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A guid winter slog on Dun Rig

A guid winter slog on Dun Rig


Postby kev_russ » Wed Dec 16, 2015 11:09 pm

Grahams included on this walk: Dun Rig

Donalds included on this walk: Birkscairn Hill, Dun Rig

Sub 2000' hills included on this walk: Deuchar Law

Date walked: 13/12/2015

Time taken: 6.4 hours

Distance: 20 km

Ascent: 920m

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Thought I would share a few pics of the walk on Sunday since I noticed there isn't a picture up of Deuchar Law on the site. Just Johnny Corbett's wee report. Maybe Paul might add ma pic :wink:

Destination was Dun Rig for the Highways club walk. The bus dropped us off at Orchard Mains & we aimed for the first hill Orchard Rig.

Orchard Rig:
ImageDun Rig (Tweedsmuir Hills) 002 by Kevin Russell, on Flickr

Morning clag over Innerleithen:
ImageDun Rig (Tweedsmuir Hills) 006 by Kevin Russell, on Flickr

More clag & distant Pentland Hills:
ImageDun Rig (Tweedsmuir Hills) 8 by Kevin Russell, on Flickr

Not a bad morning:
ImageDun Rig (Tweedsmuir Hills) 009 by Kevin Russell, on Flickr

Back to Orchard Rig:
ImageDun Rig (Tweedsmuir Hills) 010 by Kevin Russell, on Flickr

Dun Rig ahead:
ImageDun Rig (Tweedsmuir Hills) 011 by Kevin Russell, on Flickr

ImageDun Rig (Tweedsmuir Hills) 013 by Kevin Russell, on Flickr

Stake Law:
ImageDun Rig (Tweedsmuir Hills) 016 by Kevin Russell, on Flickr

The snow was ankle deep at times & progress was slow.

ImageDun Rig (Tweedsmuir Hills) 017 by Kevin Russell, on Flickr

ImageDun Rig (Tweedsmuir Hills) 020 by Kevin Russell, on Flickr

ImageDun Rig (Tweedsmuir Hills) 021 by Kevin Russell, on Flickr

Dun Rig summit:
ImageDun Rig (Tweedsmuir Hills) 022 by Kevin Russell, on Flickr

Dun Rig summit:
ImageDun Rig (Tweedsmuir Hills) 024 by Kevin Russell, on Flickr

Dun Rig summit:
ImageDun Rig (Tweedsmuir Hills) 025 by Kevin Russell, on Flickr

We descended SW where the snow was even deeper. Up to the knees at a few points. Then it was onto Peat Hill then a short descent before the wee climb to Deuchar Law. I located the wee cairn using the GPS as it was buried under the snow. After Deuchar Law it was NE over to the Southern Upland Way & back to Traquair. A good day but hard at times due to the heather/deep snow bashing.

ImageDun Rig (Tweedsmuir Hills) 028 by Kevin Russell, on Flickr

ImageDun Rig (Tweedsmuir Hills) 029 by Kevin Russell, on Flickr

ImageDun Rig (Tweedsmuir Hills) 030 by Kevin Russell, on Flickr

Deuchar Law:
ImageDun Rig (Tweedsmuir Hills) 033 by Kevin Russell, on Flickr

Glendean Banks:
ImageDun Rig (Tweedsmuir Hills) 034 by Kevin Russell, on Flickr

Back to Dun Rig:
ImageDun Rig (Tweedsmuir Hills) 035 by Kevin Russell, on Flickr

View from Deuchar Law:
ImageDun Rig (Tweedsmuir Hills) 036 by Kevin Russell, on Flickr

Dun Rig from Deuchar Law:
ImageDun Rig (Tweedsmuir Hills) 038 by Kevin Russell, on Flickr

ImageDun Rig (Tweedsmuir Hills) 039 by Kevin Russell, on Flickr

ImageDun Rig (Tweedsmuir Hills) 040 by Kevin Russell, on Flickr

ImageDun Rig (Tweedsmuir Hills) 042 by Kevin Russell, on Flickr
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Re: A guid winter slog on Dun Rig

Postby ExpatEddie » Thu Dec 17, 2015 7:13 pm

Thanks for sharing these photos with us :) . As you say a good day oot. These hills are sort of local to me and I'm always interested in new routes that are somewhat removed from the obvious. This is one I'll certainly look at the next time I feel like doing Dun Rig. Its always been starting from Peebles in the past so this will make a good change. And it does help when the author puts the route on the GPS Planner. Pity you had the long walk out to the village hall at Traquair. :(
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Re: A guid winter slog on Dun Rig

Postby Silverhill » Thu Dec 17, 2015 11:27 pm

Some atmospheric pictures, very nice! :D
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