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Linn of Dee,with me & jb

Linn of Dee,with me & jb


Postby gammy leg walker » Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:38 pm

Route description: Carn a'Mhaim from the Linn of Dee

Munros included on this walk: Carn a'Mhaim

Date walked: 04/03/2012

Time taken: 6.3 hours

Distance: 22.5 km

Ascent: 660m

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Its been a fair few weeks since I last posted a TR, even though I have been out with a few fellow WH members in that time,mainly jonny 616,pollyh33,alan s,tomyboy,rocket-ron,leithy suburbs & tomsie.When so many people all do the same walk we have always agreed that only one person will post a TR and then the others just add their pics & or post a reply,but not this time,this time it was only me & jb likes a beer(and he does)as WH members who are heading for Kintail at the end of the month will no doubt find out.

Anyway lets get on with my report & less faffing about,picked jb up 6.00am & were pulling into Linn of Dee around 8.15am,we had been hoping to meet monty for this one,but I had got a txt message late Sat saying "sorry cant make this one"(probably frightened by the pace I would set :lol: ) Anyway while jb & me were getting ready for the off I noticed another car parked near by with the windows all steamed up :think: and who should pop out the back but Mountain Thyme & MGMT,greetings were exchanged with the usual where you going,where you been,nice to see you again,have a good day,and off we set.
20 min into the walk the conversation went ME"ever thought you have forgoten something"JB"naw mate"ME "just a feeling mate"JB "ach"ME"aye jst a feeling"...........EH that feeling,where"s my camera,bag off and a brisk jog back & there it was,sitting on the roof of the car :wtf: a quick about turn and a not so quick walk back to catch up with jb.

Once back with jb,the walking is nice & easy on a good track heading up Glen Lui
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Glen Lui
and then soon swings across Lui Water
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JB ahead heading for Lui Water bridge
where the glen starts to open up giving some fine views up Glen Lui
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Lui Water & Glen Lui
Plenty for jb & me to talk about as this is our 1st time out together this year,and we fairly eat up the few klms to Derry Lodge sitting in some fine pinewoods
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Dery Lodge


Dont know what anybody else thinks about the area just around & after Derry Lodge,but I just thought it had a magical feel about it(first time we have been here & cant wait to return).Anyway no stopping here,past the Lodge & over the Derry Burn on another fine bridge
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Bridge over Derry Burn
The path ahead becomes a wee bit boggy,but short lived before you are back on a fine path,where Carn a"Mhaim starts to show its self.
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Carn a"Mhaim


Cant believe the weather we are having just now,but long may it continue,and also the run of fine weather I have been having on my last 5/6 trips out,in fact,cant believe some people would walk this far for a game of Lacrosse.
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Anyone fancy a game


Anyway,bridges,dont you just love them when they cross rivers,streams,burns & the rest................why you may ask am I saying this......................well this is the reason
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Luibeag Burn
Did this river crossing twice,once up the way & once on our return & then remembered WH tells you there is a bridge 400yds further up :lol: This is where the hard work for the day really starts,but with the path still good,we make light work of the climb & gain height quickly,that gives a great view back down the glen
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Backdown Glen Lui


A fairly quick & steep accent continues,but with the views ahead getting better with every step,this is no hardship,met a fellow walker on the way down who had left Linn of Dee on a bike around the same time as us,a few words exchanged & on up we continued.

Will now just let the views we had from here on in speak for themselves,as any words I would write would not do them any justice.
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Devils Point & Beinn Bhrotain
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Devils Point & Cairn Toul & Sgor an Lochan Uaine
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Beinn Bhrotain & Monadh Mor
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Summit pic
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Devils Point again
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Cairn Toul & Sgor an Lochan Uaine
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Derry Cairngorm
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Beinn Mheadhoin


So,hope you liked the pics,not sure my wee point & shoot does them justice,but atleast there is,or ever will be any cheating....oops sorry any enhancment of any pics taken :wink: ,or as Queen would say "no synths".All that was left now was to have some food & then begin the walk back to Linn of Dee(no hardship involved) loved every second of this one,with one or two pics taken on the way home.
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Cairn Toul,Sgor an Lochan Uaine & Carn a "Mhaim ridge
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A last look back
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The walk out
Last edited by gammy leg walker on Fri Mar 09, 2012 8:56 pm, edited 3 times in total.
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Re: Linn of Dee & me & jb

Postby Gable Gable End » Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:41 pm

bloody hell Willie; the run continues...

