Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Cairngorms National Park - Snow Road

The Snow Road has been developed as a superb driving route, starting from Blairgowrie to Grantown-on-Spey.  When I say developed, I mean promoted, the road has been in existence a while! There are now viewing installations and photo points all over the National Park. I can agree it is a fabulous route to drive. Anyway, there is an installation at the 'Devil's Elbow' just before you reach Glenshee ski centre.
One evening in the Easter holiday's daughter No.2 and I took the drive up to have a look. Naturally my camera died on me, thankfully daughter had her phone so I used it. To be honest the pictures are just as good as using a 'proper' camera. Have to say I was impressed with the seating area, blends in really well with a nice contrast of materials and forms.

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Kindrogan Forest - Kirkmichael

There are some new waymarked walks in the village of Kirkmichael, one of which leads you into Kindrogan Forest.  You go past the old Log Cabin Hotel, which became the Pinetree Hotel, but seems to show no sign of life. Glen Derby is an electic dream of log cabins, nestled in the forest....bliss.

The Birnam Oak

Ages ago I went over to the neighbouring village of Dunkeld, which is Birnam, to have a leisurely stroll along the banks of the River Tay.  I also wanted to have a look at the ancient Birnam Oak tree, which is mentioned in ancient folklore, in association with Macbeth. It is a lovely walk and the tree itself is spectacular. There are also some interesting headstones in the local churchyard.