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One of Perthshire's best

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Corbetts: Ben Ledi
Date walked: 25/06/2022
Distance: 9.15km
Ascent: 775m
Views: 3

Angus, we loved you

Sub 2000s: Craigowl Hill, Turin Hill

Date walked: 19/06/2022

Time taken: 3.5 hours

Distance: 10.5km

Ascent: 485m

Yes we did, especially as this was my first 'hill day' for 3 weeks after a trial lay off.
The original plan was to head west and pick off a couple of Marilyns near Ben Lomond but after reading reports the thought of heather and boggy ground was not very appealing. So plan B it was, George was unavailable so it was just me & Parminder. I suggested we tackle Turin first as it was a tiny hill in the grand scheme of things.


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Parking from the north is a major problem, I managed to squeeze the car in at the junction, neither road is busy so it wasn't a problem

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The way ahead, good track to start

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More good track ahead

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The end of the track, we now have 5 different gates to negotiate - making sure we left them exactly as we found them

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We would be turning left and heading uphill soon

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Off piste now, we headed for another gate, the double barbed wire fence was not appealing

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Looking back, we kept as close to the fence as we could, trying not to scare the nearby sheep

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Interesting double locking gate, there were 2 of them

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The way ahead uphill, not far now

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Looking east from just below the summit

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The large cairn on the summit of Turin Hill

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Parminder posing as usual

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Cairn explanation

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Parminder in his element, 2 trigs in one day

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Rescobie Loch south of the summit

After a short drive (about 15 miles) through Forfar (first visit) and we headed off to the car park for Craigowl Hill. I won't do a route as we followed the WH

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Large car park mainly for the dog walking brigade for Craigowl Hill

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The way ahead

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The blurb at the car park

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The green way ahead

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Path ascending now

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Single file now unless you want to mingle with the gorse

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Looking south towards the Tay

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Quite a few folk dotted about

We had a brief chat whilst ascending as to whether we should tackle Auchterhouse Hill first as a wee bonus and we agreed we would. We definitely made the correct decision as that was the best hill of the day, smallish summit with superb views.

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A bit higher now, Tay very evident

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Looking east to what would be our way to Craigowl

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Looking across to Craigowl Hill, a few undulations on the cards

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Auchterhouse Hill surrounded by some lovely trees

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Plenty of heather around

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Looking SE

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Great path all the way up - this was one of the few days we didn't have our gaiters on

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Kirkton of Auchterhouse - some rather nice houses

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Camera photo of the houses - zoomed

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Another zoomed shot

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The Tay

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Craigowl Hill, not that far

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We are heading down to the wee wooden gate then uphill again

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Looking SE towards Tentsmuir Forest and onto St Andrews

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Another descent before the final ascent

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A very lonely tree

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Looking back

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Auchterhouse Hill and it protective trees

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Masts and all the technical paraphernalia

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Got to have a few turbines in a photo

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Bonny Dundee

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For anyone who is a lover of technology and masts

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SE again and the wide Tay Estuary

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Parminder preparing the trig for his obligatory photo

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Some major huts surrounded by a large fence

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Rather than head back along the path we opted to go off piste and cut the corner, heading for the forest

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Just when we were thinking we had made a bit of a fopar, a path appeared

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And then a gate that would take us onto the main path back to the car park

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Freshly mown path

I really enjoyed both hills, Turin I was a bit apprehensive as I am always uncomfortable about walking across farmers land. Having said that when you look at other possible approaches to the summit, it is impossible to avoid crossing farming land.
Craigowl Hill as I said earlier is mainly used by dog walkers and has plenty of paths in the forest going in all different directions.

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Dalgety Bay wander

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Attachment(s) Date walked: 01/06/2022
Distance: 7.3km
Ascent: 75m
Views: 27


Merrick take 2 in better weather

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Corbetts: Merrick
Donalds: Merrick
Date walked: 28/05/2022
Distance: 13km
Ascent: 875m
Views: 32


Carsphairn & Moorbrock from the SE

Attachment(s) Corbetts: Cairnsmore of Carsphairn
Donalds: Cairnsmore of Carsphairn, Moorbrock Hill
Date walked: 21/05/2022
Distance: 15.5km
Ascent: 885m
Comments: 1
Views: 381


Bowie & the Sponge

Attachment(s) Sub 2000s: Ben Bowie, The Fruin
Date walked: 14/05/2022
Distance: 14km
Ascent: 550m
Views: 233


