Creag Choinnich revisited

We took our Aussie visitor to Braemar for a walk up Creag Coinnich today. Creag Coinnich is a wonderful little hill walk as it’s not long but you are rewarded at the top with magnificent views that significantly outweigh the effort required to get up there. It’s only 3/4 of a mile and takes about 30 minutes. It’s steep in places and there are rocky steps near the top but it’s a good path and accessible for everyone, including young children.

The walk starts in a lovely forest. The trees are draped with lichen which is a sign that the air quality is very good and pure here.

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The view presents itself just past the treeline and it’s a good view, even on a cloudy day like today. That’s the village of Braemar down below.

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This next photo was taken on the bridge over the River Dee just outside Braemar. I always like to stop and take a photo here if it’s safe to do so. It’s nice to see the stone bridge in the distance and the hills behind.

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Braemar is about 1.5 hours drive from Aberdeen. There’s a carpark in the village with a public toilet so it’s a good place to go for the day and then picnic at the top of Creag Choinnich which is what we did.

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