Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Fettercairn - 08/12/13

We have been lucky with the weather recently and today was no exception after yesterdays -2 deg C it was positively balmy!  Jimmy led us at a strong pace as far as Brechin via Suttieside and Aberlemno where we dropped down to Craigend Wood avoiding the big hill at a strong pace, not bad for 82.

Jimmy was heading for Edzell and the hard hills of Glen Lethnot, Gus turned with him leaving 6 of us heading up the Brae from Brechin to the hills above Northwater Bridge.  We had, what wind there was, behind us and as we dropped down to the old bridge crossing the River North Esk  a light drizzle cooled us down.  We stopped on the old bridge to put the waterproofs on before crossing the A90 and heading for Edzell.

We were stopping at the cafe which has changed hands allot over the years, it has recently been refurbished and is owned by the estate.  The food has always been god and we were soon warmed up and fed.

Heading home we were into the breeze but it was gentle and Keith was setting a good pace till David got a puncture, we found a sheltered spot to change the tube we headed off but only got a few hundred yards and it was time to bring out The Clubby Tire!

Tire changed we set off again heading for Careston and a short route home via Finavon arriving home before dark, with 50 miles completed and only a little light drizzle to cope with.

Next week we head for Meikleour, 10:00am from the leisure Centre.