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.
Heading up to the Sneck of Corinch
Hill of Balbae.
Heading down to the junction for the Ministers Path.
John Ford style panoramic views.
The descent to Glen Prosen Village.
The Ministers Track.
Looking back from the final descent.
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.