This is one of my favourite walks, although I prefer it when my mum runs with me, but she hasn’t done that for a while. It’s part of the Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve, which has a few great walks, and I’ll tell you about the others soon.
You park at the Burn O’Vat visitor centre and cross the road and follow the dragonfly signs.
The walk is 3km long, which can take us up to an hour if I stop to sniff all the exciting smells. It takes about 20 minutes if we run it, but that’s missing out the wooden walkway across the moss (that means bog) because mum doesn’t like it when I jump in the mud. I love it when we do get to go on the wooden walkway because it makes a funny noise when I scamper along. Mum always stops to take photos and that’s my chance to jump off the edge and get wet when she’s not looking!
There’s a pretty bridge that I get to stop at and have a little paddle and a drink.
In the summer I need to stay on the lead in case I frighten the nesting birds… as if!
Welcome to Oscar’s blog – the diary of a Deeside Dog.
Oscar is a lively, bouncy cockapoo who lives at Ordie Bakery House, right next to the self catering holiday cottage. His hobbies are eating cheese, bouncing through heather, watching sheep and chasing pheasants – and he absolutely loves meeting new people.
There are so many lovely places to visit in Aberdeenshire and loads of great walks around the Deeside area, and Oscar will introduce you to some of his favourites in this blog.