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My peace

My peace


Postby Merry-walker » Fri Jan 21, 2011 9:25 pm

Grahams included on this walk: Badandun Hill

Date walked: 20/01/2011

Time taken: 3 hours

Distance: 11.5 km

Ascent: 500m

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This day, was a day for walking in the hills.

Simple as that....

I was lucky that my day’s off were mid week (not unusual) before another long stint of being cooped up in an over-heated ward.

Unable to decide which of the local Glens were to be explored, I armed myself with a map and pin and took a stab.

Glen Isla it was.

Parked up at 187 647 which marks one of the parts of the Cateran Trail.

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Entered through the large gate and headed on up the track.

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Great tracks

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Some views along the way

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Twice along the way, there is a track which leads off to the right. Keep on the left track to head for Badandun Hill.

Spot the dog?

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Great track (not for everyone – but for me (scaredy cat) - it’s okay)

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More views

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Badandun Hill is tucked away and is only seen when nearly upon it and the sun was so bright that many of my pictures were unusable (still haven’t learnt to use this camera)

At the top

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Merry (AKA Mez) looks like she’s got the hump

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Me... (hallooo..)

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Bright descent

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This hill was a real pleasure to walk.

Ascent was not strenuous in the slightest and even with the soft thaw, the crinkly mush underfoot in one small area was easy enough to get through. I was blessed to have such weather. The air quality was clear and exhilarating, the temperature was so mild it required removal of layers on the ascent. It really was a T-shirt and short’s type of day in Isla.

Not a breath of wind and complete silence from everyone and everything.

Perfect respite.

Complete set of pictures here
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Re: My peace

Postby gammy leg walker » Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:06 pm

Another fine set of pics merry-walker,you sure are getting out and about this weather,and putting in some fine reports.
PS that"s quite a fashion statement you have on your head,no wonder mez took the hump. :lol: :lol:
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Re: My peace

Postby fedupofuserids » Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:22 pm

Nice pics as usual MW.

Shame to see your snow's nearly gone, hardly any left in the lakes - plenty to come hopefully just as long as they clear the roads.
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Re: My peace

Postby malky_c » Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:37 pm

:twisted:
You were out yesterday as well :lol: Not fair!

Nice shots. There seem to be loads more tracks on this hill than the map shows.
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Re: My peace

Postby tango » Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:38 pm

Its that hat again!!!!! :shock: :lol: , nice picutres..glad you take the hound along as well thats nice!!!! :D
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Re: My peace

Postby Merry-walker » Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:40 pm

Aww, thank you kind peeps... :D
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Re: My peace

Postby foggieclimber » Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:59 pm

I enjoyed ascending this hill just over a year ago - got similar nice conditions to yourself - Badandun Hill.
Always interesting to see a different route. I ascended from Fergus.
Lucky you getting out yesterday :)
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Re: My peace

Postby Merry-walker » Fri Jan 21, 2011 11:05 pm

cheers hun,

i saw you'rs an malky_c's report and was inspired...

such peace you wouldn't believe :)
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Re: My peace

Postby Merry-walker » Fri Jan 21, 2011 11:09 pm

tango wrote:Its that hat again!!!!! :shock: :lol: , nice picutres..glad you take the hound along as well thats nice!!!! :D



always take Mez...
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Re: My peace

Postby skuk007 » Fri Jan 21, 2011 11:14 pm

Nice pics MW, I think the colour of that heather is incredible. Looks even better against the rich blue sky. Certainly got great walking weather up there at the moment with this high pressure hanging about. :)
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Re: My peace

Postby Merry-walker » Fri Jan 21, 2011 11:15 pm

gammy leg walker wrote:Another fine set of pics merry-walker,you sure are getting out and about this weather,and putting in some fine reports.
PS that"s quite a fashion statement you have on your head,no wonder mez took the hump. :lol: :lol:



she well and truely did :lol: :lol:
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Re: My peace

Postby magicdin » Fri Jan 21, 2011 11:27 pm

Grand stuff Merry-walker - and terrific foties :D
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Re: My peace

Postby Merry-walker » Sat Jan 22, 2011 12:30 am

magicdin wrote:Grand stuff Merry-walker - and terrific foties :D



thanks muchly........
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Re: My peace

Postby rockhopper » Sat Jan 22, 2011 12:46 am

Merry-walker wrote: (still haven’t learnt to use this camera)
Nice stuff MW - you seem to be managing well enough with the camera ! :D
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Re: My peace

Postby Merry-walker » Sat Jan 22, 2011 12:50 am

Thank you Rockhopper, kind...
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