Dinnet to Tarland Historical Walk.

Sunday 6th January 2008.

Length 12.5 km. 7.75 miles. Ascent approx 100 m. OS map 37.

We start the walk on the A93 at St. James's and follow the track through wooded and open countryside, passing the historical site of Keiselghur. Then on to cross the A97 and take a track to Ordie crossing the A97 again. We then make our way on part tarmac and track to the B9119. From here we have a slight climb leading up to the farm of Upper Ruthen and then on mostly footpath up to the site of an Iron Age Fort. Weather permitting this will be an ideal lunch stop with a beautiful panoramic view of the surrounding hills, including Morven, Lochnagar, Mt. Keen and Mt. Battock. On our way down we have lovely views of the Dee Valley. Taking a track through woodland and open moorland we make our way to Tarland passing the remains of a kerbed Bronze Age Cairn. We should then have plenty of time for a drink in the local pub! These tracks were quite muddy on the recci.

Walkers must wear walking boots, have warm and waterproof clothing, hat and gloves and take plenty food and liquids. THESE ARE ESSENTIAL. Be prepared for possible wintry conditions. Gaiters recommended.

Bus Leaves Culter Village Hall at 8.45am and Returns approx 5.30pm
Bus Fee Members 10 and Non-members 12

Email info@culterhillwalking.org.uk NO LATER THAN Wednesday 2nd January 2008..

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