When Laura and I walked on Tuesday, the idea had been mooted that we walk again today, but nothing more was said or planned. Until last night when, sitting at archery I thought that actually, I really ought to take advantage of having the car to myself while David is away, and promptly sent Laura a text asking if she was still free. Obviously, she was, or this would be a pointless post! Arrangements were made and this morning, on another spectacular day, I found myself heading over the Lecht once again.
I arrived around about the time I’d said (I think, or maybe slightly later) and was offered coffee which I gratefully accepted. It had been a long time since breakfast. After a little bit of faffing and a quick map discussion, we decided to ask John for a lift to a suitable point to save a bit of a road walk. This turned out to be an excellent move and we were soon on our way on good tracks over moorland with wonderful views on a fabulous day in the best company.
We had our lunch in the shelter of an old steading before continuing on our way, towards Lochnagar distillery.
8.28 miles, 2.2 mph average, 1105 ft total ascent 3 hrs 48 mins including pauses and lunch.
Days like this are simply the best.