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Bodesbeck and Surrounding Tops

Bodesbeck and Surrounding Tops


Postby jgregor » Tue Jul 04, 2023 5:18 pm

Donalds included on this walk: Bodesbeck Law

Date walked: 04/06/2023

Time taken: 4.8 hours

Distance: 16.2 km

Ascent: 704m

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I was back in the Ettrick area to climb Bodesbeck Law, and a few Donald tops I'd missed out the last time I was here. I followed the WH route (with a detour to Mid Rig) as far as Smidhope Hill. From there I crossed Graham's Law and took the forestry tracks back to the start via Over Phawhope bothy, much the same as when I did the other half of the walk over Ettrick Pen, Wind Fell and Capel Fell.

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End of the road - start of the walk


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On the right track


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Out of the woods and onto the open hillside of Bught Hill


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Nowtrig Head and Mid Rig


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Cairn on Mid Rig


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Heading back towards Bodesbeck Law, and looking down towards Moffat


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Cottongrass on Bodesbeck


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The valley of the Carrifran Burn, with the Saddle Yokes on the left, Carrifran Gans on the right and Raven Craig in the middle


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Approaching Bodesbeck summit


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Bodesbeck Law summit


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View from Bodesbeck over to White Coomb


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Capel Fell and Croft Head


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Looking over Moffat towards the Lowther Hills


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Heading down the south side of Bodesbeck Law


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A fine corner on the way up White Shank


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View up Black Hope to Hart Fell


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View down the valley of the Ettrick Water


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Very tidy and upstanding dyke at the summit of Smidhope Hill


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View of Capel Fell from Smidhope Hill


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Wind Fell and Loch Fell


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Steep descent down to the forestry track - looks familiar


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Taking the longer way around this time


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Over Phawhope bothy


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Interior


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Cooling my feet in the Ettrick Burn at the back of the bothy
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jgregor
 
Posts: 120
Munros:21   Corbetts:8
Fionas:17   Donalds:65+41
Sub 2000:58   Hewitts:1
Islands:9
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