Walk: Craiglich - Cromar's royal view

[Ruined memorial at Craiglich summit]

Queen Victoria was suitably impressed with the view even from the start of this walk (giving rise to the name, "Queen's View") and you should be too, as the panorama from the summit of nearby Craiglich is even better. There's nothing special about the short ascent on forestry tracks, but once you escape the trees you're rewarded with views of many of Aberdeenshire's familiar hills: Lochnagar, Morven, Pressendye and Bennachie amongst others, the former shrouded in fog on our visit.

[Morven seen from the summit approach]

Name: Walk: Craiglich - Cromar's royal view ☆☆☆
Length: 3 km / 2 miles
Ascent: 190 metres
Main summits: Craiglich (476 metres, sub-2000')
Start / finish: Layby on B9119 at West Tillylodge 4 miles east of Tarland, G.R.: NJ 527064 / starlight allow presses

Route: Start - Craiglich - return by outward route
Terrain: Reasonable tracks - the first few hundred metres churned up by logging activity on our trip.
Wildlife today: Birds in the forest, otherwise not much.
Weather today: Mostly cloudy but dry, temperatures in single figures.

Route credit: Walkhighlands

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