It is some 10 km (3 1/2 hrs), or 8hrs there and back. The return is made across a plateau before dropping down into upper Glen Clova and following the South Esk river back to the start. These hotels near Loch Muick in Ballater have a bar or lounge available on the premises: Hilton Grand Vacations at Craigendarroch Suites - Traveller rating: 4.5/5 Glen Clova Hotel - Traveller rating: 4.5/5 Yes so I see!!! This is a long, high, moorland route from the Spittal of Glen Muick and then across the Capel Mounth to Glen Doll. West Port, Linlithgow for 7:00am departure. Looking forward to doing that route in May with the STW people. Epic mountain bike ride over the hills from Loch Muick to Glen Clova and back again, just outside Ballater. A few pics from yesterdays ride. swavis. Parking charge applies. These hotels near Loch Muick in Ballater have a bar or lounge available on the premises: Hilton Grand Vacations at Craigendarroch Suites - Traveler rating: 4.5/5 Glen Clova Hotel - Traveler rating: 4.5/5 Privacy Isn’t there something in our collective Calvinist psyche which prefers pish conditions anyway? Clova to Pony Hut via Bachnagairn falls: 5 miles: Pony Hut to Loch Muick Descent: 2 miles: Loch Muick Descent: 2,664 ft: Black Burn bridge to Boat House: 2 miles: Loch Muick to Capel Mounth descent: 4 miles: Capel Mounth Descent: 1 mile: Riverside Return: 1 mile Bathgate . Glen Doll, Loch Muick and The Capel Mounth. By using our site you agree to our use of cookies. However the climb back up from Wester Eggie steepens as it enters the woods higher up so it will probably mean shoving […] ... continue on the main track for a fast descent down ‘The Streak of Lightning’ which finishes up on the shore of Loch Muick. The walk has the benefit of a very well constructed path making this a good short and relatively easy hillwalk. donate to earn trail karma! Huh – you never swoon at pictures of TJ (the wino in the buff coloured jersey). Took us just under 4 hours. Glen Doll to Loch Muick. Dismiss, Viewing 18 posts - 1 through 18 (of 18 total), Premier Partners for Singletrack issues & exclusive subscriber perks, Metcheck MTB Weather Forecasts At A Glance, Singletrack Lockdown 2020 426ml Coffee Mug, http://www.singletrackworld.com/forum/topic/glen-clova-weekend-23may-update, Editor’s Choice Awards 2020 – Amanda’s Pick, The Museum of Cycling Curiosities – The Plus Size Brompton, Long Termer Review: Jon’s Intense Tracer 2, This topic has 17 replies, 9 voices, and was last updated. Superb day out 8) Click here for the route, (stolen from the neeps). Cool, a guy I work with was on about this route, except he started from the Clova, for reasons of drinking. Description:-A number of trails can be ridden from the Glen Clova car park, including the rides described under the Loch Muick venue. Ramblers Charity England & Wales No: 1093577 Scotland No: SC039799           © Ramblers 2021. – sorry being lazy and not looking a the map properly. Glen Clova is all about the quality of local and seasonal produce. The walk takes in the impressive Glas-allt Shiel house built by Queen Victoria from where there is an optional detour to see some waterfalls. The Capel Mounth path starts with a steep climb out of Glen Muick to reach the grass-covered plateau and provides magnificent views along Loch Muick to … Continue NE along the side of the Loch before turning right and starting the climb up the Capel Mounth. At the risk of jinxing it – the weather is often like that when we road trip up to the Highlands… I just pretend to our friends back here in the South that it’s rubbish, nothing to see at all… 🙂 Thanx for that – rock hopping skills up 🙁 but down 😀, B@stards, I want to go home now, that looks way more fun that equations of turbulent flow…. Wow, great views, stunning weather. The path across the plateau is relatively flat but ends with a steep descent into upper Glen Clova. But hey, when you’re that much of a hunk, who needs skillz? Apparently, the weather is always like that…. Bekijk deze en vergelijkbare Tours, of plan er zelf één met komoot! Up Glen Clova from Kirriemuir Click here to see a detailed map and information about any additional locations. The walk up to Loch Brandy also