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Broad Law

Broad Law


Postby pruney84 » Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:55 pm

Route description: Broad Law, Cramalt Craig and Dollar Law

Corbetts included on this walk: Broad Law

Donalds included on this walk: Broad Law

Date walked: 26/02/2011

Time taken: 2 hours

Distance: 7.5 km

Ascent: 378m

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With the weather being quite good on Saturday and not having enough time to get further north to do a munro i decided to do a hill closer to home for me. Just out myself it was a nice little walk, not to difficult and i was hoping i might can test out my new microspikes!

The sun was out for most of the drive over passed St Mary's loch and the Megget Reservoir although when i arrived at the Megget Stone it was beginning to get cloudy, the cloud was fairly high though so it never spoilt any views for me all day.
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Talla Reservoir

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From a starting point of over 400metres its a fairly easy ascent with only two steepish bits, one right at the start then another steeper bit before you get to around 700m. From there on in it's a gradual ascent to the top until you reach the summit trig point and the very strange looking air traffic control building!!!
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Summit

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Strange..very strange


All in all the hill itself isn't the most interesting but the views around to the surrounding hills and valleys are very good and make the walk worthwhile, my favourite view was probably over to the White Combe hills with the Talla river valley, looks like it would make an interesting alternative approach to White Combe!
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The biggest dissapointment for me was the lack of snow or ice on the hill, i didn't get to try the microspikes this time :(
Not to worry though I'm sure I'll get the use of them another day.

A nice wee walk on a decent day for it and thats me got my corbett count up and running!
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Re: Broad Law

Postby ChrisW » Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:51 pm

love that second pic, but what the hell is that construction in the third & fourth :shock: I know it says ATC building but is it really?
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Re: Broad Law

Postby LeithySuburbs » Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:27 am

ChrisW wrote:I know it says ATC building but is it really?


Yes, I'm pretty sure it is. Broad Law is the highest point for many miles and the S-N flight path to Edinburgh airport passes pretty much overhead so it would make sense...

pruney84 wrote:the hill itself isn't the most interesting but the views around to the surrounding hills and valleys are very good and make the walk worthwhile


My thoughts exactly :) . The surrounding valleys are remarkably steep and atmospheric 8) .
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Re: Broad Law

Postby pruney84 » Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:00 am

Yea im pretty sure it is atc chris, its an ugly looking building to see on the hill any which way you look at it but guess its needed!

I agree leithy, looks like alot of good walks to b had round an about here! :D
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