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Acting the goat on Culter Fell

Acting the goat on Culter Fell


Postby kevsbald » Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:51 am

Route description: Culter Fell circular, near Biggar

Grahams included on this walk: Culter Fell

Donalds included on this walk: Culter Fell

Date walked: 05/01/2012

Time taken: 2.5 hours

Distance: 6.1 km

Ascent: 495m

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Fence smashed by Hurricane B**bag, panels delivered at 1030 and a bit of repair work before 1200 meant that the late afternoon sunshine had to be taken advantage of. Left Glasgow at 1300 and arrived at Culter Allers farm for 1400 - always a bit odd to drive South to do hills and it was a lovely drive from Abington to Coulter - spotted a wee pub for a post hill aperitif. It was great to be out in dry, fresh weather and such a short outing would mean great views across the hills to a setting sun. Craig was with me and he had only been out in fairly inclement weather with me so this was a bit of a novelty for him. The walk up Fell Shin was steep and had the blood pumping, yet the stalkers path made for good going and as we passed the grouse butts and cairn, we relaxed into the walk as views quickly appeared over to Tinto. We entered the snow line at about 680m, where the ground firmed up and it felt like Winter once again - I mean proper Winter, nae these winds and rain. The summit trig point and moon appeared and a North wind started to blow strong - as we arrived at the summit, with the sun setting, Craig began to thrown himself into the wind and laugh like a child, while running around the trig point. Our return trip was interspersed with a cup of tea in one of the grouse butts, while the temperature plummeted with the sun. 2.5 hours for a fantastic wee hill and an afternoon Winter stroll has a lot to commend it with the light being so different than normal - au crepescule (check out the vocab, Graeme D). A pint of the Lia Fail in the Old Mill Inn and it was a fine wee day.
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Hill guff
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Looking down Fell Shin with one of the grouse butts
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Tinto is prominent
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Craig does a YMCA dance at the summit
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The summit seat
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Looking over to Gathersnow Hill - another day
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Sunset over by
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Evening draws close
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Re: Acting the goat on Culter Fell

Postby Gavin99 » Fri Jan 06, 2012 4:48 pm

That looks like a lovely area Kev, especially with that unfamiliar sunlit effect , must pay it a visit when I get a chance .
Hill Guff... :lol:
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Re: Acting the goat on Culter Fell

Postby Johnny Corbett » Sat Jan 07, 2012 9:29 am

Nice day for it, shame about the late start preventing you doing Gathersnow Hill also. I did this round last winter with the only downside being the road walk back to the car :(
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Re: Acting the goat on Culter Fell

Postby dooterbang » Sat Jan 07, 2012 11:47 am

Aye your still a fit young laddie...being able to get up oan that trig point, and still look graceful :)

Well done on getting a wee afternoon slot in.

Hope the fence is standing firm.

Nice meeting one of your friends last night :D
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Re: Acting the goat on Culter Fell

Postby Collaciotach » Sat Jan 07, 2012 10:43 pm

Ha too far south for me but a cracking hill and grand pics : :D
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Re: Acting the goat on Culter Fell

Postby 147cjl » Sat Jan 07, 2012 11:12 pm

never considered going south instead of north, but that looks alright for a wee half day
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Re: Acting the goat on Culter Fell

Postby kevsbald » Sat Jan 07, 2012 11:39 pm

dooterbang wrote:Aye your still a fit young laddie...being able to get up oan that trig point, and still look graceful :)

Well done on getting a wee afternoon slot in.

Hope the fence is standing firm.

Nice meeting one of your friends last night :D


Aye, spoke to her today and said she should go to counselling. :lol: Nae doot (sic) see you furra beer soon.
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Re: Acting the goat on Culter Fell

Postby pollyh33 » Sun Jan 08, 2012 1:02 am

No watery eyes, runny noses or sore bums???

Can't be a proper day out on the hills surely??

Lovely stuff! :D
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Re: Acting the goat on Culter Fell

Postby Ranger » Sun Jan 08, 2012 11:28 am

Seems like someones climbing Culter Fell every other day at the moment! Nice wee hill. :D
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Re: Acting the goat on Culter Fell

Postby dooterbang » Sun Jan 08, 2012 3:10 pm

kevsbald wrote:
dooterbang wrote:
Nice meeting one of your friends last night :D


Aye, spoke to her today and said she should go to counselling. :lol: Nae doot (sic) see you furra beer soon.

She'll defo need counselling if she reads my reports :lol:
Am counselling myself after one session with her :shock:
Oor 1st meeting may be in a boozers and not up a hill - Glesgae boys eh :)
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Re: Acting the goat on Culter Fell

Postby mountain thyme » Sun Jan 08, 2012 3:16 pm

The perfect day! clear skies with frost and some snow :)
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Re: Acting the goat on Culter Fell

Postby lomondwalkers » Sun Jan 08, 2012 3:17 pm

Nice one Kev, loving the sunset over by photo 8)
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