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Misty Ben Hiant

Firstly, without sounding too much like an Oscar acceptance speech, I would sincerely like to thank the 6 writers of the existing WH reports, without whom we would have no idea of the wonderful views from the top of Ben Hiant. We were there last Saturday, with the cloud base at around 1000-1200ft, a...
by dgcampbell
Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:58 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Misty Ben Hiant
Replies: 0
Views: 924

Mayar & a Ptarmigan

Having done a lot more hill-walking over the summer than for many years I thought that finishing the better weather off by getting to the top of a Munro seemed a good challenge. The obvious and closest candidates were Mayar & Driesh at the head of Glen Doll. Being fortunate and able to choose wh...
by dgcampbell
Mon Oct 31, 2016 6:20 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Mayar & a Ptarmigan
Replies: 0
Views: 1122

Re: Ben Cleuch & King's Seat, a good conclusion

..... Incidentally, the summit of King's Seat isn't the big double cairn but is at the far end of the ridge (which you crossed anyway); seemingly the NW end is 7m higher than the cairns, although I'm never convinced it's quite as much as that. The Woolpack always looks nice, but I've only ever been...
by dgcampbell
Thu Oct 27, 2016 2:51 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Ben Cleuch & King's Seat, a good conclusion
Replies: 4
Views: 2696

Re: Ben Cleuch & King's Seat, a good conclusion

RTC wrote:Nice photos and report. Well done on recovering from your operation and managing to do all these hills. The Ochils are great for meeting nice people, even the odd Campbell.

Thanks, I like your turn of phrase about meeting the "odd Campbell"; as if there was any other kind!
by dgcampbell
Thu Oct 27, 2016 2:46 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Ben Cleuch & King's Seat, a good conclusion
Replies: 4
Views: 2696

Ben Cleuch & King's Seat, a good conclusion

The forecast was for sun most of the day so I had set off early for Dollar and got to the Castle Campbell Car Park around 8:30, first one there too. 20161002.gpx A sign said the road up from there was in a bad state and for pedestrians only. So after up and down and round the back of the Castle via ...
by dgcampbell
Tue Oct 25, 2016 10:39 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Ben Cleuch & King's Seat, a good conclusion
Replies: 4
Views: 2696

Tarmangie & 71 ways to say Hello

Set off from Castlehill Reservoir car park at around 9 on a cloudy morning but with sun forecast for later. All set for a quiet tranquil walk for my first 2 Donalds in the Ochils. Went round the Glenquey House road and then across the front of Glenquey Dam. About 30m beyond the dam I saw the usual v...
by dgcampbell
Mon Aug 29, 2016 5:37 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Tarmangie & 71 ways to say Hello
Replies: 0
Views: 1448

Loch Ordie & Oisinneach Mor but no Deuchary Hill

20150523single.gpx This was walked last year but I've only just written it up. We have walked from twice from Craiglush to Loch Ordie / Deuchary Hill but this time I started at Guay, just off the A9 South and East of the Ballinluig junction. A mile or so from the A9 there is a sharp left turn with ...
by dgcampbell
Fri Aug 05, 2016 5:19 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Loch Ordie & Oisinneach Mor but no Deuchary Hill
Replies: 0
Views: 2175

The Kintyre Way, a 6 year journey 2007-2013

As we were in Kintyre for a week in 2007, and I was looking for something to do other than sit and shiver watching wildlife, the thought of doing a section of the Kintyre Way came to mind. The tale below is of the next 6 years in which I walked one, and finally two, sections each year till ending at...
by dgcampbell
Thu Jul 14, 2016 10:13 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: The Kintyre Way, a 6 year journey 2007-2013
Replies: 0
Views: 3361

Loch Lundie, anticlockwise

20160629.gpx We took this walk as a starting point and as it was a good day, the best of the week in fact, we thought of being a bit more adventurous and decided to do an anti-clockwise circular walk round the Loch. The start was identical to the WH description, between the two white cottages and f...
by dgcampbell
Wed Jul 06, 2016 4:31 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Loch Lundie, anticlockwise
Replies: 0
Views: 1165

Allt na Calliche & River Garry

20160627.gpx We combined these two walks, the Allt na Calliche Trail & the River Garry, starting at the Forestry Commission Glengarry Car Park (Ciste Dubh) and followed the Allt na Calliche trail South on the West side of the river to the waterfalls on a day with some blue sky and some short ra...
by dgcampbell
Tue Jul 05, 2016 4:16 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Allt na Calliche & River Garry
Replies: 0
Views: 1040

Innerdouny Hill & Lendrick Hill in the mist

Innerdouny Hill from Littlerigg Car Park 9.3km 5.8 miles; 2hr 20min; Summit 497m 1630ft; Ascent GPS 260m 850ft 20160611aUp.gpx The 2 Hills are close enough to be worth doing as one trip so in spite of the low cloud & rain I headed off to park at the Littlerigg Forestry Commission site. Just bef...
by dgcampbell
Fri Jun 17, 2016 9:07 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Innerdouny Hill & Lendrick Hill in the mist
Replies: 0
Views: 1662

Cairnie Hill & Mount Hill

Cairnie Hill from Woodmill Mains 4.6km 2.9 miles; 1hr 15min; Summit 228m 748ft; Ascent GPS 140m 472ft 20160605a.gpx Left early and parked by the telecomms mast at NO272155 by 8:50am. Overcast but dry and headed off aiming to follow the route marked by superstar_tradesman on his run up Cairnie Hill ...
by dgcampbell
Fri Jun 17, 2016 9:04 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Cairnie Hill & Mount Hill
Replies: 0
Views: 1874

Re: Bishop Hill circular in sunshine

I agree with you about the multitude of different approaches, I would say its one of the attractions of what seems a very unassuming hilltop. People seemed to be appearing from all over the place once I was up on the ridge. And its true, no matter what your state of fitness is, there will always be ...
by dgcampbell
Fri Jun 03, 2016 4:20 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Bishop Hill circular in sunshine
Replies: 2
Views: 2024

Bishop Hill circular in sunshine

Started from the Holl Reservoir parking, being careful not to transgress and enter the hallowed ground of the Fisherman’s Car Park, 9 am on a Sunday morning and that was half full whereas the other car park was empty. Do fishers really get out and about before walkers? P1020736.jpg Followed the WH r...
by dgcampbell
Fri Jun 03, 2016 2:40 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Bishop Hill circular in sunshine
Replies: 2
Views: 2024

Norman's Law and a meeting.

Parked at the Village Hall in Luthrie and followed the WH route for the circuit, a good sunny afternoon but still with a chill in the air. Turned right at Carphin House Lodge, then veered to the left at Emily Cottage, anyone know who Emily was? P1020651.jpg Carphin Dovecot (18th C) was on the left a...
by dgcampbell
Wed Jun 01, 2016 1:45 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Norman's Law and a meeting.
Replies: 1
Views: 1678
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