Walks Blog – Nov 2019

Climbing Chilly Crags …
It was -6C as we climbed above North Third reservoir near Stirling this morning. Chilly certainly, but also bright and crisp and beautiful … πŸ˜ŠπŸ’™
Alison’s Facebook post: https://bit.ly/33tLN3a , 30th November, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Freedom Come All Ye …
Appropriate perhaps that we visited here today. Happy St Andrew’s Day …Β  🏴󠁧󠁒󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿😊
Alison’s Facebook post: https://bit.ly/2Y7YiQP , 30th November, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Culross Overview …
Over the rooftops and the Firth of Forth to South Queensferry and the Pentland Hills … πŸ˜ŠπŸ’™
Alison’s Facebook post: https://bit.ly/2OZXgCt , 29th November, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Culross … Sunny Side Up …!
This time the brights. Pantile roofs and crow-stepped gables … 😊
Alison’s Facebook post: https://t.ly/1JWR7 , 29th November, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Walk Through History at Culross …
Visiting Culross for the first time today. What a special place … πŸ˜ŠπŸ’™
Alison’s Facebook post: https://t.ly/weGxd , 29th November, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Sterling Place …
The William Wallace Tower, River Forth, Cambuskenneth Abbey and the Ochil Hills. It must be Stirling … 😊
Alison’s Facebook post: https://t.ly/30Zrb , 29th November, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mud, Mud, Glorious Mud …!
Heading off for a few days and happily leaving this behind in good hands. Garden makeovers in November … πŸ˜±πŸ˜‚
Alison’s Facebook post: https://bit.ly/2XTICAB , 28th November, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some of Our Favourite Trees …
It’s National Tree Week! Here are some of my faves from around and about west Aberdeenshire … πŸ˜ŠπŸ’™Β #lovetrees
Alison’s Facebook post: https://bit.ly/2QT7LtD , 26th November, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Where to Sit …?
Where to sit tonight?! It’s never too early to make new build renovations … πŸ˜…
Alison’s Facebook post: https://t.ly/Wk73m , 23rd November, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Walk (098) Banff-Macduff Ramble (Aberdeenshire)
This is a pleasant coastal walk taking in some fine shoreline views and many of the notable points of historical interest in the linked towns of Banff and Macduff. Founded in the 12thC, Banff’s isolated landward position made for prosperity based on coastal trade, and a reputation as a lawless centre for smuggling! All that has changed, of course, but Banff still contains many old buildings, from the late 16thC onwards. In Scotland, only Edinburgh has more Georgian town houses … 

 

 

This Lady is No Tramp …!
Visiting my best dog Lady Lou today … πŸ˜πŸ’™
Alison’s Facebook post: https://bit.ly/338arGn , 21st November, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Banff Heritage …
What an interesting and historic place old Banff is. The imposing pink building is the Merchant’s House of 1675. Banff Preservation & Historic Society do a grand job …! 😊
Alison’s Facebook post: https://bit.ly/2qsv6Yq , 19th November, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(C)old Banffshire …!
It was a cold one but a bonny one up on the north east, Banff-Macduff, coast today … 😊
Alison’s Facebook page: https://t.ly/VRye6 , 19th November, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Banchory Going Round in Circles …
It was a leisurely 12km trek around Banchory and the nearby countryside for us today. (When I say leisurely, I mean flat…!)Β  It’s not been the best conditions – wet, cold and cloudy – recently for photo taking. The β€˜shrooms didn’t let me down, though. These guys all from the one dead tree. Nature ay … πŸ’™πŸ˜Š
Alison’s Facebook post: https://t.ly/MkOqA , 16th November, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S’no Fair …!
But…but….where have the hills gone this morning …? πŸ€”πŸ˜Šβ„οΈ
Alison’s Facebook post: https://bit.ly/33N3QlS , 14th November, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hardy Horses at Glen Tanar …
It was chilly and snowy at Glen Tanar today but the estate’s hardy highland ponies were taking it in their stride … πŸ˜ŠπŸ’™
Alison’s Facebook post: https://t.ly/Zwvbe , 9th November, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Jack Frost Morning …!
At -4C, the first hard frost of the winter here in Alford this morning … β„οΈπŸ˜Š

Alison’s Facebook post: https://bit.ly/2Ny7U3N , 9th November, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hardy Hydrangeas …
I’d a quick trek round old haunts today when work took me back to Old Aberdeen. The hardy hydrangeas are hanging on in there … πŸ˜ŠπŸ’™
Alison’s Facebook post: https://t.ly/LLZkY , 7th November, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Walk (097) Tarland-Muirton Wood-Culsh Earth House Loop (Aberdeenshire)
This pleasant rural walk happily mixes mature pine and birch woodland with open farmland. There are a number of points of historical interest along the way to complement the fine views on all sides of the Howe of Cromar, Mount Keen, Lochnagar, and Morven Hill. At the return point on the route, we visit the Culsh Earth House (or β€œSouterrain”), a well-preserved stone-built underground passage which may be around 2,000 years old and is most probably an ancient storage cellar for grain and other agricultural produce β€¦Β πŸ˜€
John’s Facebook post: https://bit.ly/2qqKF2w , 6th November, 2019

 

 

After the Storm …!
After four days of, more or less, non-stop rain (contrary to popular belief, unusual in Scotland. Well, okay, this part of Scotland!) it was great to be out in dry and, mostly, sunny weather today … 😁
Alison’s Facebook post: https://bit.ly/2JS7h2I , 5th November, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s Getting Dark …
It was rainy and muddy and almost dark at 4 o’clock in the park this afternoon but the colours more than made up for those wee details. Pffft, who needs New England in the Fall …! πŸ˜†πŸ’™
Alison’s Facebook post: https://t.ly/Zp7Xr , 2nd November, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Definitive Dreich …!
Days of dreich weather and some entertaining meant more time indoors and less photo opportunities than usual for us this week. So here’s some flowers …! πŸ˜πŸ’™
Alison’s Facebook post: https://bit.ly/32brFSA , 2nd November, 2019

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