The Ministers Path. Glen Prosen / Glen Clova.
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)
The Airlie Monument and the start of the undulating ridge.
Heading off along the ridge.
After pushing up through the lower part of the forest the gradient eases.
A welcome stop after climbing up from Glen Clova.
Crossing some boggy ground to the Ministers Path junction.
Anticipating the descent to Glen Prosen.
Steeper than the pic suggests.