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Glorious day for Coulter Fell

Glorious day for Coulter Fell


Postby dickens96 » Thu Mar 17, 2016 9:46 pm

Route description: Culter Fell circular, near Biggar

Grahams included on this walk: Culter Fell

Donalds included on this walk: Culter Fell

Date walked: 17/03/2016

Time taken: 4 hours

Distance: 8 km

Ascent: 748m

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Set out from East Lothian in the mist and it got worse around Bonnyrigg. But I carried on and by the time I got to Biggar it was clearing. Followed the WH route up after parking at Culterallers Farm - a weekday so plenty of space.
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Start of the walk

The path is pretty clear all the way up although I did manage a detour or two on sheep tracks but got back on to the track past the grouse butts. Its steep and theres a wee scramble at the end of the grouse butts before it levels out towards Fell Shin. Funnily enough I found this bit worse on the way down - even with poles my knees were getting a bit jellified by the end. Despite the snow - now melted - it was fairly dry with only one or two small boggy bits on top of Fell Shin. Had a blether with a guy from Shotts at the trig point - he knows the hills around there well and pointed out some other good walks.
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Last haul to the trig point

Superb views - a good 60 to 80 miles to Ben Vorlich etc
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The distant PerthshireMunros

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Looking South East

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Looking down the valley

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Looking to Tinto Hill


Went back the way I came - as I say a bit tricky on the steep section past the grouse butts.

Great sunny peaceful day!
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Re: Glorious day for Coulter Fell

Postby kev_russ » Sun Mar 20, 2016 11:16 am

Nice pics. I was across the road on Broad Law the day before. Claggy but atmospheric.
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