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Innerdouny Hill - By The Tourist Trail

Innerdouny Hill - By The Tourist Trail


Postby Gordie12 » Sat Jul 13, 2013 4:31 pm

Sub 2000' hills included on this walk: Innerdouny Hill

Date walked: 13/07/2013

Time taken: 1.7 hours

Distance: 9.2 km

Ascent: 270m

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Early finish Thursday and a chance to take in another sub 2000 before heading for home. I seemed to be working my way East along The Ochils so the obvious next target was Innerdouny Hill (before receiving these comments after my report on Lendrick Hill)


Graeme D » Sat Jul 06, 2013 10:57 pm

Nice one G! Now let's see you get your walking gear round the neighbouring Innerdouny Hill and see if yer still smiling after that! :lol:User avatar
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As preparation for Innerdouny I did my usual research and read the reports on WH. As usual, Graeme D has been here before me and has an excellent report which is as usual a great read. The most important lesson I took from his experience was the importance of parking in the correct car park, it really can make all the difference. :lol: :lol: :lol:

So, on a baking hot late afternoon I headed down the Dunning - Yetts o Muckhart road (giggling as I passed the Graeme D Littlerig car park). As I parked up at the southern Littlerig car park the car temp was 79 degrees and there was little sign of any breeze so it was going to be hot hot hot.

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Parking area


2 Start.jpg
Forestry track from the car park


I had only gone a few yards when the flies started to arrive and it didn't take long before the arms were going windmill fashion as I tried to fend the little buggers off.

After about 100 yards there is a warning about tree works but it's now 4.30pm and the forest is silent (apart from the flies) so hopefully I can just walk through any areas of felling.

The track is gradually climbing and there are large areas of clear felling which allow me to see the summit within 5 minutes of leaving the car.

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This walk is really straight forward and there are only two points where you need to do anything other than follow the obvious track. After about a mile at the junction in the pic below, take the track off to the right.

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Still in a clear felled area there are decent views all around but it's pretty hazy so a bit limited today. Just before the track enters an enclosed bit of the forest there are some stacked logs. Not sure why but wherever I find these, I have to photograph them. They all look the same no matter where they were taken but I don't seem to be able to tell myself to just walk past.

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Once in to the forest it feels a little bit cooler but a battalion of flies descend on me and the windmill action is brought back in to play. After a few minutes in the forest I arrived at what I assume is workers caravans. They seem to be in use with Sky dishes on the ground and loads of empty milk cartons scattered about but there didn't seem to be anyone inside as all the windows and doors were shut and surely it would be roasting inside.

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The caravans are positioned at the point where there is open hill and an obvious point to leave the track and head uphill following a narrow path running parallel with a fence and the trees (on my left).

8 Open Hill.jpg


It's an easy gradient from the forestry commission track to the summit and it only took 10 minutes to reach the top on the easy grassy track.

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10 Summit.jpg


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Looking down at the track from the summit


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Very hazy Loch Leven


I was hoping there would be a decent breeze at the top and some of the flies would leave me in peace but it was flat calm so with poor hazy views it was a quick turn around and I was off back down the hill retracing my steps back to the car.

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On the descent I was looking for any evidence of Graeme's route when I noticed this section of forest. I have a feeling he came through here machete in hand, head torch on :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Thank you to Mr Ian Bayne for walking this hill last sunday with his dog and posting his report/route.
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Re: Innerdouny Hill - By The Tourist Trail

Postby Ian Bayne » Sun Jul 14, 2013 5:04 pm

Not many people call me mister its a nice wee walk sod trying to do the stanley / livingstone malarky
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Re: Innerdouny Hill - By The Tourist Trail

Postby Gordie12 » Sun Jul 14, 2013 10:05 pm

Ian Bayne wrote:Not many people call me mister its a nice wee walk sod trying to do the stanley / livingstone malarky


With you there, tourist trail wins the day!!

