Day 9: Mar Lodge to Braemar
Distance: 8km (200m), total of 192km
Time on the trail: 2 hrs
Planned route: map
Yesterday started with a wonderfully long shower at Mar Lodge. We had a nice breakfast with the other challengers before saying our good byes and starting the epic 8km yomp into Braemar. We left by walking around to the front of Mar Lodge before crossing Victoria Bridge taking a road walk into Braemar.
The trip seemed shirt as we walked with TGOers Pete and Tony so the miles went quickly as we chatted. We were soon in Braemar and headed for the gear shop to find a midweight thermal top for Lynn.
Little seemed to have changed since we were here in ’09. After stopping for gas and a shirt for Lynn we headed across the road to the Hungry Highlander for a huge fish and chip lunch before heading to our BnB. Later in the afternoon we headed up to the Moorfield Hotel for some real ale before having a nice dinner with our trail buddy Colin.