One of my wee favourite routes in the Angus Glen’s and a less brutal alternative to the usual Capel Mounth, Broadcairn, or Dreish and Mayar routes. 

We always start from the Airlie Monument car park and head steeply uphill through the woods to the tower. The trail thereafter is simply a case of following the long undulating ridge to the junction of the Ministers path which comes up and over from Glen Prosen to Glen Clova. We usually choose to extend the route by firing downhill from here to Glen Clova and cycling two miles along the road to pick up the trail (Being refurbished in places) heading back up the plateau again.  A descent over soft ground brings you back to the Ministers trail where you head right and descend down to Glen Prosen. Unfortunately there is a four or five mile road bash back to your starting point, but although being mainly uphill it’s easy enough and you will soon be back at the car park. 

Summary.. Nice ridge riding between two of the big Angus Glen’s so the views are stunning on a clear day. (The ridings nae bad tae) 

Airlie Monument

The Airlie Monument and the start of the undulating ridge.

Heading off along the ridge.

The trail widens along the ridge

The climb back up from Glen Clova

After pushing up through the lower part of the forest the gradient eases.

Emerging on the plateau

Tea / Energy gel stop.

A welcome stop after climbing up from Glen Clova.

Heading down to the Ministers Path.

Crossing some boggy ground to the Ministers Path junction.

Soft going.

The Ministers path

Anticipating the descent to Glen Prosen.

The Ministers path

Descending the Ministers path

Steeper than the pic suggests.

The Ministers path descent.

The Ministers path descent.

Landed in Glen Prosen.

Mountain biking can be dangerous and is done entirely at your own risk

©TrailScotland - 2020


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