CP80 The Socach

17/03/21
Derek & Evelyn

As an alternative to coming in from the Tarland side, we took this mtb/run route from the Alford side.  There is a big track rising to the mast on Scar Hill and this has been “improved” for recent logging making an easy ride – except for the small patch of snow.Left the bikes at the end of the trees at the fence line. The route up to Socach is bikeable in the other direction but too loose for us to bother from this side so we just walked up.  No Cairn or any other indicator but some lovely views.Just north of where we parked is “Confunderland” farm.  What a lovely word to roll around in the mouth.