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Birnam Hill

Birnam Hill


Postby Wee Al MacTavish » Fri Oct 31, 2014 4:55 am

Route description: Birnam Hill, Birnam

Sub 2000' hills included on this walk: Birnam Hill - King's Seat

Date walked: 29/10/2014

Time taken: 2.5 hours

Distance: 4.5 km

Ascent: 404m

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Starting at the walkers Car Park (NO 041404) we went through the gate at the end of the Car Park, under the railway through the tunnel
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Tunnel under railway
and followed the path around to the right.
About 400m along the path splits at a signpost, going straight on leads to the quarry, to the left takes you up via Stair Bridge. We took the left turn and climbed gently for 800m which afforded great views.
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View over the Tay
Bearing left at each junction in the path, including at the signpost for Stair Bridge, you wind gently up the hill clockwise until reaching wooden steps placed into the hillside. After a vigorous climb, a slight dip, and a gentle rise, the summit comes into view.
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The Summit
From here you can see fantastic vistas all round.
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We returned the same way until we reached just below the steps where a small path to the left leads round the hill anticlockwise gradually leading you down to the disused quarry.
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The Quarry

Following the road back leads to the original path split and on to the railway tunnel and Car Park.
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Re: Birnam Hill

Postby robertphillips » Fri Oct 31, 2014 11:25 am

good wee jaunt this hill, was up there on wednesday as well.
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Re: Birnam Hill

Postby Sgurr » Fri Oct 31, 2014 12:01 pm

We often take folk up there as a wee taster of the Highlands if they can't stay long enough to get further north. Short climb but strenuous bits, great views, and Dunkeld isn't bad for afters if you can avoid the tourists.
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