Dykehead to Clova
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Dykehead to Clova
Sunday 5th January 2020
Blairgowrie (Wellmeadow): 8:30 am Alyth (Square): 8:45 am
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A Walk – Dykehead to Clova.
Start in Dykehead Village and walk West on the minor road for approx. 1km to 377607. Leave the road and follow the path heading North rising to the Airlie Memorial Tower. Continue North keeping to high ground and crossing over, The Goal, Craigs of Lethnot, Hill of Couternach, Hill of Balbae, Carn Leith, Coremachy and Cairn of Barns. Drop down to the coll at 315716 and then descend to the Clova Hotel.
Approx. distance: 17.5 km
Total ascent: 700 m
Min. walking time: 6 - 6½ hrs
B Walk – Loch Wharral and Loch Brandy.
Start at Wheem in Glen Clova, 362710 and follow the track North rising to the split in the track at 359735. Take the right-hand branch and rise to the summit of The Goet. Turn West and head over White Hill and Green Hill and traverse around the rim of Corrie Brandy to the Snub. Descend on the path to Clova Hotel.
Approx. distance: 12 km
Total ascent: 710 m
Min. walking time: 4½ - 5 hrs
C Walk – Loch Brandy and the Snub.
Start at the carpark behind the Clova Hotel and follow the well-defined path, rising steadily to Loch Brandy. If time and energy allow, follow the re-constructed path climbing to the summit of the Snub on the West side of Loch Brandy to this fine view point. Return to the Clova Hotel by the reverse of the ascent route.
Approx. distance: 6.5 km
Total ascent: 560 m
Min. walking time: 3 - 5 hrs
The next club walk is on the 26th January, to Benachally, starting at 8:30am (Blairgowrie) and 8:15am (Alyth). Other information/events: BDHC Quiz Night, Blairgowrie Golf Club, Friday, 17th January, 7:30 prompt.