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Walking near Aviemore

It has got a bit warmer here today, the snow is melting, there is occasional rain, a gusty strong wind and not a lot of light. After watching Gravity on my iPad and dealing with a few things for Octagon, it was time for a walk in the woods around Aviemore.

The woods around Aviemore

The woods around Aviemore

The woods around Aviemore

Ice

I did not take my lunch or stove with me – it was back to the cottage for a pot of tea and watching the driving rain through the patio windows.

Walking to An Lochan Uaine

This is one of my favourite walks out to a small loch with a well placed bench for a brew.

Before setting off I texted a friend with the NGR of where my car was parked, an outline of my route, the NGR of the loch and my estimated time back to the car – just in case. It was lightly snowing and -3c when I left the car.

Walking to An Lochan Uaine

It was cold enough that I was glad of the gadget gloves I was wearing. The the ends of the fingers are treated so I can use my iPhone 6S camera screen controls without having to take my gloves off. For extra warm though the gloves are thin enough that I can wear them inside the Norwegian wool mittens my Mother bought me on her visit to Norway last spring. These mittens have a wind proof pre-shrunk wool outer with a softer wool inner and they are incredibly warm. They were not cheap but they are worth every penny.

Walking to An Lochan Uaine

Several sections of the path I used were flooded, with one length of about 150m looking more like a stream than a path, where the banks of a small river, the path forded, had been washed away.

Ice and water on the path

Ice and water on the path

The flooding did however make for some interesting ice over the running water.

An Lochan Uaine
An Lochan Uaine – completely frozen

The loch was nearly completely silent, except for a very occasional quiet bird song and the few minutes roar of my gas stove.

Lunch stop Alpkit titanium mug, folding titaniun spoon and Kraku stove
Heinz tomato soup, tuna, crackers and a chocolate bar – at one of the best outdoor restaurants I know!

Walking to An Lochan Uaine
shot through the snow

Of course once back at the car I let my safety contact know I was back OK.

Hill Walking – to the Falls of Acharn

The forecast was for showers and once I was up high on the walk today I did get showers – heavy showers. I had taken a waterproof poncho with me which did an excellent job of both keeping the rain off me and my pack and by keeping the wind off me kept me warmer as well.

Once I reached the top of the falls the weather was closing in and the cloud was dropping so I abandoned my lunch plans, had cold water and some raw cashew nuts and headed back to Kenmore.

It stopped raining on the way down but the cloud stayed around the hilltops.

Hill Walking - to the Falls of Acharn

Hill Walking - to the Falls of Acharn

Diamond Resorts Kemore Club Loch Tay

Hill Walking - to the Falls of Acharn

Hill Walking - to the Falls of Acharn

Falls of Acharn hills from Kenmore