This remote, converted primary school now accommodates walkers

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.


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