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Mendick Hill and East Cairn Hill

Mendick Hill and East Cairn Hill


Postby gmr82 » Sat Dec 22, 2012 2:53 pm

Sub 2000' hills included on this walk: East Cairn Hill, Mendick Hill

Date walked: 09/12/2012

Time taken: 5.25 hours

Distance: 20 km

Ascent: 843m

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Mendick = 7km; Ascent 261m; Time taken 2hrs
East Cairn = 13km; Ascent 582m; Time taken 3.25hrs
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Re: Mendick Hill and East Cairn Hill

Postby morag1 » Sat Dec 22, 2012 5:56 pm

I love to see the Pentlands but I must admit I prefer them from the Edinburgh side as you get great views over the city :D
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Re: Mendick Hill and East Cairn Hill

Postby Johnny Corbett » Sat Dec 22, 2012 10:19 pm

Good day you got for it with some nice views. I did East Cairn from the north. :)
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Re: Mendick Hill and East Cairn Hill

Postby gmr82 » Mon Dec 24, 2012 12:12 pm

RTC wrote:Perhaps this is because it took me 3 goes to get a tick for East Cairn Hill.
However, I think the Allermuir and Scawd Law ridges in the Pentlands are great walks for their height.

Thanks RTC, remember reading of your 3 attempts before I set off, I just hope they don't get reclassified again :lol: Echo what you say though, my favourite workout in the Pentlands is from Turnhouse to the Kips and then back the way I came, though I do like to be in the car park at 8am as the ridges getting a bit busy for my liking

morag1 wrote:I love to see the Pentlands but I must admit I prefer them from the Edinburgh side as you get great views over the city :D
Have you tried Blackford Hill too? Blackford Pond has a great selection of wildlife and if you are feeling lazy you can just park at the Observatory :wink:

Johnny Corbett wrote:Good day you got for it with some nice views. I did East Cairn from the north. :)

Maybe we'll all need to take on East Cairn from each direction and then decide the best route :lol: , thanks JC saw your report from Mendick, great that you included the pic of the fork in the road, ensured I didn't go the wrong way, should probably have put similiar in my report!
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Re: Mendick Hill and East Cairn Hill

Postby Graeme D » Mon Dec 24, 2012 3:52 pm

Some lovely pics there! 8)
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Re: Mendick Hill and East Cairn Hill

Postby digby » Sun Jan 03, 2016 5:29 pm

A nicer alternative that is more off track and follows the crest of the hill is to go through the access track through the trees at the top of the field N W of Slipperfield House, follow the fence line for a short way then head toward Mendick Hill going through a gate in the fence. From the top drop N to the top of the ridge leading to Ingraston Hill. The field above Ingraston farm can be traversed above the little plantation to meet the main track by gates and a big clump of pines. Description is for clockwise.

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Re: Mendick Hill and East Cairn Hill

Postby dickens96 » Mon Jan 04, 2016 12:58 pm

Did Mendick early last Summer going past Slipperfield and then straight up, then came back the way the last post suggests. Good short walk.
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