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The Ettrick Donalds

The Ettrick Donalds

Postby roscoT » Wed Feb 15, 2023 10:42 pm

Fionas included on this walk: Capel Fell, Croft Head, Ettrick Pen

Donalds included on this walk: Bodesbeck Law, Capel Fell, Croft Head, Ettrick Pen, Loch Fell, Wind Fell

Date walked: 12/02/2023

Time taken: 6 hours

Distance: 22.4 km

Ascent: 1240m

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Absolute cracking walk with Euan and Fergus the dog ticking off some Donalds. Really varied walk with enough interesting stuff and up and down to keep you honest. Only bit from sketching out a route I wasn't sure about was the descent from West Knowe to the bottom of Croft Head, which looked pathless and steep from maps, but which didn't present too many problems in reality - leaning back did the trick! A good challenge of a walk in the Winter months - good amount of elevation without having to go too high - would recommend.

Definitely been enjoying some longer hilly routes in the ranges south of the highlands this year so far, which i've cheekily being calling 'local' hills. 4 down, think a few more to go before I venture north again!

Ower Phawthope bothy

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Ettrick Pen

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On Loch Fell

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Descent from West Knowe

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selcoth burn from Croft Head

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crossing selcoth

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Bodesbeck Law
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Re: The Ettrick Donalds

Postby WildAboutWalking » Thu Feb 16, 2023 12:38 pm

By coincidence, I was in the area last week, walking from Moffat to Innerleithen. You had a lot better weather than I so it is nice to see what the hills actually look like!


Croft Head was dismal in the cloud.
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