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A Visit to Glen Doll in search of Snow

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February 24, 2017

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.
Glen Clova
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.
Glen Clova
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.
Glen Clova
We were not disappointed!
Glen Doll
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.
Corrie Fee
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.
Corrie Fee
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.
Glen Doll
We arrived when it was snowing but it did clear and we were also treated to some sparkling blue skies.
Geln Doll
Although there were one or two people there we had the place almost to ourselves which was lovely.
Glen Doll
We spent about an hour and a half playing in the snow before we decided to head back before it got dark.
A Visit to Glen Doll in search of Snow
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.

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    Talya

    February 24, 2017

    Wow proper snow!!! Something I frankly miss. My daughter would have been over the moon to have seen that!

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    five little doves

    February 24, 2017

    Ahh yay you found snow!! We’ve had none this year other than the bit we found when we went searching for it!

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    Sarah MumofThree World

    February 24, 2017

    It looks amazing! It must have been lovely to actually see snow and be able to play in it. It is so long since we last saw any.

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    Deborah Nicholas

    February 24, 2017

    aww that looks fab, the kids are waiting for snow here to build snowmen, nothing so far!

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    Adele

    February 25, 2017

    It looks gorgeous. I’m in Shrewsbury and we haven’t had any snow at all yet. I love your kids hats aswell, very cute!

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    Fashion and Style Police

    February 25, 2017

    Aww you guys got to make a snow man. That is so cool. Lovely photos.

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    Jayne @ Sticky Mud and Belly Laughs

    February 25, 2017

    What a beautiful place! We had a little snow, but nothing to shout about x

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    Melanie Chadd

    February 25, 2017

    SNOW! So exciting. We’ve had some great snow up here so far this winter. Looks like you timed it just right too.
    Out first winter of living here we experienced frozen sand on Tentsmuir beach. Now THAT was crazy!

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      Kara

      February 26, 2017

      I would have loved to have seen that

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    clairejustine

    February 25, 2017

    Oh wow proper snow. We have only had a 2 minutes dusting this year!! My kids would love to have some snow for a few days 🙂 Looks like fun, lovely pictures.

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    The Princess and The Pickle

    February 25, 2017

    This looks amazing, such a picturesque place and how lovely to find so much snow to play in!

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    Sophie

    February 25, 2017

    It looks beautiful there! I bet the kids loved it!

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    Sonia Cave

    February 26, 2017

    So glad you found your snow! My trio never tire of the snow here where we are and amuses them for ages 🙂 The place looks very beautiful as well #countrykidsfun

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    Cass Bailey

    February 26, 2017

    What a beautiful place and how cool that you found snow x

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    Coombe Mill - Fiona Cambouropoulos

    February 26, 2017

    A drive for snow that was certainly worth it. Looks amazing there with the water, snow and mountains. I always find it amazing how you can have no snow in one place, travel such a small distance and have loads of snow. I bet the kids were thrilled, ours have only a sketchy memory of snow from when they were young, if it comes close to us I’ll definitely get in the car and drive to find it.
    Thank you for sharing with me on #CountryKids

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    Michelle

    February 27, 2017

    Wow – what gorgeous scenery to take in – and made even more awesome by the presence of snow!

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    Anosa

    February 27, 2017

    So glad you guys where able to find the snow and get some play time in it. We’ve not seen snow this year in my neck of the woods but it’s ok I am done with winter anyway lol

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    Zena's Suitcase

    March 1, 2017

    Glen doll looks just stunning and I’m so glad that you found snow. I bet you all had such a great time

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    Lauren Moseley

    March 1, 2017

    I’m so jealous0we haven’t seen any snow this year! Well we had one flurry that got us all excited, but it amounted to nothing! Love your photos, really beautiful #CountryKids

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    Kate Williams

    March 2, 2017

    Oh that looks beautiful! It doesn’t seem to snow where we live in Cornwall so I might have to take a trip up there so the kids can properly experience it.

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    Cheryl | TimeToCraft

    March 2, 2017

    Definitely worth the drive. It looks a beautiful place, snow or no snow. Lovely photos of happy children. #CountryKids

  21. Reply

    Helena

    March 2, 2017

    We’ve seen a tiny bit of snow this year so far but not as much as this. Beautiful scenery. #CountryKids

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