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Picnic, climb and spot alpine wildflowers in a spectacular glen carved by ancient glaciers

Glen Doll

Meander through the glen

There’s something for everyone at Glen Doll. Picnic beside the South Esk burn, choose from six scenic trails or head for the amazing natural amphitheatre at Corrie Fee, a National Nature Reserve.

The trails meander beside rushing burns in the valley floor or climb through the woods to breathtaking viewpoints. Watch for climbers exploring the craggy valley sides, golden eagles circling overhead and rare alpine plants that arrived here during the last Ice Age.

Notices

  • Tree felling operations will be taking place in Glen Doll Forest during the months of August, September and November 2018. The site is directly adjacent to the Kilbo hill access path which will be closed and diverted for a period of time during these works.

  • The advertised Kilbo Path diversion route has degraded significantly and is extremely challenging to descend due to slippery mud, tree roots and fallen branches especially on the steeper sections. The diversion route will remain open for those who wish to use it, but when planning your visit we strongly advise visitors to take note of the following advice:

    Visitors who are walking the Driesh and Mayar loop in an anticlockwise direction via Corrie Fee are strongly recommended to retrace their steps returning back the way they came after summiting Driesh.

    If visitors really want a circular walk up Dreish and Mayar then they would be advised walk in a clockwise direction up via the Kilbo path diversion and down Corrie Fee. Visitors planning any other routes in this hill area would be advised to use an alternative route to descend into Glen Doll Forest.

    We hope to reopen the Kilbo path towards the end of October 2018. Forest Enterprise Scotland apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Parking (charge) Picnic area Walking Viewpoint

Life’s essentials

There are toilets available on site, or alternatively the nearest toilets and places to eat are in Clova village.

Car parking charges

It's £2 to park here all day. Find out about pay parking.

More information

The Angus Glens Ranger Service has a base at Glen Doll car park, full of fascinating information about the glen. There are staff here most days to help you get the best out of your visit. The rangers also run a regular series of special events.

Walking trails


Cycling trails


Mountain biking trails


Bag a Munro or two

Glen Doll is a popular starting point for hill walks to two Munros called Dreish and Mayar. These routes are suitable for experienced and well-equipped walkers only – check our advice about hillwalking before you set off.

Meet the rangers

The Angusalive Ranger Service has a base at Glen Doll car park, full of fascinating information about the glen. Staff are here most days to help you get the best out of your visit. The rangers also run a regular series of special events.

Angusalive Ranger Service,
Glen Doll Ranger Base,
Glen Clova,
Kirriemuir,
Angus
DD8 4RD

Telephone: 01575 550233 Email: GlenDollRanger@angusalive.scot

Contact: Tay Forest District

Address: Inverpark, Dunkeld

Postcode: PH8 0JR

Telephone: 0300 067 6380

Email: tay@forestry.gsi.gov.uk


How to get here

Take the B955 north from Kirriemuir to the head of Glen Clova, then follow the minor road to Glen Doll car park. The entrance to the car park is at grid reference NO 284 761.

Using SatNav?

DD8 4RD is the closest postcode.

Public transport

There is a limited postbus service to Clova village from Kirriemuir, operating daily except Sundays.


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