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Innerdownie

Innerdownie


Postby maxie23 » Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:36 pm

Donalds included on this walk: Innerdownie

Date walked: 30/01/2019

Time taken: 4 hours

Distance: 10.3 km

Ascent: 604m

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With only an afternoon to spare, I decided on a quick jaunt over to the Ochil hills, a 40 minute drive from home.
Weather was good with blue skies and a moderate wind.
Parked at the lay by next to the Castlehill reservoir, crossed the road and walked up the track towards the Glenquey reservoir.ImageIMG_3887 Innerdownie from track by robert irvine, on FlickrImageIMG_3889 Glenquey dam by robert irvine, on Flickr
Once you pass the dam, turn right and head up the hillside, there is an obvious ATV track.ImageIMG_3890 Track up from dam by robert irvine, on FlickrImageIMG_3891 Track up from dam by robert irvine, on Flickr
Halfway up, I lost the track in the snow and just headed up to the summit.
I was wearing a pair of micro spikes for the first time and found them quite good on this hill.
They are not crampons, but I felt they were adequate for this terrain.
Summit was cold with nice views.
There are two shelters at the top to get out of the wind for a cuppa. ImageIMG_3892 Innerdownie summit by robert irvine, on FlickrImageIMG_3893 View to Tarmangie and Ben Cleuch by robert irvine, on FlickrImageIMG_3895 Northwest view by robert irvine, on FlickrImageIMG_3896 View Northeast to Lomond hills by robert irvine, on FlickrImageIMG_3898 Snowy tracks at summit by robert irvine, on Flickr
Descended along the Northeast ridge.ImageIMG_3901 Northeast ridge by robert irvine, on FlickrImageIMG_3903 View from ridge down to Glendevon by robert irvine, on FlickrImageIMG_3906 Attempted artistic view from ridge! by robert irvine, on Flickr
Near the bottom of the ridge I turned back up Glenquey and returned to the car park.
Cracking little walk.
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