Monday, July 19, 2010

The Falls of Glassalt

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The walk around the stunningly beautiful Loch Muick to Glas Alt Sheil is one we have done many times. This part of the world is beloved of hill-walkers, cyclists, and became popular after Queen Victoria fell in love with it, and bought most of it! Apparently the Falls of the Glassalt, this delightful 150ft cascade that brings the Glas Alt tumbling down from Lochnagar towards the great loch in its vast glacial trench below, was a favourite spot of Prince Albert. It was for this reason Victoria built the holiday house below it on the lochside after his demise. The route from Spital of Glenmuick to the house can be cycled on good tracks, before walking up through the woods to the falls. It's a magical family afternoon out, the route of which is described on the Walk Highlands website here.

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