Friday, 25 October 2019


Glorious conditions for photography

Easy walking amidst stunning Autumn colours

More reflections

Catch the colours now, gone next week

A splattering of snow at 400m

Craigellachie at its finest

Autumn meets winter

Starthspey in sun

Windy and cold on the high Cairngorms
It was a cold night and another light dusting of snow, even down to lower elevations. This morning was beautifully cold and clear. Another day of strong winds on the high Cairngorms with minus temperatures on the summits..
We have plenty of wonderful low level walks in the Strathspey area. One of the easiest and most beautiful of these is a walk into the Craigellachie Nature Reserve. You can walk direct from the hustle and bustle of Aviemore and be amongst some beautiful woodland within just a few minutes. It's like a miniature mountain scape here. Woodland and some fab wee lochans and above 500m you come out of the trees and great views down Strathspey and south to the Northern Cairngorms. Autumn at Craigellachie is the finest season of the year for me. Just glorious. The trees are just about at their prime now. In another week most of the leaves will have dropped. I always think that this marks the start of winter for sure. The next few days it is forecast to be cold and snow falling on the high mountains. Winter is on its way.

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