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Glendevon 3 again

Glendevon 3 again


Postby Fife Flyer » Sun Jan 14, 2024 8:13 pm

Sub 2000' hills included on this walk: Innerdouny Hill, Lendrick Hill, Steele's Knowe

Date walked: 13/01/2024

Time taken: 5 hours

Distance: 17.7 km

Ascent: 765m

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With George unavailable again I suggested to Parminder we head to Glendevon to visit 3 wee hills that would be new to him - but not to me. It was my turn to drive so we set off from our usual meeting spot just before 8am & it didn't look very promising as it was a bit foggy. However once we reached Kinross the fog disappeared & it turned out to be a superb day.

Innerdouny Hill, 6.4km, 240m, 1hr 50mins

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The initial way ahead

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The greenery is starting to encroach

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Parminder modelling his stylish headgear

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Nice gradual ascent

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Sun starting to appear over the horizon

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Looking west towards what would be our third hill Steele's Knowe

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Track is a bit undulating

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Plenty of new trees

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Frozen puddles

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We would be turning right just before the trees

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It doesn't look at all inviting

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Plenty of storm damage

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It was a matter of picking our way up through the mess

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Obstacles everywhere

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We would be turning left soon

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Another obstacle

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Follow the wall, then turn right at the top

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A few patches of white stuff

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Looking back downhill

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We then picked up the well trodden path

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Summit trig on Innerdouny

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SW

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SE

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Parminder appearing

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The wind turbines will be our final hill

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NW

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Northish

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Floral stuff growing on the wall

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Descending now, Parminder showing how to negotiate the obstacles

Lendrick Hill, 2.9km, 225m, 1hr 6mins

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Parking area for Lendrick, 4 cars if parked with consideration

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Track initially

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The way ahead

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As soon as the track turns sharp right we carried straight on & followed the deer fence uphill

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SW

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The trees are gradually getting closer to the fence

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The way ahead

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Looking back down to Parminder huffing & puffing

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The way ahead

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A new plantation

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SW

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Still going up

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Trees almost against the fence

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Interesting gate, we should have carried on uphill for about another 100m & gone over the style!

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Looking back downhill, it was a trudge

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The trig on Lendrick Hill

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The true summit

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Loch Leven & Bishop Hill in the distance

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SE

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Southish

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Anyone know what the cross on the summit is for, Innerdouny in the distance

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West

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The gate we went through

Steeles Knowe, 8.4km, 300m, 2hrs

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The track uphill

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Looking back to the parking area, mainly for dog walkers

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The white machines now visible

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Ben Thrush - a much better hill than Steele's Knowe

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Glendevon

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The track takes you over there

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Out of all the turbines there was only one moving - these are some of the original turbines & were in situ when I first came up here in 2015. The new ones are so much bigger

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The frost has now melted

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Ben Thrush on the right

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We are just about on the large summit plateau area, trig not yet visible

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Another windfarm in the distance

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Looking back, Ben Thrush & the track can be seen running up the side of it

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Summit still not in view

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We opted for the direct route

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First sight of the trig

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Looking NE

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Auchterader and the big hills in the distance

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Parminder had a bumper trig day - THREE

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2 anchor points - we think?

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A short video, turn the sound up - these machines are not quiet!

This was the first outing whereby I was using the "OS maps" app, the mapping & display is excellent. Having said that you would think as the contour lines are displayed it would give you an accurate height display - WRONG. As we were ascending the height was about 50m out, which when you can see the contour lines is rather odd. Having said that when the routes are saved the stats are spot on I will obviously monitor the App closely & if I see any problems I will report them.
A cracking day, I still find it amusing that I end up taking the odd wrong turn - maybe because I have now been up so many hills my memory gets a bit muddled up. We stopped in at Kinross Services on the way home for a coffee (thanks Parminder) and it not the best service station.
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Re: Glendevon 3 again

Postby rockhopper » Tue Jan 16, 2024 10:00 pm

A nice wee trio of local-ish hills despite the occasional trudge - would agree that there does seem to be more storm damage around than in previous years.
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