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A NEW event which offers exciting new activities in the great outdoors takes place in Angus at the beginning of September.

Activity providers from all over the area have put together an exciting weekend programme - Angus Autumn Adventures - which offers taster sessions of a variety of activities, all at discounted rates.

The event, which takes place on Saturday and Sunday, September 1 and 2, is already proving to be popular but places are still available There will be something to suit all ages and interests, from high adrenaline water sports to nature walks for children and wildlife photography.

Mike McLaggan, chair of the Outdoor Angus group which is working in partnership with Angus Council’s economic development unit to organise the weekend, spoke about some of the activities on offer. He said: “Coasteering is a fun and interesting challenge. Participants navigate their way along sections of the shoreline using a combination of swimming, scrambling, rock climbing and jumping. It might sound a bit daunting, but it is a very exciting experience that even children over the age of 12 can take part in!

“Gorge walking is a fantastic chance to get wet, slide down flumes and explore an atmospheric gorge safely. This is a great family activity for adults and children over 10. All wetsuits and safety gear are provided - you just have to be able to swim!”

Those looking for something a bit more slow-paced might like to consider a birdwatching wildlife walk? Join Caledonian Adventures on an afternoon trying to spot two of Scotland’s most majestic birds of prey, the white tailed sea eagle and the golden eagle. You will be shown a range of flora and fauna throughout the afternoon gaining an insight into the natural history of Angus from an experienced and knowledgeable guide.

These are just a few examples of what is on offer. There really is something for everyone!

Angus Autumn Adventures has been partly funded by the European Regional Development Fund, through a Rural Tourism Business Support Project led by Angus Council, which aims to deliver an innovative, collaborative, partnership approach to improving tourism products in the East of Scotland.

For more details of all the activities, and to book, visit www.angusahead.com/autumnadventures, e-mail adventures@angusahead.com or contact Hilary Tasker at Angus Council’s economic development unit on 01307 473168.