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Turin Hill - The Perfect Conditions! 2

Turin Hill - The Perfect Conditions! 2


Postby Gordie12 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:09 pm

Sub 2000' hills included on this walk: Turin Hill

Date walked: 11/01/2013

Time taken: 1 hours

Distance: 3.3 km

Ascent: 115m

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After cutting short my walk in Glen Isla following Meall Mor I was back in Forfar with plenty daylight left.

Turin Hill had been on my mind for weeks now following GraemeD's report and then The Rodmiester's report on his northern approach a few days ago gave me an alternative route avoiding (hopefully) the badlands of the south (see GraemeD's report).

To avoid any conflict I had considered an evening approach armed only with a head torch but in the end decided that a miserable misty day was probably as good an opportunity as any to get the job done.

Being a coward I opted for the northern approach parking the car on the B9134 Forfar - Brechin road to the northwest of Turin Hill where there is space for a couple of cars.

View from the roadside 8.jpg
Turin Hill somewhere in the mist


I entered a field yet to be ploughed following harvesting so a nice easy walk up the side of the field to quickly put some distance between me and the road.

Near the road 1.jpg
Heading straight for the trees in the distance


Once at the top of the field there is a fairly low fence which is easy to climb over followed by an area of scrub land with a couple of small pools to split on the way to the next field.

Between the two fields 2.jpg
One of the small pools


Once over another low fence I then followed the side of the field straight up the hill rather than crossing the field diagonally (using the tree cover rather than being spotted out in the open!!!!). Near the top of the field I headed east along the top of the field till I arrived at two gates about 40 yards apart).

Track before entering open hill 3.jpg
Muddy section!


Now on to the open hill it was just a case of finding the wall (in the mist) and following it to the summit.

Cairn 4.jpg
Turin Hill cairn


In Memory 5.jpg
Plaque on cairn


Trig point 6.jpg
Trig Point


I think I'm being watched.............who said there were no animals on this walk???

Being Watched 7.jpg
Turin Coos


As with Meall Mor earlier in the day there was no view to be had due to the low cloud so no point in hanging about so I headed back down retracing my steps.

Back at the car within an hour, no conflict, no electrocution..............job done!!
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Re: Turin Hill - The Perfect Conditions! 2

Postby The Rodmiester » Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:10 pm

Well done Gordie12, you made it! I think I saw my footprints on your 4th photograph. Much better than facing up to Mr Angry :lol: :lol:
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Re: Turin Hill - The Perfect Conditions! 2

Postby Gordie12 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:15 pm

I'm a bit wary of wandering through fields so I probably wouldn't have done this hill without your report so ta for posting!!!
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Re: Turin Hill - The Perfect Conditions! 2

Postby Graeme D » Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:39 pm

Well, what d'ya know! :shock:

Gordie12 wrote:To avoid any conflict I had considered an evening approach armed only with a head torch


A fan of the NRA I most certainly am not, but I still can't help but feel that a semi-automatic would be more apt! :lol:

Seriosly though Gordie, tourist route on Crock and now the low-profile approach to Turin Hill! Tut tut! Standards are slipping! :lol:
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Re: Turin Hill - The Perfect Conditions! 2

Postby Gordie12 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:51 pm

Graeme D wrote:Well, what d'ya know! :shock:

Gordie12 wrote:To avoid any conflict I had considered an evening approach armed only with a head torch


A fan of the NRA I most certainly am not, but I still can't help but feel that a semi-automatic would be more apt! :lol:

Seriosly though Gordie, tourist route on Crock and now the low-profile approach to Turin Hill! Tut tut! Standards are slipping! :lol:


Perhaps I shouldn't have made these reports public............street cred has gone (if there ever was any!!) :lol:
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Re: Turin Hill - The Perfect Conditions! 2

Postby hills » Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:59 pm

:lol: Popular hill these days, the locals wont be pleased. This is an option for me tomorrow, depending on how much snow has fallen on the bigger angus hills, so maybe another..... Were those cattle on the north or south side of the cairn?
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Re: Turin Hill - The Perfect Conditions! 2

Postby The Rodmiester » Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:07 pm

hills wrote::lol: Popular hill these days, the locals wont be pleased. This is an option for me tomorrow, depending on how much snow has fallen on the bigger angus hills, so maybe another..... Were those cattle on the north or south side of the cairn?


The North side, hills, you cannot avoid stepping in the stuff, see photographs. There were no cattle at high level, when I did it, just the evidence at the cairn :lol: . Only in that field 5 mins to the cairn and back :)
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Re: Turin Hill - The Perfect Conditions! 2

Postby hills » Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:09 pm

Thanks R, im used to cattle dodging, but good to know where they might be. :D
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Re: Turin Hill - The Perfect Conditions! 2

Postby The Rodmiester » Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:16 pm

hills wrote:Thanks R, im used to cattle dodging, but good to know where they might be. :D


Cattle dodging is better than Farmer dodging any day :lol:
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Re: Turin Hill - The Perfect Conditions! 2

Postby G17erf » Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:21 am

A very comfortable route, your sort of my unofficial guide on most walks these days. Well you and the fifeflyer :)
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Re: Turin Hill - The Perfect Conditions! 2

Postby Graeme D » Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:23 am

Oh come on, the southern approach is the only really entertaining way to tackle this monster! :lol: :roll:
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Re: Turin Hill - The Perfect Conditions! 2

Postby Gordie12 » Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:47 pm

G17erf wrote:A very comfortable route, your sort of my unofficial guide on most walks these days. Well you and the fifeflyer :)


Glad to be of service!

Took me a long time to do this wee hill (bearing in mind it's about 5 miles from home).
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Re: Turin Hill - The Perfect Conditions! 2

Postby Gordie12 » Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:50 pm

Graeme D wrote:Oh come on, the southern approach is the only really entertaining way to tackle this monster! :lol: :roll:


Not sure about your definition of entertaining Graeme...................

Hope you are well and getting a few walks in.
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