Loch Muick – Glen Clova. Parking charge applies. Leaving the minibus at 8:30am the six members of the group headed along the south side of Loch Muick. The only hike-a-bike section is where you climb out of Glen Clova. Loch Brandy, Glen Clova. Really wasn’t that bad and the two descents certainly make up for it. The outward route to Loch Muick is via Capel Mounth. A great alternative to the Glen Clova/Loch Muick/White mounth route if anyone is looking for a shorter day in the hills. 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. It is a long walk but on good tracks and paths. The walk has the benefit of a very well constructed path making this a good short and relatively easy hillwalk. This circular walk starts from Glen Doll carpark. Posted on 25th November 2018 18th June 2019 by Moab. Cycling Loch Muick We cycled up from Ballater which is about 10 miles to the Loch. Contact Us The topic ‘Loch Muick – Glen Clova’ is closed to new replies. 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…. The outward route to Loch Muick is via Capel Mounth. Took us just under 4 hours. Glen Clova & Glen Doll Car Run. Ballater. 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. This is a long, high, moorland route from the Spittal of Glen Muick and then across the Capel Mounth to Glen Doll. Loch Muick to Loch Brandy hike. Glen Muick to Glen Clova 3 August, 2014. Yes so I see!!! You’re welcome to join us on any of our walks to see if the Ramblers is for you. Glen Doll to Loch Muick. 😉, 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. Who’s the buffster in the wine jersey? Shortly we came to the start of the Capel Mounth track which crosses to Glen Clova. – sorry being lazy and not looking a the map properly. 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. A few pics from yesterdays ride. http://www.singletrackworld.com/forum/topic/glen-clova-weekend-23may-update, *Swoons at Buffster in wine coloured Jersey*. He looks like presidential material… [;)]. 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. Forum Rules The return is made across a plateau before dropping down into upper Glen Clova and following the South Esk river back to the start. In the aftermath of the battle, refugees fled in particular to the glens of Clova and Esk. Map of Lochnagar, Glen Muick & Glen Clova - OS Explorer Map OL53 (Ballater & Balmoral) Publication Date: 10/06/2015. Ready for a tough scottish classic route. I haven't found the midges too bad this year either, and they were only really troublesome low down on the Loch Muick day. 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 [:)] Who’s the buffster in the wine jersey? How long did it take you to get round? Any hike-a-bike in that? Free digital download. Login/cookie issues? Fast and free shipping free returns cash on delivery available on eligible purchase. 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. We had two destinations in mind; either the Loch Muick Circuit or a walk along the River Gairn towards Loch Bluig. I've not done the loop as briefed above yet, but hopefully soon. 2:14. The recreational use of the route can be stretched back 125 years. 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. It is a long walk but on good tracks and paths. Aberdeenshire Trail Association (www.aberdeenshiretrail.org) Please consider joining or donating to the local riding association to support trail development & maintenance. Any hike-a-bike in that? This fairly level circuit of grand Loch Muick on the Balmoral Estate provides good views of the surrounding hills and pleasant stopping places. More here 8) … Fadgadget: Glen-clova-loch-muick-and-the-capel-mounth in: XC Riding 230 views. Nothing too dreadful by Scottish standards, all firm underfoot. The walk up to Loch Brandy also starts from the same car park. 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! Having ridden a loop from Loch Muick to Glen Cova, this ride is a good one for scenery and a few technical bits. You can contact the group or leader if in doubt. 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. swavis. Restaurants near Loch Muick, Ballater on Tripadvisor: Find traveler reviews and candid photos of dining near Loch Muick in Ballater, United Kingdom. Superb day out 8). Local Trail Association. the weather will be as good as this, so you can call off the lawyers and the lynch mob. 