When I was younger Autumn was my least favourite time of the year; days become shorter, colder and the rain successfully managed to keep me at home. As a outdoorsy type this was not ideal for me - I bet you can imagine my disappointment, despite the fact that it starts with my birthday, when September approached. I am still very much of a spring and summer person but this year I decided to take what is the best in Autumn. To do that I have created My Autumn Goals .
On Sunday I decided to take advantage of the gorgeous sun in Scotland and hike up Bennachie and climb to the top of Mither Tap. My Autumn Goals included discovering places around Aberdeen so here is one of them, perfect for an easy Sunday hike with friends and family.
Lesson for today: Scottish Autumn might require you to take sunglasses with you.
Sun proved the point again - I should have taken sunglasses with me!
Views from the top were fantastic. We picked a great day to explore Bennachie.
View from the top. Green, full of fauna and flora - that's Aberdeenshire for you.
It was not the longest or the most difficult hike I have ever done...
...Yet it was still very rewarding!
If I could change one thing about my hike...
It would have to be my hiking shoes. Apparently they are not as comfortable as I remembered them to be.
You can imagine my surprise when after a few minutes and a couple of snacks later at the summit this lovely, familiar, chocolaty and so friendly face appeared! Can he be any cuter? I do not think so.
You knew a photo like this is coming! I just could not help myself!
What have you been up to this Autumn? Have you been hiking?