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5 Donalds From Selcoth Fisheries

5 Donalds From Selcoth Fisheries


Postby SecretSquirrel » Sat Nov 29, 2014 5:54 pm

Grahams included on this walk: Capel Fell, Croft Head, Ettrick Pen

Donalds included on this walk: Capel Fell, Croft Head, Ettrick Pen, Loch Fell, Wind Fell

Date walked: 29/11/2014

Time taken: 5.75 hours

Distance: 20.81 km

Ascent: 1475m

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I wanted to try and keep driving time to a minimum today, so these Donalds near Moffat were a perfect option for me. Just an hours jaunt down the M74. The cloud was low for most of the first half of the walk. I managed to get some views on the first (Croft Head) and last (Capel Fell) hills of the day, everything in between was shrouded in clag.

This a great area to walk. The summit of the hills, don't always seem impressive when your on them, but when you get a view back from a neighbouring hill they can look impressive.

Great day.

Also ... is it just me or does the gpx track look like the bat signal :lol: Thankfully there was no need to call out Batman to the rescue today :wink:

Croft Head .... ahead (in the middle) ...
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View down Nether Coombe Sike across to Bill Cleuch
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Croft Head summit
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View from Croft Head
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View from Cat Shoulder down to the ascent of West Knowe
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Craigmichen Scar
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Waymarker cairn on the Southern Upland Way, looking down Selcoth Burn
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Looking back to Croft Head and the zig-zag descent path
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Summit trig on Loch Fell (East Knowe)
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Wind Fell ... summit marker?
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Small cairn on Hopetoun Craig
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Summit cairn on Ettrick Pen
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Over Phawhope
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Looking across to East & West Knowe from Raegrain Shank (Capel Fell)
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Capel Fell summit
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Croft Head and Cat Shoulder
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Croft Head (again) looking more impressive from this side
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Track back to the car along Selcoth Burn
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Last edited by SecretSquirrel on Mon Dec 01, 2014 5:47 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: 5 Donalds From Selcoth Fisheries

Postby snowgoose » Sat Nov 29, 2014 10:51 pm

That's a good bagload for a day like this :clap: - think there was clag everywhere in the central belt. Nice pictures. I didn't even bother to take the camera with me.
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