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Sunday stroll up Mount Hill

Sunday stroll up Mount Hill


Postby Negus Negast » Mon Sep 30, 2013 11:42 pm

Sub 2000' hills included on this walk: Mount Hill

Date walked: 29/09/2013

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Didn't have a great deal of time on my hands but was keen to get my boys (3yrs and 5yrs) out on what was a nice Sunday afternoon. The sun was out but there was a wee bit of a breeze.

Decided to take them up to see the monument, we were up Kinnoull Hill the day before, as the boys would like 'the castle' adventure.

Parked the car at the start of the farm track, very limited space and rather narrow but felt there was enough room for farm traffic to pass.

Headed up the gravel track towards the farm then veered left towards the first gate and the field and trees beyond. First stop at a fallen tree for a wee drink and a look at the sheep milling about, we all stood in sheep poo :-( Then off to the next gate and a sharp right turn up hill following the track in a bit of a meandering zig zag route up towards 'the castle'.

As we neared the top it got a bit muddy but nothing to worry about.

At the top we stopped for a bite to eat and a look round the monument. The views could have been much better but restricted due to the trees.

The boys weren't too impressed and took a while to get into it but as we neared the top they started to get into the spirit of things.

It was the now all to common wild abandon free run down to the car where we passed another young family on their way up.

Over all it was decent walk which filled the short time we had and it's another hill down in our quest to do all the Fife hills.
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