GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Corrie Fee Nature Reserve

5 miles (8 km)

Explore this beautiful natural amphitheatrecreated by a huge glacier thousands of years ago. The walk begins at the Glen Doll car park, Glen Clova. You then pick up a good footpath heading towards Corrie Fee through Glendoll Forest. The route crosses White Water and follows the pretty Fee Burn into the nature reserve. It's a stunning site with the magnificent bowl shaped valley backed by a large waterfall. There's also beautiful alpine flowers and rare mountain willows clinging to the steep crags. It's wonderful for wildlife too with golden eagles and peregrines visitors to the area.
It's easy to extend your walk on one of the many trails in Glen Doll Forest. One good option is to continue along the lovely White Water where it branches off to the north west at around the half way point of the route. You can then follow Jock's Road up to Crow Craigies and then on to Glen Callater and Braemar.
Also just to the north you will find the beautiful Loch Muick which has a fine circular trail to follow around the loch. From here you can also try the challenging climb to Lochnagar for stunning views over the Cairngorms.
Our Glen Clova Walk will take you to the reserve along a country lane from the nearby hotel at Clova. Around here you can extend your walking on the well defined path up to the lovely Loch Brandy.

Corrie Fee Nature Reserve OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

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Photos

Corrie Fee - geograph.org.uk - 163725

Looking down from the back of the corrie with moraine deposits visible.

Corrie Fee - geograph.org.uk - 1534953

The corrie is one of the most important sites for arctic-alpine plants in Britain. Many of the plants found here are so rare that they are only found at a handful of locations in the UK.

Moraine, Corrie Fee. - geograph.org.uk - 456691

Moraine, Corrie Fee. From the foreground to the bottom of the crags are a succession of hummocky moraine which run across the corrie lip. To the left blanket forestry encroaches from Glen Doll into Corrie Fee. Behind the forestry is Corrie Sharroch.

Meanders in Corrie Fee - geograph.org.uk - 656216

Meanders in Corrie Fee The snow picks out the meanders on the Fee Burn in the flat corrie floor. The burn breaches the line of morraine centre left. The back wall of the corrie is heavily snow clad after a week of heavy snow fall.

Waterfall, Corrie Fee - geograph.org.uk - 1534993

The climb beside the waterfall gives access to several Munroes.

Footpath, Corrie Fee. - geograph.org.uk - 456660

Footpath, Corrie Fee. A large amount of money and effort has gone into upgrading footpaths within the National Park. Stones and material were lifted in by helicopter and the paths constructed by hand to minimise the environmental impact. Here the path is within the Corrie Fee National Nature reserve.

Sunrise in Corrie Fee - geograph.org.uk - 656258

Sunrise in Corrie Fee The surrounding hill tops are just being touched by the first light of the sun, while the corrie is still gripped by the chill of a winter night.

A drift of Marsh Orchids, Corrie Fee. - geograph.org.uk - 470384

A drift of Marsh Orchids, Corrie Fee. The bottom of the corrie has many marshy areas and orchids are common.

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