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Just Plumb, then it's Dun Leacainn..

Just Plumb, then it's Dun Leacainn..


Postby hills » Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:56 pm

Sub 2000' hills included on this walk: Dun Leacainn

Date walked: 11/03/2013

Time taken: 2 hours

Distance: 7 km

Ascent: 280m

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Hill: Dun Leacainn
11.3.13
Distance: 7km
1 Hour to top, 270m ascent.

This hill used to be a real nightmare for marilyn baggers, being surrounded by forestry.

However, a recent report I read highlighted that recent felling has opened an opportunity to climb this hill easier than before.

I parked in a layby at 028028, directly opposite a forestry track, this is marked on the map.

This track heads uphill, then turns back on itself, and it goes much further than the map suggests.

Track.

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Keep on the track until you come to this felled section, and this felling track. I meant to take a waypoint here, but forgot, I guess its at 031023.

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This felling track winds uphill, and gets you very close to the open hillside, which is at the end of those trees in the centre of this photo. 034019

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You then have to leave the rough track and cross the debree field to get to the hillside, its thankfully short, only around 100m or so. And then you are clear of the trees.

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Access is easy enough for now, but the hillside is heather growing amongst tussock grass, a horrible combination, but its not far at all, maybe 400m.

And here is what you get for your short visit to the roughty club....

Stunning views!!!!!

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Ooor Alps..

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Not the best view of Cruachan, but good enough.

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Yum..

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This hill has a trig point, but not at the summit, its on the next little hump.
Trig from summit.

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And a wee bench, this has been here a while, local knowledge knows a way up here anyway...

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Summit from trig, nice day for wandering around comparing views..

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Inveraray.

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Strachur.

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I returned the same way. I love these western seaboard marilyns, they are all lovely viewpoints, a lot of them have waymarked trails around them, this one does...

But no-one seems to think folk will actually want to climb them!!! The saplings are growing fast here, soon this hill will return to horror status, so for now, its well worth the meagre effort required to get those lovely loch and mountain views...

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Re: Just Plumb, then it's Dun Leacainn..

Postby malky_c » Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:19 pm

Was just looking at this on Scottishhills (without the map) and it took me some time to work out where you were! Great views - have spent very little time in this area, but it looks great :)
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Re: Just Plumb, then it's Dun Leacainn..

Postby AlisonFox66 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:48 pm

I managed to find a track through conifers for theascent , but used your descent route

That was two years back .
I thought they might clear it more

The views really are great aren't they
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Re: Just Plumb, then it's Dun Leacainn..

Postby Johnny Corbett » Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:59 am

Good stuff and some lovely views. Good to see a route up this one, thats a problem with a lot of the Sub 2k hills, they're surrounded by forrest and no clear way up them. :D
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Re: Just Plumb, then it's Dun Leacainn..

Postby ChrisW » Tue Mar 12, 2013 4:33 pm

wow - that is some reward for relatively little effort, beautiful views (in all directions it seems) A great 'find' now its opened up :clap:
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Re: Just Plumb, then it's Dun Leacainn..

Postby McLEOD » Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:28 pm

Braw :thumbup:
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Re: Just Plumb, then it's Dun Leacainn..

Postby rob munbett » Fri Mar 15, 2013 3:49 pm

Really helpful report. Must try this when I'm this way next.
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