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Craigendarroch

Craigendarroch


Postby litljortindan » Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:12 pm

Route description: Craigendarroch oakwoods, Ballater

Sub 2000' hills included on this walk: Craigendarroch

Date walked: 14/07/2017

Time taken: 2 hours

Distance: 4.5 km

Ascent: 200m

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Braved the high pollen count forecast and had an enjoyable short walk up and round Craigendarroch.

ImageDSC01263 by John Little, on Flickr

ImageDSC01266 by John Little, on Flickr
Only uncomfortably steep for a short way at the start, Otherwise just steep!

ImageDSC01267 by John Little, on Flickr
Lovely woods varying from oak lower down to birch in the middle and pine at the top! An information board describes how remnant coppiced oaks are still visible from days when these were used for wheel making.

ImageDSC01269 by John Little, on Flickr

ImageDSC01270 by John Little, on Flickr

ImageDSC01271 by John Little, on Flickr

ImageDSC01272 by John Little, on Flickr

ImageDSC01273 by John Little, on Flickr
Transitioning from oak to birch.

ImageDSC01278 by John Little, on Flickr

ImageDSC01282 by John Little, on Flickr
Dark Lochnagar -still getting used to the new camera!

ImageDSC01287 by John Little, on Flickr
The Dee.

ImageDSC01290 by John Little, on Flickr
That's better.

ImageDSC01293 by John Little, on Flickr

ImageDSC01298 by John Little, on Flickr

ImageDSC01303 by John Little, on Flickr
At the top.

ImageDSC01306 by John Little, on Flickr

ImageDSC01307 by John Little, on Flickr
Creag Phiobaidh going by the map.

ImageDSC01309 by John Little, on Flickr
Quite a long steepish descent of zig zags on the north side. Sore knee started up but settled down again once I got my poles out.

ImageDSC01312 by John Little, on Flickr
Levels out as Pass of Ballater cliffs come into view.

ImageDSC01315 by John Little, on Flickr

ImageDSC01317 by John Little, on Flickr

ImageDSC01319 by John Little, on Flickr

ImageDSC01323 by John Little, on Flickr

ImageDSC01324 by John Little, on Flickr

ImageDSC01325 by John Little, on Flickr

ImageDSC01328 by John Little, on Flickr

ImageDSC01329 by John Little, on Flickr

ImageDSC01335 by John Little, on Flickr
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litljortindan
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Re: Craigendarroch

Postby Cairngorm creeper » Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:07 pm

That looked like a nice walk in the woods. We have often passed them and it was interesting to see what they were like. A good one for autumn I think.
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Re: Craigendarroch

Postby litljortindan » Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:59 pm

Cairngorm creeper wrote:That looked like a nice walk in the woods. We have often passed them and it was interesting to see what they were like. A good one for autumn I think.


Yes, I think autumn would be good for the colours or winter for more of a view through the foliage on the north side.
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