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Earl's Seat from Ballagan Farm

Sub 2000s: Earl's Seat

Date walked: 02/04/2021

Time taken: 4.6 hours

Distance: 12.2km

Ascent: 615m


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The Eternal Winter Lockdown finally started to ease a little at the Easter weekend, so I took the opportunity to drive 4.999999 miles from the border of Glasgow and start my exercise (I even checked it was less than five miles in ArcGIS just to make double sure). My exercise was to finally climb the highest hill in the Camspies, and it was a great day for it! 8)

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Glad I didn't drive over that!

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Brought hand sanitiser with me for all the gates. I was still unvaccinated and you can't be too careful...

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Eh, not walking through a herd of cows!! They terrify me even more than Covid. :shock:

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The track takes big zig-zags so I went sharp right up the hill, and found another gate at the back of the field.

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It ended up being quite a large detour but I had a couple of scary experiences with cows in 2015 and I don't go near them now...

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This was a very steep field, but there's Glasgow Uni at least.

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Finally found the track again, and gazed towards Tinto.

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Glasgow Airport, maybe?

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After all the extra zig-zags the track is quite gentle, and heads up onto Dumbreck (not the Glasgow district).

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The big golf ball thing on top of Holehead.

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Feels like it's been forever(!) :D

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From Dumbreck the track follows the fence over some dips and up onto Earl's Seat.

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Glaschu.

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Nearly there.

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Finally, after 1/3 of a century, the summit of the Campsies!

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Arran (I think).

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"And now the skyline's reached my eyes;
The ridge stands out in Highland skies.
I just cant believe I'm going home."

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Returned by the same route. And I mean exactly the same route. Not going near those coos... :crazy:

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RABBIT ON THE LOOSE (or hare)!!!

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The parking space is a short hop along the road from Ballagan Farm. I think everyone climbs Earl's Seat from Dumgoyne but this is a fun route too.

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Dunglass.

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And some Runrig to finish off with! Not a bad day, especially in the context of the last year...... #GreatestOfAllTime

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Statistics

2021

Trips: 1
Distance: 12.2 km
Ascent: 615m
Sub2000s: 1

2020

Trips: 2
Distance: 15.2 km
Ascent: 1360m
Munros: 2

2019

Trips: 1
Distance: 2 km
Ascent: 180m
Sub2000s: 1

2018

Trips: 3
Distance: 20.9 km
Ascent: 1330m
Corbetts: 1
Donalds: 1
Sub2000s: 1

2017

Trips: 4
Distance: 42.05 km
Ascent: 2273m
Munros: 3
Grahams: 1
Donalds: 1

2016

Trips: 3
Distance: 28.05 km
Ascent: 1770m
Munros: 2
Grahams: 1
Sub2000s: 1

2015

Trips: 3
Distance: 33.7 km
Ascent: 2180m
Munros: 5
Sub2000s: 1

2014

Trips: 6
Distance: 79.3 km
Ascent: 5070m
Munros: 3
Corbetts: 5

2013

Trips: 14
Distance: 205.05 km
Ascent: 12755m
Munros: 8
Corbetts: 6
Grahams: 7
Donalds: 2

2012

Trips: 3
Distance: 52.9 km
Ascent: 3650m
Munros: 3
Corbetts: 1
Grahams: 1
Donalds: 1

2011

Trips: 9
Distance: 122.8 km
Ascent: 8555m
Munros: 3
Corbetts: 5
Grahams: 6
Donalds: 1
Sub2000s: 1

2010

Trips: 5
Distance: 66.2 km
Ascent: 2950m
Corbetts: 1
Grahams: 3
Donalds: 4
Sub2000s: 1

2009

Trips: 1
Distance: 7.6 km
Ascent: 450m
Sub2000s: 1

2008

Trips: 2
Distance: 25.85 km
Ascent: 2545m
Munros: 2
Grahams: 1

2007

Trips: 1
Distance: 12 km
Ascent: 990m
Munros: 1

2003

Trips: 1
Distance: 11 km
Ascent: 420m
Corbetts: 1
Donalds: 1


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