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. There's a fair bit of pushing on both routes (a and b) but it's worth the effort. Glen Doll to Loch Muick. But hey, when you’re that much of a hunk, who needs skillz? Link Removal – sorry being lazy and not looking a the map properly. Description:-A number of trails can be ridden from the Glen Clova car park, including the rides described under the Loch Muick venue. 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. Loch Muick – Loch Muick Rondje vanuit Clova is een gemiddelde wandeling. 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. However the climb back up from Wester Eggie steepens as it enters the woods higher up so it will probably mean shoving […] Continue NE along the side of the Loch before turning right and starting the climb up the Capel Mounth. donate to earn trail karma! 😀. 😉. Apparently, the weather is always like that…. There's a well defined footpath running up to the pretty lake for about 1.5 miles. Receive a free download with purchase of this map. Glenclova B955 . 🙂 Who’s the buffster in the wine jersey? This circular walk starts from Glen Doll carpark. Climbing Up The Mountain To Loch Brandy At Glen Clova. Parking charge applies. Premier Club Classifieds Rules Up Glen Clova from Kirriemuir Click here to see a detailed map and information about any additional locations. It is some 10 km (3 1/2 hrs), or 8hrs there and back. Bathgate . The capel mounth via glen clova and loch muick. The … Click here for the route, (stolen from the neeps). Browse more videos. 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). Broad Cairn in low cloud. I hear he’s one of these “all the gear, no idea” types. We use cookies to make your browsing experience better. The return is made across a plateau before dropping down into upper Glen Clova and following the South Esk river back to the start. Ramblers Charity England & Wales No: 1093577 Scotland No: SC039799           © Ramblers 2021. 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 loop. 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. A deceivingly sunny day saw Alex and Niall up in Glen Clova with their bikes, cycling into a some fierce headwinds to the footbridge. Loch Brandy is a superb example of a mountain corrie, backed by craggy slopes and cradling a perfect loch. Subscriber. Buy Lochnagar, Glen Muick and Glen Clova by Ordnance Survey online on Amazon.ae at best prices. Approaching the Black Burn bridge. Huh – you never swoon at pictures of TJ (the wino in the buff coloured jersey). The path across the plateau is relatively flat but ends with a steep descent into upper Glen Clova. Glen Clova is all about the quality of local and seasonal produce. Reckons you need full sus for the Capel Mounth descent. November’s day trip with The Cairngorm Club was from Glen Muick through to Glen Clova. Superb day out 8) Click here for the route, (stolen from the neeps). Privacy Cool, a guy I work with was on about this route, except he started from the Clova, for reasons of drinking. Ballater Tourism Ballater Hotels ... Glen Clova Hotel & Lodges #1 of 1 Restaurants in Glen Clova 191 reviews. Proud to be Scottish and showcase our country`s larder from our Glen and surrounding areas. A few pics from yesterdays ride. Do make sure you're fit enough and have the right footwear and clothing for the walk you want to do, though. Bekijk deze en vergelijkbare Tours, of plan er zelf één met komoot! Epic mountain bike ride over the hills from Loch Muick to Glen Clova and back again, just outside Ballater. Playing next. By using our site you agree to our use of cookies. 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 Looking forward to doing that route in May with the STW people. 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. Comments . 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The ridge incorporates six tops but all are climbable before plummeting down to Kilburn in Glen Clova. West Port, Linlithgow for 7:00am departure. Glen Clova and Loch Muick posted 17 Apr 2012, 10:32 by Jon Bowyer Sunday 1st April 2012. ... continue on the main track for a fast descent down ‘The Streak of Lightning’ which finishes up on the shore of Loch Muick. This is one of hundreds of Ramblers group walks for all ages and abilities every week - all led by our experienced walk leaders. 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 Comments and ratings for Glen Doll Loch Muick 2: Then, once you’ve enjoyed the views, fun, exhilaration and good company, it’s just a case of becoming a member. Report. Accept cookies The path runs for 13 miles from the reserve to Braemar, via Glen Callater and Glen Doll. How long did it take you to get round?