|Morrone from Braemar
|Estimated net time||2-2½ hours|
|Drinking water||You're likely to find a couple of small streams in the lower part of the route.|
|GSM coverage||Coverage throughout the route (June 2014).|
|Parking||Room for many cars at car park by trail head.|
|Start height||372 metres|
|Vertical metres||490 metres for the roundtrip.|
|Trip distance||6.8 km|
In Braemar, approximately 100 km (60 mi) west on road A93 from Aberdeen, turn right (west) onto the road going into the village centre (if you arrive from north). Drive past the Fife Arms Hotel and continue another couple of hundred metres. Drive the road Chapel Brae 660 metres (0.4 mi) uphill and turn left onto a car park. Park here.
Start your hike by walking back to Chapel Brae and turn left. Walk 150 metres and fork left. Continue another 280 metres and bear right after you have passed a house. Follow the path, which soon turns left, and then keep going straight ahead (don't turn right) on a wide path in the path junction. You get to a 4-way path junction 180 metres further ahead and should continue straight ahead, following signs for "Morrone". Follow this path all the way to the summit, where you will find a building and telecomm installations.
Descend by reversing your ascent route.
06. June 2014
Elisabeth, Njål and me had flown from Norway to Aberdeen earlier this Friday and decided to stop for a hike in Braemar on our way to Blairgowrie, where we were going to spend the night before heading to Linlithgow to pick up Sigurd the next day.
We weren't quite sure about where to find the trail head, but after a little bit of messing around we found our way up Chapel Brae, and parked where we found a small car park, where we changed into hiking gear inside the car. After having walked less than 200 metres we passed what is the proper car park for hikes to Morrone, but there was no point in going back to the car and park at the upper car park.
The rest of the hike was pretty uneventful, and we got to the summit in just under an hour. From the summit we had OK views, amongst others across to Lochnagar, where Elisabeth and I had a nice hike a couple of years earlier.
Back down at the car we hit the A93 and drove to the Angus Hotel in Blairgowrie, got a shower, and then out for some food.