Walk: Mayar introduce you to Corrie Fee?

Angus | Angus Glens | Full day walk | ★★★★

[Corrie Fee]

The dramatic amphitheatre of Corrie Fee is regarded by many as Angus's greatest scenic asset. "I was blown away" and "better than anything you could imagine" are the sort of the comments you tend to hear in relation to this rocky bowl. Are they justified? In our opinion, the coire is no more special than dozens of other stunning Scottish coires, but its accessibility ensures its popularity. The sudden emergence from dense forest at the foot of the bowl helps further, as does the area's reputation for golden eagles. So much beauty lower down is a welcome addition for this hill walk to the twin Munros on the plateau beyond: the featureless summit areas are in direct contrast. On the plus side, the views are good throughout and the going relatively straightforward for a Munro walk.

[View into the Cairngorms from Mayar]

📌 Walk: Mayar introduce you to Corrie Fee? ★★★★
Start / finish at car park (with charge) near minor road end, head of Glen Clova, G.R.: NO 283761 ///revisit.wake.complies

▶ 15 km / 9 mi | ▲ 840 m | ⌚ Full day | Tough
Summits: Mayar (928 m, Munro); Driesh (947 m, Munro) | Features: Corrie Fee NNR
Terrain: Straightforward tracks and paths become rough and steep at the back of Corrie Fee (where it can be boggy), then intermittent on the plateau. Fairly good path for return.

Route & map

Car park - Glendoll Forest - Corrie Fee - Mayar - Shank of Drumfollow - Driesh - return to Shank of Drumfollow - Burn of Kilbo - start


Route credit: Walkhighlands

On our visit

Wildlife: A few mountain hares on the plateau, but no eagles today!
Weather: Dull and overcast despite a better weather forecast, with a few snow patches at the back of the coire.

[Descent into Corrie Kilbo]

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