Weather: Muggy and cloudy but dry
Travel & Parking:
- Easy access from Lintmill, though I had nice relatives who showed me the way! It was very busy by the time we got back!
My granny came from Buckie and I grew up listening to her stories, many of which involved the Bin Hill!
I finally had an opportunity to climb it, and we set off early to beat the crowds.
I didn't overly enjoy the first portion of the walk - it was very muggy between the trees, and though I enjoy a forest amble I much prefer open spaces with views of landscapes.
It didn't take long to ascend, and once we cleared the treeline we were met with wonderful sunrise views over the Moray firth and hills to the south!
Cullen's viaducts were prominent and (with the aid of a zoom lens on my camera) I could make out plenty of detail across Portnockie, Finechty, Buckie and beyond.
The trig point showing points of interests, and detailing the different hills was broken unfortunately - so some of the hills visible remain a mystery - but I was doing this for the family connection more than a geography lesson, so it didn't really matter.
First up we had breakfast at the top, meeting only one cyclist. As we started to descent (maybe about 8.45am) we passed numerous folk on their way up, and returned to a very busy car park.
A lovely walk that I'm glad to have completed
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