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Blairdenon Hill finishing at the Sheriffmuir Inn

Blairdenon Hill finishing at the Sheriffmuir Inn


Postby andrewdoggett » Sun Jan 22, 2012 4:16 pm

Donalds included on this walk: Blairdenon Hill

Date walked: 22/01/2012

Time taken: 1.8 hours

Distance: 8.58 km

Ascent: 438m

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Something gentle today to walk off the big hoof up Beinn Dearg from the day before... I like to vary things up where I can, so decided to pop up this little known Donald that's only up the road from me in Bridge of Allan...

These rolling hills reminded me of Dartmoor in Devon where I grew up, less the Tors of course... Fairly non-descript hills but a good mini workout off the beaten track with most of the terrain pathless and through heather and or grass...

Scraggles turned back after a bit as he'd a bit of a strain and didn't want to push it too hard... So after a brief chat I carried on with the dogs; and we agreed to meet at the Sheriffmuir Inn meaning I wouldn't need to retrace my steps... :)

Not alot else to say; the views (ugly wind turbines aside) were gorgeous... And I managed to resist a pint at the Inn... The sacrifices!!

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Nearing the summit of Blairdenon Hill


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I think this is a tribute to a pilot; not sure though...


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The summit of Balirdenon Hill...


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Looking Back...


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Re: Blairdenon Hill finishing at the Sheriffmuir Inn

Postby Dave Hewitt » Sun Jan 22, 2012 7:21 pm

Busy – in relative terms – up Blairdenon today. I did a round starting at about half-twelve from Menstrie, round the west side of Colsnaur, out across the boggy wastes to Greenforet and Blairdenon, then back over Colsnaur and Myreton Hill (the grassy terrace path on the southern side of the latter is one of my favourite places in the Ochils). Chilly wind on the way back, from Colsnaur onwards.

Andrew – the memorial on the Greenforet/Blairdenon col is to a Tiger Moth pilot named Cuthbertson, who died in a crash there on 20 August 1957 – there’s a wee plaque attached to the cross. Used to be quite a bit more wreckage when I first went there in the 1980s.

RTC – Was that you I saw from a distance descending south off Blairdenon about 2pm? There was someone in a red jacket over to my right as I went the other way. Also chatted with a man on the west side of Colsnaur about 1:15pm, but from what you say I don’t think that was you – he’d come up over Bengengie before Colsnaur and had started about half-ten.

And which one of you was eating hard-boiled eggs on top of Colsnaur…?
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Re: Blairdenon Hill finishing at the Sheriffmuir Inn

Postby ChrisW » Tue Jan 24, 2012 3:51 am

That looks a lovely wee hill Andrew with some cracking views too, nice little wander :D
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