The first regular short run to the bothy saw six head out on a cold calm morning, yesterdays gales had disappeared Pearsie passing Mary at Hornycross who was waiting for Etta.
We were heading for Balintore Castle for the fist time this year, the high winds had scuppered previous attempts. The climbs are quite steep in places but progress was good and we arrived at the Bothy to be met by 4 others with the ladies joining us a few minutes later.
Big Jim had the fire well lit and the bothy was almost full, it was good to see it being well used on a Sunday. We headed off in various directions, the ladies heading for Peel Farm, others direct to Kirrie and Forfar. Five of us went round via Ardler with Jimmy heading straight home leaving 4 of us for a light refreshment.
We headed for home just getting into Forfar as the darkness shrouded Forfar, thankfully we were in before the rain came down.
Next week it's Glen Clova leaving the leisure centre at 10am with the stop at the Glen Clova Hotel