Lundie Craigs with a new friend

Route: Lundie Craigs circuit, Sidlaws

Date walked: 03/10/2019

Time taken: 2 hours

Distance: 8.1km

Our hill counter has been set to 0 with the arrival of this beautiful girl!


Her name is Zena and fingers crossed she'll be a fantastic hill dog joining Moss and myself on the Munros next year! We have nearly 50 to repeat now so she has some catching up to do :lol: She is only 14 months old and joined us 2 weeks ago coming direct from a farm where she didn't want to work sheep. Already she has settled in really well, has been quick to toilet train with just an occasional accident now, walks beautifully on the lead and already has some good recall!


I decided to take her out on a little adventure. Didn't want anything too complicated and decided it would be nice to go somewhere we hadn't been and opted for Lundie Craigs. We've done the rest of the Walk Highlands routes around the Sidlaws so this was finishing off that area. The car parking area was very busy, but I did manage to find a space to squeeze the car in and crossed the road - not the best road to cross with bends in both directions and some drivers not taking them particularly slowly but we made it across where we met a pair of lovely Highland Ponies.


The track was easy to follow all the way up with some signposts and markers, though there was one sign post where whatever was written on there has since vanished so not the most useful! At this one to reach the top of Lundie Craigs take the track on the right.




Zena was on a long line, but was just dragging it and she recalled instantly every time returning to 'check in' of her own accord and coming to catch up when called. We only came across one other person with a dog on the whole walk, and she came back when called though she does have a habit of barking at people and other dogs though is friendly once she is close.


The transmitter mast came into view and just before reaching it we took a path along to the trig point that had buzzards and ravens circling around it that dispersed before we reached it. From here we could see across the rest of the Sidlaws and down to Dundee, the Tay and across to Fife.




With Zena doing so well, we opted to return the same way so she could continue to have some freedom. On the way back, Moss decided to teach her one of the things she enjoys most of all on her walks, splashing around in muddy puddles...oh dear... :lol:




Coinneach my failed hill-dog is still with us too! He just does cani-cross now and shorter walks with just me and him which seems to suit him a lot better :wink:


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