Scenic Drive from Turriff to Braemar, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK

submitted by uklmhb on 02/26/16 1

Before heading back home to London, I decided to spend my last few hours in the Scottish Highlands. Here is the full journey from Turriff to Braemar. 0:05 - Driving through Turriff. (0:18) The Turriff mercat cross. (0:27) Turriff Swimming Pool. 0:35 - Sign post for Rosehall, Fortrie, Glendronach and Huntly. 0:42 - Turning right onto the B9024 Bridgend Terrace. 0:47 - Scottish countryside just outside Turriff. 2:09 - Tree damage from the gale force winds the previous two days before. 2:15 - Cows grazing in the field. 2:24 - Glendronach Distillery. 3:02 - Entering the village of Forgue. 3:30 - Entering the town of Huntly. 3:34 - Taking the first exit at the roundabout towards Rhynie and Leith Hall and Garden. 3:38 - Signpost for the A97 to Gartly, Rhynie, Lumsden, Alford and Ballater. 3:45 - Cloud settling on top of the hills. 4:11 - Entering Rhynie. Includes the high street. 5:09 - Entering Lumsden. 5:41 - Heavy rain starts. 6:05 - Signpost for the Cairngorms National Park, Strathdon and Inverness. 6:08 - Passing Kildrummy Castle Hotel and Gardens. 6:14 - Dense woodland. 6:28 - Very tall, thin trees. 7:11 - 1914 - 1919 and 1939 - 1945 War Memorial on the A944, Bellabeg. 7:58 - Woodland along the A944. 8:43 - Driving over the River Don. 8:50 - Cut down trees. 9:06 - Corgarff Castle. 9:19 - Driving up the very long, steep and windy A939, Lecht Road. (10:44) Driving into thick cloud. 11:09 - Outside the Lecht 2090 Activity Centre, 2090 feet (645m) above sea level amid the beauty of the Eastern Cairngorms. The Lecht is situated in the heart of Scotland's largest National Park at the top of the pass between Tomintoul and Strathdon. 11:23 - Panorama of the valley below. 12:01 - Crossing over the River Don on the A939. 12:18 - A939 - Old Military Road. 12:27 - Turning right onto the A93 at the junction with the B976. 12:41 - Looking over towards the Woods of Garmaddie. 12:49 - Passing the Inver Hotel. 13:04 - The Bridge of Dee. 13:06 - Entering Braemar.

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