I went up Conachcraig yesterday with my sister in the fantastic weather. We saw lots of red deer, a stonechat and heard a cuckoo. The views from the summit were brilliant and despite the overflowing car park at Glen Muick, we had the place to ourselves.
Lochnagar is justifiably popular but it was really good to enjoy the views and weather in a more peaceful area and would definitely recommend it.
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