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Meall Mor (Angus)

Meall Mor (Angus)


Postby CarnEilrig811 » Fri Nov 20, 2015 12:12 am

Sub 2000' hills included on this walk: Meall Mor (Angus)

Date walked: 25/10/2015

Time taken: 1 hours

Distance: 4 km

Ascent: 180m

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First walk report for WH, so I thought I would start with something simple. I decided to try a slightly different route to those already posted, the 1: 25000 OS map suggested there was a track through the trees that started just to the north of the usual parking area. The weather didn't look promising but I managed to get parked easily and the gate was unlocked.

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Gate at the start


Not far along the track I came to a junction, I stayed left and headed uphill and spotted the gate that lead onto the open hillside.
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Track junction

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Heading uphill to the gate out of the trees.


Through the gate (thankfully, it was unlocked too) and along a grassier track to a large gap in the wall.
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Gate on the treeline

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Gap in the wall, Mount Blair in the background.


From here I just followed the wall uphill and along to the summit. The heather wasn't too deep so it wasn't a major slog.
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The way up.....

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Almost at the top...


Despite the cloud there were some good views, summit of Mount Blair was hidden in cloud though. The weather looked like it was going to get worse so I headed back down the way I climbed up.
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Summit Cairn

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Following the wall back down


Definitely an enjoyable short walk, I think I will return on a nice summer evening....
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Re: Meall Mor (Angus)

Postby Graeme D » Sat Nov 21, 2015 1:25 am

Nice wee bimble! :D
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Re: Meall Mor (Angus)

Postby Gordie12 » Sat Nov 21, 2015 1:13 pm

I read this and thought this would be a decent wee hill to do in the winter and then realised I'd already been there (albeit a different route).

Might head back and try your route but maybe pick a better day than either of us had.
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Re: Meall Mor (Angus)

Postby CarnEilrig811 » Sat Nov 21, 2015 10:37 pm

Hi,

Yes, it was a nice wee walk but the weather was not ideal. I am off to read the reports you both wrote for Crock and Hare Cairn for when decent weather and some time off coincide (being optimistic...).

Cheers
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Re: Meall Mor (Angus)

Postby The Rodmiester » Sun Nov 22, 2015 5:37 pm

CarnEilrig811 wrote:Hi,

Yes, it was a nice wee walk but the weather was not ideal. I am off to read the reports you both wrote for Crock and Hare Cairn for when decent weather and some time off coincide (being optimistic...).

Cheers

Glad you found another way, good news about the gate not being locked as well, handy :) Don't take my route off Crock bit of a nightmare :lol: :lol:
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Re: Meall Mor (Angus)

Postby Gordie12 » Sun Nov 22, 2015 10:10 pm

CarnEilrig811 wrote:Hi,

Yes, it was a nice wee walk but the weather was not ideal. I am off to read the reports you both wrote for Crock and Hare Cairn for when decent weather and some time off coincide (being optimistic...).

Cheers


If you see this guy near Crock, just run, don't look back, just keep running - he is one evil sod !!!

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Re: Meall Mor (Angus)

Postby CarnEilrig811 » Mon Nov 23, 2015 10:03 pm

Cheers for the advice about Crock folks. I will definitely keep an eye out for the evil pheasant!
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Re: Meall Mor (Angus)

Postby LizBrown » Wed May 24, 2017 5:26 pm

Followed your route up Meall Morning today. Spot on! No hassle and straightforward.
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