Cairnsmore of Fleet again

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Grahams: Cairnsmore of Fleet
Donalds: Cairnsmore of Fleet
Date walked: 08/05/2022
Distance: 12.3km
Ascent: 691m
Views: 33


Chapelgill, take 2

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Donalds: Chapelgill Hill
Date walked: 01/05/2022
Distance: 3.6km
Ascent: 430m
Views: 51


Spectacular Devils Beef Tub

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Attachment(s) Donalds: Whitehope Heights
Date walked: 09/04/2022
Distance: 9.4km
Ascent: 600m
Views: 50


The worst hill, second time

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Attachment(s) Grahams: Cauldcleuch Head
Donalds: Cauldcleuch Head
Date walked: 02/04/2022
Distance: 8.5km
Ascent: 440m
Views: 50

Fife Flyer


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Location: Guess?
Occupation: Retired
Interests: Driving, cycling & music
Activity: Munro compleatist
Pub: None in particular
Mountain: The last one
Place: Knoydart
Gear: Walking poles
Member: Scottish National Trust
Camera: Sony
Ideal day out: Anywhere as long as the weather is half decent
Ambition: To stay safe
Munro rounds: 1

Munros: 255
Corbetts: 51
Grahams: 33
Donalds: 86
Hewitts: 2
Sub 2000: 125
Islands: 5



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Statistics

2022

Trips: 18
Distance: 228.75 km
Ascent: 12596m
Munros: 1
Corbetts: 6
Grahams: 4
Donalds: 27
Sub2000s: 4

2021

Trips: 54
Distance: 1111.54 km
Ascent: 62775m
Munros: 62
Corbetts: 5
Grahams: 5
Donalds: 22
Sub2000s: 2

2020

Trips: 39
Distance: 684.95 km
Ascent: 39742m
Munros: 28
Corbetts: 2
Grahams: 13
Donalds: 44
Sub2000s: 19

2019

Trips: 40
Distance: 587.45 km
Ascent: 38667m
Munros: 43
Sub2000s: 39

2018

Trips: 43
Distance: 722.9 km
Ascent: 45363m
Munros: 59
Corbetts: 2
Grahams: 1
Sub2000s: 40

2017

Trips: 32
Distance: 491.3 km
Ascent: 29918m
Munros: 35
Corbetts: 4
Grahams: 15
Donalds: 14
Sub2000s: 15

2016

Trips: 55
Distance: 938 km
Ascent: 56940m
Munros: 44
Corbetts: 9
Grahams: 14
Donalds: 57
Sub2000s: 6
Hewitts: 2

2015

Trips: 61
Distance: 1027.1 km
Ascent: 64822m
Munros: 84
Corbetts: 12
Grahams: 2
Donalds: 12
Sub2000s: 4

2014

Trips: 47
Distance: 742.3 km
Ascent: 45170m
Munros: 58
Corbetts: 9
Grahams: 1
Donalds: 7
Sub2000s: 12

2013

Trips: 12
Distance: 206.65 km
Ascent: 12364m
Munros: 21
Corbetts: 4
Grahams: 1
Donalds: 1

2011

Trips: 1
Distance: 14 km
Ascent: 614m
Munros: 1

2007

Trips: 4
Distance: 53.5 km
Ascent: 4251m
Munros: 7

2006

Trips: 4
Distance: 60.5 km
Ascent: 3543m
Munros: 4

2005

Trips: 1
Distance: 7 km
Ascent: 800m
Munros: 1

2004

Trips: 3
Distance: 86 km
Ascent: 5885m
Munros: 3

2003

Trips: 1
Distance: 24.25 km
Ascent: 1436m
Munros: 2

2002

Trips: 3
Distance: 48 km
Ascent: 2261m
Munros: 4

2001

Trips: 7
Distance: 104.5 km
Ascent: 6383m
Munros: 10

2000

Trips: 10
Distance: 133.75 km
Ascent: 9525m
Munros: 17

1999

Trips: 11
Distance: 189 km
Ascent: 11976m
Munros: 27

1998

Trips: 2
Distance: 27 km
Ascent: 1823m
Munros: 5

1997

Trips: 3
Distance: 51 km
Ascent: 2515m
Munros: 7

1996

Trips: 4
Distance: 47 km
Ascent: 3950m
Munros: 4
Corbetts: 1

1995

Trips: 2
Distance: 11 km
Ascent: 1350m
Munros: 2

1994

Trips: 5
Distance: 56 km
Ascent: 4188m
Munros: 6


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