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.
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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
||Glen Doll, head of Glen Clova, Angus, Eastern Scotland
|When it was walked
|| August 2003
||High hills and mountains
||Requires mountaineering skills and moderate stamina (easier than most munros)
||13 km / 8 miles
|Height climbed approx
||850 m / 2800 ft
|Time taken approx
|Map used if any
||OS Landranger 1:50,000 Sheet 44
|Source of info on walk
||Friends, and knowledge of the area
||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