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Third annual "Kirkybagger" New Year walk, Glen Tanar Edition

Third annual "Kirkybagger" New Year walk, Glen Tanar Edition

Postby RicKamila » Thu Jan 02, 2014 6:53 pm

Date walked: 02/01/2014

Time taken: 4 hours

Distance: 15.1 km

Ascent: 425m

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Happy New Year!!

Today was the day of our annual "Kirkybagger" New Years walk, but we decided to change location this time around. Instead of Tyrebagger Hill and Kirkhill Forest in Aberdeen, we set off for Glen Tanar and decided to walk a combination of the Pinewoods Circuit and the Haunted Stag route. I dont have time today to be writing another report about Glen Tanar, so I am just going to post a few photos of our wonderful day out. We set off on our walk at 0920 and arrived back at the carpark around 1315.


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On our way to Glen Tanar, on the B9125 Banchory road, we stopped at a layby to catch the sunrise.

Sunrise over Aberdeenshire by CullenEllermanPhotography, on Flickr

Caught some amazing reflections on the Trout Loch today.

Boathouse 1 by CullenEllermanPhotography, on Flickr

Boathouse 2 by CullenEllermanPhotography, on Flickr

The Water of Tanar was in full flow.

Water of Tanar by CullenEllermanPhotography, on Flickr

Climbing up towards the Haunted Stag we passed an "enchanted forest".

Enchanted Forest by CullenEllermanPhotography, on Flickr

This stream always has a blue tinge to it. Wonder if it has something to do with the man-made lochan next to it?

Looking towards Mt Keen area

I'll be suprised if this tree lasts the year. Most of its stump has rotted away. Photograph this tree everytime I do the Haunted Stag

Bennachie in the distance

Bennachie close-up

Deeside was looking splendid in its Autumn colours this far into winter.

Morven and Loch Kinord by CullenEllermanPhotography, on Flickr

Morven close-up

Beautiful Deeside
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