I had a great wee wander in Braemar yesterday, the village was looking festive in the frost and the Christmas tree looked fab with it's woollen decorations! A double shot coffee in the Bothy helped warm me up too, minus 8 degC wakes your senses in the morning.
I decided to take advantage of the glorious weather and headed up the hill at the back of the village, Creag Choinnich. It's just a short walk up a good path and it gives fantastic views, down through Glen Clunie, along the Dee, Beinn a' Bhuird and Ben Avon. You can also see right down onto the village, Braemar Castle and Invercauld Estate.
The view was so good at the top with hardly a breath of wind. As I chomped on my snack bar an RAF jet flew below me, what an experience that must be but I still think I'd prefer to be up a hill watching it! After spending far too long at the top, I headed quietly back down and counted 6 red squirrels on my way, delaying me even more as I slowed pace and took in their playing around.
Have a look at this walk the next time you're in Braemar, contact me for more information.