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Blackyduds - Hill o Fare

Blackyduds - Hill o Fare


Postby Gordon Ballantyne » Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:01 am

Date walked: 24/06/2020

Time taken: 4.5 hours

Distance: 12.5 km

Ascent: 390m

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Picked up H and met GordonC in the layby.
Headed off before another lady, out for a walk on the same track. The plan was to be out before the other walkers on the most frequented part of the route, which we achieved - apart for a lone early runner.


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Allowed H his early bath in the pond on the way up. There was no-one on the track up by Greymore and over to Blackyduds.

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The long road to Blackyduds



The sun beamed down on us untill we were near the top of Blackyduds, with a refreshing breeze to lower our temperature and keep the flies grounded.
We cooried down at either end of the summit shooting butt for a piece and a a fine view across to Bennachie.

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GordonB & H at the summit shooting butt of Blackyduds - Tornamean behind.



Eventually we had to hoist ourselves up and return to the cars. Recovering a dropped tanner before we set off ( can't be profligate with the siller - even on the hill ! )
By this time, the laybys were chokka with walkers out to make the best of the weather so we made room for them
A glorious day out with my mate Gordon and a much cleaner Harvey returned.
Looking forward to next week when we can visit some more ( low risk ) TUmps in our area.
Gordon Ballantyne
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