walkhighlands

Share your personal walking route experiences in Scotland, and comment on other peoples' reports.
Warning Please note that hillwalking when there is snow lying requires an ice-axe, crampons and the knowledge, experience and skill to use them correctly. Summer routes may not be viable or appropriate in winter. See winter information on our skills and safety pages for more information.

Fourman Hill for sunrise

Fourman Hill for sunrise


Postby litljortindan » Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:05 pm

Sub 2000' hills included on this walk: Fourman Hill

Date walked: 23/12/2017

Time taken: 1.5 hours

Distance: 3 km

Ascent: 210m

3 people think this report is great.
Register or Login
free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).

A year since I've been up a small local hill for sunrise so time for another I thought.
Fourman Hill is the nearest bump of note nearby and only takes forty or fifty minutes to ascend so no need for a headtorch; quite bright all the way up. In fact, there was already a rosy tint to the clouds when I left the house at 7.30am and the sky was positively ablaze when I got to the road end, ready to start walking at 8am.
To add to the atmosphere there were strong winds forecast but that only really materialised at the top and it was very warm on the way up -certainly over 10 Celsius but quite a bit colder at the trig point.
Spent a good fifteen minutes taking snaps then about turned once the sun was risen. Strange to see a large patch of snow on a field just south of Knock Hill but I suppose there will still be bits and pieces here and there.
Investigated a path off to the right that I hadn't really noticed before and found that this led past a broken "bees at work" sign and to a clearing where there presumably must have been some honey production on the go at one time.

ImageDSC04366 by John Little, on Flickr

ImageDSC04372 by John Little, on Flickr
Bennachie.

ImageDSC04375 by John Little, on Flickr
Looking east.

ImageDSC04381 by John Little, on Flickr
Looking north east.

ImageDSC04386 by John Little, on Flickr
Panorama.

ImageDSC04392 by John Little, on Flickr
North west to Meikle Balloch.

ImageDSC04397 by John Little, on Flickr

ImageDSC04400 by John Little, on Flickr

ImageDSC04403 by John Little, on Flickr

ImageDSC04417 by John Little, on Flickr

ImageDSC04418 by John Little, on Flickr

ImageDSC04428 by John Little, on Flickr

ImageDSC04433 by John Little, on Flickr
Bennachie again.

ImageDSC04441 by John Little, on Flickr
The sun appears so time for my camera to start misbehaving with all sorts of garish reflections.

ImageDSC04444 by John Little, on Flickr
That's me, not a garish reflection.

ImageDSC04448 by John Little, on Flickr

ImageDSC04452 by John Little, on Flickr
North to Knock Hill and a surprising patch of snow.

ImageDSC04464 by John Little, on Flickr

ImageDSC04473 by John Little, on Flickr
Quite dry up and down despite what this picture might suggest.

ImageDSC04476 by John Little, on Flickr
Surprising patch of snow.

ImageDSC04480 by John Little, on Flickr
Here there be'd bees.

ImageDSC04485 by John Little, on Flickr
Knock Hill again.

ImageDSC04492 by John Little, on Flickr

User avatar
litljortindan
Mountaineer
 
Posts: 1956
Munros:115   Corbetts:58
Grahams:28   Donalds:1
Sub 2000:47   Hewitts:12
Wainwrights:10   
Joined: Dec 11, 2011

3 people think this report is great.
Register or Login
free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).



Walkhighlands community forum is advert free


Your generosity keeps this site running.
Can you help support Walkhighlands and the online community by donating by direct debit?



Return to Walk reports - Scotland

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 30 guests