When we arrived at our holiday cottage in Angus, Newton Farm it was snowing, much to the kids excitement, however it was dark so we had no idea if it was settling.
Getting up the following morning we could see snow on top of the hills in the distance, but there was none to play in with us, so we asked Louise and Graeme where we could find enough for the kids to play in and they suggested Glen Clova, which was a short drive away.
One of the six Angus glens, Glen Clova is a valley with superb views and an abundance of flora and wildlife in the summer months, perfect for walking.
We found a small carpark and had a stroll along a country toad but although there was some snow on the sides of the road, it wasn’t really enough for us to play in, although Eliza did shoot a couple of well-aimed snowballs at Daddy.
We spotted a road sign pointing to Glen Doll but which also said it was a narrow road with no passing places so we were unsure whether to continue further up until we saw a couple of cars braving the journey, so we hopped back in the car and continued our journey in search of more snow.
We were not disappointed!
Glen Doll is home to Corrie Fee, a truly dramatic, massive bowl scooped out by a glacier which was covered in lovely thick snow, perfect for snowball fights.
In the summer there are six walking trails which apparently offer magnificent views over the valley and one to a waterfall but for now the kids were content with just playing in the snow.
The area is famous for golden eagles circling overhead and rare alpine plants that arrived here during the last Ice Age but I am afraid to say we didn’t spot any, although we did take refuge in their visitor centre to warm up.
We arrived when it was snowing but it did clear and we were also treated to some sparkling blue skies.
Although there were one or two people there we had the place almost to ourselves which was lovely.
We spent about an hour and a half playing in the snow before we decided to head back before it got dark.
If you are ever in the area I strongly recommend you pay a visit, it is quite possibly the most beautiful place we have ever been to…………so far.