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Farewell Angus Grahams, Hill of Wirren.

Farewell Angus Grahams, Hill of Wirren.


Postby Johnny Corbett » Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:05 am

Grahams included on this walk: Hill of Wirren

Date walked: 18/02/2013

Time taken: 5.45 hours

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We started from Newbigging farm, parking the car by the entrance to the farm track. Walked up the track to the first gate on the right and took this track. We continued on it and crossed over Torr na Menach before stopping for lunch at a shed. After lunch we continued to East Wirren up the snow filled track. From here we continued over to Hill of Wirren. The peat bogs on this section were not a problem for us as there was so much snow around, not sure if it would have been easier crossing in the peat hags or the snow. We returned by the same route but going round Tor na Menach rather than over it. This was my final Graham in Angus, all of them being great walks in a lovely area, with this being the toughest one.
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Start of the track

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On our way up the track

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View on way up

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Kim on her way up

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Tor na Menach

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East Wirren

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Kim on the ridge

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East Wirren

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Way to Hill of Wirren

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No problem getting over the fence

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Crossing the peat hags

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Kim approaching the summit

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Summit view

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Summit views & ski tracks

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Summit views & ski tracks

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Summit

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Snow covered peat hags

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View on way down back to the start
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Re: Farewell Angus Grahams, Hill of Wirren.

Postby The Rodmiester » Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:48 am

Good on you JC and Kim :clap: , no peat hag problems there then. Like the fence climb photo :lol:, and what a cracking day to finish off the Angus Grahams, I'm off North for a few days with the club and then a couple with my daughter, watch out for more reports :D
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Re: Farewell Angus Grahams, Hill of Wirren.

Postby Mountain Goat » Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:21 pm

Lovely pictures on the summit and views to the surrounding hills.
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Re: Farewell Angus Grahams, Hill of Wirren.

Postby hills » Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:00 pm

Nice. :D Still to do this one, bewildering choice of routes...... Super views. 8)
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Re: Farewell Angus Grahams, Hill of Wirren.

Postby gmr82 » Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:21 pm

Look like a lovely walk and the blue skies always help :) I did a river walk in the Edzell area 2-3 years ago, really interesting rock formations around that way
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Re: Farewell Angus Grahams, Hill of Wirren.

Postby Gordie12 » Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:07 pm

Everybody is saying goodbye to the Angus Grahams................I think I'm going to be the last to complete them!!
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Re: Farewell Angus Grahams, Hill of Wirren.

Postby rockhopper » Thu Feb 21, 2013 12:50 am

certainly a lovely day johnny and cracking views - still seems quite a lot of snow though - cheers :)
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Re: Farewell Angus Grahams, Hill of Wirren.

Postby ChrisW » Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:38 am

wow what a fantastic day to be out in the hills JC, absolutely beautiful. It seems strange to see someone standing on snow so deep without snowshoes on, if you tried that around here you'd be up to your armpits in snow :lol:
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Re: Farewell Angus Grahams, Hill of Wirren.

Postby Mountainlove » Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:55 pm

Well done on finishing the Angus Grahams :clap: You had a superb day! Great photos !
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Re: Farewell Angus Grahams, Hill of Wirren.

Postby Johnny Corbett » Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:15 pm

Thanks all, we had a great day even though it was hard going at times. :D
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