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A Dunkeld duo

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Sub 2000s: Birnam Hill - King's Seat, Newtyle Hill
Date walked: 13/04/2024
Distance: 10.6km
Ascent: 565m
Views: 1


The BIG Wood gave us a kicking

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Sub 2000s: Creag na Doire Duibhe, Drumcroy Hill
Date walked: 08/04/2024
Distance: 12km
Ascent: 567m
Views: 4


Lomonds again

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Sub 2000s: East Lomond, West Lomond
Date walked: 31/03/2024
Distance: 11.2km
Ascent: 422m
Views: 10


3 Wee hills near Crieff again

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Sub 2000s: Ben Clach, Knock of Crieff, Torlum
Date walked: 24/03/2024
Distance: 14.23km
Ascent: 745m
Views: 13

A couple of wee Beags

Sub 2000s: Creag Bheag (Kingussie), Cruban Beag

Date walked: 10/03/2024

Time taken: 3.1 hours

Distance: 10km

Ascent: 645m

Another weekend of 'iffy' weather, where could we head that would hopefully keep us dry, the south, SW and the central belt were scheduled for the usual damp stuff. So I suggested to Parminder we head a bit further afield than our recent trips, sorted. We would head up past Dalwhinnie and tackle Cruban Beag first, then into Ralia Cafe for a for a coffee & bacon sarnie & then up to Kingussie to finish off with a stroll up Creag Bheag.
Parminder's turn to drive but that plan was soon abandoned as the engine cover underneath hadn't been replaced correctly after his last visit to a garage. So a quick 180 and we jumped into my car and headed up the A9, first time for a few months.

Cruban Beag, 1hr 55mins, 421m, 5.47km


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The River Truim taken from the bridge

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Truim again the other way

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We picked up the track - right of way to Laggan

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Nice house, the building on the right contains 3 garages

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The way ahead

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We would soon be swinging right

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We didn't follow this track for long as it was going in the wrong direction, we opted for the direct & more challenging ascent

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Looking back, the tracks can be seen further down - Parminder head down & loving it

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Plenty of dead bracken we would be heading up to the left above the scree line

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Looking NE

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Southish

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Making progress, heading up to the left

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Heading up there staying on the high side of the scree

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The way ahead

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Parminder skirting round the scree

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Looking south, also shows how steep the gradient was

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Heading up there

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Looking back

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Parminder loving it

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NE from on high

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Looking down on Parminder

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Heading for the gate

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Following the fence for a while now

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Looking east, the fence is protecting the trees below

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We had a choice follow the fence & then turn right, I opted to turn right before that & head north

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The way ahead, before turning left

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Looking down on the A9

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Trig now visible

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South towards Drumochter

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To avoid the very steep descent we opted for a different route headed south initially

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Heading down to follow the fence

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A path

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The fence has obviously been in situ for a while, quite a few places where the fence was down

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Following the fence, steep but much easier than our route up

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Looking back up

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The track now in view

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A few photo's from below the bridge over the river Truim

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Creag Bheag, 1hr 20mins, 244m, 4.52km

After our coffee stop we were raring to go and we parked in the large car park by the Medical Centre. Won't do a route as there is already one on WH.

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Handy map in the car park

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Nice new Health Centre

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Plenty of rather large houses in Kingussie

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Walk through the western edge of Kingussie takes us past a few large pads

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One mile, should be able to manage that

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A nice new house, walkers are being diverted

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Explains it all

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Well trodden path

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Not sure that classes as a road?

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Nice walk gradually uphill through the forest

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Plenty of storm damage, the path is not affected

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A few bags of hardcore in position to improve the path

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The tools for the path makers

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Half way there, so the sign post informs us

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Summit in the distance

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A very well made path, probably one of the best I have been on

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Looking back

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Map & boots not required

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A bench with a view, naturally we had to try it out

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The view from the bench NE

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Nice very gradual ascent

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Large cairn on one of the 2 summits

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Kingussie from the summit

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Kingussie without the cairn

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The cairn from the other top

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Large shelter on the other top

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The path continues if you are doing the circular route

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Golf course

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Loch Gynack, SW end

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The other end of the loch, nice large house in a stunning location

I really enjoyed the day, Cruban was certainly a bit more challenging than it probably should have been - but still fun.

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Menteith Hills the hard way

Attachment(s) Sub 2000s: Beinn Dearg (Menteith), Craig of Monievreckie
Date walked: 03/03/2024
Distance: 13.95km
Ascent: 1027m
Views: 244


Kings Seat & 2 more again

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Sub 2000s: Dumglow, King's Seat
Date walked: 25/02/2024
Distance: 14.83km
Ascent: 808m
Views: 10


duplicate

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Date walked: 24/02/2024
Views: 9


Silversands to North Queensferry

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Date walked: 24/02/2024
Distance: 14.58km
Ascent: 172m
Views: 10


Meikle Bin & Dumyat again

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Sub 2000s: Dumyat, Meikle Bin
Date walked: 18/02/2024
Distance: 16km
Ascent: 812m
Views: 15

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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
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Munros: 272
Corbetts: 58
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Statistics

2024

Trips: 15
Distance: 190.45 km
Ascent: 9106m
Donalds: 2
Sub2000s: 25

2023

Trips: 52
Distance: 654.09 km
Ascent: 39970m
Munros: 37
Corbetts: 5
Fionas: 4
Sub2000s: 43

2022

Trips: 45
Distance: 595.23 km
Ascent: 33906m
Munros: 21
Corbetts: 8
Fionas: 6
Donalds: 30
Sub2000s: 22

2021

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

2020

Trips: 39
Distance: 684.95 km
Ascent: 39742m
Munros: 28
Corbetts: 2
Fionas: 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
Fionas: 1
Sub2000s: 40

2017

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

2016

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

2015

Trips: 61
Distance: 1027.1 km
Ascent: 64822m
Munros: 83
Corbetts: 12
Fionas: 2
Donalds: 12
Sub2000s: 4

2014

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

2013

Trips: 12
Distance: 206.65 km
Ascent: 12364m
Munros: 21
Corbetts: 4
Fionas: 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: 12
Distance: 197 km
Ascent: 12726m
Munros: 28

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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