Twenty one sun seekers embarked on the bus for our trip up Royal Deeside to
Braemar & then onwards to the Spittal of Glenshee via the ski centre at Cairnwell. It
was a gloriouis day with a cloudless sky, save for a few vapour trails left by several
jet planes & the temperature was well into the mid twenty degrees centigrade.
Scorchio indeed!
We had a comfort stop in Braemar whilst on our way to the Spittal of Glenshee. Two
walkers were dropped off at the Cairnwell ski centre as they had elected to climb The
Cairnwell (933m) & Carn a’ Gheoidh (975m) – both Munros – before heading
Southwards in the direction of Ben Gullabin & onwards to the bus which was parked
near the historic humped back bridge at the Spittal of Glenshee
The remaining 19 split into two groups as they set off from the Spittal of Glenshee. 10
brave souls headed up Glen Lochsie to tackle Glas Tulaichean (1051m – a Munro)
returning via Loch nan Eun & down Glean Taitneach to reach the bus. The 9 walkers
who were left decided to opt for a more leisurely stroll up Glen Lochsie. Several
couldn’t resist the temptation to pop into the Dalmunzie House Hotel for a coffee
(alas – no tablet or shortbread offered, however we brought our own tablet). The walk
up Glen Lochsie on the old dismantled railway track was very pleasant although I did
manage to pick up a tick on the way so check yourselves out if you sat on the grass in
Glen Lochsie!
The Dalminzie House Hotel was revisited for cool drinks on this group’s return
journey back to the bus. It was very refreshing to rest in a soft seat in a nice cool
atmosphere & away from the incessant glare of the sun.
Everyone was back at the bus around 5:15 pm so there was time for a stop in Ballater
for further refreshments etc.
A good day was had by everyone & our driver Jules, got us back in Aberdeen well
before our scheduled finishing time. Gilbert

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