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Roan Fell - Plan B

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Attachment(s) Sub 2000s: Roan Fell
Date walked: 13/05/2022
Distance: 10.1km
Ascent: 377m
Views: 9

Calkin Rig - go now, more forestry planned

Sub 2000s: Calkin Rig

Date walked: 01/05/2022

Distance: 8.7km

Ascent: 366m

Following other reports, I parked at the end of the track, plenty of space. The walk up the track was straightforward - the cattle were the most peaceful I have ever encountered and hardly batted an eyelid as I passed, never mind raising their heads. (I won’t take this as true of all cattle ……)
The walk up the fence line was as expected, bit damp (there had been a smirr when I arrived but that soon lifted). Nearing the summit area, the gate was down, and an ATV (or similar) track was just about visible across the wetter tussocks ground to the summit stakes.
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I didn’t linger at the summit, no view and just a hint of midges on the sheltered ground between the trees.

Retracing my steps to the gate, I then walked over Shaw Hill before dropping down to the ‘settlement’ as marked on the map. This is well worth the short detour - much larger and more complex than I had anticipated.
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Part of the circular ditch and rampart. The extensive area also includes cultivation terraces and some later (Medieval?) earthworks.

The site is of national importance (ancient monuments website) - I just hope this saves the area from the extensive forestation planned by Buccleugh Estate. More wind turbines also expected.

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Bliss in Galloway

Attachment(s) Sub 2000s: Bengray, Cairnharrow
Date walked: 29/04/2022
Distance: 11.19km
Ascent: 620m
Views: 176


Creag Bheag - a little gem

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Attachment(s) Sub 2000s: Creag Bheag (Kingussie)
Date walked: 22/04/2022
Distance: 6.69km
Ascent: 271m
Views: 17


Blaeloch Hill

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Attachment(s) Sub 2000s: Blaeloch Hill
Date walked: 17/04/2022
Distance: 7.25km
Ascent: 230m
Views: 18


Spring in my step

Attachment(s) Sub 2000s: Blackwood Hill
Date walked: 27/03/2022
Distance: 6.67km
Ascent: 285m
Views: 165


More haste, less speed

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Attachment(s) Sub 2000s: Dumglow
Date walked: 13/03/2022
Distance: 5.1km
Views: 44


The 'Newtons' - best traverse of the Ochils

Attachment(s) Date walked: 04/08/2019
Distance: 6.5km
Views: 646


First balloons of the year

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Attachment(s) Sub 2000s: Hill of Garvock, Strathfinella Hill
Date walked: 03/01/2019
Distance: 8.7km
Ascent: 339m
Views: 347


In training for Sub 2Ks

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Attachment(s) Munros: Càrn a' Ghèoidh, Càrn Aosda
Date walked: 18/11/2018
Distance: 9.65km
Ascent: 621m
Views: 352

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Activity: Wanderer
Place: Elphin
Gear: Walking poles

Munros: 237
Corbetts: 32
Grahams: 70
Donalds: 89
Wainwrights: 4
Hewitts: 9
Sub 2000: 136
Islands: 26



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Statistics

2022

Trips: 7
Distance: 55.7 km
Ascent: 2149m
Sub2000s: 8

2019

Trips: 2
Distance: 15.2 km
Ascent: 339m
Sub2000s: 2

2018

Trips: 18
Distance: 226.37 km
Ascent: 9962m
Munros: 2
Grahams: 2
Sub2000s: 25

2017

Trips: 30
Distance: 351.04 km
Ascent: 16372m
Corbetts: 3
Grahams: 11
Donalds: 32
Sub2000s: 18

2016

Trips: 43
Distance: 479.01 km
Ascent: 24931m
Munros: 1
Corbetts: 4
Grahams: 16
Donalds: 34
Sub2000s: 16

2015

Trips: 28
Distance: 241.75 km
Ascent: 12691m
Munros: 1
Grahams: 12
Donalds: 9
Sub2000s: 16

2014

Trips: 14
Distance: 88.4 km
Ascent: 4308m
Donalds: 1
Sub2000s: 15

2013

Trips: 4
Distance: 24 km
Ascent: 799m
Donalds: 2
Sub2000s: 3

2012

Trips: 2
Distance: 19.3 km
Ascent: 928m
Grahams: 1
Donalds: 1
Sub2000s: 2

2010

Trips: 1
Distance: 8.5 km
Ascent: 343m


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