Walking Group in the Cairngorms

Our walking group went somewhat further afield recently. With a small grant from Cairngorms National Parks towards the hire of a minibus, they took off for a short break to explore the great outdoors.

They took off from Trongate 103 on Monday morning and headed north towards their destination north of Aviemore. With a stop off for lunch and a walk to Soldier's Leap at Killiecrankie they soon arrived at the hostel at Nethy Bridge and a warm reception from Richard the proprietor. After unpacking and getting settled in the group went out for another walk, this time a circular walk along the banks of the river Nethy, and then back to the hostel for a delicious dinner and some games before bed.

The next day everyone was up early and ready to go. After breakfast and packed lunch preparation everyone set off with the first planned stop being the Frank Bruce Sculpture Trail, a short and easy one mile walk near Feshiebridge at Inshriach Forest. It was a great place to start as the trail is punctuated with interesting sculptures of wood and stone which fit perfectly into the landscape.

The next walk was a little more challenging as it was somewhat longer and had more uphill sections. After parking next to a beautifully still lochan near Feshiebridge, the walk took the group up a forest path to a viewpoint with magnificent views across Glen Feshie. Then it was back down to the shores of the lochan for a beautifully tranquil lunch and to make plans for the next walk.

This took the group towards Kingussie and another riverside walk, this time along the River Tromie and of course there were lots of photographs taken along the way.

With three good walks under their belts the group made their way back to the hostel where everyone gave a hand to make dinner before a well earned rest.

The next day it was time to return to Glasgow and it was decided to take the scenic route via Braemar and have a couple of stops along the way. It was the right decision to make. The road that winds through the Cairngorms is a delight and the scenery is often breathtaking. Another walk to stretch the legs along the way was taken near Tomintoul before the final push to Glasgow where the group went their separate ways.

It seems that everyone had a great time and would like to do it all again!

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