Balmoral Cairns

Route: The Balmoral Cairns, Balmoral, Crathie

Date walked: 24/09/2011

Time taken: 3 hours

Distance: 9.75km

This walk was very enjoyable without being in the slightest way taxing. The Queen was in residence but we were told that we should do the walk anyway but that we may be asked to leave the estate if we encountered any police officers, I am glad to say that we did not and had a very pleasant few hours.
Some of the cairns are amazing and quite large. A few have to be searched for others you just stumble upon. We found a lovely spot for lunch with a great view of Lochnagar.
This would be a good walk on a windy day as you get lots of protection from being in the woods most of the time but still retaining great views.

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Location: Glasgow
Occupation: self employed businessman
Interests: wlking, sailing, golfing, mountain biking, beer(real ale), wine(good quality Rioja)
Pub: Mulberry St, Bon Accord
Mountain: Cairngorms
Place: anywhere out of a city
Gear: Silva compass
Member: None but looking to join a good walking club in or around Glasgow
Ideal day out: Epic ridge with a bit of a scramble, finished off with a walk back to the car around a loch!!
Ambition: get rich and retire

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