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The Buck and a visit to Alford Transport Museum

The Buck and a visit to Alford Transport Museum


Postby Johnny Corbett » Sat Nov 01, 2014 1:32 pm

Route description: The Buck of Cabrach

Grahams included on this walk: The Buck

Date walked: 23/10/2014

Time taken: 2 hours

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We parked on the grass verge just before a gate next to Meikle Cairn and just followed the fence line to the summit. It was a bit boggy in parts but better as we gained height. The summit area is nice and rocky and ideal for a lunch stop. We didn't stop as it was pretty windy up at the trig point and returned to the car for a visit to the Transport Museum.
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I want one of these

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My mum had one of them

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My dad had one of them

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Maybe i could afford one of these
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Can't afford one of these
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Re: The Buck and a visit to Alford Transport Museum

Postby litljortindan » Sat Nov 01, 2014 6:34 pm

Good to see a Buck report. One of our locals but only been up once.
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Re: The Buck and a visit to Alford Transport Museum

Postby Ian Johnston » Sat Nov 01, 2014 7:53 pm

Hi Johnny,

did you find the Pictish symbol incised into the rock near the summit? The Buck is an ace viewpoint, perhaps at it's best when everything is frozen solid :wink:

PS - Your last three reports are making me very jealous; I live just outside Alford and am in the middle of a four month spell of working away....

Kind regards

Ian
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Re: The Buck and a visit to Alford Transport Museum

Postby Johnny Corbett » Mon Nov 03, 2014 3:48 pm

litljortindan wrote:Good to see a Buck report. One of our locals but only been up once.
Thanks
Ian Johnston wrote:Hi Johnny,

did you find the Pictish symbol incised into the rock near the summit? The Buck is an ace viewpoint, perhaps at it's best when everything is frozen solid :wink:

PS - Your last three reports are making me very jealous; I live just outside Alford and am in the middle of a four month spell of working away....

Kind regards

Ian
Hi Ian, no i didn't know about the symbol, wish i had as would have looked for it. We had 4 days of very enjoyable walks during our stay, cheers.
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Re: The Buck and a visit to Alford Transport Museum

Postby BlackPanther » Wed Nov 05, 2014 7:47 pm

I absolutely loved Alford Museum! Great that one can get into some of the vehicles. Do they still have the "penny farthing" bicycle you can sit on and pose for pictures?
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Re: The Buck and a visit to Alford Transport Museum

Postby mrssanta » Thu Nov 06, 2014 12:02 am

and the tank you can sit in?
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Re: The Buck and a visit to Alford Transport Museum

Postby Johnny Corbett » Thu Nov 06, 2014 12:00 pm

BlackPanther wrote:I absolutely loved Alford Museum! Great that one can get into some of the vehicles. Do they still have the "penny farthing" bicycle you can sit on and pose for pictures?
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It's still there, along with some very uncomfortable looking bikes, but it wasn't available for any poses. :D
mrssanta wrote:and the tank you can sit in?
I don't remember a tank but there was a Mack truck which Aberdeen council used as a snow plough for years before retiring it to the museum and it was available for posing :D
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