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A short break in Aberdeenshire – winter walks, snow roads, comfort food and coorie in

With the arrival of November came an eagerly awaited weekend break in Aberdeenshire. We planned to spend it hiking in Royal Deeside, chasing snow on The Snow Roads, eating comfort food and sitting cooried by a fire. Pretty much the perfect winter break. Our home for the weekend would be Little Gannochy, a self-catering holiday… Continue reading A short break in Aberdeenshire – winter walks, snow roads, comfort food and coorie in

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History and hygge in Aberdeenshire

Nothing signals the arrival of winter in Scotland more than the snow gates closing on the Cock Bridge to Tomintoul road. This year it arrived while the trees were still resplendent in their autumnal robes. It was way too early, but the scenic route in the Cairngorms National Park had closed, so it was time… Continue reading History and hygge in Aberdeenshire

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Aberdeenshire (Part 1) – Scotland’s castle trail

It's official Skye is bursting at the seams and the island's infrastructure is struggling to cope with visitor numbers.  Who knew that the endless over promotion of the island would lead to visitors flocking there in droves!  This blog features a far quieter region of Scotland.  A region with every bit as much to offer… Continue reading Aberdeenshire (Part 1) – Scotland’s castle trail