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A quick nip up Turin Hill, when the farmer was off guard

A quick nip up Turin Hill, when the farmer was off guard


Postby The Rodmiester » Sun Jan 06, 2013 5:50 pm

Sub 2000' hills included on this walk: Turin Hill

Date walked: 06/01/2013

Time taken: 0.75 hours

Distance: 3.22 km

Ascent: 105m

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Not content with scaling the dizzy heights of the Crock in Glen Isla, but thought why not pick up Turin Hill by Forfar en route home to Carnoustie, but hopefully not getting any aggro from the farmer like Graeme D. Parked my car on the Forfar Brechin road at grid ref 503543 just beyond the access to Howmuir farm on the North side. There is a couple of spaces available for parking at the roadside. I followed the stone dyke through a stubble field up to a small tree plantation SE. After passing the stubble field I went diagonally across a grassed field heading for another larger plantation.
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From car on the B9134 to Brechin
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Following the stone dyke up through the first field
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The grassed field heading diagonally SE towards the larger tree plantation, where there is two gates to climb. Non of the electrified fencing was working, tested with my walking poles.
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Into another field where you follow the stone dyke on the right to the trig point and cairn
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The cairn and trig soon comes into view. There is a style to climb over if you wish to visit the cairn
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A sword is embedded into the top of the cairn

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I heard noises earlier and on my way back saw half a dozen or so auto cross bikers in the adjoining field. Did not hang about, job done, rain on its way back at the car inside 45mins. Now for some lunch.
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Re: A quick nip up Turin Hill, when the farmer was off guard

Postby mrssanta » Sun Jan 06, 2013 6:04 pm

nice one Rod
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Re: A quick nip up Turin Hill, when the farmer was off guard

Postby The Rodmiester » Sun Jan 06, 2013 6:58 pm

mrssanta wrote:nice one Rod


Thanks mrssanta, I thought I would try and do both hills that have been bugging me for a while onb the same day and get them over with, hopefully without any hassle like Graeme D. Wait till you read my other report on Crock!
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Re: A quick nip up Turin Hill, when the farmer was off guard

Postby Gordie12 » Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:05 pm

I really should do this hill (I can see it from the house) but GraemeD's report put me off.

The choice seems to be between possible electrocution from the North or confrontation from the South - think I'll plump for possible electrocution!!!!!!
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Re: A quick nip up Turin Hill, when the farmer was off guard

Postby The Rodmiester » Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:09 pm

Gordie12 wrote:I really should do this hill (I can see it from the house) but GraemeD's report put me off.

The choice seems to be between possible electrocution from the North or confrontation from the South - think I'll plump for possible electrocution!!!!!!


That's the way I looked at it. No animals in the fields at present so maybe that's why the power was not on. Just don't get knocked over by the bikers :lol:
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Re: A quick nip up Turin Hill, when the farmer was off guard

Postby Graeme D » Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:33 pm

Aha. An approach from the north. That's just cheating. It only counts if you brazenly walk through the West Mains of Turin farmyard ...... preferably with a hound in tow. :lol: I see that this wee hill is catching on though. Let's see if we can encourage a few more ascents this year. Gordie???? Your turn next I believe! :crazy:
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Re: A quick nip up Turin Hill, when the farmer was off guard

Postby The Rodmiester » Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:40 pm

Graeme D wrote:Aha. An approach from the north. That's just cheating. It only counts if you brazenly walk through the West Mains of Turin farmyard ...... preferably with a hound in tow. :lol: I see that this wee hill is catching on though. Let's see if we can encourage a few more ascents this year. Gordie???? Your turn next I believe! :crazy:


Seeing you did the two corbetts at Grandtully, I thought I'd pick off a couple of your Marilyns :D Anyhow who is following who?, Me, You or You Me :lol:
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Re: A quick nip up Turin Hill, when the farmer was off guard

Postby AlisonFox66 » Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:25 pm

I had no idea that it was a sword on the summit.i guess i thought it was a cross
That memorial at the top makes one pause and think.I only wish i had been wearing a poppy when climbed it (10 November) as i would have left it there as a mark of respect .
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Re: A quick nip up Turin Hill, when the farmer was off guard

Postby Graeme D » Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:51 pm

The Rodmiester wrote:Anyhow who is following who?, Me, You or You Me


No idea, but I feel a visit to Hare Cairn coming on sometime this month! :lol:
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Re: A quick nip up Turin Hill, when the farmer was off guard

Postby The Rodmiester » Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:59 pm

Graeme D wrote:
The Rodmiester wrote:Anyhow who is following who?, Me, You or You Me


No idea, but I feel a visit to Hare Cairn coming on sometime this month! :lol:


OK, go for it, my way or your way? either way much nicer than Crock :lol:
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Re: A quick nip up Turin Hill, when the farmer was off guard

Postby hills » Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:19 am

Might have a bash at this soon, seems to be in fashion, useful info on the north route. :D
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Re: A quick nip up Turin Hill, when the farmer was off guard

Postby The Rodmiester » Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:44 am

hills wrote:Might have a bash at this soon, seems to be in fashion, useful info on the north route. :D


Go for it now, no animals in field, up and down within the hour, look forward to seeing your report :)
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Re: A quick nip up Turin Hill, when the farmer was off guard

Postby Graeme D » Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:51 pm

The Rodmiester wrote:OK, go for it, my way or your way? either way much nicer than Crock


Your way looks quite civilised. Think I'll take a leaf out of that book! :D
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Re: A quick nip up Turin Hill, when the farmer was off guard

Postby hills » Mon Jan 07, 2013 6:00 pm

[/quote]Go for it now, no animals in field, up and down within the hour, look forward to seeing your report :)[/quote]

Good point, SOLD!! :D
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