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Hill of Tillymorgan

Hill of Tillymorgan


Postby litljortindan » Fri Mar 26, 2021 10:00 pm

Sub 2000' hills included on this walk: Hill of Tillymorgan

Date walked: 21/03/2021

Time taken: 1.5 hours

Distance: 4 km

Ascent: 200m

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A quick visit to a small hill just down the road from us. Been there a couple of times before but missed the trig point. This time I turned off the main track up just before the end and found the easy path there that bypasses the old quarries.

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Tillymorgan on the left with disused quarries visible.

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View of Bennachie from my parking spot beside the old church.

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There used to be a nice wooden sign at the start of the walk worded "two mile walk" but it seems to have disappeared.

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The Buck.

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Mount Keen, I think.

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One of the wind turbines that has appeared since my last visit.

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Mither Tap.

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Dunnideer Hill (with summit castle remains just visible), Hill of Christ's Kirk and Knock Saul. Three good hills though they don't look like much from here.

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Mount Keen again?

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And Lochnagar.

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Foudland Hill on the other side of the A96.

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The Buck again.

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Eastern Cairngorms.

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Made it to the trig point at the third attempt.

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Lochnagar catching the sunset.

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Ben Rinnes in the horizon gloom.

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Clouds above the Cairngorms that look like lentils.

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Last edited by litljortindan on Fri May 14, 2021 2:03 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Hill of Tillymorgan

Postby kevsbald » Sat Mar 27, 2021 3:51 pm

Didn't realise you were local to this area - folks bide in Pitmedden so I pop over here now and again. It's a lovely wee hill with great views, as your post testifies.
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Re: Hill of Tillymorgan

Postby litljortindan » Tue Mar 30, 2021 8:12 pm

kevsbald wrote:Didn't realise you were local to this area - folks bide in Pitmedden so I pop over here now and again. It's a lovely wee hill with great views, as your post testifies.


I'm always impressed that Pitmedden has a football pitch with floodlights, not that I've actually seen the pitch; I just used to drive that way twice a week to play football in Ellon. We also used to walk round Pitmedden House grounds occasionally but haven't been for a while.
Tillymorgan definitely worth the small effort of the climb.
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