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The Buck, not advisable after a wet spell

The Buck, not advisable after a wet spell


Postby The Rodmiester » Tue Jul 05, 2016 9:25 pm

Route description: The Buck of Cabrach

Grahams included on this walk: The Buck

Date walked: 03/07/2016

Time taken: 1.25 hours

Distance: 4.59 km

Ascent: 292m

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I had not realised that so much rain had fallen the night before, this walk was a bit of a quagmire for most of the way, so if your thinking about climbing it make sure you have your gaiters. I hadn't bothered as my trousers were manky after two days on the hills but with after thought it may have been a good idea, you have been warned. At least the hill was done and dusted 1 hour 15 mins with 45mins taken to the summit.

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The starting point through the gate the car left at a parking are 100m further North on the road to the East of Meikle Cairn
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Follow feint ATV track over the grass, from here on until near the final climb it's a bogfest
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Started on West side of fence then crossed over where there is sign of a waterlogged path
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Much higher up getting drier underfoot
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Looking back down the path
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Summit Trig point on top of the rocky summit
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Made it no bother, but quite windy on top
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On the way back down, now for the last hill of the weekend Tap o' Noth
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Re: The Buck, not advisable after a wet spell

Postby BlackPanther » Thu Jul 07, 2016 1:06 pm

I see you climbed the "combo" the same way we did some time ago - The Buck and Tap O'Noth. I must say, even in deep snow and frosty weather, the path up the Buck was a wet nightmare... Tap is a delight though :D
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Re: The Buck, not advisable after a wet spell

Postby The Rodmiester » Thu Jul 07, 2016 1:22 pm

BlackPanther wrote:I see you climbed the "combo" the same way we did some time ago - The Buck and Tap O'Noth. I must say, even in deep snow and frosty weather, the path up the Buck was a wet nightmare... Tap is a delight though :D


I must agree with you there BP, I read your reports before going, but my intention was to come back this way home after staying at Tomintoul. The Tap o' North was a lovely wee climb, bet your glad you have a small car like myself though, and just as well it was a Sunday and the road was not busy :lol:

The Buck was disappointing but I suppose on a frosty, very frosty day it would be a nice climb. I just had imagined it to be a more climbed hill by locals, I can see why now.
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Re: The Buck, not advisable after a wet spell

Postby basscadet » Thu Jul 07, 2016 1:36 pm

You see the pictish carvings at the summit? A cow if I remember right..
My boss used to live in a house just close enough for some drunken shenanigans up there :roll:
Thanks for bringing it all back - I think :lol:
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Re: The Buck, not advisable after a wet spell

Postby Tomsie » Thu Jul 07, 2016 1:42 pm

Done this on a Sunday morning as well, nice hill, although do remember wading through some heather.
Will have to catch up soon Rod.
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Re: The Buck, not advisable after a wet spell

Postby The Rodmiester » Thu Jul 07, 2016 2:02 pm

basscadet wrote:You see the pictish carvings at the summit? A cow if I remember right..
My boss used to live in a house just close enough for some drunken shenanigans up there :roll:
Thanks for bringing it all back - I think :lol:


I had read reports about the carvings and even noted on my OS map as a reminder, forgot to look, that's what happens when you get old I guess :lol:
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Re: The Buck, not advisable after a wet spell

Postby The Rodmiester » Thu Jul 07, 2016 2:04 pm

Tomsie wrote:Done this on a Sunday morning as well, nice hill, although do remember wading through some heather.
Will have to catch up soon Rod.


A very easy climb just all the wet stuff at the long low level bit got a bit tiresome. Must meet up again if not before are you heading to Inchnadamph?
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Re: The Buck, not advisable after a wet spell

Postby BlackPanther » Thu Jul 07, 2016 2:26 pm

Here's one from my photo collection:
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But according to Canmore database: "The carving does not seen to be as ancient as Pictish or medieval; there is some resemblance to the late 18th century seal of the British Fisheries Society as incorporated in the arms of Poultneytown (now absorbed in Wick)."

He he so this one is just 18th century graffiti :lol:
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Re: The Buck, not advisable after a wet spell

Postby The Rodmiester » Thu Jul 07, 2016 3:08 pm

BlackPanther wrote:Here's one from my photo collection:
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But according to Canmore database: "The carving does not seen to be as ancient as Pictish or medieval; there is some resemblance to the late 18th century seal of the British Fisheries Society as incorporated in the arms of Poultneytown (now absorbed in Wick)."

He he so this one is just 18th century graffiti :lol:


Thanks for the reminder BP, it was your report I read and I thought it was fishes, don't think I'll bother going back up to take a photo now :lol: :lol:
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Re: The Buck, not advisable after a wet spell

Postby Tomsie » Thu Jul 07, 2016 11:20 pm

The Rodmiester wrote:
Tomsie wrote:Done this on a Sunday morning as well, nice hill, although do remember wading through some heather.
Will have to catch up soon Rod.


A very easy climb just all the wet stuff at the long low level bit got a bit tiresome. Must meet up again if not before are you heading to Inchnadamph?


Not sure about Inchnadamf
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Re: The Buck, not advisable after a wet spell

Postby Gordie12 » Fri Jul 08, 2016 9:21 am

Yip, that was quick.

I think I did it after a fairly dry spell, it was still wet.
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