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A detour to trump Donald’s Black Law
by rockhopper » Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:30 am
Route description: Dun Rig Horseshoe, Peebles
Grahams included on this walk: Dun Rig
Donalds included on this walk: Birkscairn Hill, Black Law, Dun Rig, Glenrath Heights, Stob Law
Date walked: 21/01/2017
Time taken: 8.1 hours
Distance: 35 km
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Off down the Glensax road which becomes a track. Found it hard going further down trying to avoid the frozen water puddles; hadn’t been on a bike for months and was feeling it.
Stopped to lock up the bike at the bike of the abandoned farmhouse. Then walked a little further south to find a spot to cross the burn. Circled round a short way then headed more or less straight up to the summit of Birkscairn Hill.
Some areas with a bit of an inversion
Set off SW towards Stake Law followed by Dun Rig
Had in mind a possible detour down to Black Law subject to conditions – decided to go for it so headed off SW towards White Cleuch Hill then over Blackhouse Heights and down to Black Law.
Crossed a good landrover track not marked on the map then on to Black Law’s 698m top (as opposed to the 696m top marked to the south on the OS map).
Had some lunch and started back towards the NE. Boggy in places but many were crunchy and semi frozen.
Back to the 713m point to the SW of Dun Rig, headed off towards Glenrath Heights. Dropped down a bit before the climb up to Glenrath Heights. Passed a couple going the same way – said hello and remarked that my ice axe was probably a bit of overkill today (in my defence I hadn’t been able to see the hills in the dark before I set off).
Reached the summit of Glenrath Heights (marked Middle Hill)
Then followed the fence round to drop down and up Stob Law
Retraced my steps back over Broom Hill then along to the cairn and trig point at Hundleshope Heights
Then just a case of following a track a little to the NE before dropping down to Glensax
Picked up the bike at the abandoned farmhouse and headed back to the car.
by Old Bill » Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:53 am
by Fife Flyer » Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:57 am
I really enjoyed the route, interesting that you opted for your trusty bike
by litljortindan » Tue Jan 31, 2017 11:15 pm
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