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A wee Christmas wander

A wee Christmas wander


Postby rockhopper » Thu Dec 29, 2016 10:29 pm

Route description: Pykestone Hill and Drumelzier Law, Drumelzier

Donalds included on this walk: Drumelzier Law, Middle Hill, Pykestone Hill

Date walked: 27/12/2016

Time taken: 4.6 hours

Distance: 17 km

Ascent: 780m

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Donalds / New Donalds: Pykestone Hill, Middle Hill, Drumelzier Law
New Donald: The Scrape
Date: Tuesday 27 December
Distance: 17km
Ascent: 780m approx
Attendees: me

Needed to get out having eaten and drunk too much of late with no exercise. Somewhere relatively close preferably allowing for a later than usual start. Drumelzier suited the bill.


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Parked in the wee car park just before the cottage at the end of the Drumelzier road. Crossed the bridge straight away then up round the back of the cottage and on to the hillside. Another wee bridge to cross the burn again then followed the track up towards Den Knowes.

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Just past Den Knowes Head, detoured off northwards to the New Donald, The Scrape. A bit boggy but not unexpectedly so.

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Then southwards to Pykestone Hill. Very strong, cold wind up top but stayed dry. Waved to another walking heading downhill with his dog.

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As is frequently the case, there are fences to follow – along the course of the Thief’s Road to Long Grain Knowe before heading west to Middle Hill.

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From Middle Hill, headed northwards over Glenstivon Dodd, past the Shepherd’s Cairn.

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Then NW to Drumelzier Law.

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Then a nice walk back over Logan Head to the car.

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Re: A wee Christmas wander

Postby litljortindan » Fri Dec 30, 2016 12:44 am

That looks a good set of hills. Haven't climbed anything in the Borders so useful for future reference.
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Re: A wee Christmas wander

Postby dogplodder » Fri Dec 30, 2016 12:20 pm

Don't know this area at all. Is this what's known as Scott country? 8)
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Re: A wee Christmas wander

Postby Fife Flyer » Fri Dec 30, 2016 7:58 pm

Enjoyed that :clap: :clap: It is a nice little round of hills :wink:

Had to look at my blog to see when I did that round as the conditions were similar, albeit a bit whiter when I viisited - seemed like ages ago but was March this year :lol: :lol:
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Re: A wee Christmas wander

Postby Guinessman » Fri Dec 30, 2016 8:36 pm

Enjoyed that Rockhopper. when the mood takes you, you cant beat a borders walk in frosty conditions.
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Re: A wee Christmas wander

Postby PeteR » Tue Jan 03, 2017 12:31 pm

Good to see you added the New Donald too rockhopper :D A very nice circuit this, if I recall
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