Mayar from the Kilbo path


Grass-covered Munro rising above Glen Fee and Glen Doll

Mayar is a grass-covered lump sitting above the winter corries of Glen Fee and forested Glen Doll. Often walked with its neighbour Driesh, these Munros make for a fairly easy day out.


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Meaninghigh plain
ListsMunro, 254
LocationAngus Glens, The Grampians, in from Braemar
Grid RefNO241738
Lat/Lon56.84913, -3.24573

The rocky summit of Mayar sits above grass-covered slopes that rise above impressive cliffs of Corrie Fee that overlooks forested Glen Doll. To the south of Mayar is Glen Prosen and to the north is a remote area of undulating terrain leading to Tom Buidhe.

Mayar along with it's neighbouring Munro Driesh, form a long stretch of grass-covered high ground above the Angus Glens. These hills have well defined paths up their slopes and make for one of the easiest Munro-bagging days.

Extending this route northwards will test navigation over fairly featureless terrain, but the effort is rewarded not only by bagging the Munros of Tom Buidhe and Tolmount, but also by a lovely hike down Jock's Road into Glen Doll.

Hillwalking routes up Mayar

1. Driesh and Mayar »

North of Forfar and Kirriemuir, Jock's Road runs along The Angus Glens towards Braemar. Overlooking this old drove road are the Munro twins of Driesh and Mayar, two rolling hills with fine paths that make for an easy afternoon's hillwalk.

Ascent : 900m (2950ft)
Distance : 14km (9m)
Time : 5hr

2. Munros above Jock's Road »

Combining Driesh and Mayar with the Munros of Tom Buidhe and Tolmount to the north into one route makes for a delightful circuit over featureless grassy ground that will really test your navigation skills.

Ascent : 1375m (4510ft)
Distance : 26km (16m)
Time : 9hr

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Mayar from DrieshMayar from Driesh
Mayar from the Kilbo pathMayar from the Kilbo path
The Kilbo path from MayarThe Kilbo path from Mayar
Looking north from MayarLooking north from Mayar
Mayar's summit cairnMayar's summit cairn
Sunset from Mayar looking to Mount BlairSunset from Mayar looking to Mount Blair


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