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Lovely Autumnal Stroll

Sub 2000s: Roan Fell

Date walked: 28/10/2018

Time taken: 2 hours

Distance: 10km

Ascent: 350m


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Another trip down to England on the menu so decided to utilise the lovely weather and visit my final Borders hill east of the A74. Usually I visit hills on the return journey this time as I was travelling on a Sunday I decided to stop off on the way south.
The main problem was the drive south down the A7, that really is an awful road, not only is it rather bendy you also have to negotiate 4 Borders towns of Galashiels, Hawick, Selkirk & Langholm.
As the clocks went back I was on my way by 8am and off walking at 10am, I managed to change the clock in my car but my watch had to be left till later - using the manual.

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Parking area

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Plenty of room for a few cars

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Looking back to the parking area

I must say another big thank you to Inca, once again I followed his route as it certainly looked the most direct and easiest. If anyone is thinking of using this route you can easily do this in trainers as the track leads all the way to the summit cairn, although on the GPS mapping system it stops/peters out. There are a couple of small burns to cross, but you don't need to be an Olympic Long Jumper to avoid wet feet.

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The track ahead, before the noise started

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What a din these things make

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Arty shot of the burn at a wider bit

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Bridge that is safe - over the burn

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I ventured over it

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Other option over the burn - a ford, crossed it on the way up

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Decided against trying this out - risk assesment, it looks slippy

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My crossing spot

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Seen one of these before

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Makes path building easier when the materials are readily available

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Good track on a nice steady incline

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Looking westish

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Looking back downhill towards the start

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Not far to go now

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Quite a few stalagtites

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Path very visible, if you look closely the summit cairn can be seen

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Summit cairn, with a big stick to aid spotting it from far away

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I carried a stick that I thought may be bigger but it wasn't really

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Plenty of these on the summit plateau area, which probably explains why the track has been extended

I really enjoyed this walk and it was a good little leg stretcher. Hope to get out again before the WH meet up at Torridon, but that depends on quite a few factors - the main one being the obvious one, weather.

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Ascent: 21m
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Ascent: 1105m
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2018

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Distance: 610.2 km
Ascent: 37593m
Munros: 49
Corbetts: 1
Grahams: 1
Sub2000s: 38

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

2016

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Distance: 938 km
Ascent: 56940m
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Distance: 1027.1 km
Ascent: 64822m
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Corbetts: 12
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2014

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

2013

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Distance: 199.65 km
Ascent: 11664m
Munros: 21
Corbetts: 3
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Distance: 14 km
Ascent: 614m
Munros: 1

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Distance: 53.5 km
Ascent: 4251m
Munros: 7

2006

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Distance: 60.5 km
Ascent: 3543m
Munros: 4

2005

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Distance: 7 km
Ascent: 800m
Munros: 1

2004

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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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