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My First Taste of Deeside

My First Taste of Deeside

Postby aaquater » Sun Nov 21, 2021 8:58 pm

Corbetts included on this walk: Morrone

Date walked: 03/07/2017

Time taken: 6 hours

Distance: 22.7 km

Ascent: 1057m

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Another official route I followed. Deeside looked so close yet so far as no buses reached it from the S - but I found a way of getting in from the E that worked well, so I jumped on the bus. From Braemar, climbing up Morrone was simple with the aid of the path. I have to say, the summit area looked a little underwhelmingly flat, though the one hill I could compare it to was Ben Vrackie. Now I know better and consider Ben Vrackie to be a little bit of an outlier in its prominence - at least in this part of the country. :D
The Cairnwell / Glas Tulaichean group of Munros further S. At the moment, I could only salivate and dream about getting up there. But we all have to start somewhere, don't we?
Descending down the track, I decided to be a bit daring and leave it for a while to ascend Carn na Drochaide. Of course, no advanced navigation was needed for that. But it still gave me a warm feeling of pride that I decided to make this trip, without any outside interference, and carried it out on my own. I got to see the (future) fauna of Carn na Drochaide in the process, too.
'The highest 18-hole golf course in the UK' was the sign I found on the way back to Braemar along the tarmac road. Fortunately, even though the golf course spanned both sides of the road, I was the sole traffic there, at least at the moment.
Deciding to go for another short walk, I then headed up Creag Choinnich - once again as the official route suggested. A nice extension to the previous walk, and one of a different nature as this little hill was almost fully forested. Up top, though, views back to Braemar and Morrone opened up.
Posts: 70
Munros:59   Corbetts:30
Grahams:26   Donalds:12
Sub 2000:36   
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