Newtyle - Jacob's Ladder and Bannatyne Path

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From the car park on the east of Newtyle the route heads west through the village to join the disused Newtyle to Dundee railway, which is now a very good footpath. Following this path for 1km towards Dundee leads to a staircase called Jacob's Ladder that climbs to reach a higher woodland path. This path contours through woodland round the north side of Newtyle Hill, passing the Polish Priest's Cross before descending to meet the Bannatyne Path, a right of way leading back into Newtyle Village. The Bannatyne Path crosses a bridge over a railway cutting and continues across a field that is occasionally ploughed up; the path is quickly re-established by walkers but the ploughed field can be bypassed by descending steps into the railway cutting and following Walk 7134.

Scotland - Northeast Scotland - Angus - Sidlaw Hills


Great Views, Mostly Flat, Play Area, Woodland
12/29/2017 - Calum McRoberts

A very enjoyable walk and one I'll do again. The GPS route given wasn't the easiest to follow - I think it might have been created on the map rather than by following the actual route, with a few 'straight lines' when there are actually twists and turns, but this shouldn't present any difficulties on the walk itself as the route when I walked it (late Dec) was pretty easy to follow. It was frozen hard when I walked it but I suspect it will be damp underfoot in wet weather when you get into the forestry. A walk worth doing.