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69. Upper Vat Burn NO 420 997

Dinnet Again

Two more points in the Dinnet area. The snow is starting to go so access is getting easier. The boardwalk is a great place for dragonflies, but not in February! Easiest access is from the little car park on the way to the Vat. I went up the Vat burn to get to the upper part. No wildlife at all!

Dinnet Again

Two more points in the Dinnet area. The snow is starting to go so access is getting easier. The boardwalk is a great place for dragonflies, but not in February! Easiest access is from the little car park on the way to the Vat. I went up the Vat burn to get to the upper part. No wildlife at all!

the duathlon to end all duathlons

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Biked up to Loch Muick with Pete, calling on the Falls of Muick and Cul nan Gad on the way. From the road end we ran up the Allt Darrarie, which is a nice spot and a lovely run back down. Fast bike down to Ballater and a slow run up Craigendarroch. Then coffee in the Bothy, by which I mean cake. Easy points from then on – Tullich shooting range only about 10 mins, monument only 3, River Dee about 15, boardwalk 7, bit longer up the Vat Burn – didn’t really know where the point was even though I chose it, so just went up until we ran out of clliffs and took the high path back. Finally only 8 mins to the mouth of the Logie Burn, which was very quiet and peaceful though it was getting a bit dark by then. 62km on the bike in 2 hours 20, 20 km run in 2.10, 20 mins in the coffee shop and a not inconsiderable time changing shoes.

Gorge crossing

Was doing an O training exercise today on the new bit of map around the Vat Burn. Resisted the temptation of a deviation to bag Cnoc Dubh, but crossed the Vat Burn gorge right by cp69. Jules Lines was still hanging from the rocks – not sure if he’s been there continuously since Duncan’s visit.

Emailing: Run NW 004, Run NW 005, Run NW 018, Run NW 020, Run NW 025, Run NW 026

A few pics…maybe

Lochnagar
Lochnagar
Geallaig Hill
Heather Burning Muir Of Dinnet 2
Jules Lines at the Vat