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Brown Cow Hill from Braenaloin

Brown Cow Hill from Braenaloin


Postby Johnny Corbett » Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:37 pm

Route description: Brown Cow Hill circuit, Cock Bridge

Corbetts included on this walk: Brown Cow Hill

Date walked: 07/10/2012

Time taken: 5.3 hours

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There is a large parking area opposite Braenaloin where we set off from. The track is ideal for walking on but even better for bikes as its generally flat for most of it with very few inclines and although we enjoyed the walk in and out we had wished we'd brought the bikes. We continued along the track to just past the Lodge and Bothy, which were both padlocked and boarded up so couldn't get a look inside, to another fainter track that led up the hillside. This track soon ended and we continued the climb through heather and then boggy ground and onto the summit. On our return we headed straight down towards the Bothy, where we had planned to have our lunch but came down in between the Bothy and the Lodge where we found a nice wee spot by the stream for lunch. After lunch we got on the track and headed back out to the car.

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The start

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The track in

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Nice level track

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View on walk in

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Lodge & Bothy

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Boarded up Bothy

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Ben Avon

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Morven

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Summit view

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Summit

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Our route down

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Geallaig Hill
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Re: Brown Cow Hill from Braenaloin

Postby rockhopper » Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:51 pm

Have just been reading this and your other two recent reports - you've certainly been busy....how'd you ever find time to fit in work ? :lol: Looks like you've made the best of the recent good weather for a good set of walks - bothy looks as though it could be useful, pity it's boarded up - cheers :)
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Re: Brown Cow Hill from Braenaloin

Postby Gavin99 » Thu Oct 11, 2012 1:18 pm

That looks like a very nice wander and a fine day you had for it .I might try to get up there soon , if only because I like its name :D
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Re: Brown Cow Hill from Braenaloin

Postby Benjaminnevis » Thu Oct 11, 2012 1:19 pm

Interesting route that. Been thinking oh Geallaig hill and Mona gowan up there but may try broon coo and Geallaig after looking at your route. :thumbup:
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Re: Brown Cow Hill from Braenaloin

Postby Johnny Corbett » Thu Oct 11, 2012 5:25 pm

Cheers. Was hoping to do Geallaig as well but didn't have the time, hence why we were cursing not bringing the bikes. Geallaig will be good to do in winter we think. :D
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Re: Brown Cow Hill from Braenaloin

Postby Benjaminnevis » Thu Oct 11, 2012 8:06 pm

Johnny Corbett wrote:Cheers. Was hoping to do Geallaig as well but didn't have the time, hence why we were cursing not bringing the bikes. Geallaig will be good to do in winter we think. :D


aye am looking at wee hills like Geallaig over the winter ma self.think a will be a winter donside and deeside marilyn bagger. :lol:
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Re: Brown Cow Hill from Braenaloin

Postby ChrisW » Fri Oct 12, 2012 6:24 am

Some lovely shots of my favourite rolling hills JC, this really looks like one for me :D
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Re: Brown Cow Hill from Braenaloin

Postby wilkiemurray » Fri Oct 12, 2012 7:42 pm

Fantastic report - did this one from the castle car park past year
The thing that draws me to these hills is the amazing views into the heart of the Cairngorms - done a few around here and ever time on e I get near be top and the views open out it drops my jaw - fantastic
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Re: Brown Cow Hill from Braenaloin

Postby wilkiemurray » Fri Oct 12, 2012 7:45 pm

Oops just read my last post - lots of typos - sorry - doing from mobile !!! Not used to all this reports usually planning a trip- not presently though :(
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