Tullos to Brodie Wood

The plan on this fine sunny afternoon was to head South West of Tullos, and have a look at a few new places. Arriving at the coastal path heading round to Nigg it became apparent that the snow from a few days earlier was still lying in shaded areas, I wondered how it would be further inland.

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Sunny but chilly at Nigg bay

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I headed up Tullos hill pondering an attempt to retake a KOM I lost in Decemeber, but a heavy load out and icey conditions meant it’d have to wait for another day.

A pretty slippery climb up Kincorth Hill

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Looking back to the sea

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Stopped briefly in the gorse at the back. Next time I should take a hand saw and clear some of the overgrowing gorse making the paths barely passable

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Handy diagram showing what’s what with the view

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Taking the back roads to Brodie Wood

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A road less travelled covered in Snow

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Down a forgotten back lane, a farmer’s contraption lies rusting

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Many moons ago, this cunning invention¬†of agricultural ingenuity¬†was somebody’s pride and joy

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The only snow lies on where I want to go

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I can’t resist an unmarked track.

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As is often the case, it gradually fades out into the wild, where only decent hiking boots will go further

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Brodie wood has a trail around it’s outer edges but today the snow makes it hard to see

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I glimpse a figure in the distance and take a closer look. It’s a hi-viz clad scarecrow, what it’s doing in the middle of the heather is anybody’s guess

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Light fading head back via Tollohill, one of the best views over Aberdeen

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Sunset at Duthie Park band stand

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Overhead I notice 4 contrails. Looks like fighter jets. I wait for them to pass the moon to add a bit of interest to a shot. Wish I had a longer zoom

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