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Loch Callater

Loch Callater

Postby RicKamila » Sat Jul 17, 2010 9:50 pm

Route description: Loch Callater near Braemar

Date walked: 17/07/2010

Time taken: 3 hours

Distance: 11 km

Ascent: 180m

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What a walk. The sun was shining, although a little breezy, as we left the car and headed to Loch Callater, a few miles inland from the A93 near Braemar. The track was very easy to walk along and the scenary was superb. Halfway along the walk, the cloud started to gather, so it was on with the new coats for the first time. We arrived at Loch Callater lodge and after crossing the gate and stile, we found a picturesque little beach on the Loch with a friendly seagull to keep us company. After spending 10 mins having tea and taking photos, the drizzle started, so on went the beanies and off we set, back down to the A93.

Crossing the bridge, we saw a Red Deer charge across the path and join a herd of at least 15 by a hill. We stood and watched them for a while then carried on back to the car. The sun came out as we got near the end, and after scaring the sheep by the main gate, we got back to our car.

Rating: 9/10
Loch Callater.
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