Glen Clova hills - Driesh, Mayar and Ben Tirran

North of Forfar and Kirriemuir, Old Jock's road (a drove road) runs along The Angus Glens of Clova and Doll to Braemar. The Munro twins of Driesh and Mayar look down over their northern winter corries to the valley floor with Ben Tirran on the opposite side of the Glen.

The route up Driesh and Mayar is one of the easiest Munro days.

Main route summary

Route finding on these hills is fairly easy on well defined tracks and paths over gentle terrain. Overall, a fine introduction to hill-walking and if you fancy a bit of hill-running, this is an ideal area to begin on.

The Corbett, Ben Tirran is much less frequented in comparison and therefore there is less in the way of obvious paths to follow.

Munros Driesh (947m, Munro 218)
Mayar (928m, Munro 254)
Corbetts Ben Tirran* (896m)
  * see alternative routes below
Ascent 900m (2,950ft)
Distance       14km (9m)
Time walking : 5hr*
running : 1:25hr
*Naismith's rule : 4km/h distance + 600m/h ascent

Start/finish   Car park in Glen Clova
(grid ref : NO234761)


Which map to choose ?
easy difficult
easy testing
stroll long day
ok stunning
Meanings  Driesh : 'thorn bush'
Mayar : 'high plain'
Ben Tirran : 'hill of the hillocks'

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