We're off on our jolly holidays today, heading for Loch Sunart just south-west of Fort William. Well that's the eventual destination anyway. We're stopping off in Nairn for a couple of nights since the lease on the cottage is Sunday to Sunday and Nairn holds some nice memories of our youth. But enough of that, the run over to Nairn, well by our favoured route, took us past The Buck 'o Cabrach and I was tempted to have a wander up there since Mo had missed out on my original visit and also to find the carved stones, but the walk in is muddy through high heather. The alternative was Ben Rinnes just outside Dufftown which, as far as I could ascertain had a good path all the way to the summit. We decided that this was the best option since the weather was already threatening and the forecast had been for a getting worse kind of day. There's a car park just off the B9009 Dufftown to Glenlivet road which was already full when we arrived, (although it could have held another couple of cars in the twat in the Audi had known how to park it!).
|Off at a brisk pace both to keep warm and to try and stay ahead of the weather|
|Our first look at Ben Rinnes|
|Our last view of Ben Rinnes before the weather closed in.|
|Our first "view" of the summit cairn|
|Final few steps, Ben Rinnes 841m, (Corbett 106 by height)|
|A now empty car park, obviously only fair weather walkers!!|