A nice crisp winter's day to take our one year old Golden Retriever pup Skye for her first real hill walk. To ease her in gently we picked one of the Ochils, Innerdouny.
Picked up our friend David at 8am and by 8:30 we were parked at Littlerig and ready to go. We were the only car there so I was pleased to have the hill to ourselves for Skye's first serious hill walk. Round the side of the locked gate we went and then let her off the lead as we headed up the forest track.
We headed up the track until it forked to the right and we followed that way up the track, getting some great views of the Glenshee mountains away in the distance to the North.
We followed the track up through the forest, coming across a fallen tree over the path which Skye vaulted like a pony!
We soon came to the track off to the right that followed the tree and fence line all the way to the summit and trig point. Skye got a well deserved drink and bite to eat for reaching her first summit.
There were some great views over towards the Lomond Hills.
Time to head back down to the car with Skye having a great time with all the scents and smells.
Overall a really good walk in good conditions with some great views. When we were just about back at car I took this pic of the summit away up juts above the tree line.
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