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Half of the Aonach's

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Attachment(s) Munros: Aonach Mor
Date walked: 19/03/2019
Distance: 6km
Ascent: 570m
Views: 3

Another Borders raid

Sub 2000s: Green Hill, Hods Hill

Date walked: 23/02/2019

Time taken: 2.4 hours

Distance: 11km

Ascent: 485m

Yet another Borders raid on my way home from down south, this time I was visiting hills I almost walked over the last month. I had actually started walking Hods a few weeks ago and gave up after 10 minutes, far too windy and very cold. I am glad I did as it is a good wee hill offering great views of Daer Reservoir and umpteen wind turbines.

Hods Hill
Ascent: 285m
Distance: 7.5km
Time: 1hr 30mins


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Hods Hill route

Last time I parked near the dam but decided to park a bit further north, nearer to the main road very close to the cattle grid.

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Parking spot

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A few facts on Daer Reservoir

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A wee bit boggy lower down

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Wasn't tempted to climb up, even the padded seat wasn't enough

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Looking back the seat in the previous photo is at the corner of the trees

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You can't avoid them in the Borders

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Low level shot of Daer Reservoir and the dam

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Southern Upland Way symbol and it goes right over the summit of Hods Hill

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Certainly didn't fancy climbing over the fence as the top 2 tiers are barbed wire

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Plenty of these dotted along the ascent

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Looking back downhill, nice gradual ascent

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Video taken on the summit of Hods Hill

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Summit of Hods Hill, otherwise known as a point where fences join

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Video taken on the descent of the odd turbine or two, for a change they almost blend into the grey sky and haze

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Slightly different descent route following the SUW down to the dam

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Great view of Daer Reservoir

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Getting closer to the reservoir and dam

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A short video which is kind of mesmerising, watching the water flow over the side

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Intruders are obviously not welcome

As the drive to Wanlockhead was only about 15mins or so I decided to keep my boots on, the roads around the Lowthers are great driving roads, undulating and bendy. I parked in the same spot that George and I used on our last visit a couple of weeks ago. Our excuse then was that the rain had just started and we had already 'bagged' 3 Marilyns.

Green Hill
Ascent: 200m
Distance: 3.5km
Time: 50mins


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Green Hill route, straight up and down

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Looking down on the 'overflow' car park, but it doesn't say what for?

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Looking back down on Wanlockhead

I had to stop for a photo as I had been trying to eat an apple whilst struggling for breath on the steep incline. I quickly came to the conclusion that huffing and puffing and eating an apple is very difficult and I wouldn't recommend it.

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Looking across to the bigger hills - Lowthers

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Still got a bit of ascending, the good thing is once the top of Black Hill is reached it is very easy after that

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Wanlockhead from slightly higher up

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Something burning over the hill

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Track reached, followed it for 200m or so then straight up to the summit

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Pole in a dod of concrete marks the summit

I knew this was the summit of Green Hill, however looking west to the gate and the fence the ground looked higher, so I wondered over and it is one of many optical illusions. According to my watch it is a couple of metres lower.

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The higher spot to the west

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Video taken on the summit of Green Hill

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Video taken looking across to the Lowthers and down onto Wanlockhead

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I parked overlooking what looks like the 'old' bowling green

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The old clubhouse?

An enjoyable afternoon and it was great to get out again, Hods Hill in my opinion was the better of the 2 hills, Green Hill is literally a straight up and down if you tackle it from Wanlockhead.

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Comments: 3



3 out of 4 ain't bad

Attachment(s) Sub 2000s: Cairn Hill, Cairnkinna Hill, Kirkland Hill
Date walked: 10/02/2019
Distance: 13.8km
Ascent: 955m
Comments: 5
Views: 368


What a difference!

Attachment(s) Munros: Stob a'Choire Odhair, Stob Ghabhar
Date walked: 01/02/2019
Distance: 16.5km
Ascent: 1210m
Comments: 3
Views: 543


Monadhliath should be easy, in theory

Munros: A' Chailleach (Monadhliath), Carn Dearg (Monadhliath), Carn Sgulain
Date walked: 24/01/2019
Distance: 24.8km
Ascent: 1100m
Comments: 2
Views: 357


Nae views again

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Munros: Beinn Tulaichean, Cruach Ardrain
Date walked: 20/01/2019
Distance: 12.5km
Ascent: 1020m
Views: 19


The pensioners first outing with a Bletherer

Attachment(s) Munros: Sgorr Dhearg (Beinn a'Bheithir), Sgorr Dhonuill (Beinn a'Bheithir)
Date walked: 04/01/2019
Distance: 13km
Ascent: 1490m
Comments: 4
Views: 367


A couple of Common Hills

Attachment(s) Sub 2000s: Common Hill
Date walked: 26/12/2018
Distance: 17.5km
Ascent: 550m
Comments: 1
Views: 193


3 summits for 2 blue balloons

Attachment(s) Munros: Ben More, Stob Binnein
Date walked: 10/12/2018
Distance: 14km
Ascent: 1800m
Comments: 3
Views: 364


4 Hours Driving, 17 Minutes Walking!

Attachment(s) Sub 2000s: Hightown Hill
Date walked: 24/11/2018
Distance: 1.2km
Ascent: 100m
Comments: 3
Views: 462

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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
Camera: Sony
Ideal day out: Anywhere as long as the weather is half decent
Ambition: To stay safe

Munros: 136
Corbetts: 46
Grahams: 35
Donalds: 89
Hewitts: 2
Sub 2000: 80



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Statistics

2019

Trips: 7
Distance: 97.6 km
Ascent: 6830m
Munros: 10
Sub2000s: 5

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: 11
Distance: 199.65 km
Ascent: 11664m
Munros: 21
Corbetts: 3
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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