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More Dufftown Tumps

The rain was dingin' doon as I left Westhill. Gordon C was attanding to domestic projects and Adam ( my grandson ) had slept in - so it was Gordon no-mates and faithfull Harvey today. As forecast, we emerged from the rain into morning sunshine on our way to Alford then over the Cabrach towards Dufft...
by Gordon Ballantyne
Thu Oct 21, 2021 9:27 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: More Dufftown Tumps
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Views: 48

Some Strathbogie Tumps

A crisp Friday morn, to pick up Harvey and head up to Huntly behind a big draft malt carrier. Sun shining like a searchlight in my rear view mirror. After a wee overshoot, we parked up at the end of the track into the fields up to Aswanley. We were just tooling up when the farmer drove down the road...
by Gordon Ballantyne
Sat Oct 16, 2021 1:10 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Some Strathbogie Tumps
Replies: 0
Views: 52

Some Tumps near Gartly

Ma buddy GordonC had an appointment wi Dr Death at the dentist on the best forecast weather day this week, so Friday looked next best bet. Rose to a pink dawn......enhanced by Maria's fine display of begonias in our back garden $matches[2] It's possible to do this from the main A96 road, but being a...
by Gordon Ballantyne
Sat Oct 09, 2021 12:34 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Some Tumps near Gartly
Replies: 0
Views: 44

Some Banchory Tumps

Should've been out yesterday - weatherwise, but with Harvey's folks in Denmark, decided to stick with tradition and go on thurs and hope the rain cleared before lunch - which it did. Picked up GordonC at the Banchory caravan park where he was shaking down his van, and being a good Aberdonian, making...
by Gordon Ballantyne
Fri Oct 01, 2021 9:01 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Some Banchory Tumps
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Views: 51

Some Tumps aboot Huntly

Last minute weather looked a bit dodgy, but nevertheless, we picked up Harvey and set out for Huntly - dawdling a little to allow the weather to settle and assisted by some tractor traffic ca'in grain from the combines, still working furiously to complete the tail end o the hairst. Just as we arrive...
by Gordon Ballantyne
Fri Sep 24, 2021 11:53 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Some Tumps aboot Huntly
Replies: 0
Views: 49

Some Tumps south of Haugh o Glass

Rain greeted us as we started off to pick up Harvey. However it was short-lived, as we drove west towards Alford and a land illuminated by the September sun. Craig Watch and Craig Dorney Parked up on the grass verge at the Brig o Ardgallie as advertised by Dave McG. $matches[2] $matches[2] Took the ...
by Gordon Ballantyne
Fri Sep 17, 2021 4:29 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Some Tumps south of Haugh o Glass
Replies: 0
Views: 40

Some Clashindarroch Tumps

Hadn't been on the hill for a fortnight as we'd been to a funeral in Skipton with the Bradshaws and had stayed for a few days - so an easy day planned. It was due to be hot as well, so we had to pace ourselves. GordonC had toyed with the idea of knocking off the last of the Grey corries from Glen Ne...
by Gordon Ballantyne
Thu Sep 09, 2021 1:18 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Some Clashindarroch Tumps
Replies: 0
Views: 62

A Royal walk - Glenmuick

We picked up Harvey and headed for the Spittal. The target was the Tumps on the east side of Lochnagar - Conachcraig and behind it Caistael na Caillich, then across the way to Meikle Pap, Cuidhe Crom then An t-Sron. In the end, we spent so much time dawdling and soaking up the spectacular scenery, t...
by Gordon Ballantyne
Thu Aug 19, 2021 4:31 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: A Royal walk - Glenmuick
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Views: 139

Re: Installing the Lochnagar Stane at the Spittal o Glen Mui

Good to see craftsmen at work....a fine job done. :) The Rp call I first heard coming out from one of the teaching folks at Glenmore Lodge....only just opened then...we were there on a schools trip involving several schools from the two big cities in Scotland. :) ......................................
by Gordon Ballantyne
Wed Aug 11, 2021 3:07 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Installing the Lochnagar Stane at the Spittal o Glen Muick
Replies: 2
Views: 193

Installing the Lochnagar Stane at the Spittal o Glen Muick

Today, a group of Mountaineers installed a commemorative stone - The Lochnagar Stane - by the visitor centre at Glen Muick. ( see previous posting for details about the Somme Lochnagar crater story ) The Stane had been delivered the previous week by RAF Lossiemouth Mountain Rescue Team. Gordon Coope...
by Gordon Ballantyne
Tue Aug 10, 2021 9:31 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Installing the Lochnagar Stane at the Spittal o Glen Muick
Replies: 2
Views: 193

Glen Muick and the Lochnagar stane

H was on holiday in York and today we were to receive delivery of the RAF Mountain Rescue Association commemorative Lochnagar stone at The Spittal, ( it had originally been sourced from the corrie of Lochnagar ) which mirrored the one placed by them at the Lochnagar crater in northern France, formed...
by Gordon Ballantyne
Thu Aug 05, 2021 2:09 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Glen Muick and the Lochnagar stane
Replies: 0
Views: 121

Some Dufftown Tumps

Flushed with our re-ticking of Carn Liath earlier in the week we picked up Harvey and headed over the Cabrach to park in a layby, fashioned for the Wind Turbine project vehicles just beyond Glack o Balloch. Weather was forecast to be be cloudy near the coast but better inland. At first it was pretty...
by Gordon Ballantyne
Thu Jul 22, 2021 10:18 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Some Dufftown Tumps
Replies: 0
Views: 81

Corbett correction - Carn Liath -> Creag an Dail Beag

The re-assignment of the NW top of Carn Liath as the corbett had blind-sided these old buddies. I'd done Carn Liath in 2010 and had bagged the centre top, whilst GordonC had bagged the South top, both believing we'd done it. GordonC had gone back to bag the centre top last week, diligently visiting ...
by Gordon Ballantyne
Tue Jul 20, 2021 10:26 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Corbett correction - Carn Liath -> Creag an Dail Beag
Replies: 0
Views: 129

Re: Maw Craigs recce

Hi Dave, Think you can get to Crovie Maw Craigs without swimming, but take a couple of wheelie bin liners just in case. The Pennan one you'd would need get over the intervening ridge of Green Kaims which is between the poss descent gully to the E and Maw. ( its grassy where joined to land.) $matches...
by Gordon Ballantyne
Fri Jul 16, 2021 10:32 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Maw Craigs recce
Replies: 3
Views: 164

Maw Craigs recce

I was browsing the Hillbagging maps when I spotted a couple of Tumps on the coast which I'd not noticed before, so decided to investigate a little more. We decided to do the recce of these two stacks along with a few Tumps near the coast. Harvey was out of quarantine, so we picked him up and headed ...
by Gordon Ballantyne
Fri Jul 16, 2021 4:12 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Maw Craigs recce
Replies: 3
Views: 164
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