Cycle Route 03 – Glen Clova Circuit

Route Description

A winding circular route taking the rider through lovely mountain scenery.

Starting at Dykehead, bear right at the signpost for Glen Clova. After 5km/3m, turn right at the signpost for Rottal.

Continue for 10km/6.5m and then carry straight on at the sign for Glen Clova to extend the route into Glen Doll. After 15.5km/9.5m, take the road left passing the church on the left hand side. Return down the west side of the glen to Gella Bridge and then retrace the route to Dykehead.

Points of interest on this route include Gella Bridge picnic site and the Glen Clova Hotel. Take a detour from Dykehead by turning left at the sign for Prosen and follow the road until the Scott Wilson monument for a fantastic view of up the glen. To re-join the route, retrace your steps back to Dykehead.

OS Map

44 (Ballater & Glen Clova)

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Approximate Time

3-5 hours

Route Map

Cycle Route 03 - Glen Clova Circuit