Morrone - Sunday 6 May 2018
Braemar - Tomintoul - Morrone - Coldrach Burn - Old Military Road - Braemar
Plenty of parking in Braemar
Good mountain & woodland paths throughout
A mixed bag of overcast and sunny spells. It was extremely windy on the summit of Morrone.
OL58 - Braemar, Tomintoul & Glen Avon
St Margaret's Church in Braemar
The Braemar War Memorial stands just off the village`s main street above the gorge containing the Clunie River and lists the Men of Braemar who gave their lives in the service of their country during the First and Second World Wars. The Fife Arms Hotel, across the road, was taken over by the War Department in 1940 and turned into an army barracks. The hotel was used by the newly formed Commandos, who were being trained in mountain warfare.
This aero engine sits alongside the War Memorial - it is a Pegasus engine recovered from the remains of an RAF Vickers Wellington. The WW2 twin-engined bomber, serial number R1646 which crashed in early 1942, is just one of many military aircraft that have came to grief on the Scottish hills over the years - whether on combat, transport or training missions.
The fountain in Braemar erected to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria's reign
On the edge of the village the route heads up Chapel Brae
Nice posh signs show the way
At the crossroads of tracks is where the climbing began
This was a lovely spot - the Toposcope erected by The Deeside Filed Club - as you can see it is in a lovely spot
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