Dykehead to Clova

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

Next Walk/Activity:

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.

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