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Deuchary Hill (Dunkeld)

Deuchary Hill (Dunkeld)


Postby RossMC » Sat Nov 15, 2014 9:02 pm

Sub 2000' hills included on this walk: Deuchary Hill

Date walked: 30/07/2009

Time taken: 6 hours

Distance: 13 km

Ascent: 509m

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Staying at the Keepers Cottage on the Estate for the week and it looked out on to Deuchary Hill so we had to climb it.
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The view from near our cottage

A gentle path led past Loch Ordie and, at the top of the Loch, we crossed the bridge and followed the track before turning up the hill and starting our ascent.
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Loch Ordie

We continued up the well marked paths through intermittent showers. We looked back to see a stunning view of Schiehallion.
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Schiehallion emerging from the rain clouds

Although there were showers, the day was warm. Infact we were so warmed up by the walk that we couldnt resist a swim in the Lochan near the summit - bracing but refreshing. We hadn't planned for a swim so can't show you any of these pictures!
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The Lochan below the summit

As we made it to the trig, the showery weather gave way to a lovely day with blue skies, light cloud cover and a gentle breeze.
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The Trig

Even though this is a small hill and easy to climb, the panorama from the summit is spectacular, including Schiehallion, Bheinn a Ghlo, the Glenshee mountains and the hills of Glen Prosen, Clova and Isla.
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The Lochan and Schiehallion
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The hills above Dunkeld and Strathmore in the distance
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Schiehallion again - what a mountain!

On the way back down Jess and Alex spent an hour sitting and playing in a rowing boat on the shore of Loch Ordie (letting their imaginations run wild about great seafaring adventures) whilst Kate and I drank in the warm sun and the lovely surroundings.
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Where we stopped to let the kids play

A wonderful walk and treasured memories!


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Re: Deuchary Hill (Dunkeld)

Postby Graeme D » Sun Nov 16, 2014 2:59 pm

Lovely wee hill that on a summer day. The lochan is quite a special spot. 8)
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