Wee stroll on Meikle Bin
by gammy leg walker » Sat Sep 04, 2010 9:34 pm
Route description: Meikle Bin, Carron Valley
Sub 2000' hills included on this walk: Meikle Bin
Date walked: 04/09/2010
Time taken: 3 hours
Distance: 10 km
Ascent: 525m1 person thinks this report is great. Register or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
The track is easy walking,and soon you pass the 1st track heading of to the right,DO NOT TAKE THE TURNING, a little way after a 2nd track heads of right,again carry straight on .Soon the 1st view of Meikle Bin comes into site ,very shortly you cross the small stream that feeds down into the dam a little further on you come to a fork,where you take the right fork slowly starting to gain height now still on the track,you now come to another track heading of to the right,again carry straight on .finally you come to the correct turning to the right once past this the views will start to open up very soon you come to a small opening in the conifers,where you leave the track and take to the open hillside this opening is very easy to find(a small pile of stones marks the way)once clear of the trees,you only have a 10 min climb to the summit,with good views on the way up 2/3rds of way up now and you pass the remains of a WW2 bomber,think the story goes they ran out of fuel and crashed,not sure if its British finally you reach the trig point with some nice view all around had a wee 20min break here and noticed that joannies dam was being drained(anyone no why !) .you can continue over the top of the summit and pick up the track on the far side of the dam to make this a full circuit,or re trace your steps back the way you have come,hope this report is not to long winded for such a small walk,but this is one of my favourite walks,hope you enjoy
by Alan S » Sat Sep 04, 2010 9:41 pm
by gammy leg walker » Sat Sep 04, 2010 10:40 pm
by JB likes a beer » Sun Sep 05, 2010 12:04 am
by 2dalmatians » Sun Sep 05, 2010 7:27 am
by gammy leg walker » Sun Sep 05, 2010 10:58 am
JB likes a beer wrote:good report mate,looking forward to next week hoping weather is the same ,bet it was good to get legs stretched nice views will need to try this,maybe even take aileen
by gammy leg walker » Sun Sep 05, 2010 11:02 am
by smudger71 » Tue Sep 07, 2010 1:29 pm
i took the kids up here earlier in the year and your right it is a lovely walk...wierd about the dam being drained... i sometimes run along the top from Tomtain car park and back so i'll go and take a look this weekend.
I beleive the plane parts are from a 2 seater plane that crashed on the hill in the 70's...if you go further down the slope on the east side, just before the tree line there are the remnants of the engine...
by gammy leg walker » Tue Sep 07, 2010 9:13 pm
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