Glen Clova - Ben Tirran - Wellington Bomber - Back

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From the roadside parking spot the route climbs gently over heather and grass, following paths and tracks for about 3km. The climb steepens and the path fragments as you approach the plateau and then an easy walk of 700 metres across the plateau takes you to the trig point at the summit of Ben Tirran. During the climb you have amazing views up and down Glen Clova and at the summit you have a panoramic view of the Mounth Plateau and the Cairngorms in the distance. Beyond the summit there are no paths but an easy descent over short grass and heather, followed by a short ascent over peat hags, leads to the first section of the crashed Wellington. The two engines and parts of the fuselage are found here while the tail section can be found 200m away. An electric fence roughly following the Cairngorm National Park boundary makes for easy navigation on the return journey, before you descend the grassy slopes of the corrie above Loch Wharral to rejoin the outward route. The higher section is very exposed and the weather can change quickly, so go well-prepared even in summer. There are no paths on the higher section and a GPS is helpful in locating the bomber.

Scotland - Northeast Scotland - Angus - Angus Glens


Birds, Great Views, Lake/Loch, Moor, Mountains, Pub, Restaurant, Wildlife
9/13/2012 - Colin Young

At waymark 3 after crossing the burn you now reach a recently constructed hill road. The path you want clearly carries on up hill after a few metres when the new track swings left. Follow the burn till you meet a large boulder which you pass on the left. I altered the walk by taking the left fork at waymark 5 and circumnavigated Loch Wharral nestling in the coire below. There is no track round above the loch but you pick up one on the descent.