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Driesh (947m / 3107 ft) and Mayar (928m / 3045 ft), Glen Doll, Angus, Scotland

Summary

 

An enjoyable climb and descent at the head of Glen Clova, with an easy hillop walk across a broad open plateau. This made an easy short hike on a sunny summer's day, linking two old drovers' roads, Jock's Road and the Kilbo Path. In mist, care would have to be taken with navigation on the summit plateau. These two munros are within easy reach of the cities of eastern Scotland – Dundee especially, Aberdeen and Edinburgh.

 

  • I remember most the beautifully sculpted corrie on the way up.
  • The best bit was the lunch break with that view down into the corrie.
  • The small waterfalls were a gem along the way
  • The worst bit (but not too bad) was hiking through the forest.
  • The funniest bit was the two people sitting on the big boulder in the bottom of the corrie, like life-size garden gnomes.
  • I was also impressed by the strikinig line of descent, along the flank of a rdige, known as the Shank of Drumfollow (the Kilbo Path).
  • The only slightly scary bit, for some, might be the short scrambly sction around the top of the corrie, but there was no serious exposure.

 

Read the full story with lots of photos

Background page on Glen Clova

Glen Clova walk - Boustie Ley and Glen Clova

Contributed by: Andrew Llanwarne

Looking back to Driesh from the Shank of Drumfollow

Looking back to Driesh from the Shank of Drumfollow

Key Facts

Location Glen Doll, head of Glen Clova, Angus, Eastern Scotland
When it was walked August 2003
Walk type High hills and mountains
Difficulty Requires mountaineering skills and moderate stamina (easier than most munros)
Distance approx 13 km / 8 miles
Height climbed approx 850 m / 2800 ft
Time taken approx 5 hours
Map used if any OS Landranger 1:50,000 Sheet 44
Source of info on walk Friends, and knowledge of the area
Getting there Car from Dundee
Places to stay Clova Hotel at start and finish of walk, Brandy Burn House B&B and tea shop (just across the road from the Clova Hotel). Other hotels at Dykehead (16km/10 miles) and Kirriemuir (24km /15 miles)
Places to eat/ buy food Clova Hotel for meals, Brandy Burn House B&B and tea shop (just across the road from the Clova Hotel). Shops in Kirriemuir.
Any other local attractions or facilities Jock's Road to Deeside