Blair Castle. This is a five hour hike and, with our shorter days, we needed to get an early start if we were to avoid being stuck in the Cairngorms after dark and perhaps dying of exposure. Thus, we grabbed the 6:52am train to Blair Atholl (via Perth) this past Saturday morning in order to experience the ramble at its most ideal (with autumn colours) whilst simultaneously living to tell about it. As it turned out, starting at 9:15am did not provide us with enough time and we wound up having to abort the mission in order to make it home alive.
After grabbing some picnic supplies and coffee from the convenience store, we headed towards the castle. Although the beginning of our walk takes us down the castle's driveway, we actually never glimpsed the castle. There was a part of the walk which supposedly overlooks the castle and Blair Atholl but we never got to that part.
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