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Meall Mor (Glen Isla) - Snared!! 1

Meall Mor (Glen Isla) - Snared!! 1


Postby Gordie12 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:08 pm

Sub 2000' hills included on this walk: Meall Mor (Angus)

Date walked: 11/01/2013

Time taken: 1 hours

Distance: 2.4 km

Ascent: 160m

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My plan for today was to walk Meall Mor followed by a short drive to take in Badandun Hill but the weather was fairly rubbish - mild but constant low cloud so initially, I settled for Meall Mor.

Preparation was the usual OS check and as the hill is in Angus I can be fairly certain there wil be a report from either GraemeD or The Rodmiester to read before setting off - there was (from both)!

Parking opposite Over Craig near Drumore Loch there is loads of space to get the car safely off the road and out of the way.

Meall Mor 1.jpg
Parking by roadside


Walking past the open gate and on to the track for no more than about forty yards I immediately turned left, crossed a low wall and then followed the fire break straight uphill.

Meall Mor 2.jpg
Fire break


It's then just a case of following a straight line up the hill which is quite steep in places.

Meall Mor 3.jpg
Continuing up the hill




Looking back towards Over Craig.

Meall Mor 5.jpg
Over Craig through the low cloud


Crossing the wall at the exact point described by The Rodmiester I got my left boot caught in a snare.

Meall Mor 6.jpg
The Rodmiester becoming a tad competitive about his sub 2000's???


After a few seconds of trying brute force I realised there was a catch I could pull towards me so I could release my foot from the trap. Last week a psycho Pheasent attack, this week snared.............next week??

Carrying on above the tree line I found myself paying a bit more attention to where I was walking but no more snares were encountered.

Summit now in view.

Meall Mor 7.jpg
Five minutes from the summit


And the summit is reached.

Meall Mor 8.jpg
Meall Mor summit cairn


One of those days where the view was the same in every direction..........a dull grey murky nothing so nothing to do but head straight back down to the car.

On the way down there was a fleeting glimpse of Drumore Loch.

Meall Mor 9.jpg
Drumore Loch through the mist


The walk back down the hill takes longer than expected as the wet conditions make the grass and rocks pretty slippery so worth taking care.

All done in an hour but not much point in going on to Badandun Hill in this mist so time to head for home earlier than expected...................unless, would this be a good day to walk..............................
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Re: Meall Mor (Glen Isla) - Snared!! 1

Postby The Rodmiester » Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:16 pm

Good work Gordie12,another done! I'm sure you pinched my picture, 2nd photograph :D

So my snare didn't stop you, must think of other ways :lol:

Going back down was a bit tricky, not to be rushed with those hidden stones, glad you got back unscathed. Hope our reports helped!
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Re: Meall Mor (Glen Isla) - Snared!! 1

Postby Gordie12 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:25 pm

The Rodmiester wrote:Good work Gordie12,another done! I'm sure you pinched my picture, 2nd photograph :D

So my snare didn't stop you, must think of other ways :lol:

Going back down was a bit tricky, not to be rushed with those hidden stones, glad you got back unscathed. Hope our reports helped!


Telling me there was no cattle near Turin Hill was a good attempt when the hill top was full of them :lol: :lol:
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Re: Meall Mor (Glen Isla) - Snared!! 1

Postby Graeme D » Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:29 pm

Good stuff. This wee hill has seen a lot of action in the past few weeks ..... after years of apparent obscurity. :shock: Anyhow, I wonder whatever scrape you'll get into next on these wee Subs. :?: Psycho pheasant, The Rodmiester's snare....... Next thing you'll be telling us you've been and gone and had a run-in with the ****hole farmer of Turin Hill! :crazy:
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Re: Meall Mor (Glen Isla) - Snared!! 1

Postby hills » Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:03 pm

These hills have all manner of traps eh, shame about the weather, so dull right now.
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Re: Meall Mor (Glen Isla) - Snared!! 1

Postby Johnny Corbett » Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:47 am

Weathers not been much lately but good to have short walks like this to do in bad weather :D
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