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Minigaig Track

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Attachment(s) Date walked: 14/09/2020
Distance: 35.6km
Ascent: 665m
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Badandun Hill - Again

Grahams: Badandun Hill

Date walked: 06/08/2020

Time taken: 2.3 hours

Distance: 8.9km

Ascent: 444m

This seems to be my go to hill at the moment as I try to build up my fitness after a long period of illness.

It's an easy little Graham but has great views up to the head of Glen Isla and over to Dreish and Mayar.

My starting point is always between Little Forter and Folda (on the Cateran Way route) where there is room for a couple of cars by the side of the road or there is a large car park 100 yards away at Folda.

I took a 30L rucksack on the walk (completely unnecessary) and filled it with heavy camera gear just to make the climb harder and hopefully to help me get fitter quicker.

This trip was to try to capture the late evening light having failed miserably 3 weeks ago when a bank of cloud arrived as I parked up and started the walk. It looked like the same thing would happen on this attempt as I left the house with wall to wall blue sky but by the time I reached Kirriemuir 20 minutes later the sun was gone and the clouds had returned.

Started the walk around 6:20PM, pretty uneventful, no hordes of people (actually, no people) and with a heavy rucksack it was a harder than normal climb away from the road to gain height. In the early stages of this walk I love the view up Glen Isla to Gas Maol so I find myself constantly looking left.

My hope is that I can climb this hill without stopping and last time out I took an hour to get o the top so I hoped to beat that time and made it without stopping with 40 secs to spare (sad I know but just a little challenge).

I sat at the top and cursed the weather gods as for the second time in 3 weeks I looked east towards where I live to see the area basking in late sunshine while I sat on top of this hill with a bank of high cloud between me and the sun.

Still, the dairylea cheese and strawberry jam sandwiches were epic and amazingly just for ten minutes the sun broke through so I grabbed the camera and got a few shots before the light went.

Took it easy on the way back down the hill and with the cloudy skies it was just starting to turn to dusk when I got back to the car. Not much wildlife around today, 3 red deer and one mountain hare for company.

All in all a great way to spend the night.

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Looking West


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And Again


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Sun's Out - looking over towards Dreish and Mayar


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Mount Blair


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Obligatory wind farm shot


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Cairn and trig point


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Heading for home


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Monster peat hags - bypassed on path


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That's enough sunshine for you mate!!

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Pressendye and The Black Cloud

Attachment(s) Grahams: Pressendye
Date walked: 16/07/2020
Distance: 15.7km
Ascent: 617m
Comments: 2
Views: 242


Back to Badandun Hill

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Attachment(s) Grahams: Badandun Hill
Date walked: 14/07/2020
Distance: 8.8km
Ascent: 476m
Views: 56


Choices, Choices Choices......................

Attachment(s) Date walked: 07/07/2020
Distance: 47.4km
Ascent: 334m
Views: 229


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My Boris Walk

Attachment(s) Date walked: 24/03/2020
Distance: 8.5km
Ascent: 120m
Comments: 23
Views: 1190


CCP - Bridge 1 mile north of Loch Ordie

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Date walked: 23/03/2020
Distance: 20.8km
Ascent: 335m
Views: 83


Mountain Bikers, Dog Walkers and Runners Everywhere

Attachment(s) Date walked: 19/03/2020
Distance: 21km
Ascent: 93m
Views: 472


CCP - Bridge 1 mile north of Loch Ordie

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Date walked: 17/03/2020
Distance: 20.9km
Ascent: 394m
Views: 73


CCP - Bridge 1 mile north of Loch Ordie

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Date walked: 13/03/2020
Distance: 20.9km
Ascent: 319m
Views: 76

Gordie12


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Location: Nr Forfar
Activity: Mountaineer
Pub: None (I like them all)
Mountain: Ben Macdui
Place: Tiree
Gear: Platypus Hydration System
Member: None
Ideal day out: I love a long walk into a good hill (doesn't need to be a Munro)

Munros: 112
Corbetts: 62
Grahams: 18
Donalds: 21
Wainwrights: 24
Hewitts: 24
Sub 2000: 35
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Statistics

2020

Trips: 13
Distance: 264 km
Ascent: 4834m
Grahams: 3

2019

Trips: 10
Distance: 696.3 km
Ascent: 18301m
Grahams: 1

2018

Trips: 22
Distance: 851.4 km
Ascent: 17960m
Munros: 6

2017

Trips: 69
Distance: 2130.8 km
Ascent: 43147m
Munros: 3
Corbetts: 1

2016

Trips: 61
Distance: 1611.9 km
Ascent: 38788m
Munros: 2
Corbetts: 22
Grahams: 2
Donalds: 10
Sub2000s: 1

2015

Trips: 65
Distance: 2192.25 km
Ascent: 64016m
Munros: 25
Corbetts: 15
Donalds: 3
Hewitts: 9
Wainwrights 11

2014

Trips: 67
Distance: 1816.7 km
Ascent: 51209m
Munros: 30
Corbetts: 8
Grahams: 2
Sub2000s: 6

2013

Trips: 53
Distance: 1012.75 km
Ascent: 29007m
Munros: 18
Corbetts: 9
Grahams: 12
Donalds: 7
Sub2000s: 21

2012

Trips: 5
Distance: 271.7 km
Ascent: 1740m
Munros: 2
Corbetts: 1


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