Posted by & filed under Military/Aircraft, Mountains & hills, September 2 2009.

The Great Corrie of Lochnagar

Last weekend I walked to the summit of Lochnagar from Glen Muick. This is a popular route and the mountain was quite busy with walkers (the Glen Muick car park is a nightmare on a Sunday afternoon). The weather wasn’t great, with strong cold winds on the summit and rain later in the afternoon. August in the Scottish hills this year has been very poor in terms of weather. I did get a great view of the cliffs in the Corrie of Lochnagar however (photo here).

On the slopes of Lochnagar are the remains of a naval training aircraft, a Fairey Firefly that crashed here in 1949. Many large parts of the aircraft remain, even so long after the crash. You can see the photos I took of the wreck site on my website here.

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