Sunday 27th July the Grampian Branch of the scottish
endurance riding club held an event near Insch
called the Grampian Castles. Although the weather
had been great in the lead up to the event, on
the day it was rather misty and very close, but
that didn't deter over 45 people venturing out
into the hills.
The pleasure ride was 23km long (approx 15miles)
and went over some fantastic terrain - mainly grass,
up over the moors and through the heather. On a
fine sunny day the views would have been spectacular
but we made do with the gaps when the mist cleared.
The route went up and down hills and there some
fantastic opportunities for cantering. The
longer routes, 30km and 50km, went round and over
the Correen hills at the back of Alford and through
the village of Clatt.
It was great to see families out riding together
whether it was mother and son or mother and daughter.
What a great way to spend time together. There
were riders from the Tayside and Highland area
who had travelled with some riders camping over
The route and event were very well organised so
thanks go to the organisers and all those that
volunteered. There is a month or two until the
next event when is near New Deer at the end of
September, so if you haven't had the chance to
come out this year, why not join us then. More
details along with info on how to get new club
merchandise can be found at www.serc-grampian.org.uk
Keep an eye on the website for any forthcoming
socials and events.