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My first Corbett - Broad Law

My first Corbett - Broad Law


Postby dickens96 » Tue Aug 05, 2014 5:35 pm

Route description: Broad Law, Cramalt Craig and Dollar Law

Corbetts included on this walk: Broad Law

Donalds included on this walk: Broad Law

Date walked: 05/08/2014

Time taken: 3 hours

Distance: 9 km

Ascent: 840m

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Wanted to do two things today - practice the skills learnt on my MCoS Mountain Navigation Course, and climb my first Corbett. Did both, although I could have picked a trickier route needing more navigation - basically on Broad Law you follow the fence all the way up! Easy path to follow in most places too, although boggy under foot and a bit indistinct in parts.

Started from the Megget Stone

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Megget Stone


and followed the fence! Early parts of the route steepish at times up Fans Law but easy walking mainly. Some great views as you gain height.

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I took a diversion to the Shepherd's Cairn off to the side of Cairns Law and had a break enjoying the views.

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Then its fairly easy going on a fairly gentle slope up to the trig point and the cairn - oh and the alien spaceship that landed a while back :D

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Its really an important NATS radio beacon, as indicated by the constant stream of planes flying overhead!

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Sometime I will do the other route up - the track that they use to get up to the beacon from the North side.

The return leg uses the same route down, but the views are better.

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The road to the Megget Stone is a great wee track - super views over the Talla Reservoir on the way back.

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So first Corbett done - first Munro soon I hope. Onwards and upwards!! :D
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Re: My first Corbett - Broad Law

Postby SecretSquirrel » Tue Aug 05, 2014 6:09 pm

Ha ... I had know idea the beacon was sooo close to the summit. When I was up there I could barely see anything through the clag. It's weird seeing how close I was to it without knowing. Although in fairness, I had deliberately chosen Broad Law because of the weather conditions and the fence that could be used for navigation.

Thanks for posting and congratz on your first corbett :clap:
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Re: My first Corbett - Broad Law

Postby dickens96 » Tue Aug 05, 2014 7:14 pm

Cheers!
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