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Pykestone hill circuit

Pykestone hill circuit


Postby Coop » Tue Dec 24, 2019 3:51 pm

Donalds included on this walk: Drumelzier Law, Middle Hill, Pykestone Hill

Date walked: 24/12/2019

Time taken: 4.3 hours

Distance: 15.6 km

Ascent: 700m

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Parked up at the end of the lane where there's parking for a few cars - and a notice board about "Merlin- the wizard"
Ove the wee bridge and up behind the house. A bit of drizzle - I expected a few snow flurries later, and they came.
Over the bridges and up through the gap in the trees. Tracks everywhere- take the right one unless you fancy a bit of bashing through the heather.
Left a wee message just before the summit trig for all tomorrow
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Bit of fence following up and down and round through a few boggy bits. And the sun finally fought it's way out
The summit post on middle hill was down so I uprighted it
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Now for the final hill of the day. On past the shepherd cairn and down and up to Drumelzier law.
The 2nd cairn, quite a bit past the 1st, marks the summit
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View over to Culter fell and Tinto I believe.

And follow the path all the way back to the bridge again, over and back to the car park.
Enjoyed this walk today.
Coop
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