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Drumelzier, just Drumelzier

Drumelzier, just Drumelzier

Postby Justdrums » Mon Oct 12, 2020 5:36 pm

Donalds included on this walk: Drumelzier Law

Date walked: 11/10/2020

Time taken: 4 hours

Distance: 8.6 km

Ascent: 535m

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Hum'ed and haw'ed over whether to do Dollar Law, Broughton Heights or this and in the end settled on Drumelzier after all. I had previously been up Pykestone. I decided to travel the reverse of the Walkhighlands suggested traverse of Pykestone, Middle and Drumelzier but only go as far as Drumelzier and return the way I came. Well when I got to the top of Drumelzier I could not be bothered walking all the way round again so decided to just head down the shoulder since it was not too steep and the heather was not too big at the top at least.
Notice board at start of walk

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Looking towards Drumelzier Law from the track by the burn.

From the large rock with a memorial plaque. Looking back towards the mill and walk start.

Looking towards Drumelzier from the rock with the memorial plaque

Leaving the track and heading up towards Finglen Rig

Looking towards Drumelzier Law from the path going up Finglen Rig

Trahenna Hill from Finglen Rig path

Tinto and Culter Fell from the top of Logan Head

Broad Law from Logan Head - you could see the masts and other buildings

Drumelzier Law and Middle Hill, I think. you feel like you are in the middle of nowhere but the noise from the A701 is really prominent.

The summit cairn of Drumelzier Law looking towards Tinto and Culter Fell.

Pykestone Hill from the summit cairn of Drumelzier Law

Heading down the shoulder

Not much in the way of wild birds round here

When I got back to the car, a local person asked me about a car parked in front of their garage preventing them getting their vehicle out. Not mine I hasten to add. It seems they have a problem with too many cars parking and there's talk of them blocking of the small number of parking spaces beside the sign at the walk start.
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