Holiday in the Cairngorms - day 3
On the third day, I went on a twenty mile walk up Lochnagar and down to Balmoral, starting at Braemar.
It was a beautiful day, but far too far a walk.
I got to Balmoral around 9:00, and back to the youth hostel by taxi by 10:30, far too late for the restaurants to be open.
I started off walking a lovely pond in Corrie Feragie, and then past the Lion's Face
On the way up Lochnagar, I spotted a tiny frog, and a fairly large dark green snake, which moved out of the way very quickly.
I didn't get a photo of the snake - it disappeared too quickly.
This is the view from the top of Lochnagar.
It's a full 360° panorama, so I have split it into four separate images:
Lochnagar has a sheer North cliff, which has several folds, allowing some cliff faces to be photographed from others: