Tillie’s Adventures – Lochan Uaine

Legend has it that the fairies of Glenmore wash their clothes in Lochan Uaine, which gives the water a green colour. Well they have to wash their clothes somewhere, don’t they? Otherwise they would get dirty. Wouldn’t they? And we don’t want dirty fairies. Do we? This is Tillie’s much anticipated sequel to myย Loch Morlich adventure. A magical adventure to Lochan Uaine in Glenmore Forest Park.

Lochan Uaine is also known as the Green Lochan, because the water looks green. Because the fairies of Glenmore wash their clothes in the Loch.

Location: here.

Now, the mummy isn’t good at reading maps and Tillie doesn’t do maps. I prefer to make up my own route as I go along. It’s more adventurous. But the route we sort of followed (in reverse) is the blue Ryvoan trail on this leaflet.

Here I am at the start of my Lochan Uaine adventure. The track started as a gravel forest track (across the road from Loch Morlich Beach Trail on aforementioned leaflet) and took us up through the pine and birch forest …

Tillie on the track to Lochan Uaine

With spectacular views to enjoy as we gently ascended the track …

Views on the track to Lochan Uaine

Cairngorms

As we climbed, the track got narrower, which Tillie thought was very exciting …

Pine and Birch Forest near Lochan Uaine

But the mummy had to slow down, so I had to wait for her …

And again …

Then we got our first view of the green waters of Lochan Uaine …

Lochan Uaine, the Green Lochan

It’s pretty …

Lochan Uaine, Glenmore Forest

We didn’t see any fairies washing their clothes, but the water is a lovely clear green ..

Green Lochan, where the fairies of Glenmore wash their clothes

Here I am on the beach watching a group of people enjoying their picnic … wondering if they might have a spare sausage for Tille …

Any sausages for Tillie?

Tillie looking over there …

Tillie at Lochan Uaine

After enjoying a rest, a paddle and a picnic (but no sausage) at Lochan Uaine, we took the easy bottom route back to Glenmore Lodge …

An epic adventure!

The end.

Tillie x

 

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