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sheep whisperer goes to Braes of Gight nature reserve

sheep whisperer goes to Braes of Gight nature reserve


Postby litljortindan » Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:01 pm

Date walked: 17/08/2017

Time taken: 2.5 hours

Distance: 4.25 km

Ascent: 150m

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ImageDSC01986 by John Little, on Flickr
Start of walk is on a nice dry track.

ImageDSC01989 by John Little, on Flickr
A bit of squelching followed but this grassy, wooded area before the castle was a lot drier.

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Not too much to see of the castle ruins but does add to the atmosphere.

ImageDSC02001 by John Little, on Flickr
Into the nature reserve proper on a good path descending to the River Ythan. Not much in the way of actual nature but a few butterflies around.

ImageDSC02005 by John Little, on Flickr
First bridge on our loop walk.

ImageDSC02007 by John Little, on Flickr
Onto a damp, grassy path now.

ImageDSC02011 by John Little, on Flickr

ImageDSC02014 by John Little, on Flickr
Getting a bit more jungly but I am coping.

ImageDSC02020 by John Little, on Flickr
Some crags visible through the trees.

ImageDSC02027 by John Little, on Flickr
At Otter Bridge but no otters to be seen.

ImageDSC02028 by John Little, on Flickr

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Wife in conversation with sheep. She has a way with animals (see: here).

ImageDSC02032 by John Little, on Flickr
The whole flock coming to join in, either sensing a meal or falling under a spell.

ImageDSC02036 by John Little, on Flickr
Shook off the sheep.

ImageDSC02047 by John Little, on Flickr
And got back to the castle meadow.

ImageDSC02049 by John Little, on Flickr
And so ends a pleasing wee walk.



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