It's been a couple of weeks since my last post. No reason really, just that we've had other commitments and we haven't been anywhere new. So today, with Mo's health in quite a good place and the weather set fair, we decided to try a walk listed on the Walkhighland website. I guess the only problem with the description on the website was that it suggested that it was maybe a little more testing than it turned out to be. We managed a reasonably early start and, since Aboyne is in lower Deeside and therefore a fairly short drive, we were able to set off from the square in Aboyne around 9.30. The start of the walk takes in the golf course which borders Aboyne loch and with it being relatively early and the temperature still low the light was quite atmospheric.
|Aboyne Golf Course|
|Kissing Gate (?)|
|Start of the uphill slog|
|Q) What's the definition of Scotland in March?|
A) A woolly hat and sunglasses!!
|First look at the summit (381m)|
|Now you know as much about it as I do!!|
|Cross and pole - not much left!|
|Glorious weather but not for photos!|
|The summit of Little Hill (266m)|
|The old bird trap - and a couple of trees straight from Lord of the Rings!!|
|Avenue of Silver Birch|
|Rosehill Croft - not the warmest welcome perhaps|