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Spartleton

Spartleton


Postby U059361 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:20 pm

Route description: Gamelshiel Castle and Spartleton Hill, Whiteadder Reservoir

Sub 2000' hills included on this walk: Spartleton

Date walked: 05/01/2017

Time taken: 2 hours

Distance: 6 km

Ascent: 282m

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A nice wee walk up in an area I know nothing about, if you are short of time in Edinburgh and fed up with the Pentlands this makes a nice change. The going was good and I did my best to avoid proper surfaced tracks, sticking to worn landrover tracks instead. It was -4C when I set out and part of the reservoir was frozen over but the sun was shining and blue sky all around. The castle must have been a wee tower house. I cut short the official route as it didn't look very interesting and I followed a track past feeding stations down towards the burn leading back to the reservoir. This route gave me an overview of the reservoir itself. All in all, a pleasant exercise after new year and another hill bagged.
ImageGamelshiel Castle and Spartleton Hill by Joe Kincaid, on Flickr
ImageSpartleton Hill top by Joe Kincaid, on Flickr
ImageSparkling Spartleton by Joe Kincaid, on Flickr
ImagePentlands view by Joe Kincaid, on Flickr
ImageSpartleton Hill by Joe Kincaid, on Flickr
ImageWhiteadder Reservoir by Joe Kincaid, on Flickr
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