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My Boris Walk

Date walked: 24/03/2020

Time taken: 1.4 hours

Distance: 8.5km

Ascent: 120m

It's been known for me to have "geographical issues" when it comes to finding the correct place to park but no such problems today.

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Start


I live on a dead end road and it's just over a mile to the farm at the end of the road so this is the first part of my walk.

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Leaving the house


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Wonder if the keys have been left in it...........


Planning permission was granted a few years ago to turn the old barn in to a five bedroom house but no sign of any work starting on it yet.

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Barn


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Craigowl Hill Tealing


This small wood had a reprieve a few years ago when planning permission for a turbine was denied. The plan was to remove the entire wood for one turbine which would have been a real shame as it is home to a number of deer, red squirrels and hedgehogs.

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The end of the road


At the farm I turned round and headed back towards home before turning on to a farm track that links two minor dead end roads.

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Off road!!


You can normally see the sea to the north of Arbroath from here but there is quite a haze today.

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I can see the sea - not.


No walk is complete without a turbine and just for Graeme D Turin Hill is in the background.

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Turbine looking north to Turin Hill


Once back on tarmac I have a short walk to reach the busiest road of the day (busy as in I might see a car). Before reaching this road I have the "biggest" climb of the day.

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The Climb


My reward for completing the climb is to have my usual chat with the coos (OK I admit it, I chat to them every day I pass them which is four or five times a week). Just the usual stuff, Brexit, Corona, St Johnstone...........

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Mucky Coos


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A quick left and right and then it's a mile downhill towards the small village of Letham.

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Letham


Before reaching Letham I take another minor road with a short climb and I'm nearly home.

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Nearly home


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The finish with an accidental selfie


So that's my Boris walk - what's yours???

Please post your walks from the house, otherwise I'll need to start the decorating.

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Munros: 112
Corbetts: 62
Grahams: 17
Donalds: 21
Wainwrights: 24
Hewitts: 24
Sub 2000: 35
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Statistics

2020

Trips: 8
Distance: 147.6 km
Ascent: 2298m

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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