RGU CompSoc Portsoy to Cullen Trek Sat 12th Oct 2013
October 12, 2013
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On Saturday 12th October 2013 RGU CompSoc set off on its usual start of year hill walking trip. This time round we set our sites on a route located about 50 miles north of Aberdeen, a costal walk between Portsoy and Cullen.
We started the adventure just outside the Riverside East Building in Garthdee around 09:40 where we picked up most of the group, we then headed to Woolmanhill to pick up a few more, before journeying north to reach the starting point of Portsoy for our costal trek. Just prior to arriving in Portsoy we stopped off at a co-op shop located just next to the Stay Puff Marshmallow Man from Ghostbusters located in Macduff.
After this quick pit stop we went direct to Portsoy to start the trek around 12:00.
We say some really wonderful scenery along the way and visited some castle runes located right on the cliff edge. We finally arrived in Cullen just before 17:00, and stocked up on some ice-cream before heading back to Aberdeen. On our way through Dyce and onto Aberdeen City centre we made a number of stops along the way to let people off in convenient locations. We finally arrive back at campus just a few minutes before 19:00.
All in all it was a really great day, as you can see from the photographs, the sun was shining all day long and the scenery was in a word amazing. Everybody who came along on the trip really enjoyed it. Hopefully we can do a similar trip again soon. The video below may give you some sense as well of the places we saw and the fun we had, you may notice towards the end that a particular shot looks very much alike a shot from the Fellowship of the Ring, located about half way through just after the Fellowship set off from Rivendell and are making their way across a ridge. Gandalf stops for a moment and puts his hands on a rock as he negotiates his way over a step.
If you wish to see some more pictures from the trip the take a look at this photo set which just so happens to have 586 images charting the journey. This other video directly below, prior to seeing a sample of images from the days, shows the set-up process for the group photo.
The route was about 7 miles in length (11.26km) as seen in the route map below.