Prosen Hostel, Glenprosen, Kirriemuir, Angus, DD8 4SA
Self catering hostel in GlenprosenGlenprosen is the most intimate of the Angus Glens on the southernmost edge of the Cairngorms National Park. Two Munros, the Mayar and Driesh link Glenprosen to the Cairngorms plateau. The Minister's Path leads over to Glen Clova, whilst a footbridge and path along the prettiest stretch of the river Prosen connect to Glenisla and the Cateran Trail in Perthshire. Prosen Hostel was converted from the old primary school to provide accommodation for those using the upgraded East Cairngorms footpath network. Converted to the latest and greenest specification, the living room has a wood burning stove, internet connection, and raised area for admiring the view (and red squirrels) through the school's huge windows. A drying room and laundry facilities complete the cosy welcome. It sleeps a total of 18 in 4 bunkrooms, sleeping 4, 4 and 6 and a family room sleeping 4. The nearby village hall is available to rent for ceilidhs, music sessions, parties and celebrations. STB 4 star.
Beds & Rooms:18:1x6, 3x4
Open:All year. All day.
Price per night:£25pp. Min periods & prices apply for Xmas and New Year.
Booking:Book on FreeToBook, for group rates email [email protected]
Directions:From Kirriemuir follow B955 signed to Prosen, Clova and Cairngorms National Park. At Dykehead fork left. Carry on for 7 miles until public road ends at telephone kiosk. Turn acute right and follow tarmac 200m uphill to hostel.
- Trains Dundee; No public transport beyond Kirriemuir .
- Long Distance Walks
Eco Hostels Mountains Individuals welcome Youth Hostels Hostels with log burners and open fires Featured on David Attenborough Wild Isles BBC program Retreats Biker Friendly
This accommodation is available at the following peak timesAvailable February Half Term 2024 Available Easter 2024 Available May Day Bank Holiday 2024 Available Spring Bank Holiday or Half Term 2024 Available August Bank Holiday 2023 Available October Half Term 2024
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This remote, converted primary school now accommodates walkers
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Located in serene Glenprosen, the most intimate of the Angus Glens in the southernmost reaches of the Cairngorms National Park, Prosen Hostel is a haven for those seeking solace and adventure in equal measure. With two Munros, the Mayar and Driesh, providing a connection to the Cairngorms plateau, and a plethora of trails leading to neighbouring glens, this hostel is your ideal base for exploring the East Cairngorms footpath network and beyond. Here’s why you should make Prosen Hostel your next Scottish Highlands destination.
Spring in Glen Clova a remote area of our Wild Isles, suprisingly accessible from the south.
March 17th 2023
Red Kites are now common here as are raven, and we have a hen harrier’s nest. The waders, curlew, oystercatchers, & lapwing have arrived, and the black grouse will soon start lecking. Golden Eagles are spotted next door, in Glenclova, but rarely come over us here, in 70 years I’ve twice seen one in our glen. First time it was being buzzed by several buzzards & I suspect they may deter them, though the buzzards seem to fly happily with the red kites.