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.
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.
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.
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.