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A wee wander up Black Hill

A wee wander up Black Hill


Postby budvarone » Sat Jun 15, 2013 12:35 am

Sub 2000' hills included on this walk: Black Hill (Borders)

Date walked: 14/06/2013

Time taken: 2 hours

Distance: 4 km

Ascent: 314m

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Black Hill from the B6356
I've seen this wee hill LOADS of times from the A68, and wondered what it would be like at the top, so after reading a couple of WH reports on it, I decided today, as my wife was having lunch with her friend and I wasn't invited (again) and I had a couple of hours to kill before picking her up, that it would be an ideal opportunity to eventually tick this one off!
It's only about 2 and a half miles up and back down, it took me just under 2 hrs, but I'd taken my binoculars and I stopped every now and then to check on the birdlife ( a lot of Meadow Pipits and Linnets, if you're interested!) a pleasant walk on a good path/track with excellent views of the surrounding Borders countryside from the top, I could see across to Hume Castle near Kelso, over to the Cheviots, Rubers Law, and of course, The Eildons (there can't be many places in The Borders you CAN'T see The Eildons from!) well worth the short walk!
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Th path #1
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Going right
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The path #2, with Black Hill straight ahead!
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Up here, and then to the right!
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The trig point and The Eildons.
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Looking down on Earlston.
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A (not very ancient) stone circle at the top!
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The OS map says there's a fort at the top, somehow don't think this is it tho!
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The panoramic view.
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budvarone
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Re: A wee wander up Black Hill

Postby gmr82 » Sat Jun 15, 2013 9:22 am

Nice report, it looks a lovely hill from the photos. Still have this jotted down for the next time I'm down the A68, so hopefully later this summer I'll get round to it
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