ERDGT: Harry Potter#4 The Whomping Willow
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Welcome to the Explore Royal Deeside GeoTour Let your GPS guide you on an adventure around majestic scenery and hidden gems. Special geocaches have been hidden at 20 sites across Royal Deeside through forest trails, around lochs and at breathtaking viewpoints. There are GeoCoin prizes for cachers who collect 15 or more codewords or business stamps. Earn your coins by collecting codewords and/or stamps from participating local businesses. When you visit a participating business, just ask to have your passport stamped.
This GeoTour cache is actually part of the Harry Potter series created by loopylogan across the slopes of Scolty Hill near Banchory.
Beware of the whomping willow, which first appeared in the Chamber of Secrets.
Scolty is just a wee Scottish hill ( 299m) but its 20m Landmark Tower on the summit has a fantastic view. This 6 mile circular cache trail incorporates a section of the Deeside Way and will take 2-4 hours to complete. The Tower, originally built as a memorial to General Burnett who fought alongside Wellington, was restored in 1992 and now can be climbed from within by those with no fear of heights. But hold on tae yer bunnet as the wind is gie fierce when ye stick yer heid oot! This trail has good paths, although parts can be muddy at times. There is one quite steep section and the trail takes in the top of the hill.
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