Angus glens this week for a nice easy low-level walk round the picturesque Backwater Reservoir.

Opened by the Queen in 1969, the reservoir sits in Glen Damff, an offshoot of Glen Isla. Its waters eventually supply the taps of Dundee.

Up here, surrounded by the low heathery Angus hills, it’s a far cry from the busy city.

Although this is a way-marked route, the chances of bumping into another soul are pretty slim . . .



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Willie Shand