Balmashanner Hill and War Memorial

Forfar, United Kingdom

The monument on Balmashanner Hill, known locally as “Bummie”, was built in 1920-1921. A plaque above the entrance reads Their name liveth for evermore. Erected in Memory of the men of Forfar and District who fell in the Great War 1914-18. There’s also a roll call plaque on the wall inside.

The building was dedicated by Queen Mary on the 11th September, 1921 and comprises a square tower, with battlements and turret, built from local sandstone. It is a listed building, designed by T R Soutar, architect and constructed by Alexander Adamson and David Stewart.

On a clear day there are excellent views over Forfar, surrounding farmland, and the Valley of Strathmore to the Braes of Angus beyond. Nearby stands an indicator which gives the names and heights of the nearby hills and mountains.



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Founded: 1920
Category: Statues in United Kingdom

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Sean J Phin (2 years ago)
Good views o' the toon. Nice walks.
Scottish Wildcat (2 years ago)
Balmashanner is absolutely beautiful for walking along the foot path network and is also great for local mountain biking at the quarry side where locals have carved out trails all along the quarry side.
Douglas mercer (3 years ago)
Quite a hike up from the park car park on my first trek up. Certainly keep you fit doing that every day. Plenty dog walkers up there.
alex Taylor (3 years ago)
This circular walk can be approach from a variety of paths. As a result the walk can be lengthened or shortened to suit. Easy access from good roads. The paths are fairly good, however steep on some approaches. A slow steady place will see most complete to top. On a good day you're reward is great views all around.
Dr Phil Cockerill (4 years ago)
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