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A warm and sunny ramble up Largo Law

A warm and sunny ramble up Largo Law

Postby LadyRiaghain » Sat May 25, 2013 9:11 pm

Sub 2000' hills included on this walk: Largo Law

Date walked: 25/05/2013

Time taken: 1.75 hours

Distance: 3.25 km

Ascent: 215m

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As my usual walking companion, captainslow, had gone away for the weekend, I decided to seize the opportunity to test my independent hiking skills. Largo Law is the most conveniently located sub-2000 from St Andrews, so one 25 minute bus ride later I was looking up at the hill and revelling in a rare day of glorious sunshine (as I'm sure many others were too!)

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Near the beginning of the route up to Largo Law.

The beginning of the route was very clearly signposted and I ambled along the grassy track quite happily, without having to turn to the map. The wild flowers were looking quite beautiful and I also had the chance to see some house martins diving backwards and forwards in the air above a small pool to the left of the path. As I passed by Chesterstone farm and began to climb slightly, I could see that a fair few other people had had the same idea as me, judging by the string of coloured dots further up the slope.

Where the main steep section of ascent started I met some people who had decided to call it a day before attempting the hill, and they kindly offered to look after my pack for me. Explaining that I was in training (sort of), I thanked them and continued on to tackle the slope. As the walk plan had suggested, it was indeed very steep, and there was barely a path at all, but by sticking to the grassy clumps it wasn't too difficult. I was just glad that it was so dry, because muddy conditions would have required much more caution (and I still have a hole in my left boot).

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From the dip before the summit.

After that it really was simply a matter of steadily climbing and pausing frequently to admire the amazing views. Once I got to the summit I could see all over Fife and further afield to some snow-capped mountains in the distance. The sea looked particularly beautiful- was almost tempted to go for a swim when I got home!

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Snow in the distance, from the summit.

So, in summary, a lovely short hike in perfect weather conditions: a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon. :-D

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Re: A warm and sunny ramble up Largo Law

Postby Fife Flyer » Sat May 25, 2013 9:45 pm

Nice little report, everywhere looks lovely & green :D

One day I will venture out that way :wink:
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Re: A warm and sunny ramble up Largo Law

Postby Sarah86 » Sun May 26, 2013 11:31 am

Thanks for posting this I had thought of heading up here on Friday but we ended up somewhere else instead, will definitely need to visit this one as what lovely Fife views you get.
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