Beautiful Glen Prosen

Prosen Hostel and Glen Prosen

Glen Prosen is one of the Angus Glens on the southernmost edge of Cairngorms National Park. With two Munros (mountains over 3,000 feet) at its head, this secluded, beautiful glen is the perfect place to get away from it all.

Glen Prosen can be reached by driving along an incredibly scenic road from the charming town of Kirriemuir, birthplace of JM Barrie, creator of Peter Pan and a frequent visitor to the glen in the early days of the 19th century. The route takes you past forests, across burns and over moorland – and, once in Glen Prosen itself, deep into one of Scotland’s most beautiful and tranquil spots.

Glen Prosen is a haven for wildlife. Red squirrels, red and roe deer, black grouse, ptarmigan, otters, red kites, woodcock, curlew, oystercatchers, lapwings and even golden eagles are regularly spotted here. Glen Prosen’s wilderness has been attracting visitors for many years.

Before Captain Scott undertook his ill-fated 1910 expedition to Antarctica, he often stayed at Burnside Lodge, Dykehead, where members of his team regularly visited him for planning and training sessions. A beautiful statue now stands at Scott’s beloved viewpoint across the glen, commemorating the great explorer and the men who died alongside him.

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Telephone: 01575 540238 or 01575 540302

Also available to rent:

Glen Prosen Cottages

Balnaboth House