starts from the same car park. Newsletter Settings, Cut off date for issue 135 of Singletrack is the 25th January - You need to join us by this date in order to receive the next issue. Glen Doll to Loch Muick. Loch Muick – Loch Muick Rondje vanuit Clova is een gemiddelde wandeling. The return is made across a plateau before dropping down into upper Glen Clova and following the South Esk river back to the start. It is a long walk but on good tracks and paths. There's a well defined footpath running up to the pretty lake for about 1.5 miles. Ballater. Subscriber. We had two destinations in mind; either the Loch Muick Circuit or a walk along the River Gairn towards Loch Bluig. 😉. Features & spec Stories & reviews Toggle dropdown. I've not done the loop as briefed above yet, but hopefully soon. 2:14. If not due legal process, then perhaps (as a minimum) chuck him in a river..? This is one of hundreds of Ramblers group walks for all ages and abilities every week - all led by our experienced walk leaders. Login/cookie issues? It’s a gradual climb for most of the way, but quite gradual as you only ascend about 250m in 10 miles. Loch Muick – Glen Clova. Comments . Map of Lochnagar, Glen Muick & Glen Clova - OS Explorer Map OL53 (Ballater & Balmoral) Publication Date: 10/06/2015. He looks like presidential material… 😉, And Stuartie_C has stated in writing that the weather will be the similar to that experienced by swavis yesterday – how great is that! The outward route to Loch Muick is via Capel Mounth. Glen Muick to Glen Clova 3 August, 2014. 😉, Wow, great views, stunning weather. In the end we decided on Loch Muick for two reasons, firstly because Glen Muick offers a few alternatives in case the weather deteriorates and also it's a circular walk. It is a long walk but on good tracks and paths. Leaving the minibus at 8:30am the six members of the group headed along the south side of Loch Muick. A great alternative to the Glen Clova/Loch Muick/White mounth route if anyone is looking for a shorter day in the hills. How long did it take you to get round? The recreational use of the route can be stretched back 125 years. Personally, I’ve examined the contract I’ve drawn up and will be suing him if there is so much as a cloud in the sky. He looks like presidential material…, Some random that turned up on my doorstep 😉, Looking forward to doing that route in May with the STW people. Then, once you’ve enjoyed the views, fun, exhilaration and good company, it’s just a case of becoming a member. Nothing too dreadful by Scottish standards, all firm underfoot. How long did it take you to get round? Broad Cairn in low cloud. We use cookies to make your browsing experience better. Glen Clova & Glen Doll Car Run. Nestled in a mountain corrie to the north of the glen is Loch Brandy, a peaceful loch surrounded by steep crags - the perfect place to relax and revive with a picnic. Report. The … Proud to be Scottish and showcase our country`s larder from our Glen and surrounding areas. Parking charge applies. Glenclova B955 . This fairly level circuit of grand Loch Muick on the Balmoral Estate provides good views of the surrounding hills and pleasant stopping places. Fadgadget: Glen-clova-loch-muick-and-the-capel-mounth in: XC Riding 230 views. Buy Lochnagar, Glen Muick and Glen Clova by Ordnance Survey online on Amazon.ae at best prices. The topic ‘Loch Muick – Glen Clova’ is closed to new replies. Receive a free download with purchase of this map. 🙂 Who’s the buffster in the wine jersey? Click here for the route, (stolen from the neeps). I reckon you’re right. The ridge incorporates six tops but all are climbable before plummeting down to Kilburn in Glen Clova. Loch Brandy, Glen Clova. This circular walk starts from Glen Doll carpark. Approaching the Black Burn bridge. You’re welcome to join us on any of our walks to see if the Ramblers is for you. Contact Us Forum Rules Browse more videos. Climbing Up The Mountain To Loch Brandy At Glen Clova. There's a fair bit of pushing on both routes (a and b) but it's worth the effort. Aberdeenshire Trail Association (www.aberdeenshiretrail.org) Please consider joining or donating to the local riding association to support trail