Glen Doll: Up The Scorrie and Down the Corrie (Fee)

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The majority of walkers approach Driesh from the Kilbo Path and see it as a grass-covered dome; however, this route up The Scorrie gives a very different view. Sandwiched between Winter Corrie on the left and Corrie Kilbo on the right, The Scorrie is the steep, craggy slope that walkers admire from the Glen Doll car park. Despite its craggy appearance, the climb up is on grass all the way to the summit. A forest road leads to the start of the climb where a rough, grassy path, difficult to follow in a few places, climbs steeply to the plateau. The path skirts the top of Winter Corrie, giving great views into the corrie and down Glen Clova before continuing over the mossy and sometimes wet plateau to reach the trig point on the summit of Driesh. A well-worn path leads westwards down to the top of the Kilbo Path and continues to the summit of Mayar.

The panoramic views from Mayar stretch over the Mounth to the Glenshee Hills in the west and Lochnagar in the north. From Mayar a path descends northwards over the grass-covered slope, gradually steepening as it enters the upper reaches of Corrie Fee. After 1km it joins a recently constructed path that curves north-east into the corrie. As you reach a flat, rocky platform the spectacle of Corrie Fee opens out below you. Corrie Fee is a beautiful glaciated bowl surrounded by towering crags and the Fee Burn cascades down the back wall and then meanders across the flat corrie floor before dropping through woodlands to Glen Doll. The corrie faces east, so the winter sun barely enters and snow and ice linger here, attracting walkers and ice climbers.

The Corrie Fee National Nature Reserve is home to many rare, sub-arctic plant species. From the rocky viewpoint the path leads you down the steep back wall of the corrie, past a waterfall, then across the flat corrie floor to the forest. As you pass through the corrie you may spot deer on the slopes above you, or an eagle if you are lucky. From the mouth of the corrie good paths and forest roads lead back to the car park.

Scotland - Northeast Scotland - Angus - Angus Glens


Birds, Cafe, Great Views, Mountains, Munro, Pub, Restaurant, River, Toilets, Waterfall, Wildlife, Woodland
2/28/2016 - Mike Taylor

Floods on 30th Dec 2015 damaged a footbridge between Waymarks 18 and 19, the woodland path is temporarily closed. At Waymark 18 continue left on the forest road and cross the bridge. Continue on the forest road for 1.4km to reach Waymark 03 then continue straight ahead retracing the outward route back to the car park.