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Mealna Letter or Duchray Hill? & Badandun Hill

Mealna Letter or Duchray Hill? & Badandun Hill


Postby Johnny Corbett » Sun Nov 27, 2011 10:21 pm

Grahams included on this walk: Badandun Hill, Mealna Letter or Duchray Hill

Date walked: 27/11/2011

Time taken: 5.3 hours

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Started this walk from Meikle Forter farm opposite the Castle. I parked the car just along the road where there was enough space for one car at the entrance to a cottage, this was the only parking place i could find. The other option would be to seek permission to park at the farm itself or take an other route up this hill. From past experience in this area i have found parking to be few and far between. Once parked i walked back to the farm and took the track through the farm, leaving it to head over Carn an Fhidleir and onto the summit. Once off the main track you are on another track which takes you to a wall which leads to the summit, this wall being a good windbreaker for a break if required. Today conditions were extremely windy, with a bit of rain and sleet, with underfoot conditions quite good just a bit boggy at times. I came back down via the route up, returning to the car and driving round the corner to park up for Badandun Hill. As i'd read walk reports on here for Badandun Hill I knew parking would not be a problem. This walk starts by taking the Cateran Trail. I left the trail to head towards Cuingard and from there up the ridge to Badandun Hill. From the summit headed down the east slopes to pick up the landrover track which takes you back to the starting point.
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The Castle and farm from the track

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Mount Blair

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Glen Isla

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The way up

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Towards Glenshee

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Summit

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Spittal of Glenshee

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Cairnwell hills

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Badandun Hill

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Glen Isla

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Mount Blair

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The start for Badandun Hill

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Glen Isla

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Cateran Trail

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Duchray Hill

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Lochan

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Mount Blair

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The summit

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Glenshee Munros

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View south east

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Glen Taitney

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Mount Blair

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View back to Badandun Hill

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Lochan

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Duchray Hill
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Johnny Corbett
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Re: Mealna Letter or Duchray Hill? & Badandun Hill

Postby mountain thyme » Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:20 am

looks a cracking day
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Re: Mealna Letter or Duchray Hill? & Badandun Hill

Postby Johnny Corbett » Mon Nov 28, 2011 5:27 pm

Thanks MT it was nice after the sleet went off but it was bloomin windy though. Oooh only ten to go till completion for you, early next year completion date? Just think once you've complete, you can start having the pleasure of doing little hills like these :D
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Re: Mealna Letter or Duchray Hill? & Badandun Hill

Postby mountain thyme » Mon Nov 28, 2011 11:15 pm

Johnny Corbett wrote:Thanks MT it was nice after the sleet went off but it was bloomin windy though. Oooh only ten to go till completion for you, early next year completion date? Just think once you've complete, you can start having the pleasure of doing little hills like these :D


true ..cant wait
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Re: Mealna Letter or Duchray Hill? & Badandun Hill

Postby rockhopper » Tue Nov 29, 2011 12:32 am

Nice one Johnny - looks like you got the best of the weather over there compared to here in the west :D
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