Benaquhallie, Aberdeenshire

Sub 2000s: Benaquhallie

Date walked: 18/08/2010

Climbed this one on 28 January 2009. A Marilyn was selected for today’s outing. A fine sunny, crisp morning and off to the great outdoors. On the south side of the B9119 there is a small disused quarry with an unlocked access gate. We used this area to park however do remember to shut the gate after you.

To gain access to the track cross over the road and down the wee farm road. Immediately after the gate go left up through the gorse and follow the fence or go a little further and fork left at the tractor access and then diagonally to the fence line. The ground was nicely frosted but the track, being an infrequently used Landrover access, is predominantly grass and heather, quite pleasant for walking and easy to follow up to the top. The last part of the climb is quite steep and immediately arrives at the trig point which surprised us, having expected it to be in closer proximity to the cairn.
Satisfied with our efforts we louped the stane dyke and settled down out of the wind to have lunch. All was serene and silent except for the gentle sound resulting from the masticating jaws and slurping of liquids.
After lunch, back over the wall for photos and a walk over to the cairn which transpired to be very substantial rather than just the vertical section seen earlier from a distance.
The weather remained kind all day with beautiful views of Aberdeenshire all round.

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