January 24, 2008 - 4.0
One of my main routes to/from the Higlands and one I always enjoy, with some twisty bits, fast screamers and wonderful scenery. Ive done the Craithe, Ballater and Dinnet routes as well, all are terrific.
But here, Id like to add to a suggestion to 2 other posted routes Alford - Cragellachie, Cragellachie - Granton-On-Spey that rounds out a circular route and great day out.
Instead of turning right at Colnabaichin towards Ballater, continue following the River Don towards Strathdon and Kildrummy Castle. Stop at Kildrummy Castle and take in the magnificent gardens (see photo) and yet another hot chocolate.