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Hiking At Crathes Castle, Banchory

HIKING...  We went to Crathes Castle once again, this time Mary took us for the hour drive to that place.  Despite her busyness in her guesthouse, she took her precious time off to take us to the castle again.  This time we did not enter the castle, instead we took an hour plus hike in the vicinity of the castle.  The castle grounds is opened to public, there are a few routes to choose from, half an hour to a couple of hours.  There is a trail and signs to lead us through.... and throughout the hike, we need to imagine how it feels like to be in the castle grounds....
From the starting grounds... 
And the trail starts here... 
Through the woods...
Can imagine the horses galloping through those days...
Passed by meadows...
And creeks...
The hike lasted for 1 hours 20 minutes or so.... 
We were not tired actually...
The cooling weather helps...
Back in the cafe.... where we had our tea...
Lentil soup...
Our tea to replenish our energy!


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  2. what a nice hike! Mary is so sweet. hahaha, the two big bunnies let you take a photo of them.

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  3. Love all that nature all around! Beautiful!

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  4. That sort of cool weather is perfect who hiking and walking and admiring the beauty of the surroundings. But it also makes us hungry all the time. LOL!

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  5. I would love hiking in cold weather. No sweat at all. Hehe.

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  6. Yummy cakes! I would love to hike in cool weathers always. I am planning a hike this Winter in Japan.

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