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Cairn Mon Earn - You can't beat a quickie

Cairn Mon Earn - You can't beat a quickie


Postby ChrisW » Fri Mar 25, 2011 7:09 pm

Sub 2000' hills included on this walk: Cairn-mon-earn

Date walked: 25/03/2011

Time taken: 2 hours

Distance: 8.8 km

Ascent: 226m

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Looking for a quick walk this afternoon, WH pointed me toward 'Cairn Mon Earn' - close to home and not too time consuming....ideal.

The parking is good for up to 6 vehicles then it's straight on to the logging track
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Within a very short time you are high enough for some nice views over deeside
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Saw my first frog and frogspwan of the year in a small pool beside the track
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Rising further the views continue to improve
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The first view of the summit is a little........uninspiring
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With all that logging the track is nowhere near the woodland walk you would imagine from the OS map...
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The open space is quite enjoyable and the spring greens are beginning to show
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The entire track remains in great condition throughout and would be a good MTB ride I suspect - if a little short
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Rounding a turn and were almost at the summit
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And there it is, towers a-plenty
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From the trig point I can see a shower over the north sea beyond stonehaven
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It's a mild celebration for the third hill this week.

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Great views to be had from the summit
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Across a short trail through the heather to a small cairn and fine looking bench. The views are fantastic and I can see the rain falling in several places across the horizon, time for a cuppa.
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Back down along the same route
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The summit and logging trail in one...just
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During a shower I sheltered under a tree and glanced into a deep pool at the side of the track.....what the hell is that, it's alive.....newt??? anyone got any ideas :shock:
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In all a great little short walk with a hardly noticeably rise to a summit with excellent views, a fine end to a great week for me :D




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Re: Cairn Mon Earn - You can't beat a quickie

Postby foggieclimber » Sun Mar 27, 2011 7:07 pm

Did this hill just over one year ago - wee write-up.
Can't recall seeing any felled trees last year. Looks like they've been busy chopping down huge numbers of trees since.
Looks like a newt in the pool :).
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Re: Cairn Mon Earn - You can't beat a quickie

Postby ChrisW » Sun Mar 27, 2011 7:27 pm

foggieclimber wrote:Did this hill just over one year ago - wee write-up.
Can't recall seeing any felled trees last year. Looks like they've been busy chopping down huge numbers of trees since.
Looks like a newt in the pool :).


Great write up foggy, you're right about the trees there doesn't seem to be anything like the 'scorched earth' that I saw (though it does help open up the views) your little girl looks so cute in your pics, I reckon you were right about carrying her for the last 2k....worth it for the company :D
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Re: Cairn Mon Earn - You can't beat a quickie

Postby Merry-walker » Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:13 pm

Nice one Chris :thumbup:
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