development & maintenance. The capel mounth via glen clova and loch muick. You can contact the group or leader if in doubt. Ready for a tough scottish classic route. Do make sure you're fit enough and have the right footwear and clothing for the walk you want to do, though. A few pics from yesterdays ride. the weather will be as good as this, so you can call off the lawyers and the lynch mob. Really wasn’t that bad and the two descents certainly make up for it. In the aftermath of the battle, refugees fled in particular to the glens of Clova and Esk. Link Removal Glen Clova is an excellent destination for hillwalking, with routes ranging from gentle strolls along quiet rural roads to challenging hikes up to the summit of the Snub (2746 ft). The Mountaineering Club Journal for 1892 reports that on 1st May, a party of sixteen bicyclists crossed by the Capel Mounth from Glen Muick to Glen Clova. I hear he’s one of these “all the gear, no idea” types. Free digital download. OS Explorer map: OL53: Lochnagar, Glen Muick & Glen Clova Download the free GetOutside app for family-friendly things to do outside Use OS Maps to see more detail including footpaths, bridleways, cycle tracks and rights of way. Depending on your rock hopping skills, there’s a bit of push and carry at the top of Glen Clova and up onto the top. The track is best walked from Loch Muick, by the high Lochnagar massif, to Glen Clova (or vice versa): the long approach from Ballater is hard to identify and in any event would be pleasant but less thrilling walking. Loch Muick Glen Clova loop. More here 8) … OS Map: OS Explorer Map 388 Lochnagar, Loch Muick & Glen Clova; OS Landranger 44 Ballater & Glen Clova; Suitable for: full circuit suitable for older children – not recommended with a baby in a backpack as is quite steep and narrow in places; buggy route suitable for all ages, babies in backpacks and all-terrain buggies. The path runs for 13 miles from the reserve to Braemar, via Glen Callater and Glen Doll. Restaurants near Loch Muick, Ballater on Tripadvisor: Find traveler reviews and candid photos of dining near Loch Muick in Ballater, United Kingdom. Ballater Tourism Ballater Hotels ... Glen Clova Hotel & Lodges #1 of 1 Restaurants in Glen Clova 191 reviews. The outward route to Loch Muick is via Capel Mounth. There are numerous excellent walks around Loch Muick, including a 10 mile circuit of the lake, which can be extended by trails up from the lake to higher tarns (the upper Dubh Loch under dark crags in particular) and tracks onto the high hills to the south-west, including the Capel Mounth track to Glen Clova. Comments and ratings for Glen Doll Loch Muick 2: He looks like presidential material… [;)]. 😀. Glen Clova and Loch Muick posted 17 Apr 2012, 10:32 by Jon Bowyer Sunday 1st April 2012. – sorry being lazy and not looking a the map properly. http://www.singletrackworld.com/forum/topic/glen-clova-weekend-23may-update, *Swoons at Buffster in wine coloured Jersey*. Having ridden a loop from Loch Muick to Glen Cova, this ride is a good one for scenery and a few technical bits. Shortly we came to the start of the Capel Mounth track which crosses to Glen Clova. The only hike-a-bike section is where you climb out of Glen Clova. Cycling Loch Muick We cycled up from Ballater which is about 10 miles to the Loch. I haven't found the midges too bad this year either, and they were only really troublesome low down on the Loch Muick day. Who’s the buffster in the wine jersey? The Capel Mounth path starts with a steep climb out of Glen Muick to reach the grass-covered plateau and provides magnificent views along Loch Muick to the Munros Broad Cairn and Cairn Bannoch at the far end. Playing next. Superb day out 8). Loch Brandy is a superb example of a mountain corrie, backed by craggy slopes and cradling a perfect loch. Any hike-a-bike in that? Reckons you need full sus for the Capel Mounth descent. Local Trail Association. Classifieds Rules [:)] Who’s the buffster in the wine jersey? Loch Muick to Loch Brandy hike. Posted on 25th November 2018 18th June 2019 by Moab. Any hike-a-bike in that? This circular walk starts from Glen Doll carpark. 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