Posted: 12/11/2017 at 20:14
It's a great little hill scroggin. I mainly do it in winter conditions or when the weather's poor for a bigger walk. It's always good fun
I headed up to Glen Clova yesterday on a small mission. I did the little walk round Loch Brandy to visit a memorial at the head of the corrie that I'd missed when I did the hill there last December. It's dedicated to a young marine who died while out running in extreme weather conditions in November 2014. I won't post the photo of the memorial itself, as I feel it's private. His name is Luke Ireland and the info is readily available online.
Lucky to get a parking spot as there was a half marathon in Glen Clova. There's a good path up to the lovely lochan, and the sun was trying hard to beat the snow showers and clouds which were rolling in around the Munros in Glen Doll - a little further along the road
the snow showers were soon making their way along the glen floor
you quickly gain height going up 'The Snub' on the west side, and the view from the head of the corrie is grand across the sparkling lochan
looking the other way to the hills at Lochnagar with their snowy tops
respects paid, and a little further on, looking back across to the corrie wall
...and back down the eastern side to the lochan.
A short walk, but very enjoyable, even in the circumstances, and fitting for Remembrance Day