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3 hills of Craigowl

3 hills of Craigowl

Postby mountainboy12 » Tue May 14, 2013 2:26 pm

Route description: Sidlaws: Craigowl and Auchterhouse hill

Sub 2000' hills included on this walk: Craigowl Hill

Date walked: 12/04/2013

Time taken: 3 hours

Distance: 7.5 km

Ascent: 333m

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my report starts hear in the Balkello Community Woodland Car Park off the road through Auchterhouse.
the path starts off made of gravel and i kept walking along till i got to a gate.
i kept walking till i got to a wall with a gap in it, i walk through the gap and had started climbing.
looking over to Baluderon Hill and Craigowl Hill

once i got to a metal gate i wanted to walk through it but i didn't i had to walk to the left going through the heather.(as you can see in the photo above)
i kept walking and i saw the top and its surrounded by trees.
i got the top of Auchterhouse Hill :)
FAIL! i tried to put a stick in a stone

off i go off to the next hill!
off to Baluderon Hill

i followed my footsteps and i was on track to the next hill
i got back to the gate and went through it and then followed the broad path going up the side of Baluderon Hill!
i got to the top of Baluderon Hill!
theres a plate on top telling you where all the munros are

i followed the main track on my left passing a cairn as i go to Craigowl Hill
on my way to the last hill and the highest hill of all the sidlaws

i had got to the top of Craigowl Hill!
White pillar booyaa! not seen many of those

i followed the same path the whole way down and back to the car park!.

1) Auchterhouse Hill 424m 1,391ft
2) Baluderon Hill 375m 1,230ft
3) Craigowl Hill 455m 1,492ft (highest Sidlaw hill)

i hope my report will guide you to the top of each hill thanks for reading! :D
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Re: 3 hills of Craigowl

Postby Johnny Corbett » Tue May 14, 2013 3:44 pm

Good stuff, thanks for that. I've still to do this one so i'll follow your route to the summit. :thumbup:
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Re: 3 hills of Craigowl

Postby Graeme D » Tue May 14, 2013 3:54 pm

Thanks for that mountainboy. I did a similar route a couple of years ago but in reverse and starting from near Tealing. It was a great day - possibly one of my best hill walks yet, and that is saying something, so thanks for the memories! :clap: :D
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Re: 3 hills of Craigowl

Postby dogplodder » Tue May 14, 2013 4:13 pm

Nice to see this area again - which was my backdoor in Dundee days when the kids were small and I was aye whisking them and the dog up there. Ah nostalgia is a wonderful thing. :lol:
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Re: 3 hills of Craigowl

Postby hills » Thu May 16, 2013 3:19 pm

I liked these hills, and now having done them, I seem to be able to see Craigowl from all over the place, so probs go back, must be quite a viewpoint, was quite hazy the day I went.
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