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Carrot Hill back on a Sunny November Day

Carrot Hill back on a Sunny November Day


Postby macq23 » Thu Feb 06, 2014 10:24 pm

Date walked: 09/11/2013

Time taken: 1.3 hours

Distance: 3.59 km

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Finally gotten round to these pictures. It was a lovely November day and took my 2 young sons and nephew out for a walk up Carrot Hill (Angus) and for a wee lunch as well. A bit chilly but a stunning afternoon it was :)

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Re: Carrot Hill back on a Sunny November Day

Postby The Rodmiester » Fri Feb 07, 2014 9:07 am

Some fine photographs there macq23, that looks interesting and just around the corner from me. Is that the carrot hill between Dundee and Forfar? And is it marked on the OS map?, trig point as well, impressive and looks like fine views from the top, must make the effort and give it a go, maybe this weekend! :D
Great to see the young ones enjoying the outdoors! :D
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Re: Carrot Hill back on a Sunny November Day

Postby macq23 » Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:29 am

The Rodmiester wrote:Some fine photographs there macq23, that looks interesting and just around the corner from me. Is that the carrot hill between Dundee and Forfar? And is it marked on the OS map?, trig point as well, impressive and looks like fine views from the top, must make the effort and give it a go, maybe this weekend! :D
Great to see the young ones enjoying the outdoors! :D


Hi Rodmiester, yes its between Dundee and Forfar, takes only 10 mins from the back of Dundee on the Kellas Road. It's a very simple small walk, but can take in Dodd Hill too. Another big cairn, offering nice views of the Sidlaws, Dundee, and Angus all around. Great for taking kids up or dogs for a wander for a hour or so.
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Carrot Hill & Dodd Hill on OS map
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Re: Carrot Hill back on a Sunny November Day

Postby The Rodmiester » Fri Feb 07, 2014 12:56 pm

macq23 wrote:
The Rodmiester wrote:Some fine photographs there macq23, that looks interesting and just around the corner from me. Is that the carrot hill between Dundee and Forfar? And is it marked on the OS map?, trig point as well, impressive and looks like fine views from the top, must make the effort and give it a go, maybe this weekend! :D
Great to see the young ones enjoying the outdoors! :D


Hi Rodmiester, yes its between Dundee and Forfar, takes only 10 mins from the back of Dundee on the Kellas Road. It's a very simple small walk, but can take in Dodd Hill too. Another big cairn, offering nice views of the Sidlaws, Dundee, and Angus all around. Great for taking kids up or dogs for a wander for a hour or so.
carrothilldoddhill.jpg


Thanks for that, I've lived in Dundee/Carnoustie for over sixty years and never knew there was a walk so near! :lol:
By the way the expression on the wee lads face in the first photo, priceless! :)

I see that there are also two cairns on Labothie Hill on the other side of the road.
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Re: Carrot Hill back on a Sunny November Day

Postby macq23 » Fri Feb 07, 2014 3:12 pm

The Rodmiester wrote:Thanks for that, I've lived in Dundee/Carnoustie for over sixty years and never knew there was a walk so near! :lol:
By the way the expression on the wee lads face in the first photo, priceless! :)

I see that there are also two cairns on Labothie Hill on the other side of the road.

ha ha yeah his face was a picture!! And don't ask about the red buckets....that HAD to come along as well!!!
I did this walk years ago with the Scouts, and completely forgotten about it until recently!!
Mmmm another two cairns you say....I must check this out! Thanks!
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Re: Carrot Hill back on a Sunny November Day

Postby macq23 » Fri Feb 07, 2014 3:19 pm

Actually Rodmeister, looking at the map, one of the "cairn" is where one of the pillboxes situated in the area. We take Scouts up that way for a night hike when camping at Douglaswood Scout Centre.
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Re: Carrot Hill back on a Sunny November Day

Postby DivvyBoy » Sat Feb 08, 2014 1:47 am

hehehe the wee yins face is a picture, hope you told him if the wind changes he'll stay like that.
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Re: Carrot Hill back on a Sunny November Day

Postby macq23 » Mon Feb 10, 2014 5:11 pm

DivvyBoy wrote:hehehe the wee yins face is a picture, hope you told him if the wind changes he'll stay like that.

Cheers DivvyBoy, it's definitely a belter! One to tease him with for years to come :lol:
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