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Bonnie day in Angus

Bonnie day in Angus


Postby tigerburnie » Wed Aug 24, 2016 7:45 pm

Route description: Mayar and Driesh, Glen Clova

Munros included on this walk: Driesh

Date walked: 24/08/2016

Time taken: 6 hours

Distance: 10 km

Ascent: 947m

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Thinking this could just be the last day of summer I had a day wandering up to Dreish with my rucksack full of heavy camera gear, must buy a lighter set of gear. The day was superb if a tad warm an unfit 66 year old doing his first Munroe of the year, no rain forecast and none arrived either. Started in Glen Doll, paid my £2 for the car park and let the wardens know where I was going, needn't have worried the hills were full of walkers doing the same sort of thing. Over the bridge and up the Kilbo Path, note part of this is closed due to tree felling and there's a diversion up the track for a few hundred metres.
ImageShank of Drumfollow by R MAURINS, on Flickr
Part of the path has been eroded by the rains, but is still ok.
ImageSummit of Dreish by R MAURINS, on Flickr
Stopped for a blether and a piece before the descent.
ImageLooking down Corrie Kilbo by R MAURINS, on Flickr
Superb view, there's a few of those I need to climb next.
ImageThe Cairngorms from Dreish summit by R MAURINS, on Flickr
On the way back.
View looking southish, as I'd done Mayar on a previous visit I descended back down the Kilbo path, great day in the warm dry sunshine.

ImageBackwater reservoir by R MAURINS, on Flickr
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Re: Bonnie day in Angus

Postby rockhopper60 » Wed Aug 24, 2016 9:39 pm

Glad to see you are taking this retirement lark seriously Richard, nice pictures.
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Re: Bonnie day in Angus

Postby tigerburnie » Wed Aug 24, 2016 9:49 pm

Thanks, is that you Fred ? hoping to keep/get fit as well as enjoying the scenery.
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Re: Bonnie day in Angus

Postby rockhopper60 » Wed Aug 24, 2016 9:55 pm

Nha, close break down the name and think fishing
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Re: Bonnie day in Angus

Postby tigerburnie » Wed Aug 24, 2016 10:10 pm

Ahh, the rock bit confused me.
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