Kirsty and I ran from West Knockhill Cottage and the new car park, which I hadn’t seen before. Same old badly eroded track high up and blowing a real Aberdeenshire hooley today. Didn’t stop on the top for that reason but headed straight over the other side and all the way down to the single track which eventually joins the main forest track and heads all the way to the Bridge of Bogendreip.

Nice point to point route that reduces the time on the grotty track on the normal uphill route. 15k and 380m of climb or so.