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Norman's Law: A gentle stroll in the gales

Norman's Law: A gentle stroll in the gales


Postby SMRussell » Wed Dec 14, 2011 12:20 pm

Route description: Norman's Law, from Luthrie

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

Date walked: 04/12/2011

Time taken: 1 hours

Ascent: 280m

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With the likelihood of severe gales in the higher hills over the weekend of the 3rd-4th of December we decided to settle for a quick stroll up a Marilyn on Sunday the 4th. Being only a 20min drive from home we opted for Norman's Law.

We parked at Luthrie, walked down the track passed Lower Luthrie Farm and forked right towards Emily wood, walking through Carphin Farm and walking around the side of Black Craig then up to the Law. We got some great views to a snowy West Lomond hill which I really wanted to bag after the Law but the other half just wanted to get home to play 'Skyrim' ... pha, where's the love?!
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View to the Law
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Snowy West Lomond Hill
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View to Mount Hill
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The wind at the top of the Law was very strong and for the first time that day I was thankful that we'd chosen a little Marilyn - if it was that bad at 285mtrs I dread to think what it would have been like at 900mtrs +!
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The Top
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Summit Cairn
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A wave to Dundee
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Me standing by the trig point - gives you an idea of my height issues :)
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A final look at the West Lomond Hill


With the other half keen to get back to his computer game and me in a little bit of a sulk that we weren't going to take on the West Lomond hill we didn't do the circular and just headed back down passed the Black Craig.

This was a good little walk with nice views and it is reassuring to know the little hills are around when the weather thwarts any plans for more substantial hikes.
Last edited by SMRussell on Wed Dec 14, 2011 2:53 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Norman's Law: A gentle stroll in the gales

Postby SusieThePensioner » Wed Dec 14, 2011 2:43 pm

A nice little walk and good photos :D

SMRussell wrote:We got some great views to a snowy West Lomond hill which I really wanted to bag


Will just have to be another time! We used to walk West Lomond quite a lot as both our daughters went to St Andrews. Always used to get some fantastic and far reaching views, particularly when there was snow on the mountains :D
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Re: Norman's Law: A gentle stroll in the gales

Postby Graeme D » Wed Dec 14, 2011 4:58 pm

It's a nice gentle stroll that yin! I see they haven't moved that old flatbed trailer thingy one inch since the summer! :lol:
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Re: Norman's Law: A gentle stroll in the gales

Postby dooterbang » Wed Dec 14, 2011 7:58 pm

Computer games over the outdoors and hills :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

Shameful :lol:
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Re: Norman's Law: A gentle stroll in the gales

Postby SMRussell » Thu Dec 15, 2011 9:15 pm

SusieThePensioner wrote:Will just have to be another time! We used to walk West Lomond quite a lot as both our daughters went to St Andrews. Always used to get some fantastic and far reaching views, particularly when there was snow on the mountains :D


Awww, now I know I missed out! We had a stroll up the East Lomond hill back in the summer - really nice walk - were going to bag the West Lomond also but I must admit we both opted for a stroll back into town to explore Falkland where a post walk pint could be had! Maybe third time will be the charm

Graeme Dewar wrote:It's a nice gentle stroll that yin! I see they haven't moved that old flatbed trailer thingy one inch since the summer! :lol:


Aye, ken fit ya mean. As for the trailer I think it added a little extra character :D

dooterbang wrote:Computer games over the outdoors and hills :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

Shameful :lol:


I really should disown him but he does all the driving (I erm... failed my test twice... :-? )
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Re: Norman's Law: A gentle stroll in the gales

Postby dooterbang » Thu Dec 15, 2011 10:13 pm

dooterbang wrote:Computer games over the outdoors and hills :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

Shameful :lol:
SMRussell wrote:
I really should disown him but he does all the driving (I erm... failed my test twice... :-? )


3rd time lucky :D

Didnt pass my test till i was 36 :shock:

Nice to see us men are good for something :wink: :thumbup:
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Re: Norman's Law: A gentle stroll in the gales

Postby SMRussell » Fri Dec 16, 2011 11:31 am

dooterbang wrote:
dooterbang wrote:
Didnt pass my test till i was 36 :shock:


36! There's hope for me yet :wink:
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