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Dun Rig circuit Peebles

Dun Rig circuit Peebles


Postby Johnny Corbett » Mon Oct 03, 2011 6:00 pm

Route description: Dun Rig Horseshoe, Peebles

Grahams included on this walk: Dun Rig

Donalds included on this walk: Birkscairn Hill, Dun Rig, Glenrath Heights, Stob Law

Date walked: 14/09/2011

Time taken: 5 hours

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At the end of Glen road there is a small parking area, from here you can head straight on along the path if doing the horseshoe circuit or the other option is to turn right along the private road and walk or cycle down it. I took the road as i wanted to use my bike for part of this walk. I left my bike just after Glensax where a path to the left continues up the hillside. I took this path to the ridge then took a left to Birkscairn Hill, from here i retraced my steps back along the ridge over Stake Law and on to Dun Rig. From Dun Rig you follow the curving ridge round and upto Glenrath Heights then over to Broom Hill and across to Stob Law. From Stob Law you go back to Broom Hill, i then headed down the ridge for a bit towards Hudlestone Hope before heading down the slopes to pick up the path back to my bike. From here it's a 15 minute cycle back to the car.
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The point where i leave the bike

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The view towards Dun Rig

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The river crossing point

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Birkscairn Hill summit looking towards Peebles

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The path to Dun Rig via Stake Law

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The view down Glensax

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Stake Law cairn

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Dun Rig

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Dun Rig trig

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View from Dun Rig and the continued route

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Glenrath Heights

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Towards Glensax

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Glenrath Heights summit

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Stob Law

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The view to the west

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The 2 brick summit cairn of Stob Law

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View to Peebles from Stob Law

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More views from Stob Law

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On the way down towards Glensax

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More views

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The way down

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On the track

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Back at the bike

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A look back along the track

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The start where you can go straight ahead or turn right
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Re: Dun Rig circuit Peebles

Postby morag1 » Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:40 pm

Really like the look of this Johnny, it reminds me of the circuits of the Pentlands we sometimes do.

Hubby will soon be getting instructions to drive me down to Peebles :lol: :lol: :lol:

If it took you five hours it will probably take me about seven, better set aside a whole day for this :)
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Re: Dun Rig circuit Peebles

Postby ChrisW » Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:47 pm

Love this JC, my kind of hills, wide open rolling heather clad beauties :D
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Re: Dun Rig circuit Peebles

Postby Bod » Mon Oct 03, 2011 11:06 pm

'wide open rolling heather clad beauties'...like it Chris, and well done Johnny, you are fair getting on with lots of great walking! :D
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Re: Dun Rig circuit Peebles

Postby dooterbang » Wed Oct 05, 2011 9:39 am

nice report....and only an hour from Glasgow. Well worth an outing.

Cheers.
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Re: Dun Rig circuit Peebles

Postby Johnny Corbett » Wed Oct 05, 2011 1:21 pm

Thanks for the comments. Morag, my advice would be to do the horseshoe route as described on this site rather than the route i took. Once you've gained the height it's a relatively easy walk and Stob Law is wee diversion to the horseshoe if you wish to add it on.
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Re: Dun Rig circuit Peebles

Postby pollyh33 » Wed Oct 05, 2011 2:11 pm

Beautiful stuff JC!

Your photos are amazing :D
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Re: Dun Rig circuit Peebles

Postby Paul_Antonia » Wed Oct 05, 2011 2:36 pm

Great stuff and all in our "Back Yard" . Morag, I agree with the comments about choosing to do the horseshoe as described on this site. Check out our walk report on this if you want. A good variation of that round is to descend over Preston Law and Newby Kipps, which is unusual in these parts by having an exposed rocky outcrop at the summit and has extensive views of Peebles and the Tweed valley. If anyone wants to contact a "local" then please feel free to give us a shout.
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Re: Dun Rig circuit Peebles

Postby Johnny Corbett » Wed Oct 05, 2011 2:55 pm

pollyh33 wrote:Beautiful stuff JC!

Your photos are amazing :D


Thanks Paul&Antonia and thankyou Polly though the clear weather and beautiful countryside played a big part in the photos :D
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Re: Dun Rig circuit Peebles

Postby pollyh33 » Wed Oct 05, 2011 3:28 pm

Johnny Corbett wrote:
pollyh33 wrote:Beautiful stuff JC!

Your photos are amazing :D


Thanks Paul&Antonia and thankyou Polly though the clear weather and beautiful countryside played a big part in the photos :D


Ach you're too modest!!! :lol:
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Re: Dun Rig circuit Peebles

Postby morag1 » Wed Oct 05, 2011 4:13 pm

Johnny Corbett wrote:my advice would be to do the horseshoe route as described on this site

Thanks Johnny have just looked at the walk description and i see what you mean. I didnt realise this walk was on the site, when I first read your report I thought it was a route you had decided on yourself. Its only about half an hours drive from home so no excuses for us not doing it soon :D


Paul&Antonia wrote: If anyone wants to contact a "local" then please feel free to give us a shout.

Thanks very much Paul and Antonia. I remember reading your report when you first submitted it and have just gone and read it again. At present I am hunched over the map, working out your variation :thumbup:
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Re: Dun Rig circuit Peebles

Postby LeithySuburbs » Wed Oct 05, 2011 6:47 pm

love these hills at this time of year - great light. Nice pics and report :) .
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