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A 3 Marilyn road trip down East Lothian way

A 3 Marilyn road trip down East Lothian way


Postby Johnny Corbett » Fri Oct 10, 2014 10:03 am

Sub 2000' hills included on this walk: Dirrington Great Law, Lamberton Hill, Spartleton

Date walked: 05/10/2014

Time taken: 3.4 hours

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Sparleton 1hr 30mins

First hill of the day was Sparleton from Whiteadder Reservoir where there is parking on left as you cross the bridge. We took the track from here round Summer Hill towards the ruined castle, heading to the summit before reaching the castle. We returned in the direction of the castle before taking the path and track back to the car.
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Dirrington Great Law 1hr 30mins

Second hill was Dirrington Great Law where we parked next to the gate just along the road from Dronshiel. A track leads towards the trees and continues round to a wall and then all the way to the summit.
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Lamberton Hill 40mins

Final hill was Lamberton Hill which was recently promoted to Marilyn status. In reality it's just a field and can probably be walked in 15mins or less. We parked on the grass verge next to the gate to the field and crossed the Sheep field before entering the cow field and over to the remains of the Fort which is the summit area. We then walked over to the trig point before ruturning to the car.
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Re: A 3 Marilyn road trip down East Lothian way

Postby robertphillips » Fri Oct 10, 2014 2:13 pm

you cant beat a good road trip for some small hills, will look back at this report when going to do these 3.
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Re: A 3 Marilyn road trip down East Lothian way

Postby Sgurr » Fri Oct 10, 2014 2:49 pm

Re Lamberton Hill

Got quite a shock suddenly realising there were CATTLE about, as well as sheep

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Re: A 3 Marilyn road trip down East Lothian way

Postby Johnny Corbett » Mon Oct 13, 2014 9:56 pm

robertphillips wrote:you cant beat a good road trip for some small hills, will look back at this report when going to do these 3.
You'll easily manage the other 2 Subs as well down this way when you get round to it :D Sgurr, yes the cattle were eyeing us up when we got into their field :shock:
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Re: A 3 Marilyn road trip down East Lothian way

Postby Silverhill » Tue Oct 14, 2014 9:00 pm

Lamington Hill must be one of the easiest Marilyns! I was also wondering how you managed to get those sheep walking in such a nice formation. Extraordinary!
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Re: A 3 Marilyn road trip down East Lothian way

Postby LeithySuburbs » Tue Oct 14, 2014 9:07 pm

Didn't think I'd see these hills on WH... Meikle Says Law is another cracker round there :lol:
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Re: A 3 Marilyn road trip down East Lothian way

Postby Collaciotach » Tue Oct 14, 2014 10:04 pm

Jeezo you will climb anything :lol: :lol:

Liked the field comment haha ..... good stuff
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Postby Norman_Grieve » Wed Oct 15, 2014 11:21 am

JC, reckon if you'd followed moi route back in March traversing the 1st twa en-route fae Dunbar tae Duns, you'd hae had a far better challenge & mair memorable, hard trip, especially as a failed attempt at a day trip fae Airberdin... :roll:

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Re: A 3 Marilyn road trip down East Lothian way

Postby dooterbang » Wed Oct 15, 2014 2:00 pm

Another threesome....some stamina mate :wink:
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Re: A 3 Marilyn road trip down East Lothian way

Postby foggieclimber » Wed Oct 15, 2014 8:31 pm

Useful report thanks as I might do these next month while down in the area. A threesome would be good :lol:
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Re: A 3 Marilyn road trip down East Lothian way

Postby Scotjamie » Wed Oct 15, 2014 11:06 pm

Nice report on my local hills JC. Nice return from Spartleton is via the old herring road
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Re: A 3 Marilyn road trip down East Lothian way

Postby Fife Flyer » Thu Oct 16, 2014 6:49 pm

Nice one JC, they may feature in my plans over the winter :wink:

Thanks for posting :clap:
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Re: A 3 Marilyn road trip down East Lothian way

Postby Johnny Corbett » Fri Oct 17, 2014 9:49 am

Silverhill wrote:Lamington Hill must be one of the easiest Marilyns! I was also wondering how you managed to get those sheep walking in such a nice formation. Extraordinary!
Yeah a nice and easy one this. The sheep headed for the gate to the cow field not realizing that was where we were heading and then about turned. I felt i could make a good sheep dog :D
LeithySuburbs wrote:Didn't think I'd see these hills on WH... Meikle Says Law is another cracker round there :lol:
Yeah we did that a few weeks ago, cheers.
Collaciotach wrote:Jeezo you will climb anything :lol: :lol:

Liked the field comment haha ..... good stuff
If it gets me a blue balloon i'll climb it :lol:
Norman_Grieve wrote:JC, reckon if you'd followed moi route back in March traversing the 1st twa en-route fae Dunbar tae Duns, you'd hae had a far better challenge & mair memorable, hard trip, especially as a failed attempt at a day trip fae Airberdin... :roll:

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Aye all your trips are epic Norman, you need to slow doon and take it easy sometimes :crazy:
dooterbang wrote:Another threesome....some stamina mate :wink:
Aye i've still got it, even at my age :lol:
foggieclimber wrote:Useful report thanks as I might do these next month while down in the area. A threesome would be good :lol:
Thanks, easiest threesome i've ever had :wink:
Scotjamie wrote:Nice report on my local hills JC. Nice return from Spartleton is via the old herring road
Well done
Cheers, it was a good day and an area i'd never been to, although been down the A1 numerous times. The good thing about these wee ones is it takes you off the beaten track. :D
Fife Flyer wrote:Nice one JC, they may feature in my plans over the winter :wink:

Thanks for posting :clap:
Thanks, theses will make nice walks in the snow i'd imagine. Good luck and i'll watch out for the report. :D
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Re: A 3 Marilyn road trip down East Lothian way

Postby Norman_Grieve » Mon Oct 20, 2014 12:33 pm

Norman_Grieve wrote:JC, reckon if you'd followed moi route back in March traversing the 1st twa en-route fae Dunbar tae Duns, you'd hae had a far better challenge & mair memorable, hard trip, especially as a failed attempt at a day trip fae Airberdin... :roll:

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Aye all your trips are epic Norman, you need to slow doon and take it easy sometimes [/quote]

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Re: A 3 Marilyn road trip down East Lothian way

Postby Norman_Grieve » Mon Oct 20, 2014 7:18 pm

Johnny Corbett wrote:
Norman_Grieve wrote:JC, reckon if you'd followed moi route back in March traversing the 1st twa en-route fae Dunbar tae Duns, you'd hae had a far better challenge & mair memorable, hard trip, especially as a failed attempt at a day trip fae Airberdin... :roll:

<span class="skimlinks-unlinked">http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=40278</span>
Aye all your trips are epic Norman, you need to slow doon and take it easy sometimes :crazy:


TOWIE - The only way is epic.

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