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Two Donalds from Glendevon Church

Two Donalds from Glendevon Church


Postby The Rodmiester » Sun May 05, 2013 8:33 am

Donalds included on this walk: Innerdownie, Tarmangie Hill

Date walked: 04/05/2013

Time taken: 2.75 hours

Distance: 12.84 km

Ascent: 501m

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I had thought about parking adjacent to Borland Farm near the bridge but there was a sign NO PARKING, so I headed buck up the road A823 and parked at the Glendevon Church/Churchyard, a sign on the road to Church. I had looked at these hills earlier when coming off Steele's Knowe and decided to head on up from the bridge at Borland Farm.
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Car parked at Glendevon church
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From the access road turn right and walk a short distance down the A823 until you come to the bridge over the River Devon
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Pass through a couple of gates and walk up the North East shoulder of Innerdownie, within half an hour climbing without a path you reach the main path coming from the car park adjacent to Auchlinsky Hill. The way I came up with Steele's Knowe in background
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Signage re path to Innerdownie
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Just follow the path to the summit
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Steele's Knowe
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Keep on up the path with a stone dyke on your right
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Summit cairn in sight. Wonderful walking so far making good time and really enjoying the openness of it all, no others about as yet
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Glenquey Reservoir from the summit
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Summit view towards Tarmangie Hill, it looks a long way, will I? you bet I will, am really enjoying myself now, good underfoot conditions although wet in places, but so what it's only the back of 10.15am, lets prolong the enjoyment. I have nearly forgotten about the cancelled trip to Knoydart because of the weather, and here I am here walking in the Ochils for the very first time, and if I manageTaramangie Hill I can maybe include Blairdenon Hill with the othe Ochill Donalds.
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Follow the path on the left of the wall until the low section where you find an access gate in the deer fence next to the wall, pass through the gate keeping the small tree plantation on your right. Snow still here in May
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Follow the wall on your right and cross over it at a newly constructed access gate, no need to go through the gate, and keep the stone dyke and new fence line on your left all the way to the summit. Because of the continual downpor the previous day there are many wet and boggy sections but in the height of Summer tis would be perfect walking conditions
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Summit cairn of Tarmangie Hill, I now headed back the same way
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The first sign of others on the hill, near the point I head on down off path to Glendevon Church
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Glendevon Church, where I found a spot near the river to have my cuppa and piece. Must come back to the Ochils soon

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Re: Two Donalds from Glendevon Church

Postby alvason » Sun May 05, 2013 2:31 pm

I'm following you with interest, Rod!
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Re: Two Donalds from Glendevon Church

Postby The Rodmiester » Sun May 05, 2013 3:56 pm

alvason wrote:I'm following you with interest, Rod!


Hi there Adam, getting nearer to Alva, will and try and get some good photos for you! :D I really enjoyed these two hills.
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Re: Two Donalds from Glendevon Church

Postby Gordie12 » Sun May 05, 2013 7:52 pm

Hi Rod

A busy day!!

I did my 1st couple of hills in the Ochils a couple of months ago and like you really enjoyed them.

Finishing in Perth at 3.30 every thursday it probably makes sense to do some more exploring on thursday nights after work.

Hope you are well.
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Re: Two Donalds from Glendevon Church

Postby The Rodmiester » Sun May 05, 2013 9:25 pm

Gordie12 wrote:Hi Rod

A busy day!!

I did my 1st couple of hills in the Ochils a couple of months ago and like you really enjoyed them.

Finishing in Perth at 3.30 every thursday it probably makes sense to do some more exploring on thursday nights after work.

Hope you are well.


Hi Gordie, I'm well thanks, how's your training getting along, feet standing up ok? not long to go now. Ochils, excellent walking, just read your Ben Cleuch report, that sounds a good way, away from the hoards of folk, although if your up early enough you miss em :lol: I think I'm going to have to invest in a new pair of boots as well, just checked out the soles, nae much grip at all, guess that's why I had my wee tumble :(
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Re: Two Donalds from Glendevon Church

Postby Gordie12 » Sun May 05, 2013 10:00 pm

The Rodmiester wrote:
Gordie12 wrote:Hi Rod

A busy day!!

I did my 1st couple of hills in the Ochils a couple of months ago and like you really enjoyed them.

Finishing in Perth at 3.30 every thursday it probably makes sense to do some more exploring on thursday nights after work.

Hope you are well.


Hi Gordie, I'm well thanks, how's your training getting along, feet standing up ok? not long to go now. Ochils, excellent walking, just read your Ben Cleuch report, that sounds a good way, away from the hoards of folk, although if your up early enough you miss em :lol: I think I'm going to have to invest in a new pair of boots as well, just checked out the soles, nae much grip at all, guess that's why I had my wee tumble :(


Disaster struck last friday in the form of an XXL blister on the ball of my right foot. I completed my usual walk on the friday and quit after 11 miles on the saturday :( :( :(

This weekend it's 4 days of painting and gardening to give the foot a chance to heal and now I have to decide whether to go with the old boots (that have given me the problem) or risk approach shoes I've only worn 3-4 times.............decisions,decisions :? :? :?

I really enjoyed the Ben Cleuch day even with the tarmac start and finish but I need to head back soon as I missed the views due to a hazy view over the Forth - looking to do Tarmangie and Whitewisp next from Glen Devon.
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Re: Two Donalds from Glendevon Church

Postby The Rodmiester » Sun May 05, 2013 10:11 pm

Gordie12 wrote:
The Rodmiester wrote:
Gordie12 wrote:Hi Rod

A busy day!!

I did my 1st couple of hills in the Ochils a couple of months ago and like you really enjoyed them.

Finishing in Perth at 3.30 every thursday it probably makes sense to do some more exploring on thursday nights after work.

Hope you are well.


Hi Gordie, I'm well thanks, how's your training getting along, feet standing up ok? not long to go now. Ochils, excellent walking, just read your Ben Cleuch report, that sounds a good way, away from the hoards of folk, although if your up early enough you miss em :lol: I think I'm going to have to invest in a new pair of boots as well, just checked out the soles, nae much grip at all, guess that's why I had my wee tumble :(


Disaster struck last friday in the form of an XXL blister on the ball of my right foot. I completed my usual walk on the friday and quit after 11 miles on the saturday :( :( :(

This weekend it's 4 days of painting and gardening to give the foot a chance to heal and now I have to decide whether to go with the old boots (that have given me the problem) or risk approach shoes I've only worn 3-4 times.............decisions,decisions :? :? :?

I really enjoyed the Ben Cleuch day even with the tarmac start and finish but I need to head back soon as I missed the views due to a hazy view over the Forth - looking to do Tarmangie and Whitewisp next from Glen Devon.

That's not good news! bit of a nightmare, as you say decision time. Which raises the question, how do you harden the soles of your feet, maybe put a post on WH and ask the question, and see what answers come in, no doubt some funny ones. Good luck anyway, by the way I got to quite enjoy the painting after a while, at least it kept my mind occupied and off the injury, yours Rod
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Re: Two Donalds from Glendevon Church

Postby naepace » Mon May 06, 2013 2:26 pm

Nice report Rod. I think the Ochils are great. If that is your first 2 you have lots of nice hills still to climb ahead of you.
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Re: Two Donalds from Glendevon Church

Postby The Rodmiester » Mon May 06, 2013 2:55 pm

naepace wrote:Nice report Rod. I think the Ochils are great. If that is your first 2 you have lots of nice hills still to climb ahead of you.


Thanks naepace, I'm raring to go back, and soon, yep there nearer to you than me, but really enjoyed my day up there. Fantastic :D
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