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Where's ye Bin?

Where's ye Bin?


Postby kevsbald » Sat Sep 17, 2011 6:00 pm

Route description: Meikle Bin, Carron Valley

Sub 2000' hills included on this walk: Meikle Bin

Date walked: 17/09/2011

Time taken: 3 hours

Distance: 10 km

Ascent: 400m

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Another local sortie. Every time the weather hasn't been great, my wife always asks 'is it Meikle Bin today?' as a running joke - I have never done but have threatened for a while. Well, today I would change that. I would actually do the Bin. The road over the Campsies from Lennoxtown is rutted but an attempt has been made by the cooncil to fill them in with chaff. I arrived at the car park opposite Todholes Farm and set off. It's a lovely woodland walk, which rises slowly to about 450m. you really don't feel like you're ascending at all. The last wee bit on to the summit was steeper and the trig point is on a lovely 'pap', which feels more airy than it is. I did a skirt round the hill to find some air crash wreckage but was slightly put off by an eagle's dinner remains, left on the trig point - or was it some kind of Carron sacrificial offering? Lovely views over to Arthur's Seat I think and the Ochils. I ran down as the crowds started up. A fine wee hill and one I look forward to in Winter. RIP Robertson and Smith.

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Re: Where's ye Bin?

Postby Johnny Corbett » Sat Sep 17, 2011 6:06 pm

Not bin up this yet, but will mark it down for the winter.
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Re: Where's ye Bin?

Postby pollyh33 » Sat Sep 17, 2011 6:28 pm

Ooooh nice report Kev. What's with the funky fungi? Very Disneyesque!!!

Got quite a few sneaky days off next week, might just head up there myself. :D
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Re: Where's ye Bin?

Postby gammy leg walker » Sat Sep 17, 2011 6:38 pm

Bin up here more times than I can remember Kev,my wee local hill this one & luv it,great views for little effort.


kevsbald wrote:Lovely views over to Arthur's Seat
Think you may mean Earls Seat Kev.


kevsbald wrote: I did a skirt round the hill to find some air crash wreckage but was slightly put off by an eagle's dinner remains, left on the trig point - or was it some kind of Carron sacrificial offering?


Yer lucky ye got oot alive Kev,us locals dont take kindly to ootsiders & dnt mean toast. :lol: :evil: :evil: :eh:
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Re: Where's ye Bin?

Postby Merry-walker » Sat Sep 17, 2011 9:43 pm

Good one Kev.

No photo's of the sacrificial offering...??? :lol: :lol:


Hope you and wifey are doing well :)
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Re: Where's ye Bin?

Postby ChrisW » Sat Sep 17, 2011 10:05 pm

Cracking views for a little un kev, what's your mrs going to use for the running joke now.......you've ruined it :lol:
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Re: Where's ye Bin?

Postby snodland » Sat Sep 17, 2011 11:52 pm

Saw west - to Arran - and East to (er... the Forth Bridge) on Meikle Bin last day of October last year. It is a cracking hill.Thanks for your reprort Kevsbald
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Re: Where's ye Bin?

Postby kevsbald » Sun Sep 18, 2011 2:22 pm

Snodland, pretty sure I saw Arthur's Seat - just to the right of the bridge so that must be 40 miles ACF. I guess I'll need to say I'll be off to do the Whangie next...
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Re: Where's ye Bin?

Postby lomondwalkers » Sun Sep 18, 2011 3:35 pm

First hill I ever did in my good ol' BB days, great wee viewpoint for the effort involved 8)
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Re: Where's ye Bin?

Postby honey_munster » Sun Sep 18, 2011 3:51 pm

Meikle Bin gives fantastic value for the views given the effort to get there. It's particularly good for a half winter's day or a summer evening. In the clearest conditions I've seen the Bass Rock, Ailsa Craig and the top of Schiehallion from the top. It's also a good viewpoint for observing the spread of windfarms across the Central Belt.

I've stitched together a QuickTime panorama from one summer evening:
http://userweb.eng.gla.ac.uk/david.hutchings/panoramaQ.html
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Re: Where's ye Bin?

Postby tomyboy73 » Sun Sep 18, 2011 4:14 pm

nice one Kev. I think the mushrooms are called fly agaric, highly poisonous ! thanks for posting !
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