GLEN LETHNOT

GENERAL.
Of all the Angus glens, the least familiar to visitors must be Glen Lethnot
The Glen can be accessed from three directions, Brechin City, Menmuir and Edzell village. From Brechin, follow the signs for the Caterthuns, ancient ruined strongholds of the Pictish times and down to Burnfoot cottage. This road, just before the cottage, adjoins the road from Menmuir. Burnfoot cottage with the burn running alongside is the gateway to the glen from this direction. From Edzell village, travel past Edzell Castle on your right, further to Edzell Cemetery and on until you come to Margie. This is the entrance to the glen from the North side.
Glen Lethnot, between these two points has hillside on the right with fields and the West Water on the other. To arrive at the main glen road from EdzeIl, carry on past Margie, by several farm entrances, the ruins of Lethnot church, a small well kept private residential caravan park until you reach the modern fabricated bridge at Bridgend by the old Post Office house. Cross the West Water here and proceed up this road, taking the first right at the top of the hilt leading to the glen. Heading along this road, over the bridge on the Calletar burn where the water joins the West Water, the glen changes and has it's own grandeur with extensive grouse moor and only a small amount of grass and permanent pasture used for grazing sheep and cattle.
Lethnot today is sparsely populated. The local people are kept busy tending to their sheep and cattle. During the growing season, the fields are abundant with crops. Some of the homes are inhabited by people who have decided to move to the Glen who still have employment outside the community.
No tourist business exists in this area, ie. hotels, pubs, B&B's, etc, just hard working game keepers and country people tending their land.

History and Culture
Stories of Lethnot
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