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    Easy
    Elevation
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    203 m
    Distance
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    7.5 km
    Duration
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    2-2.5h
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    Corrie Fee Walk

    Corrie Fee Walk
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    The 7.5 km Corrie Fee Walk explores one of Scotland’s National Nature Reserves and provides an excellent opportunity to immerse yourself in the unique plant life and wildlife found in this area. The walk unfolds on a good path that features a steady climb to the viewpoint over the bowl-shaped corrie. Although this walk isn’t particularly strenuous, due to some uphill stretches, it's likely best suited for adults and older children.

    Route Description for Corrie Fee Walk

    The Corrie Fee Walk unfolds at the head of Glen Cova and features dramatic scenery and an incredible viewpoint at the corrie’s foot. The well-trodden forest track involves a steady climb to the viewpoint and may not be suitable for young children.

    Corrie Fee, found at the head of gorgeous Glen Cova has long been attracting adventurers and nature-lovers alike. The bowl-shaped Corrie, carved by a glacier during the Ice Age, is a truly extraordinary sight to lay eyes on, consisting of several types of rock, some of which were formed nearly 600 million years ago. Walkers will also enjoy a wide array of rare plant life in the corrie, including montane willow scrub, heath spotted orchids, purple colt’s foot, and many more.

    To begin the hike, set out from the Glen Foll car park found at the head of Glen Cova. Spot the signage for “Forest Walks” and follow the track that leads past the farm at Acharn. When the track forks, follow the waymarked track left. Upon reaching a junction maintain a straight course and follow signage for Corrie Fee.

    Not long after this, you’ll spot legendary Jock’s Road, an ancient driving route that branches off to the right. Although this isn’t the path you’ll take, it’s still an interesting point of interest as the road’s history is interwoven with the history of Scottish Access (follow a link in our Insider Tips below for more info!)

    Ignoring the turn off for Jock’s road, continue on the track to the right as it leads towards Corrie Fee. The track becomes thinner and transforms into a footpath that leads you on a meandering uphill route. You’ll cross a small stream and arrive at a deer fence that marks the entrance to the Corrie Fee National Nature Reserve. Incredible views open from here before you, with the bowl-shaped corrie looking nothing short of magnificent, and a waterfall in the background completing the marvellous scene.

    After enjoying the spectacular views and checking out the area, you can choose to follow the return route via the outward path, or, press on further to explore the corrie and walk to the waterfall found at its rear. There are some significant rocky sections if continuing to the waterfall and it’s not suitable for children.

    If you’ve opted to bypass the original outward return route that leads back to the car park, once you’ve reached the back of the corrie retrace your steps to return back through the corrie and follow this back through the forest. You can continue to retrace your steps, or once you reach the bridge suspended over the main river, follow the path downstream on the White Water’s south side. Return to the car park where the walk began.

    Other Great Walks in Cairngorms National Park

    Check out our trail guides to Ben Magdui, Loch Muick, Ben Vrackie, Loch an Eilein, and the Mount Keen Walk. Or see all of our Cairngorms walks.

    Insider Hints for Corrie Fee Walk

    • The Glen Doll car park charges £2 per vehicle per day.
    • For more information on Jock’s Road click here.
    • The Glen Clova Hotel (a 7-minute drive from the corrie) serves excellent pub fare and drinks and is also a great place to stay overnight if you’d like to extend your stay - https://www.clova.com/.

    Getting to the Corrie Fee Walk Trailhead

    To get to the Corrie Fee Walk from Clova, head west on B955 then continue straight for 5.1 km and follow a series of two left turns, then a right turn, following signs for the Glen Doll car park where the walk begins.

    Route Information

    • When to do:

      Year-round access

    • Backcountry Campsites:

      No

    • Pets allowed:

      Yes

    • Family friendly:

      Older Children only

    • Route Signage:

      Average

    • Crowd Levels:

      Moderate

    • Route Type:

      Out and back

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