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Two in Fife, not quite three.

Two in Fife, not quite three.

Postby Johnny Corbett » Tue May 14, 2013 10:26 am

Sub 2000' hills included on this walk: Cairnie Hill, Mount Hill

Date walked: 11/05/2013

Time taken: 3 hours

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Travelled to Fife to climb two short Subs as forecast was rain all over Scotland, showers were forecast in this area. Did Cairnie Hill first from Dunbog where we followed the track before heading up to the summit. The summit is the big boulder. Returned the same way and drove to the A92 and parked up close to the junction with the A913. Took the track across the field then the ridge to the summit. There is a huge monument at the summit in memory of John Hopetoun which you dont see till you're almost at the summit due to the surrounding trees. We followed the tree line down to the A913 and back to the car. We then drove to Luthrie with the intention to do Normans Law but halfway up a cow blocked our path and wasn't keen on letting us through. I wasn't too fussed at continuing as i'd been up Normans Law before and Kim valued her life more than a summit so we returned to the car.
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Fed this guy on our way up

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Normans Law

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Lomond Hills

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Lindores Loch

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Normans Law

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Mount Hill

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Normans Law

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Our route up

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Lomond Hills

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The monument

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Us two and the monument

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On our way to Norman, these cows were happy feeding away, their big cousin further up was not.
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Re: Two in Fife, not quite three.

Postby The Rodmiester » Tue May 14, 2013 8:18 pm

Looks like you went from another starting point on both hills JC. Pity about Normans Law, nice wee hill, with fine views, better safe than sorry though! :)
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Re: Two in Fife, not quite three.

Postby rockhopper » Tue May 14, 2013 11:38 pm

Yup, some cows are OK but some can be the complete opposite - some bad stories in the news recently about walkers' encounters with them. Similar to you, I can remember heading for Macleod's tables on Skye years ago and found a menacing looking highland cow blocking the path - I ended up taking a long diversion through a field to avoid it - didn't like the look of the horns ! Looks like you made the best of the weather - cheers :)
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