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Deuchary Hill, Dunkeld, in the morning.

Deuchary Hill, Dunkeld, in the morning.


Postby Johnny Corbett » Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:29 pm

Route description: Loch Ordie and Deuchary Hill, Dunkeld

Sub 2000' hills included on this walk: Deuchary Hill

Date walked: 23/01/2012

Time taken: 3 hours

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I left the parking area at 09.45, my car being the first one there, and took to the path. There is a sign at the parking area indicating path to Mill Dam. This is a very good path which climbs gradually until you are roughly half a km from Deuchary Hill summit where it then starts to steepen. There are waymarked signposts on the way up. I went up and down the same way and never saw a soul on the way up, on the way down i had a quick chat to three guys doing the circular route. I then saw a jogger with her dog, got the usual nod from the jogger and she passed. I find joggers very unsocialable as they never seem to look happy and allways look stressed out. Where's the fun in that? I say they should give up and take to walking :D. Sorry if i upset any joggers on this site :D The last people i spoke to were a very pleasant older couple who were out doing a low level walk. Once back at the car i decided to go climb Birnam Hill as it was only 12.40. Out of the two hills i'd say this one was the best, it was the better walk and the views were also better.
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The start

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Path through the Wood

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The view out of the Woods

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More views

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The path

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Deuchary behind the house

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I turned right here

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Frozen Mill Dam

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Deuchary

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The view west

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The way up

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Looking back down

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Leaving the main path

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Continueing up

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The east

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South

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Towards Schiehallion

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Loch Benachally

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Me near the summit

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The summit and trig point

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South

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The way down

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Back to the start and the busy car park
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Re: Deuchary Hill, Dunkeld, in the morning.

Postby Bod » Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:34 pm

A lovely walk Johnny and what a great spot to be in today! I've often scoured over the maps around those areas, but spent more time higher up to the north. Got a good friend in Dunkeld though who loves getting out and about around his home....great stuff, good effort :D
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Re: Deuchary Hill, Dunkeld, in the morning.

Postby monty » Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:37 pm

Nice walk Johnny. Like the rocky summit. I promise to smile and talk to you if i ever jog in the area. :D
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Re: Deuchary Hill, Dunkeld, in the morning.

Postby sloosh » Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:46 pm

I'm scratching my head trying to work out whereabouts you started this walk.

Where did you park?

Here? http://g.co/maps/vre4q
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Re: Deuchary Hill, Dunkeld, in the morning.

Postby Johnny Corbett » Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:24 pm

Cheers Bod it was a great walk in a lovely area.

Cheers Monty, the whole summit area was nice with lots of wee areas for refreshments. I was just up too early to have lunch there. You're the exception to the rule Monty when it comes to joggers :D

Sloosh, i parked at the end of Loch of Craiglush just before the cottage
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Re: Deuchary Hill, Dunkeld, in the morning.

Postby sloosh » Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:38 pm

Cheers. That's where I thought. Just wasn't sure. :)
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Re: Deuchary Hill, Dunkeld, in the morning.

Postby Graeme D » Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:05 pm

This is a cracking hill JC.I'd agree that it beats the pants off Birnam Hill. Must say, I was not sure about the start point at first either. I'm accustomed to it from the big carpark by the sawmill on the back road out of Dunkeld.
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Re: Deuchary Hill, Dunkeld, in the morning.

Postby ChrisW » Tue Jan 24, 2012 4:07 am

Great stuff JC, what a cracking wee hill that is :D gotta love the little uns :D but no need to go doing additional ones on the way home :lol:
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