NOTE: Part of this trail is currently closed due to storm damage. For updates visit the Forestry and Land Scotland website.
Dog-friendly route (Note: signage at the start of the Glen requests that dogs be kept on leads)
Car park at Glen Doll Ranger Base, Kirriemuir (DD8 4RD). No public transport to start point.
WALK REPORT 14TH AUGUST 2021
Our last day in the Cairngorms started with an early rise and a drive along stunning Glen Clova to reach the car park at the foot of Glen Doll. We arrived around 9am and were surprised at how many cars were already parked up at the Ranger base. We’d hardly met a soul the whole way along the single track road. All going the same way I suppose!…. We were here thanks to a recommendation I’d received before leaving home: I’d never heard of Glen Doll before so doubtful we’d have found ourselves here otherwise. The route we walked was predominantly a forestry trail which follows the course of the White Water into Glen Doll using Jock’s Road – an ancient sheep-droving route and the oldest public right of way in Scotland. As we emerged from the forest at the furthest end of the walk, we had a brief rest break to enjoy the incredible mountain vista which had just opened up before us (and also some jelly beans!), before heading back down the glen on the other side of the river. I’d love to come back and explore more of the trails around this area!