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Hart Fell, not the usual way, but quick all the same.

Hart Fell, not the usual way, but quick all the same.


Postby The Rodmiester » Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:13 pm

Route description: Hart Fell ridges horseshoe, near Moffat

Corbetts included on this walk: Hart Fell

Donalds included on this walk: Hart Fell

Date walked: 22/08/2017

Distance: 12.2 km

Ascent: 868m

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With the more popular White Coomb done the previous day on the Friday it was left to Hart Fell to be completed on the Saturday for the last Corbett of the Borders to be climbed. Once again taking the A708 out of Moffat and parking up just after passing the white cottage named Blackshope beyond Capplegill Farm.

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Car parking area for approx three cars at the roadside. From here you return along the road until you see a timber gate on your right
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The gate you pass through keeping the small burn on your left until you leave the field by climbing over a timber gate
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Yes it's very steep and it's very deep undergrowth
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Looking back to the road after climbing up the hardest section of the day through dense ferns and bracken
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Passing a small lochan on the way up
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No visible path along this section, the ATV track path only becomes apparent furter along the summit ridge just before meeting the fence line
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Long tussocky grass in sections
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A view towards Saddle Craigs at the head of the glen
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A view down the fence line from the summit
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Its a long way back with a few down climbs and ascents
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Metal fence posts, gate support, timber fence and gate and a stone dyke, lots for you to follow all the way to the summit if the mist or cloud is down
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I wonder what made this ?
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There are a couple of electrified fences and they are switched on for some reason, but there are a couple of gates for you to climb over
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Re: Hart Fell, not the usual way, but quick all the same.

Postby Sgurr » Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:51 pm

When we came this way to do Swatte Fell, we found a reply to Fife Flyer by Expat Eddie which avoids all that bracken and most of the steepness. We found it very useful

viewtopic.php?f=9&t=58367


Well done on your last Border Corbett
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Re: Hart Fell, not the usual way, but quick all the same.

Postby The Rodmiester » Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:39 pm

Sgurr wrote:When we came this way to do Swatte Fell, we found a reply to Fife Flyer by Expat Eddie which avoids all that bracken and most of the steepness. We found it very useful

viewtopic.php?f=9&t=58367


Well done on your last Border Corbett


Thanks Sgurr, guess I should of read Expat Eddie's report before going, it was pretty tough going to say the least up that initial slope, and not very nice coming down in the wet either. Should have done my homework :lol:
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Re: Hart Fell, not the usual way, but quick all the same.

Postby Sgurr » Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:47 pm

Well, you did it, and the longer way we wandered around probably took longer too!!
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Re: Hart Fell, not the usual way, but quick all the same.

Postby Cuilvista » Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:32 am

looks like you had a good day Rodmeister. I did hart Fell and Whitecoomb in one circuit dropping down into the Carrifran burn, really nice hills and area.

I avoided the bracken at the start by going straight up the slope to the right of the bracken, very steep but quick!
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Re: Hart Fell, not the usual way, but quick all the same.

Postby The Rodmiester » Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:45 pm

Cuilvista wrote:looks like you had a good day Rodmeister. I did hart Fell and Whitecoomb in one circuit dropping down into the Carrifran burn, really nice hills and area.

I avoided the bracken at the start by going straight up the slope to the right of the bracken, very steep but quick!


Hi Cuilvista, funny you should say that when I got back at the car I looked back and saw the section to the right you are talking about, then thought at least I had bracken to hold if I fell as it was very slippy in the wet conditions. You must of had a long day and probably better visibility, the low cloud was coming and going all the time.
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