Walks Blog – Jun 2018

To Pick Wild Mountain Thyme … All Along the Purple Heather …
It was inland for us today and a walk up and around Scolty Hill. Good to see the purple heather starting to flower. Bonny, for sure …  
Alison’s Facebook post: https://goo.gl/gWSZjo , 2nd July, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

Walk (004) St Cyrus Beach and Cliffs Circular (Aberdeenshire)
This walk explores the St Cyrus Nature Reserve, a beautiful coastal landscape and protective space for many species of birds, butterflies and moths, grasses and flowers … 
John’s Facebook post: https://goo.gl/8AejDL , 1st July, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

St Cyrus Slideshow …
Some photos from today’s walk at St Cyrus Nature Reserve presented as a slideshow … taking you from start to finish on the route … 

Click here: https://goo.gl/BUedMP

John’s Facebook post: https://goo.gl/XZa7c2 , 30th June, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

St Cyrus Shines Through …!
A first visit to the St Cyrus Nature Reserve for me, today. It’s a seabird and wildflower haven, for sure …  
Alison’s Facebook post:  https://goo.gl/HdM4F6 , 30th June, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bonnie Scotland …!
This is Scotland …!  
Alison’s Facebook post: https://goo.gl/L689ZU  , 30th June, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunny Stonehaven …!
Scenes from Stonehaven town. Taken yesterday … today the haar has rolled in from the sea …  
Alison’s Facebook post: https://goo.gl/s73oi5 , 29th June, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

Walk (003) Edzell-Rocks of Solitude Return (Angus/Aberdeenshire)
There are many stunning riverside views on this walk from the pleasant Angus town of Edzell along the River North Esk. The route is mostly within mature broadleaf woodland. Salmon may be seen making their way up-river. Near the turning point, the route enters the area known, rather poetically, as “The Rocks of Solitude” This is an impressive rocky gorge with gushing rapids where the steep-sided gorge narrows … 
John’s Facebook post: https://goo.gl/QEzTjS , 28th June, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the Land of the Midnight Sun …
Really enjoying our seaside holiday in Stonehaven …  😁 #sunnystonehaven #whoknew
Alison’s Facebook post: https://goo.gl/qFSScK , 27th June, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A River Runs Through It …
There are no rivers in Tenerife so it’s a while since we’ve done a riverside walk. This long one along the River North Esk yesterday was very pretty. And long….did I mention that already … ?? 
Alison’s Facebook post: https://goo.gl/cib5va , 27th June, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

Walk (002) Fettercairn-Fasque Estate Circular (Aberdeenshire)
This is an easy and enjoyable walk through very pleasant rural surroundings and woodland. The walk starts and finishes in the attractive village of Fettercairn with its distinctive Victorian arch and pretty village square … 
John’s Facebook post: https://goo.gl/sw4p6r , 27th June, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exploring the River North Esk…
Flora and funghi of the river bank. Walking, a long one, from Edzell today …  
Alison’s Facebook post: https://goo.gl/fnNKya , 26th June, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Examples of Aberdeenshire Architecture …
Some examples of the built landscape we encountered on our walk from Fettercairn yesterday – typical of the Howe o’ the Mearns area in particular, and country estates in Scotland in general … 
John’s Facebook post: https://goo.gl/j23ZMN , 25th June, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

Walk (001) Stonehaven-Dunnottar Castle Circular (Aberdeenshire)
A gentle walk through a variety of pleasant and interesting environments – starting and finishing at the picturesque harbour and old town area of Stonehaven … 
John’s Facebook post: https://goo.gl/kzfCbW , 25th June, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Rural Idyll …!
A swan family, deer family, blue skies and green countryside make for a great Sunday hike on the Fasque and Fettercairn estates …  
Alison’s Facebook post: https://goo.gl/mMQXUb , 24th June, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

These Boots are Made for Walking …!
Back on with the walking boots today, for the first of our Scottish published walking routes. Some fresh air, countryside and sea views and we’re feeling much more alive again after what seemed like days of travelling … 
Alison’s Facebook post: https://goo.gl/MehcGh , 23rd June, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pastoral Pleasures …!
Cows in fields!  One of the things I missed the most when we were away. Strange, perhaps, but true …  
Alison’s Facebook post: https://goo.gl/pnmGeR , 23rd June, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 


Sorrow in Stanehive …

Stonehaven has a unique and particularly thought-provoking war memorial that sits on a striking location overlooking the bay and the town in one direction and the rolling farmland, hills and forests of the Mearns on the other. It is in the form of a ruined or unfinished temple to represent the incomplete lives of the young people who perished in the two World Wars … 
John’s Facebook post: https://goo.gl/TVY58z , 23rd June, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watery Sunshine in Stonehaven …
We’re having an impromptu seaside holiday till our flat in Aberdeen is ready to move back into. It’s warm(ish) with hints of sun. I almost had my shorts on. Almost …  
Alison’s Facebook post: https://goo.gl/PnJ1XH , 22nd June, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport->Heathrow->Aberdeen …
Hop number one completed. Two more to go …  
Alison’s Facebook post: https://goo.gl/RRRok9 , 21st June, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stunning Stop-Over …!
Stopping over in La Laguna … looking good under bright blue skies … 
Alison’s Facebook post: https://goo.gl/56rrP7 , 20th June, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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