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2005 SHORT BREAKS

Photos taken when away on overnight stays for a few days.

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Muir of Dinnet
Dec 19, 2005

A walk round a National Nature Reserve in Royal Deeside. The day was a lot warmer that the previous days and it stayed dry, some nice views

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    Crathes Castle
    Dec 18, 2005

    A walk around the grounds of Crathes Castle, it was 3 o'clock in the afternoon, but already the sky was very dark, so we paid a visit to the coffee shop and gift shop.

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    Craigievar Castle
    Dec 18, 2005

    A quick visit to the grounds of Craigievar Castle on Royal Deeside Area. The roads were so bad that the car got stuck but we managed to reverse to the main road then walk for almost a mile to the castle

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    Drum Castle, Aberdeenshire
    Dec 18, 2005

    A walk round a lovely little castle

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    Castle Fraser
    Dec 18, 2005

    Visiting the grounds of Castle Fraser, unable to do any walks within the grounds because of the weather

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    Seven Bridges Walk
    Dec 17, 2005

    Having set out to drive to Banchory we were driven back by snow blizzards, so we returned to Ballater and did this lovely walk along by the side of the River Dee

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    Dunnottar Castle , Stonehaven
    Dec 16, 2005

    A visit to Dunotter Castle on the outskirts of Stonhaven on Scotlands East coast, not far from Aberdeen

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    Ballater Break
    Dec 15, 2005

    A short holidayof 4 night staying at the Hilton's Craigendarroch Hotel in Ballater Royal Deeside in the Scottish Highlands. During the holiday we Alan, my husband and myself visited a few Castles and did several walks. The weather during the 4 days was very very cold and wintry with snow blizzards preventing us from doing some of the things we had planned to do, but we improvised by visited the castles.
    A beautiful area of the country to walk in with or without the blizzards.

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    Coylumbridge Midweek Recci Day 3
    Nov 17, 2005

    Wakened up to a glorious day, blue skies and glorious sunshine, crisp but even colder than the previous two day, conditions fantastic.
    Set off to do our third walk in three days.Starting at the boathouse at Loch Insh ( well we must have our morning coffee) we walked approximately 6 miles within the Inchriach Forrest in the Gairngorms taking in the Uath Lochans Walk. The views were absolutely stunning. For the Midweek Walkers, a walk not to be missed. This walk was shorter than the preious walks due to the fact that when we finished this walk we had to set out to drive home to East Kilbride.

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    Coylumbridge Midweek Recci Day 2
    Nov 16, 2005

    Beautiful day, wakened up to fined snow had fallen overnight, but once again very cold.
    Our walk today took us to Granton-on-Spey where we started our walk at Granton Golf Course and finished at Nethy Bridge.
    Lovely walk, good paths.

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    Coylumbridge Midweek Recci Day 1
    Nov 15, 2005

    Setting off today to start to Recci walks for the Midweek walking groups weekend away in February.
    A hard walk in the Kingussie area of the Highlands, conditions wet and very cold, poor paths in some stretches of the walk, walking till dark, not pleasent but this walk was made memorable by Myra's birthday celebrations. The walk has been ruled out for the midweek walkers.
    Later in the night we celebrated Myra's birthday with a visit to Neil & Terag's room for the drinks and nibbles ect, then later at the dinner table Bob & Myra were surprised when the waiters brought them a birthday cake. All good fun

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    Ambleside & Keswick in the Lake District
    May 26, 2005

    On the way home from a funeral in Southampton, Alan & I popped into the Lake District and spent a few night. The weather was beautiful and the lakes stunning. Only took a few photos while in Southampton

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    Stratford-on-Avon
    May 22, 2005

    A two night stay at Stratford-on-Avon on our way to Southampton.
    Again visited the Butterfly Kingdom and walked by the River, Lovely time spent here.

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    BRAEMAR DAY 3
    Mar 7, 2005

    A day spent waling in snow covered Glen Callater reaching the loch to find it was frozen over

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    BRAEMAR DAY 2
    Mar 6, 2005

    A day spent walking and climbing around Braemar. The views were fantastic.

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    BRAEMAR Day 1
    Mar 5, 2005

    Short break to Braemar 3 night stay in a winter wonderland, it was beautiful