Glen Prosen/Glen Clova and the Ministers Path

A great alternative to the Glen Clova/Loch Muick/White mounth route if anyone is looking for a shorter day in the hills. The ridge incorporates six tops but all are climbable before plummeting down to Kilburn in Glen Clova. However the climb back up from Wester Eggie steepens as it enters the woods higher up so it will probably mean shoving your bike up in sections until the plateau. A somewhat grassy and occasionally boggy moorland track takes you to the fork and the start of the Ministers track descent to Glen Prosen village. A gradual climb on the road takes you back to your starting point at the Airlie Tower car park (Or alternatively the village of Dykehead)
A cracking ridge ride with superb views throughout. Recommended.

The start and finish.

Image20160528_143822by Raymond clarke, on Flickr

Airlie Tower.

ImageAIrlie tower by Raymond clarke, on Flickr

ImageStarting the ridge after Airlie tower. by Raymond clarke, on Flickr

Image20160528_100832by Raymond clarke, on Flickr

Heading up to the Sneck of Corinch

ImageEnergy sapping ground by Raymond clarke, on Flickr

Image20160528_102655by Raymond clarke, on Flickr

Hill of Balbae.

ImageWhat goes up…..must go down…..then up again….. by Raymond clarke, on Flickr

Carn Liath.
ImageP1020678 by Raymond clarke, on Flickr

ImageLooking back to the first part of the ridge by Raymond clarke, on Flickr

ImageP1020681 by Raymond clarke, on Flickr
ImageThe sixth top on the ridge by Raymond clarke, on Flickr

Glen Clova.

ImageGlen Clova. Some roadwork to follow. by Raymond clarke, on Flickr
ImageP1020687 by Raymond clarke, on Flickr

ImageThe ever steepening climb back up from Glen Clova by Raymond clarke, on Flickr

Emerging from the trees and onto the plateau.
Image20160528_130344by Raymond clarke, on Flickr

Heading down to the junction for the Ministers Path.

ImageHeading along the plateau to connect up to the descent to Glen Prosen. by Raymond clarke, on Flickr

A newly laid section of path.
ImageHeading over the plateau by Raymond clarke, on Flickr

John Ford style panoramic views.

ImageLooking over to Dreish and Mayar by Raymond clarke, on Flickr

The descent to Glen Prosen Village.

ImageThe descent down the Ministers track to Glen Prosen village. by Raymond clarke, on Flickr

The Ministers Track.

ImageThe descent down the Ministers track to Glen Prosen village. by Raymond clarke, on Flickr

Looking back from the final descent.

ImageP1020697 by Raymond clarke, on Flickr

Summary. Smashing route (No other bikers encountered) in quiet backcountry with plenty of scope to add extra mileage if required to make it into a real epic.

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