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Caisteal na Caillich

Thursday afternoon,15th Oct. Cycled from the house towards Balmoral. Turned off at Abergeldie and headed towards the distillery. Took the track past the Buailteach and came out at Inchnabobart. Stashed the bikes in the woods. Up Carn an Daimh, Conachcraig and eventually Caisteal na Caillich. Disappointed to see crossbike tyre tracks on such fragile ground. Counted 8 heather burns. Nice to see Mountain Hare ( not dead). Came back the same way to the bikes and then attacked by midges. Cycled home along the Glen Muick track. ,

Crannach firing range

I suspect everybody has done this one. Owen, the dog and I went thought we’d get to this via Sgor Buidhe. After much faffing around unable to find the path we gave up. We came up from the grave yard in the end. .

Coyles of Muick

On 10th May Owen and I ran from the house up the Coyles and back. Though I’ve been up here a few times this was the first time i’d seen the stone shelter .on the side of Meall Dubh. I ran up here again on 25th July.


On 7th April Owen and I had a run around the Clachnaben race route/challenge point. The weather was lovely but the air was thick with smoke. They were doing a heather burn and the ground was still warm.

River Dee nr Cambus

We parked at Cambus O’ May car park by the suspension bridge. We walked along beside the river to The Haugh, where we made a circular route coming back along the Deeside way. We saw some Goosander but they all seemed to be female.

challenge 15

We had a nice wander today with the dog around the boardwalk at Loch Kinnord and continued around the loch. .
The snow on Lochnagar looked cold, viewed from above the recumbent stone of Tomnaverie today. . Jake stayed in the pickup as he’d over done it going around Loch Kinnord.