Banchory men get walking

Thirteen members of Banchory Men's Probus Club set off on their annual three day trip
Thirteen members of Banchory Men's Probus Club set off on their annual three day trip

For their annual three days away this year Banchory Men’s Probus Strollers headed to the Angus Glens and the Cateran Trail.

The first day was spent in Glen Doll climbing up into Corrie Fee and returning by the White Water and the low level section of Jock’s Road.

For day two the group subdivided. The B team undertook a circuit in the Alyth area, much of which was on the Cateran Trail.

The A team headed to Glen Clova to tackle the Loch Brandy, Loch Wharral and Ben Tirran circuit.

The high ground above these corrie lochs provided a great panorama stretching to Lochnagar and Ben Avon to the north west, Mount Keen to the north and the sea to the south east.

Day three was less strenuous for all with the group able to start walking from their hotel at Bridge of Cally.

From here a spur of the Cateran Trail traverses south over Cochrage Muir to Blairgowrie. The most recognisable feature in the view to the south was the Lomond Hills in Fife.

Steps had to be retraced to the hotel ready for the drive home.

Convener Alastair Forsyth said: “It was great to get so much walking in the dry with such good visibility and sunshine. We only had one seriously heavy shower over the three days.”