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In the footsteps of Fife Flyer - Turin Hill

In the footsteps of Fife Flyer - Turin Hill


Postby KatTai » Wed Jun 22, 2022 5:18 pm

Sub 2000' hills included on this walk: Turin Hill

Date walked: 22/06/2022

Time taken: 1 hours

Ascent: 100m

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Having read Fife Flyers report on this one, my nearest but never done for obvious reasons if you read other reports, I decided it was time to turn this red balloon blue! I was heading into Forfar and stopped off on the way to do this first, having read other reports it wasn't one to do with the dogs making this my first dog-free Scottish Hill :shock:

I parked in the layby just outside Aberlemno rather than trying to squeeze onto the verge, but otherwise just followed Fife Flyers route up through the gates and actually crawling under the first double locked gate because there was space and it seemed easier than messing around opening and closing the gate. Headed directly up the hill from here and did a mission impossible under the electric fence, sometimes being short has its advantages :lol: I swear this area has more electric fencing than Jurassic Park, what have they got in there, King Kong?!?! Reached the summit, its a shame its such an awkward one to do because it's a lovely spot with the two forts and would certainly be a nice introduction to the hills for families if an accessible route was in place!

Glad to finally get this one ticked off, just one Angus sub-2000 left to do now (Crock).

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Oops, no dogs to pose with the trig point guess I'll have to do it instead!


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Summit cairn


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Re: In the footsteps of Fife Flyer - Turin Hill

Postby Fife Flyer » Wed Jun 22, 2022 8:44 pm

Thanks for the mention, having read the previous reports I was expecting a farmer to appear and give us a row. Access is obviously a huge problem and with the summit having a trig that makes it one for the trig baggers (if they exist).
I wasn't overly happy to park on the verge, but the ground was firm. We drove up & down the road twice trying to find a better parking space but we couldn't see one.
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Re: In the footsteps of Fife Flyer - Turin Hill

Postby KatTai » Wed Jun 22, 2022 9:24 pm

Fife Flyer wrote:Thanks for the mention, having read the previous reports I was expecting a farmer to appear and give us a row. Access is obviously a huge problem and with the summit having a trig that makes it one for the trig baggers (if they exist).
I wasn't overly happy to park on the verge, but the ground was firm. We drove up & down the road twice trying to find a better parking space but we couldn't see one.


Thanks for putting up an easy to follow report :D

The layby wasn't great, traffic is very fast on that road and certainly wouldn't want to have dogs (or children) with me walking along there. Cut back through the farm for the return but still a dicey stretch of road to walk along. I had my running shoes on, if any angry farmer or cows showed up I'd be out of there :lol:

It's a shame, Aberlemno could have so much more potential especially with the new archaeological discoveries there but it's all held back.
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