I've enjoyed the sub 2000 Ochils to the east of the Glendevon road, nice views and handy wee walks for after work.
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Re: Innerdouny Hill - By The Tourist Trail

Postby The Rodmiester » Mon Jul 15, 2013 4:17 pm

I'm going your way Gordie, do your homework that's what I say! apart from the flies a piece of cake, next time I'm passing I'm up there, but maybe leave it until a colder day. :wink:

Graeme D's trail or Tourist trail, yep it's the tourist trail :lol: :lol:
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Re: Innerdouny Hill - By The Tourist Trail

Postby Gordie12 » Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:37 pm

The Rodmiester wrote:I'm going your way Gordie, do your homework that's what I say! apart from the flies a piece of cake, next time I'm passing I'm up there, but maybe leave it until a colder day. :wink:

Graeme D's trail or Tourist trail, yep it's the tourist trail :lol: :lol:


GD is recommending Mount Hill for me next so I'm just about to read the reports to see what he is lining up for me :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Innerdouny Hill - By The Tourist Trail

Postby Graeme D » Tue Jul 16, 2013 10:09 am

Bunch o' big girls blouses, all o' yous! :lol:
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Re: Innerdouny Hill - By The Tourist Trail

Postby Sarah86 » Tue Jul 16, 2013 2:17 pm

Thanks for posting this report, I enjoy walking the hills in the Ochils but have yet to venture to Lendrick or Innerdouny. Think I will try and get these two done before the summer nights are out. A little wary of walking past the caravans though lol
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Re: Innerdouny Hill - By The Tourist Trail

Postby Gordie12 » Tue Jul 16, 2013 7:19 pm

Graeme D wrote:Bunch o' big girls blouses, all o' yous! :lol:


It's been said before and it'll be said again :lol: :lol:
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Re: Innerdouny Hill - By The Tourist Trail

Postby Gordie12 » Tue Jul 16, 2013 7:27 pm

Sarah86 wrote:Thanks for posting this report, I enjoy walking the hills in the Ochils but have yet to venture to Lendrick or Innerdouny. Think I will try and get these two done before the summer nights are out. A little wary of walking past the caravans though lol


Hi Sarah86

Of the 2 hills I preferred Lendrick but both are good, thoughts are probably influenced by the clearer night I had on Lendrick and the surprise (not sure why - apart from stupidity) of the views to the east with Loch Leven and beyond, as well as the views down to the Forth. It felt a little bit like cheating to get such great views for so little height gained.

I know what you mean about walking past the caravans.
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Re: Innerdouny Hill - By The Tourist Trail

Postby The Rodmiester » Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:16 pm

Sarah86 wrote:Thanks for posting this report, I enjoy walking the hills in the Ochils but have yet to venture to Lendrick or Innerdouny. Think I will try and get these two done before the summer nights are out. A little wary of walking past the caravans though lol

Take care coming down off Lendrick hill Sarah86, can be very slippy in the wet, but apart from that a cracking wee walk! :D
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Re: Innerdouny Hill - By The Tourist Trail

Postby Sarah86 » Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:47 am

Thanks guys, think I will head to Lendrick hill first but be prepared for a fall :lol:
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Re: Innerdouny Hill - By The Tourist Trail

Postby Miniowner » Sat Aug 31, 2013 4:14 pm

Thanks for this great report, i followed your directions today and they are spot on ! :D This is a nice quick sub 2k and both the start point and trig point are easy to find using your directions :clap: I have to admit to usually following Graeme D's reports but in this case didn't really fancy his route lol, :crazy: . It only took me about 2 hours round trip with my labrador India and also a note to Sarah86..the caravans are no longer there!
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Re: Innerdouny Hill - By The Tourist Trail

Postby Gordie12 » Sat Aug 31, 2013 7:36 pm

Miniowner wrote:Thanks for this great report, i followed your directions today and they are spot on ! :D This is a nice quick sub 2k and both the start point and trig point are easy to find using your directions :clap: I have to admit to usually following Graeme D's reports but in this case didn't really fancy his route lol, :crazy: . It only took me about 2 hours round trip with my labrador India and also a note to Sarah86..the caravans are no longer there!


Hi Miniowner

Glad to hear both you and India enjoyed your walk - hope you got better views than me at the summit as I was there in a heat haze.

Graeme's reports are great but sometimes you need to find room in your rucksack for a chainsaw if you are going to follow in his footsteps :lol: :lol: :lol:
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