Monday, 30 September 2013

Telford's Bridge at Craigellachie

At the end of the walk from Aberlour to Craigellachie on the Speyside Way, it was well worth the effort of making the short detour to go and take a closer look at Thomas Telford's fine, elegant bridge.

The approach to the bridge.

The bridge was a symbolic setting for the amalgamation of two regiments.

Monday, 23 September 2013

From Aberlour to Craigellachie on the Speyside Way

The next day walked from Aberlour to Cragellachie. Shortly after leaving Aberlour the Way opens out to give fine views of the Spay.
Some of the leaves were getting their Autumn colour.                                   
The approach to a tunnel.
Light at the end of the tunnel.

 Telford's bridge at Craigellachie.
Fine view of the Spey from Craigellachie.

Saturday, 21 September 2013

From Carron to Aberlour on the Speyside Way

Staying at Grantown-on-Spey, decided to walk some short stretches of the Speyside Way, which runs from  Aviemore to Buckie, much of the way using the old Speyside railway track. The station at Carron is no longer there, but the little ornamental train is a reminder of the past.
Part of the old Imperial Distillery buildings at Carron. Most of the old buildings have been pulled down but a new distillery is being built.
 The sign is still standing at the disused railway halt.
 Road bridge over the old railway track.
 Devil's bit scabious was still flowering.
 Glimpses of the Spey between the trees.
 Bridge across the Spey approaching Aberlour
The old railway station at Aberlour.