Prosen Hostel, Glenprosen, Kirriemuir, Angus, DD8 4SA

Call Michelle or Robert on 01575 540338 or 01575 540302

Self catering hostel in Glenprosen

Glenprosen 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.

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  • 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.
  • Public Transport :

    Trains Dundee; No public transport beyond Kirriemuir .
  • Walks :

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks
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This accommodation is available at the following peak times

Available 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


aMixed dormitories
&Family rooms
dBedding provided
gFully heated
kSelf catering facilities
!Bike/equipment store (unlocked)
iDrying room
pClothes washing facilities
sComputer with internet
7Green Tourism Award: Silver
yYHA Affiliated


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This remote, converted primary school now accommodates walkers

September 21st 2023

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.

A Cosy and Green Retreat

Prosen Hostel was lovingly converted from the old primary school and has been designed to meet the latest eco-friendly standards. Its living room is a welcoming space, complete with a wood-burning stove that adds a touch of warmth and character. Stay connected with an internet connection and relish the opportunity to admire the stunning views (and perhaps spot red squirrels) through the school’s expansive windows. For added convenience, the hostel offers a drying room and laundry facilities to ensure you’re ready for your next outdoor adventure.

The hostel sleeps a total of 18 guests in four bunkrooms, each thoughtfully designed to provide comfort and rest. There are bunkrooms sleeping four, four, and six guests, as well as a family room that sleeps four. Whether you’re a solo traveller, part of a group, or travelling with your family, Prosen Hostel has the perfect accommodation to suit your needs.

Local Adventures Await

The Angus Glens and the Cairngorms National Park offer a wealth of outdoor activities and natural beauty to explore. Here are five exciting things to do in the local area:

  1. Munro Bagging: Conquer the Mayar and Driesh Munros for breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes, including the Cairngorms plateau.
  2. Minister’s Path: Follow the Minister’s Path to Glen Clova, a picturesque route that showcases the rugged beauty of the Angus Glens.
  3. River Prosen Walk: Stroll along the charming River Prosen, crossing a footbridge that leads to Glenisla and the Cateran Trail in Perthshire. It’s a scenic journey filled with the soothing sounds of flowing water.
  4. Wildlife Watching: Keep an eye out for the local wildlife, including the elusive red squirrels that call this area home. Birdwatching enthusiasts will also have plenty to see.
  5. Village Hall Fun: The nearby village hall is available for rent and hosts ceilidhs, music sessions, parties, and celebrations. It’s a great way to immerse yourself in the local culture and enjoy some lively entertainment.


Latest News

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.

Glen Clova one of the wildest parts of our wild isles
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