After a leasurely drive through Glenshee and Braemar, where we stopped for a cup of tea, we passed through Ballater and parked at a very busy Lock Muick visitors centre. (Muick pronounced "Mick").
Despite the glorious views over the royal estate, it was getting a bit wild so after tea we checked the tent over once again before getting cosy inside.
After a windy , but secure night in the Omega 250, we had breakfast , packed up and headed up to the plateau and followed the rim of the crags round to the first summit of Cac Carn Mor at 1150m.
As we made our way round the mist came and went giving the occasional view down some of the gullies, in this case, back over to Meikle Pap.
Again, some tantalising glimpses down some big gullies.
The long path down the Glas Allt get more interesting and scenic as Loch Muick comes into view.
Eventually we came to the Glas Allt Falls, which you can get to by a short detour left off the main path. I don't know if they freeze enough in winter to be climbed, but they do look good.
Nearly down to the loch with a short section through the trees to Glas Allt Shiel. Another possible wild camping spot?
Once past the north west shore of the loch, we turned east to make for the car park, when I noticed this chap casually crossing the path.
|Looking back down Loch Muick as we head for Spittal of Glen Muick, and a short drive to Ballater for a night in the campsite there.|