Echt - Barmekin Hill-fort - Echt

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As you move away from the village you take a level rural path past the sides of a field. Following this, a farm track then leads you gently upwards. This then gives way to a steeper section through rougher scrubland. The route then gets much steeper before reaching the top of the hill, which is the site of an old prehistoric hill-fort whose double outer walls' remains are still visible. Aerial views (available online) still show clearly a series of concentric circles.

After reaching the summit the route descends on the other side of the hill. Next comes a section through rough moorland. This then passes down an avenue of mature trees before following a less distinct path through more woodland. After rising slightly the route completes a circle before returning to the start.

Scotland - Northeast Scotland - Aberdeenshire - Countryside


Birds, Butterflies, Flowers, Great Views, Wildlife, Woodland