to Aberdeen. GLEN TILT. 72. Route. 000
Walkers should start early and take luncheon with them, as no inns are
passed on the way. — 4th Day. From Braemar by motor-omnibus, in I1/2 hr.,
to Ballater; and thence by railway, in lV4-l2/3 hr., to Aberdeen.
Those who wish to avoid the somewhat fatiguing route through Glen
Tilt may drive from Dunkeld or Blairgowrie to Braemar by the coach-
route described in the opposite direction on p. 556. It is also possible to
drive all the way from Pitlochry to Braemar by a somewhat round-about
route (46 M.).
From Edinburgh to Perth, see R. 73 and R. 72b; from Perth to
Blair Atholl, see pp. 559-561.
From Blair Atholl to Brabmar through Glen Tilt, 30 M.
— The route follows the Tilt closely for the larger half of the way,
passing through the wild Glen Tilt, which contains numerous red
deer. To the right rises Ben-y-Gloe (3770 ft.), the 'mountain of
the mist'. Several small waterfalls are passed. The road ceases at
(8 M.) Forest Lodge, a shooting-box of the Duke of Atholl, beyond
which we follow a rough footpath. A little beyond the (574 M.)
Ford of Tarff, now crossed by a bridge, we reach the highest point
of the route (1550 ft.). At (472 M.) Bynack Lodge (Duke of Fife)
the Toad re-appears, and Ben Muich-Dhui (4296 ft.) comes into sight
in front. In 272 M. more we reach and cross the Dee, and we then
follow its left bank to the (3 M.) *Linn of Dee, where the river
dashes through a narrow rocky 'gut'. We here again cross the Dee.
About 172 M. farther on we reach a path on the right (with a placard
announcing that no carriages are allowed this way), which leads to
(I72M.) the Colonel's Bed, a narrow ledge above a deep pool, which
is said to have furnished shelter to one of those who were 'out in
the 45'; the rapids a little farther up are also fine. [Those who
make this digression have to return by the same way to the road.]
About 2 M. beyond this path, to the left, at a bridge, is a rustic
gate leading to the small but picturesque * Corriemulzie Falls (close
to the road). Nearly opposite this gate was the entrance to Mar
Lodge (Duke of Fife), burned down in 1895. A new Lodge has
been erected near Old Mar Castle, on the other side of the Dee,
opposite Braemar. Then, 3 M. —
Braemar, or Castleton of Braemar (1100 ft.; *Fife Arms, R.
4s. Gd., D. 5s., Invercauld Arms, both overcrowded in the season;
Lodgings), a pleasant spot for a stay of a few days, romantically
situated on the Dee and surrounded by lofty mountains. The en¬
virons are finely wooded. The air is bracing and exhilarating.
To the S.W. rises Morrone Hill (2819 ft.), easily ascended in 1 hr. and
affording a good view of Braemar, Ben Muich-Dhui, etc. — To the "Falls
of Garawalt, 3-4 hrs. We follow the road to Ballater (see below) for 3 M.,
and then turn to the right through a gate, on this side of Invercauld Bridge
(guide-posts). Fine view from an iron bridge above the falls. — Perhaps
the most interesting drive is to the (6V2 M.) Linn of Dee (see above), visit¬
ing the Corriemulzie Falls and Colonel's Bed on the way, and returning
along the N. bank of the Dee to (9 M.) Invercauld Bridge and passing the
Linn of Quoich (in all 18-19 M.).
Ben Muich-Dhui (4296 ft.), the highest mountain in Scotland after Ben
Nevis (p. 544), rises to the W. of Braemar, from which it may be ascended
in 10 hrs., there and back (guide 10s., pony 10s.). The road to it crosses