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Cairn William

Cairn William


Postby Benjaminnevis » Mon Nov 12, 2012 3:14 pm

Route description: Cairn William, Pitfitchie Forest, near Alford

Sub 2000' hills included on this walk: Cairn William

Date walked: 07/11/2012

Time taken: 5 hours

Distance: 16 km

Ascent: 448m

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Had a wander roon pitfichie and Cairn William last week and thought it was great and well worth the effort.

Mind you probably best done during the week as it must be busy wee mountain bikes at the weekends i would think as the track looks great but only if you are olympic standard. some oh the doon hill bit i wandered up throo after wandering too far and missing the turn aff looked like neck breaking stuff.

but the zig zag decent from Cairn William looked braw.
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Re: Cairn William

Postby McLEOD » Mon Nov 12, 2012 4:34 pm

Looks a braw wee walk,
cheers :thumbup:
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Re: Cairn William

Postby heatheronthehills » Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:24 am

Looks like you had a lovely day for this walk, nice pics. We often go up Cairn William but tend to do it from the other side, past the pink castle at Monymusk. The circuit makes a nice 4 hour wander :)
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Re: Cairn William

Postby Benjaminnevis » Wed Nov 14, 2012 12:07 pm

heatheronthehills wrote:Looks like you had a lovely day for this walk, nice pics. We often go up Cairn William but tend to do it from the other side, past the pink castle at Monymusk. The circuit makes a nice 4 hour wander :)


it was a braw day thanks and the scenery around that area is great.
A will give that side a go next time. i guess the entrance to the forest track a mile or 2 past the pink castle takes you round to the cycle paths up to the summit.
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Re: Cairn William

Postby heatheronthehills » Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:41 am

it was a braw day thanks and the scenery around that area is great.
A will give that side a go next time. i guess the entrance to the forest track a mile or 2 past the pink castle takes you round to the cycle paths up to the summit.[/quote]

Yep, and then we usually head Westish across the hillside and down to the forest track and wander back along the landi track. As you say best to avoid it on a weekend as the bikers are a bit speedy!
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