Walks Blog – Apr 2022

Passing By Old Kinord …
Passing the abandoned township of Old Kinord, as we headed homewards after a gentle climb on Culblean Hill … 💙
Alison’s Facebook post: https://bit.ly/38EWnN7 , 29th April, 2022

Shout Out To Our Local Sheep …!
Just some of our local new, and fairly new, arrivals. 💙 I stop by most days to say hello….. and to watch the wee lambs – and ewes – antics ..! 💙😁
Alison’s Facebook post: https://bit.ly/3Ktfsic , 28th April, 2022

Seaton Park Visit …
Visiting Aberdeen at the weekend we took the opportunity to have a wander around the park’s sheltered walled garden. These are only some of the beautiful blooms on show … 💙😊
Alison’s Facebook post: https://bit.ly/38zOOr1 , 28th April, 2022

Walk (178) Tomintoul Village-The Still Circuit (Moray)
This is a varied and interesting short walk in the scenic Strath Avon countryside on the outskirts of Tomintoul. The route takes in the Field of Hope where more than 8,000 daffodils have been planted; a Dark Sky Discovery Site; and, a bird hide where Curlew, Lapwing, Oystercatcher, Snipe and Redshank can all be spotted. From the memorial cairn to local historian, Victor Gaffney, there are fantastic views down to Tomintoul, the River Avon, and the faraway granite tors of Ben Avon. The focal point on the route is a visit to the visually impressive art installation and viewpoint – “The Still”. The final section of the walk makes a return to the village between fields, with wide open views … 😀
John’s Facebook post: https://bit.ly/3vRbfQr , 25th April, 2022

Tomintoul Toasting In The Sun Today …
Warm and sunny walking near the highest village in the North of Scotland this afternoon … 💙😊
Alison’s Facebook post: https://bit.ly/3k1qReD , 22nd April, 2022

Colour Me Yellow …
Yellows all around us this week … 💙😊
Alison’s Facebook post: https://bit.ly/37r0NXH , 20th April, 2022

Green Shoots …
Primroses, lambs and green, green, grass. Spring time views and mild Spring time temperatures made for very pleasant walking above Tarland this afternoon … 💙😊
Alison’s Facebook post: https://bit.ly/380Tg1K , 16th April, 2022

Springtime … As We Know It …!
Spring like in parts, wintry in parts, best described the weather conditions over in Formartine direction earlier today … 🥶😁💙
Alison’s Facebook post: https://bit.ly/3uoKR0w , 9th April, 2022

Blossoms Braving It …!
Snapped through yesterday and today – during snow, sleet and sun – the same blossom, different skies …💙
Alison’s Facebook post: https://bit.ly/3jd5Flm , 7th April, 2022

Walk (177) Limekilns-Charlestown Circuit (Fife)
This is a scenic and varied walk on the northern shore and immediate hinterland of the Inner Forth Estuary in Fife. The route takes in pretty harbours, historic lime kilns and railways, the shady wooded valley of the Lyne Burn and a parkland environment around the Broomhill House mansion … 😀
John’s Facebook post: https://bit.ly/3qYHH1x , 3rd April, 2022

Crossing Ballater Bridges …
Checking our Seven Bridges-Knock Castle circuit this afternoon, the Deeside countryside eye-catching as always … 💙😊
Alison’s Facebook post: https://bit.ly/3j4UoDr , 2nd April, 2022

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