Driesh from the west


Dome-shaped Munro above the Winter Corries of Glen Clova

At the head of the Angus Glens, Driesh sits above the northern winter corries that drop down to Glen Clova below. Often hiked with its neighbour Mayar, these hills make for a fairly easy day out.


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Meaningthorn bush
ListsMunro, 218
LocationAngus Glens, The Grampians, in from Braemar
Grid RefNO271736
Lat/Lon56.84799, -3.19614

The dome of Driesh sits above the winter corries that drop down to Glen Clova to the north-east, forested Glen Doll to the north-west and above rolling heather and grass covered slopes leading to Glen Prosen to the south.

Driesh together with it's neighbour Mayar, form a long stretch of grass-covered high ground above the Angus Glens. These hills have well defined paths up their slopes and make for one of the easiest Munro-bagging days.

Extending this route northwards will test navigation over fairly featureless terrain, but the effort is rewarded not only by bagging the Munros of Tom Buidhe and Tolmount, but also by a lovely hike down Jock's Road into Glen Doll.

Hillwalking routes up Driesh

1. Driesh and Mayar »

North of Forfar and Kirriemuir, Jock's Road runs along The Angus Glens towards Braemar. Overlooking this old drove road are the Munro twins of Driesh and Mayar, two rolling hills with fine paths that make for an easy afternoon's hillwalk.

Ascent : 900m (2950ft)
Distance : 14km (9m)
Time : 5hr

2. Munros above Jock's Road »

Combining Driesh and Mayar with the Munros of Tom Buidhe and Tolmount to the north into one route makes for a delightful circuit over featureless grassy ground that will really test your navigation skills.

Ascent : 1375m (4510ft)
Distance : 26km (16m)
Time : 9hr

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Glen Doll and Driesh from Jock's RoadGlen Doll and Driesh from Jock's Road
Driesh's winter corries from Glen ClovaDriesh's winter corries from Glen Clova
Driesh from MayarDriesh from Mayar
Winter on the northern slopes of DrieshWinter on the northern slopes of Driesh
On Driesh's summit plateau, looking to Mayar and Glas MaolOn Driesh's summit plateau, looking to Mayar and Glas Maol
Summit trig point of DrieshSummit trig point of Driesh


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