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Creag na Criche, short quick Perthshire sub2k

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Attachment(s) Sub 2000s: Creag na Criche
Date walked: 17/11/2021
Distance: 4km
Ascent: 280m
Views: 8


4 Donald round (inc. 2 grahams) of Culter Fell et al

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Attachment(s) Grahams: Culter Fell, Gathersnow Hill
Donalds: Culter Fell, Gathersnow Hill, Hillshaw Head, Hudderstone
Date walked: 15/11/2021
Distance: 18.5km
Ascent: 923m
Views: 8

Mendick Hill, quickie south of Edinburgh

Sub 2000s: Mendick Hill

Date walked: 11/11/2021

Time taken: 1.6 hours

Distance: 6.4km

Ascent: 230m

I'd stayed in Edinburgh overnight and had to be in Carlisle just after lunch, so it didn't leave much time to take advantage of the unseasonably good weather which had appeared. Had a quick look at this site for ideas for a sub-2 hour walk and settled on Mendick Hill, a nice wee marilyn with practically no detour from the A702. There are a few ways up/down this hill, but the route I took was:

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I parked in the rough layby just before the West Linton Golf Course entrance and started the walk alongside the golf course for a short distance, Mendick Hill clearly visible. At the track junction, I took the rougher left branch to follow the old roman road, helpfully signed to Mendick Hill

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As I needed to make sure I wasn't late arriving in Carlisle, I took what was maybe the shortest route to the hill from where I'd parked (thanks to justdrums walk report who described this route as their descent, gave it a thumbs up) - just after passing through this open gate on the track after a strip of trees, I left the track and headed up towards a gate and gap in the trees (top right of this picture)...

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...the gap in the trees led to another gate, shown here (had to be climbed as it was chained shut) and some marshy ground in parts as I headed to the hill

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One more gate to climb or go through and from there a worn path headed clearly up the hill to the summit

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The summit of Mendick Hill is a lovely spot, with a memorial bench to savour the views. It had only taken 45 mins (just a bit under 3km) for me to get to the top; I think I'm so used to usually using the Landranger 1:50,000 maps that with my Pentlands one being an Explorer 1:25,000 I do walks there twice as fast as I subconsciously expect :))

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View back to the north. Beautiful conditions for hill walking, though this wee 'un was all I'd be doing today

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With more time, I'd have stopped off to do Black Mount a little further south along the A702 too, but it's a nice option for another occasion when I'm short of time

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I took a different route down, following a trodden path south initially, but then veering down the steep slopes more directly towards to the strip of trees on the left to take me back to the roman road

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Looking back at Mendick Hill as I reached the roman road, from where it was an easy walk along the track back to the car. I'll happily do this hill again sometime when passing, maybe trying one of the other routes up for variation.

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Couple of easy marilyns - Cairn Table and Common Hill

Attachment(s) Sub 2000s: Cairn Table, Common Hill
Date walked: 04/11/2021
Distance: 22km
Ascent: 780m
Views: 96


Nutberry Hill and Middlefield Law circular after the rain

Attachment(s) Sub 2000s: Middlefield Law, Nutberry Hill
Date walked: 30/10/2021
Distance: 17.8km
Ascent: 560m
Views: 128


Corse Hill in rain on Whitelee Wind Farm tracks

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Attachment(s) Sub 2000s: Corse Hill
Date walked: 28/10/2021
Distance: 19.5km
Ascent: 270m
Views: 13


Up Geal Charn Mor again as a quick stop off down the A9

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Attachment(s) Corbetts: Geal-charn Mòr
Date walked: 23/10/2021
Distance: 9km
Ascent: 600m
Views: 14


Couple of subs north of Bonar Bridge

Attachment(s) Sub 2000s: Beinn Domhnaill, Creag a'Ghobhair
Date walked: 13/10/2021
Distance: 15.1km
Ascent: 585m
Comments: 3
Views: 263


Buidhe Bheinn, from Glenshiel rather than Kinloch Hourn

Attachment(s) Corbetts: Buidhe Bheinn
Date walked: 05/10/2021
Distance: 15.6km
Ascent: 1370m
Comments: 13
Views: 479


Nipping up Stac Gorm again

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Attachment(s) Sub 2000s: Stac Gorm
Date walked: 29/09/2021
Distance: 3km
Ascent: 250m
Views: 34

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Location: Inverness

Munros: 157
Corbetts: 64
Grahams: 54
Donalds: 10
Wainwrights: 59
Hewitts: 42
Sub 2000: 73
Islands: 13
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Statistics

2021

Trips: 74
Distance: 1469.58 km
Ascent: 59651m
Munros: 35
Corbetts: 20
Grahams: 19
Donalds: 4
Sub2000s: 19
Hewitts: 12
Wainwrights 24

2020

Trips: 58
Distance: 997.35 km
Ascent: 39174m
Munros: 15
Corbetts: 8
Grahams: 18
Donalds: 4
Sub2000s: 23

2019

Trips: 65
Distance: 945.9 km
Ascent: 43732m
Munros: 23
Corbetts: 12
Grahams: 11
Sub2000s: 22
Hewitts: 2
Wainwrights 7

2018

Trips: 66
Distance: 965.05 km
Ascent: 55230m
Munros: 72
Corbetts: 16
Grahams: 7
Sub2000s: 1
Hewitts: 3
Wainwrights 4

2017

Trips: 17
Distance: 248.5 km
Ascent: 14715m
Munros: 16
Corbetts: 4
Grahams: 1

2016

Trips: 13
Distance: 168.25 km
Ascent: 9706m
Munros: 5
Corbetts: 5
Grahams: 1


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