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Hogmanay in the Lammermuirs, Part 3: Dirrington Great Law

Hogmanay in the Lammermuirs, Part 3: Dirrington Great Law


Postby superstar_tradesman » Sat Jan 02, 2016 1:19 pm

Sub 2000' hills included on this walk: Dirrington Great Law

Date walked: 31/12/2015

Time taken: 1 hours

Distance: 3.45 km

Ascent: 190m

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After Part 1, Cockburn Law, and Part 2, Spartleton of our Hogmanay on the hills, we reckoned there was still enough daylight and time to squeeze in another hill before the end of the year. So we pitched up at the volcano-esque pyramid of Dirrington Great Law, and parked at the Stobswood road end.

Our route was pretty uncomplicated—head through a gate and then WSW, initially across a field then onto the heather moorland, joining a rough track as it headed up steepening slopes.

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Patchwork fields and patchwork heather


We left the track and took the direct route to the summit—two cairns with, in between them, a trig point almost on its side, as if it was sleeping.

Looking W past Dirrington Little Law, there was an ominous curtain of rain over towards the Eildons and Black Hill, but it seemed to be skirting us, so we didn't get the soaking we'd expected. So we were able to spend a bit of time at the top, looking back at Spartleton and Cockburn Law from earlier in the day.

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Dirrington Little Law and the Eildons in the rain


Then, we descended E, keeping south of Dronshiel farm and their "Private" sign, rejoining the road through a gap in the wall at a bridge. And we even had time to nip into Duns for coffee and a scone in a nice wee cafe in the square; a great end to a big year. According to my WalkHighlands stats, I recorded just over 10000m of ascent in 2015; here's to even more in 2016 :)
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Re: Hogmanay in the Lammermuirs, Part 3: Dirrington Great La

Postby dickens96 » Sat Jan 02, 2016 2:18 pm

Thanks - must do this hill soon.
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