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Frolic in the hills. Part Two - Burping Crawlies

Frolic in the hills. Part Two - Burping Crawlies


Postby Merry-walker » Fri Apr 15, 2011 9:09 pm

Route description: Loch Callater near Braemar

Date walked: 09/04/2011

Time taken: 4 hours

Distance: 14 km

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After the excitement of the day before I felt a nice quiet stroll with Mez was in order. Having gotten up quite late (and no, I wasn’t squiffyfied from the night before) I headed off towards Braemar to walk Loch Callater. Firstly, I needed food from the local shop (Gingsters Meat feast slice).


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Weather was fabulous again, a little less hazy perhaps and certainly very warm.

Parked up in the car park at Auchallater, which was busy and paid my fee.


Starting off

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Callater Burn, filtered through the sun shades

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Not long before reaching the first bridge


View after the crossing

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Lochcallater Lodge

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Loch views

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Getting hungry now so I wolfed down my Gingsters Meat feast as I walked towards the far end of the loch, closely followed by a swarm of flying crawlies. Once at the far end, I stopped to enjoy the quiet.

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Walked as far as we could as the path disappears into the water. Would have liked to have walked over onto Jock’s Road and gone all the way around the Loch but I would’ve needed a raft.


View up Glen Callater (Morrone in the distance – can you believe some egit was up that hill in a gale the other week...)

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Opposite view

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It was quite a peaceful place. But something was happening in my belly. :wtf: :wtf: :wtf: Was it the dozen crawlies in the meat feast?

The meat feast slice didn’t come with the warning that you needed the constitution of a goat..... So I walked most of the way home eructing plumes of green gas that would have made the Grinch proud.


Headed for home (Mez staying well clear)

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What a pretty place Loch Callater is. A very worthy walk if you’re ever in this area.

Me...? I would drive the 100 miles round trip to visit here again. Acquire better food though, the gaseous noise might spoil one’s tranquillity.


Over did the pictures

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Re: Frolic in the hills. Part Two - Burping Crawlies

Postby ChrisW » Fri Apr 15, 2011 9:32 pm

You know its bad when the bleedin flies won't come near you :lol: Great report and pics MW (as always) :D
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Re: Frolic in the hills. Part Two - Burping Crawlies

Postby Merry-walker » Fri Apr 15, 2011 9:54 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Frolic in the hills. Part Two - Burping Crawlies

Postby gammy leg walker » Fri Apr 15, 2011 10:19 pm

Your posts always make for a brilliant and very entertaining read M-W

At least there was no follow through with your wind problem :lol: :lol:
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Re: Frolic in the hills. Part Two - Burping Crawlies

Postby Merry-walker » Fri Apr 15, 2011 10:23 pm

gammy leg walker wrote:Your posts always make for a brilliant and very entertaining read M-W

At least there was no follow through with your wind problem :lol: :lol:



Wasn't there......? :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Frolic in the hills. Part Two - Burping Crawlies

Postby gammy leg walker » Fri Apr 15, 2011 10:30 pm

Sorry maybe I read this wrong,thought you said you had BO,no wait a min that was the report before :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :wtf: :wtf:
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Re: Frolic in the hills. Part Two - Burping Crawlies

Postby Merry-walker » Fri Apr 15, 2011 10:43 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

I know, it's terrible isn't it? I have'nt had the best weekends have I...

I'm really not that smelly, or gassy 8) :lol:
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Re: Frolic in the hills. Part Two - Burping Crawlies

Postby skuk007 » Fri Apr 15, 2011 11:18 pm

I think you can now expect a few cancellations on any meet ups that MW is attending :lol:
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Re: Frolic in the hills. Part Two - Burping Crawlies

Postby Border Reiver » Sat Apr 16, 2011 9:14 am

Good pics of Glen Callater. The glen is a much more pleasant approach to Lochnagar. I once went by the stalkers path behind the house and never saw anyone until I was nearly to Lochnagar summit, returned down Jocks Road from Fafernie. Amazingly empty of walkers and, as your pics show, very scenic.
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Re: Frolic in the hills. Part Two - Burping Crawlies

Postby Merry-walker » Sat Apr 16, 2011 11:09 am

skuk007 wrote:I think you can now expect a few cancellations on any meet ups that MW is attending :lol:


:lol: :lol: :lol:


Border Reiver wrote:Good pics of Glen Callater. The glen is a much more pleasant approach to Lochnagar. I once went by the stalkers path behind the house and never saw anyone until I was nearly to Lochnagar summit, returned down Jocks Road from Fafernie. Amazingly empty of walkers and, as your pics show, very scenic.


That sounds a good route you took. It sure is a beautiful part of the world.
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Re: Frolic in the hills. Part Two - Burping Crawlies

Postby Graeme D » Sat Apr 16, 2011 10:20 pm

Merry-walker wrote:Parked up in the car park at Auchallater, which was busy and paid my fee.


Since when has that been a fee paying establishment????? :shock: :shock: :shock: I didnae pay when I parked up there last May and camped up on Creag nan Gabhar. :?
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Re: Frolic in the hills. Part Two - Burping Crawlies

Postby Merry-walker » Sun Apr 17, 2011 12:30 am

It was one of those voluntary payments of £2.50 which it asks for the upkeep, so, being a nerd, I paid it. People were looking at me as if to say "you no gona pay?" so thought I'd better :)
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Re: Frolic in the hills. Part Two - Burping Crawlies

Postby Border Reiver » Sun Apr 17, 2011 7:36 am

Merry-walker wrote:It was one of those voluntary payments of £2.50 which it asks for the upkeep, so, being a nerd, I paid it. People were looking at me as if to say "you no gona pay?" so thought I'd better :)


Thats the only reason I'm a member of N.T.S. - to help pay for the upkeep of all the paths on the hills where I like to walk, I rarely visit their old buildings. I wouldn't object to paying something every time so long as the money went into maintaining paths, bridges etc. After all, we don't object to paying lots more for a meal out, cinema, footy, theatre.
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Re: Frolic in the hills. Part Two - Burping Crawlies

Postby ndhudson » Wed May 25, 2011 2:52 pm

Hi MW. :wave: This walk looks absolutely blissful! (apart from the tummy trouble) :wink:
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Re: Frolic in the hills. Part Two - Burping Crawlies

Postby Merry-walker » Wed May 25, 2011 8:55 pm

ndhudson wrote:Hi MW. :wave: This walk looks absolutely blissful! (apart from the tummy trouble) :wink:



sure was,

i got over the tummy quick enough :)
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