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Re: Linn of Dee & me & jb

Postby ChrisW » Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:55 pm

Another sunny day for you Gammy, I can hardly believe it. A fine report and beautiful photos from your little cam (even if you did try leaving it behind) Surprised you frightened Monty off, maybe he'll make the next one :lol:
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Re: Linn of Dee & me & jb

Postby Gavin99 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:30 pm

That looks like a grand day you had , some nice , unaltered , photos :D
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Re: Linn of Dee & me & jb

Postby mountain thyme » Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:34 pm

gammy leg walker wrote: Anyway while jb & me were getting ready for the off I noticed another car parked near by with the windows all steamed up :think: and who should pop out the back but Mountain Thyme & MGMT,greetings were exchanged with the usual where you going,where you been,nice to see you again,have a good day,and off we set.



Well done GLW and no clag! Mgmt! does blow out a lot of hot air! :)
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Re: Linn of Dee & me & jb

Postby mountain thyme » Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:34 pm

gammy leg walker wrote: Anyway while jb & me were getting ready for the off I noticed another car parked near by with the windows all steamed up :think: and who should pop out the back but Mountain Thyme & MGMT,greetings were exchanged with the usual where you going,where you been,nice to see you again,have a good day,and off we set.



Well done GLW and no clag! Mgmt! does blow out a lot of hot air! :)
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Re: Linn of Dee & me & jb

Postby pollyh33 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:37 pm

Brilliant report Willie :thumbup:

Your photos are magic!!!! So magic that you've made JB disappear!!!


:lol: :lol:
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Re: Linn of Dee & me & jb

Postby gammy leg walker » Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:43 pm

pollyh33 wrote:Brilliant report Willie :thumbup:

Your photos are magic!!!! So magic that you've made JB disappear!!!


:lol: :lol:


Honest polly,he does exsist..........................no honest he really does. :lol:
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Re: Linn of Dee & me & jb

Postby gammy leg walker » Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:46 pm

Gable Gable End wrote:bloody hell Willie; the run continues...

:lol:


Aye it does G.G.E...................must have been that other fella I used to walk with that brought the clag. :wink:
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Re: Linn of Dee & me & jb

Postby Del246 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:50 pm

Nice report and great pics, especially The Devils Point.
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Re: Linn of Dee & me & jb

Postby gammy leg walker » Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:52 pm

mountain thyme wrote:
Well done GLW and no clag! Mgmt! does blow out a lot of hot air! :)



Good to meet you again mountain thyme,big round for you coming up soon in Knoydart,keep us posted please
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Re: Linn of Dee & me & jb

Postby gammy leg walker » Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:54 pm

Gavin99 wrote:That looks like a grand day you had , some nice , unaltered , photos :D



Cheers Gavin,it was a grand day,first time at Linn of Dee,cant wait too return.
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Re: Linn of Dee & me & jb

Postby gammy leg walker » Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:56 pm

ChrisW wrote:Another sunny day for you Gammy, I can hardly believe it. A fine report and beautiful photos from your little cam (even if you did try leaving it behind) Surprised you frightened Monty off, maybe he'll make the next one :lol:


Thanks Chris,cant believe the run I am on just now..............long may it continue. :D
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Re: Linn of Dee & me & jb

Postby pigeon » Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:58 pm

Good pics there Gammy,not long till the 100 mark now :thumbup:
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Re: Linn of Dee & me & jb

Postby gammy leg walker » Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:00 pm

Del246 wrote:Nice report and great pics, especially The Devils Point.


Thanks,seen the Devils Point so many times in pictures,but too see it that close was another thing. :shock:
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