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Talla Cleuch Head

Talla Cleuch Head

Postby Justdrums » Fri Jul 30, 2021 10:36 pm

Donalds included on this walk: Talla Cleuch Head

Date walked: 11/07/2021

Time taken: 3.5 hours

Distance: 7.5 km

Ascent: 440m

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Parked just past the bridge over Talla Linns. Lots of room and no other cars. From there walked up to the Megget Stone.
The Megget Stone

then followed the path up Fans Law.
Path up Fans Law looking towards the cairn on Cairn Law

As the path gets higher, the view opens up.
Looking back down the path towards Nickie's Knowe. A car conveniently stopped at the Megget Stone gives a sense of scale.

The path continued to run alongside the deer fence. eventually when it levelled off a bit you could see Talla Cleuch Head.
Talla Cleuch Head and Cairn Law

There are gates in the deer fence. Decided to carry on up the path towards Cairn Law rather than go through the first gate through the deer fence but made a note of where it was.
The deer fence with the cairn inside the fence

Before getting to the top of Cairn Law but by a cairn the path and fence turned sharply east. There was another cairn inside the fence. Further along the path you come to the 2nd of the deer fence gates . Before going through the date, took another pic of Talla Cleuch Head and the way ahead.
Talla Cleuch Head from close to the 2nd deer fence gate

Inside the deer fence

The cleuchs are quite cool.
Above the Codleteth Burn looking towards Gameshope Burn

Once inside the fence, just followed the fence to the top since there's not really a path. the top itself is a bit disappointing because of the deer fence but it's there for good reasons.
The top

Looking N from the top with the flanks of Broad Law on the right hand side

Looking down Talla Cleuch to Talla reservoir

Headed back the way I came but went through the lower of the gates in deer fence that I mentioned first. Just had to be wary going above the chanters and cleuchs on Codleteth Hill..
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