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Badandun Hill

Badandun Hill

Postby Gordon Ballantyne » Thu Mar 22, 2012 3:52 pm

Grahams included on this walk: Badandun Hill

Date walked: 22/03/2012

Time taken: 2 hours

Distance: 6.7 km

Ascent: 443m

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Arrived at 1.30pm from my efforts at Cat Law & Corwharn.
Parked up at the entrance to the road to the Keepers house at Fergus. There's a wee area on right.
After a quick lunch and a stretch of my tortured muscles - headed across to the keepers house at Fergus and quietly
walked through the yard to get on to the track up to Badandun without putting up his dogs, especially the guard dogs advertised on the gate post at the start of the woods. Only saw some guinea fowl pecking around in the shed.
After exiting from the trees, I eyed up the slopes that Malky had tackled via the grouse butts and decided that it was too steep for me. Toured up the track towards Craig Lair and cut across to the bealach between Craig Lair and Badandun to pick up the track there and followed it over to the junction below the ridge running up to Badandun. Grunted my way up to the top to get a tremenous vista from the Cairnwell across to Mayar & Driesh down to Lintrathan loch.
Keepers still seem to be burning heather everywhere.
Decided to head straight down Malky's ascent route and found the going underfoot quite pleasant with moss & heather cushioning my downward tread - easing the pain on the knees & thighs apprieciably.
Headed home satisfied with my days walking in the summery weather, in time for Tea at 6.30pm and a soak in the bath to ease my tortured muscles !
Summit of Badandun Hill with Mount Blair in the background

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Gordon Ballantyne
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