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The Mighty Meikle Bin

The Mighty Meikle Bin


Postby Johnny Corbett » Sun May 13, 2012 8:46 pm

Route description: Meikle Bin, Carron Valley

Sub 2000' hills included on this walk: Meikle Bin

Date walked: 12/05/2012

Time taken: 2 hours

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Up and doon the Walkhighlands route :thumbup: No map for this area but marker cairns on the track. A great wee walk and a busy wee hill. Good to have a chilled day on the hills chatting to fellow walkers and had a nice 30 min lunch break at the summit.
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The track up

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Meikle Bin

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View

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Another view

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Nearly there

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The Dam

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A wee Dam

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Glesga

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Munro country

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The happy couple

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A 777 heading for Glasgow

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The Dam
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Re: The Mighty Meikle Bin

Postby mountain thyme » Sun May 13, 2012 8:56 pm

the happy couple..... tom and molly weir :D
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Re: The Mighty Meikle Bin

Postby dooterbang » Sun May 13, 2012 9:15 pm

30 min lunch break...well it was a monster of a hill :lol:

Nice to see you dragging the other half up a hill.

Its a great wee walk indeed.
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Re: The Mighty Meikle Bin

Postby 2dalmatians » Sun May 13, 2012 10:04 pm

Now i know what the views are like! Was up there a few months ago and all I saw was clag clag clag!!! Lol
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Re: The Mighty Meikle Bin

Postby morag1 » Mon May 14, 2012 8:25 am

looks a nice walk Johnny, used to take my family to the Carron Valley, must go for another visit soon :D
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Re: The Mighty Meikle Bin

Postby rockhopper » Mon May 14, 2012 12:49 pm

no stopping you eh Jonny ? nice wander on a nice day - nearly cycled up here once when I was up MTBing at Carron Valley - must go back - cheers :D
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Re: The Mighty Meikle Bin

Postby GillC » Mon May 14, 2012 3:06 pm

Ah lovely,,,only been up Meikle Bin once,,,and was small enough at that time to finish it on my dads shoulders. I see it peeking over the Campsies at me every day,,must get myself up there again. :) :) GillC
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Re: The Mighty Meikle Bin

Postby Johnny Corbett » Mon May 14, 2012 6:34 pm

Cheers folks, it's a nice wee walk this one and good to not be rushing for a change. Mother Theresa, wait till i tell Kim you called her Molly Weir :lol:
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Re: The Mighty Meikle Bin

Postby allanglens » Mon May 14, 2012 6:47 pm

Is there still the remains of the air crash scattered on the hill? Think it dates from the 1950's.
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Re: The Mighty Meikle Bin

Postby Johnny Corbett » Mon May 14, 2012 7:00 pm

allanglens wrote:Is there still the remains of the air crash scattered on the hill? Think it dates from the 1950's.


I never saw anything so not sure. One thing though that 777 looked very close to the summit, just wished we'd hung around for another 5 minutes :(
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Re: The Mighty Meikle Bin

Postby gammy leg walker » Mon May 14, 2012 7:58 pm

allanglens wrote:Is there still the remains of the air crash scattered on the hill? Think it dates from the 1950's.



Its still there,good report by the way,a cracking walk this one,done it many times.
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Re: The Mighty Meikle Bin

Postby allanglens » Mon May 14, 2012 8:15 pm

Thought it might be, but despite having walked all over the Campsies for the past few years it has been near 40 years since I was on the Bin.
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Re: The Mighty Meikle Bin

Postby seadog » Wed May 16, 2012 5:01 pm

My wife and me were on Meikle Bin on Saturday this is us standing by the bit of airplane just off the top, been up their 6 or 7 times and its the first time we have seen this, there is supposed to be an engine block as well dont know where,anyway we had a nice easy day took our time blethered to everybody, had our tea at the pile of logs before going up and again on the way back, all in it took us 4 hours but at our age thats fine.
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Re: The Mighty Meikle Bin

Postby seadog » Wed May 16, 2012 5:48 pm

I am really showing my age now have bother adding photos, this is my wife.
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Re: The Mighty Meikle Bin

Postby Johnny Corbett » Wed May 16, 2012 6:10 pm

Hi Seadog we spoke to you and your good wife on the track, we were on our way down while you were on your way up. Good to see you enjoyed the walk :thumbup:
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