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Norman's Law: the missing link in the North Fife Sub2K round

Norman's Law: the missing link in the North Fife Sub2K round


Postby Graeme D » Tue Sep 06, 2011 10:33 am

Route description: Norman's Law, from Luthrie

Sub 2000' hills included on this walk: Norman's Law

Date walked: 31/08/2011

Time taken: 2.1 hours

Distance: 8 km

Ascent: 350m

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I had missed out on this one back in June when a combination of the weather turning bad and a call from home cut short my intended walk-drive route around the 3 north Fife Sub2Ks. :(

Managed to get away sharp and although the nights are noticably drawing in now, there was still plenty time for a quick circuit of this one. :D

Parked in the car park in the centre of the village of Luthrie and headed out onto the main road through the village before continuing straight ahead at the bend and onto the track past the collection of farm buildings on the left. The stench coming out of the various sheds and buildings was positively stomach churning and was more than enough to inject a bit of pace into my gait along the road. :shock:

Leaving the foul stench behind, I turned right at the T-junction and then began the steady climb round to the left and up past the doocot in the field on the left. Beyond the house at Carphin the track bent right then left through a gate and up onto more open moorland, although still scattered with bits of old rusting farming hardware. A faint path then leads off to the right along the base of the crags and descends between two patches of forestry to a good track which skirts around the base of the summit cone of Norman's Law. The pull up to the summit is steep but short-lived and the views from the trig-point, cairn and view indicator adorned summit are quite special. 8)

I spent a good 20 minutes or so taking in the views and simply relaxing with my back to the trig pillar gazing across the river to Dundee and Craigowl Hill, a place that will always hold a very special and dear place in my heart after the events of March, before descending back to the track, where gorse clearing operations were taking place, and then following the circuit route described on here by turning right onto the track and following some fairly vague paths and directions back to the houses at Wester Kinsleith where I picked up a track that bends back to the T-junction near the farm at the start.


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Welcome to Luthrie

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Luthrie village hall

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Stinky farm - quick march!

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Cottage at T-junction

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Cattle by the doocot

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Views of the rolling North Fife farmland

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Lots of machinery and hardware kicking around

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The route ahead to my destination

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The Lomonds

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Norman's Law beyond the forestry

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Crossing the good track just before the final push

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Dundee across the Firth of Tay with the Tay Bridge on the far right and magical Craigowl Hill to the left

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Those Lomonds again

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More views North East

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Cairn, trig pillar and Lomonds

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Never seen one of these on a summit cairn before

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Upriver towards Perth

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Self timed #1

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Self timed #2

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Where's the path gone?

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Hello!

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Different angle on Norman's Law

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Norman's Law from Wester Kinsleith
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Graeme D
 
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Re: Norman's Law: the missing link in the North Fife Sub2K round

Postby Stretch » Tue Sep 06, 2011 11:03 am

Nice one Graeme, but did you find the sinister looking beast on that village plaque?
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Re: Norman's Law: the missing link in the North Fife Sub2K round

Postby Sarah86 » Tue Sep 06, 2011 1:31 pm

Great report, i enjoy walking a lot of the smaller hills. What fantastic views you got, I have fancied walking this one for a while. I see you saw some cows on your walk were they all safely behind fences/walls? We always have our dog with us and I never walk amongst cows, we were most disappointed to reach the top of Benarty only to see a herd of cows surrounding the trig point :lol:
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Re: Norman's Law: the missing link in the North Fife Sub2K round

Postby Graeme D » Tue Sep 06, 2011 9:34 pm

Stretch wrote:Nice one Graeme, but did you find the sinister looking beast on that village plaque?


Cheers Stretch. No sign of the viscious Beast of Luthrie! :(

Sarah86 wrote:Great report, i enjoy walking a lot of the smaller hills. What fantastic views you got, I have fancied walking this one for a while. I see you saw some cows on your walk were they all safely behind fences/walls? We always have our dog with us and I never walk amongst cows, we were most disappointed to reach the top of Benarty only to see a herd of cows surrounding the trig point :lol:


Thanks Sarah. I've enjoyed a few good lesser hills these past 6 months. Never good to come across cows when with the dog. I've had a few hairy such moments. All livestock on this walk were safely behind walls/fences. :D
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Re: Norman's Law: the missing link in the North Fife Sub2K round

Postby ChrisW » Tue Sep 06, 2011 9:57 pm

Great report of that little beauty Graeme, some stunning views for a little un too - good job you steered clear of the (soon to be famous)"Wolfcow of Luthrie" :lol:
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