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dollar to dumyat

dollar to dumyat


Postby dunrig » Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:08 am

Route description: King's Seat Hill from Tillicoultry to Dollar

Grahams included on this walk: Ben Cleuch

Donalds included on this walk: Ben Cleuch, Blairdenon Hill, King's Seat Hill

Sub 2000' hills included on this walk: Dumyat

Date walked: 28/08/2012

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Back to the bus, the dollar academy firstbus for this walk. Have just read Andrew Greig's golf book, in it he describes being badly bullied as a boarder at this school, hope this doesn't happen now.
Up a lush dollar glen, over king's seat, andrew gannel to ben cleuch, tried skirt worst of the bog & peat hags on way to blairdenon, then down & up, down & up to dumyat.

Things that were good about this walk:

-a lush green dollar glen
-watching shepherds & dogs work on the hill
-apart from above having the hills largely to myself untill dumyat
-rowans full of red berries
-blooming purple heather

worries:

-every year the downhill stretches on all the walks I do get harder on the knees.
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dollar glen
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looking back
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working on the hill
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triffids
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skirting the peat hags
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meeting of the 3 fences -blairdenon
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dumyat
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menstrie burn- steel bridge
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rowan tree
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(all around the) purple heather
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dumyat locals
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Last edited by dunrig on Sun Nov 11, 2012 1:49 am, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: dollar to dumyat

Postby RicKamila » Wed Aug 29, 2012 12:29 pm

Love the Highland Coo's!!
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Re: dollar to dumyat

Postby hills » Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:20 pm

Great walk, big one too. Where are those cattle on dumyat?
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Re: dollar to dumyat

Postby dunrig » Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:57 pm

Thanks Russell, Hils -I do variations of this walk every year, last year I met the cattle on way up from menstrie burn thats north side hill there was warning sign- this year I met them on opposite side on way down on path that eventually comes out at road that goes by think its called Logie church - got to say I have always found highland cattle to be a most gentle breed often walked through them never bothered me even as yesterday when they have calves.
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