Wandering around Speyside

This is night No.24/2019 living in my caravan. This is my second night at the Speyside C&CC Site near Archiestown in Speyside.

Slept well, and got up around 0600. Took the dogs around the on-site dog walk, then after breakfast we headed into Archiestown to walk a forest trail. It's probably around 2 miles to Archiestown, but it's along a fairly fast road with no pavement.

The forest entered from the village is enormous. We took a route which I later learned was one of the long ones. I just kept following yellow way marks!

Followed a sign which took us to the summit of Cairn Cattock.

Spectacular views from here across Speyside.

Returned to the van and after lunch I had my eye on a forest walk just outside Craigellachie. It is part of the Speyside Way, which I've walked before, and I wanted to experience just a short section.

Plans changed, however, when I spotted a track side cairn. I checked the map and reckoned that headed to the summit of the hill, Ben Aigan.

It was nice to get off the big forest tracks, but this was a bit of a grind in the rising temperatures of the day!

The summit area is a large treeless, heather clad affair. Put the dogs on the trig point for a photo.

A panorama of the views. I could quite clearly see the Moray Firth, across there to Sutherland, and to the south I could see snow capped Cairngorm tops, Bennachie, and the Mither Tap.

One last look before we headed down.


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