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Cairn-Mon-Earn

Cairn-Mon-Earn


Postby sketch » Fri Apr 08, 2011 6:01 pm

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

Date walked: 08/04/2011

Time taken: 2.1 hours

Distance: 8.15 km

Ascent: 283m

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Starting at the car park which is suitable for half a dozen cars
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Car Park
I headed up the track with my dog Bonnie and it wasn't long before we reached the woods
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Heading into the wood
Bonnie my Golden Retriever just loves water and it was not long before she found some, All I heard was Splash and she was in there
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Bonnie found 1st watery hole
continuing up the track through the woods which was being cleared and there was a lot of dead areas but also a lot of freshly planted areas, the track itself was in great condition
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Track in excellent condition
after a few more puddles etc Bonnie surprised me by finding lovely clean grass, and proceeded to clean herself by rolling in it
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Bonnie found clean grass for a change
, and it wasn't lang before Bonnie found more mucky water and after the next splash she did not look to Bonnie anymore
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Golden retriver, don't think so !!
, after walking for just over an hour The masts came into view on the final ascent,
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First sign of masts
when we reached the top around the masts the views were excellent, I could see as far as Northfield Mast, not very clearly but still visable with the naked eye, from the area around the masts it was only a hundred yards to the Cairn
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Looking across at the cairn
once we made it across to the cairn a few more pictures were taken, and a good view over Banchory and the Durris mast
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Looking across at Durris mast
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Looking over Banchory
, so that's it we are at the top and a Bench perfect for taking that well deserved rest, a qick brew, a few photo's and give Bonnie her treats, today was a little windy so only stayed at the top for around ten minutes, then to leave the comfy bench behind
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The Cairn along with bench
and 45 minutes later and we were back at the car, so all in all a great little walk when you have a couple of hours to pass
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Looking back from the cairn
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Dense wood
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Bonnie found more mucky water as usual
Last edited by sketch on Thu Apr 14, 2011 9:49 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Cairn-Mon-Earn

Postby ChrisW » Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:41 pm

Nice one sketch, did this just a couple of weeks ago and took a lot of my photos from very similar spots as you, saw a newt in that first puddle that bonnie jumped in :D
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Re: Cairn-Mon-Earn

Postby sketch » Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:58 pm

ChrisW wrote:Nice one sketch, did this just a couple of weeks ago and took a lot of my photos from very similar spots as you, saw a newt in that first puddle that bonnie jumped in :D

Hi ChrisW, The newt had gone when I got to it maybe Bonnies fault lol, I enjoyed the walk, not too heavy at all and nice scenery at the top, I was almost tempted to take a short cut on the way dow, especially when I could see the track so close, but I stuck with it and did the whole 5 miles,
Cheers Martin (sketch)
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