Monday, 3 August 2015

Size isn't everything.......

It is often the case that, in mountain areas, it is actually the smaller hills that give the better view. This is as good excuse as you could find to spend some shorter days relaxing on smaller hills, and soaking up the landscape. Ord Ban, which pokes out of the Rothiemurchus forest to a mighty 428m, is one such hill par excellence. It may be smal but it is perfectly formed, and gives fantastic 360 degree views from Badenoch up towards Strathspey, as well as to the giants of the Cairngorms,like Braeriach. Now and for the next couple of months are a perfect time of year for these heather clad hills, which in a few weeks time will be a riot if purple as far as the eye can see. 

View across Rothiemurchus 

Bell heather if full bloom, can't wait for the Ling

Looking into the jaws of the Lairig Ghru

Nice to see the sun return to the Cairngorms

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