Stuc a' Chroin and Ben Vorich

Stuc a' Chroin and Ben Vorich

Monday, 10 March 2014

10 March - High Pressure

Castlehill Reservoir - where the car is parked
We had hoped to be in the Highlands this week or perhaps the Lake District but about ten days ago I was smitten by a nasty bug and have just finished a course of antibiotics. So, rather than waste the good weather that has arrived by rushing around packing the motorvan and spending yet another day driving, we decided to spend the week locally and enjoy the fine weather.

I'm not going to post much about the forthcoming trips other than briefly record the day out with a few photographs.

The view to Whitewisp Hill from just below the cairn on Tarmangie Hill

We had a grand day (18km) in spring sunshine, birds singing, shadows drifting over the hillsides.

Northwards the hills are plastered and gullies would be death on a stick I reckon. That said, if the mood takes us we might just take a drive further north and have a day on sunlit snow.

Easter Downhill from Castlehill Reservoir


AlanR said...

Very reflective. I like it. Glad your getting over the bug Gibson. Must have been bad to need antibiotics.
Enjoy your week. Just the odd name on a photo would give us a clue to your location though.

afootinthehills said...

Good point re captions Alan. Thanks for that. Just back from another day out in superb sunny weather so we are glad we didn't bother going anywhere with the 'van.

Alan Sloman said...

I've arrived after the captions have been added.
Good to see you're better. We're off to Aviemore at the start of April. I expect there will be snow. This is very bad of Scotland, it really is. We Softy Southerners aren't used to the white stuff. Could you have a word with that nice Mr Salmond? I'm sure he could arrange for the snow to melt.

afootinthehills said...

Hello there Mr S. Lots of snow but it starts quite high at - around 600m a few weeks ago - but may be higher now. Mr Salmond will no doubt claim he can melt the snow against all evidence to the contrary. He might even publish a 'white' paper on it but it will be fiction like his last one :-)

Enjoy Aviemore or at least the hills in the vicinity - might bump into you, who knows. It's a stunner here today so we are off on a walk to lovely Glen Bee.

Alan Sloman said...

We now have a route - starting at Newtonmore on the morning of the 2nd April and heading into the Monadh Liath for a three day backpack finishing in Aviemore.
It would be great to bump into you, Sir!

afootinthehills said...

Hi Alan. Noted :-)