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Postby denfinella » Tue Dec 03, 2013 6:15 pm

Route description: Balmashanner Hill, Forfar

Date walked: 23/11/2013

Time taken: 1.5 hours

Distance: 5 km

Ascent: 120m

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Bummie. Not the most romantic sounding hill. But Forfar's loch, ruined priory, pub lunch, museum and conveniently-placed sweet shop had all surpassed expectations today already so maybe it would be nice going up Bummie too...

We walked up from the centre of town, through a few picturesque side streets and past a colossal Asda. Finally we broke through into parkland, before a steep path led directly up the hillside to the war memorial on the ridge.


On the short walk across to the top of the hill we glimpsed a couple of roe deer scampering away across the fields towards the outskirts of town.


This was all very nice, but the highlight of the walk was the view north from the summit, over broad swathes of farmland to the Cairngorms - still capped with white from the last snowfall.



Bummie doesn't appear on any list, and Forfar probably won't ever either, but this is definitely an area worth visiting if you fancy a break from the mountains.

Morning: Forfar Loch: http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=38334
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Re: Bummie

Postby Gordie12 » Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:22 pm

Seen the signs for this one and kept meaning to head up to see what the view was like (pretty good by the looks of things).

Maybe I need to save on the diesel one weekend and do my local walks.
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