Monday, 15 November 2010

The old A93 at Craighall

A couple of years ago part of the A93 just outside of Blairgowrie was realigned cutting off a stretch of road that took you over an old Bailey Bridge en route North. So today I decided to have a wee wander along the old road. It was a very strange feeling walking along what used to be a very busy A road, almost eerie, and walking across the Bailey Bridge was a bit worrying, don't know why as huge lorries used to thunder over it daily. Through the trees you can catch glimpses of Craighall Castle which towers over one of the deepest gorges in Scotland. The castle was recently sold after being in the Rattray family since around 1533 and is currently covered in scaffolding. If you google Craighall Castle in google images you will see what a fantastic building it is. The whole ancient woodland in this area is of scientific interest. I shall walk further along another day and see if I can get better pictures of the gorge. The whole area would make a great waymarked walk from the town itself, but that's not up to me!

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