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Expanding our horizons - slightly

Date walked: 02/04/2021

Time taken: 3.7 hours

Distance: 12.2km

Ascent: 617m

Now that we have finished off all the Fife Tumps we are allowed to visit, we decided to venture outwith Fife utilising the 5 mile limit we are allowed. Working out 5 miles from the Fife county boundary isn't easy as the the boundary is anything but a straight line. I assumed the 5 mile limit is "as the crow flies" and that is how the hills have been selected. I was surprised how many Tumps there are to the west of Fife - certainly enough to keep us going until the 'BIG ESCAPE'.
We started off by picking off the hills to the east of the M90 and then headed west.
Binn Hill and Pottie Hill had almost 400m of ascent between them, so that was quite a good little workout.
We did have an incident as we returned to the vehicles after completing Letham Hill, a male came marching out of a property (I presume Foresterseat). He was telling us in a forceful manner that we should not have been on his land as livestock are producing their young. We could have argued with him but that would have been pointless, we were only in one field and that didn't have any animals in at all. We apologised and that took the wind out of his sails and he said we should have asked for permission to walk in his back yard. I often wonder how anyone can ascertain which field belongs to which farm? One thing he was happy about was that we didn't have a dog with us.
Our faith in humanity was restored when we were trying to find a parking space near Birniehill, the lady of the house with the stables told us to park in the opening for her property, we were pleasantly surprised and it gave us something else to talk about.
Here are the hills listed in order:
Bramblebrae Hill
Letham Hill
Binn Hill
Pottie Hill
Birnie Hill
Temple Hill
Blair Hill
Springhall Hill

Bramblebrae Hill, 213m, 37m, 1.2km, 20mins

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Our welcoming party

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Summit up by the mast

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Getting nearer

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Glenfarg

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West Lomond from by the mast

Letham Hill, 244m, 39m, 1.5km, 25mins

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The road / track up towards Letham Hill

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Looking back down, rather undulating

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Letham Hill up in the trees, we went up to the summit from the other side of the fence

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Not far now

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Summit area of Letham Hill

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Loch Leven in the distance through the tree branches

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A slightly different angle

Binn Hill, 277m, 180m, 2.5km, 50mins

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The start of the walk up to Binn Hill

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Plenty of gates on this walk, a few open, most have to be climbed over

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Looking back down hill

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Another stop to get our breath, looking back

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Looking NW, Bridge of Earn & Perth in the distance

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Summit of Binn Hill now in view

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One of the many "home made" gates

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Our only trig of the day

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Trig number for the collectors

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The Tay Estuary in the distance

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Landfill site / recycling centre

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Camera shot, slightly zoomed

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Another home made gate

Pottie Hill, 238m, 201m, 3.1km, 1hr

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After crossing the main road there is a bridge over this burn

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The way uphill

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Behind all the trees is a tunnel, disused railway line?

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The bridge over the old railway line

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Looking the other way from on top of the bridge

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We are now off piste

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The way ahead, the summit is on the right behind the trees

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Looking back downhill, Binn Hill in the distance with the masts on the summit

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Summit of Pottie Hill up there

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Looking NE from the summit area of Pottie Hill

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Looking down on the M90

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George posing on the summit

Birnie Hill, 263m, 44m, 1.4km, 25mins

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Looking down on the house with stables and a horsey training area

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The summit of Birnie Hill is just to the left of the trees

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West Lomond

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Summit of Birnie Hill, not very exciting

Temple Hill, 283m, 29m, 400m, 15mins

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Looking back downhill, not far to the summit, one of the easy hills

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Not sure how the tyre got there?

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Looking east from the summit of Temple Hill

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Looking SE over the undulating terrain

Blair Hill, 275m, 57m, 1.4km, 30mins

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A couple of swans enjoying a pond all to themselves

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Looking down the same pond

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Presume there used to be lots more water

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Our first view of Glenfarg Reservoir

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We are now in the middle of the Perth Off Road Centre, summit of Blair Hill ahead

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The Lomond Hills in the distance

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Glenfarg Reservoir from the summit area

Springhall Hill, 281m, 30m, 700m, 15mins

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The summit is just up there, another easy hill

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Plenty of recent tree planting

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Loch Leven from the summit of Springhall Hill

A very pleasant day, none of the hills will last long in the memory, although Letham Hill will for all the wrong reasons. The forecast for the coming week doesn't look very appealing and it looks like our next outing will be on Saturday - for more of the same.

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Location: Guess?
Occupation: Retired
Interests: Driving, cycling & music
Activity: Munro compleatist
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2021

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Distance: 239.6 km
Ascent: 9012m
Sub2000s: 1

2020

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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
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2018

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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

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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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