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Cracker of a day in Angus

Cracker of a day in Angus


Postby luckyguy68 » Thu May 03, 2012 9:12 pm

Route description: Mayar and Driesh, Glen Clova

Munros included on this walk: Driesh, Mayar

Date walked: 03/05/2012

Time taken: 4.5 hours

Distance: 14.5 km

Ascent: 835m

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I have been looking forward to these two since my Ben Ledi "blown in the wind" fiasco from last week. The MWIS site is now one of my best buddies and i cant see me ever not using it to plan my future walks. The forecast for today indicated that early morning low cloud would pass to deliver an afternoon of unbroken sunshine. More importantly the windspeed was to be no more than 5mph. The only thing they got wrong was a prediction of 90% cloud free munros. I would have put that nearer the 100% mark as hopefully my photos will indicate.
I left home at the 7.30am and was in the Glen Doll car park two hours later. I have never as much as set in Angus before today so was once again well chuffed when the satnav got me there without any stress or wrong turnings :shock: The co-ordinate directions from the WH route planners are invaluable as my knowledge of Scotland is ashamably rank rotten though improving by the outing :thumbup:
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Once again i seem to have the knack of meeting walkers at the bottom who have already done the hills i'm about to do. So once again the map and compass were left in the rucksack as i used my luckyguy skills of hiring me an unpaid guide :lol: To be honest, it was good to spend some time with a fellow walker on the ascent. Gabbing away certainly takes your mind of the fact that your legs are about to fall off in the early part of the walk. I was way impressed with the Corrie Fee. I know its early days but i have never seen anything like it. I just wanted to stand there and gawp all day. The ascent was one of the most visibily rewarding experiences i have had since starting walking. There was so much peace surrounding me with only the sound of the waterfall interupting the silence. 8)
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The summit of Mayar was less than impressive though the panoramic views were something else. I was amazed at the unfamiliar hills surrounding me and i had thoughts of "will i ever climb any of them anytime in the future?" I was on solo mode following Mayar as my walking companion was heading off to walk some other hills.
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The walk to Dreish was uneventful though i was surprised at the amount of snow that was still on the hills. My return journey stated to return to the coll and take the branch along the Shank of Drumfollow. I had not quite done my homework as i had no idea what a coll was. :lol: :shock: :lol: . I checked my orientation on the map and was happy to descend on the clearly visible path. I had a lot of fun on this path believe me. I was skipping down thinking ahead as to what boulder might trip me up next :lol: .The path through the forest was a welcome change as the sun was beating down and my nut was starting to fry :lol:
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Every other walk i am on these days my catchprase is "that was my best walk by far", im going to stop thinking that way. All walks are good, just some are better than others. :D
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Re: Cracker of a day in Angus

Postby jonny616 » Thu May 03, 2012 11:21 pm

Lucky guy indeed.
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Re: Cracker of a day in Angus

Postby SusieThePensioner » Fri May 04, 2012 12:48 pm

luckyguy68 wrote:All walks are good, just some are better than others.

And some days the weather is better than others :lol:

Seems you had a great day and some fantastic photos.....lucky you!! :D
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Re: Cracker of a day in Angus

Postby quoman » Fri May 04, 2012 12:54 pm

Take the good days when you can and enjoy them because you know all about the clag and rain good report.
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Re: Cracker of a day in Angus

Postby Fudgie » Fri May 04, 2012 1:02 pm

You'll do well to get better weather than that all summer :lol:
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Re: Cracker of a day in Angus

Postby Malckyb » Sat May 05, 2012 12:49 pm

Cracking report and pics..we are heading to these two tomorrow. :)
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