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Just Plumb, then it's Dun Leacainn..

Sub 2000s: Dun Leacainn

Date walked: 11/03/2013

Time taken: 2 hours

Distance: 7km

Ascent: 280m

Hill: Dun Leacainn
11.3.13
Distance: 7km
1 Hour to top, 270m ascent.

This hill used to be a real nightmare for marilyn baggers, being surrounded by forestry.

However, a recent report I read highlighted that recent felling has opened an opportunity to climb this hill easier than before.

I parked in a layby at 028028, directly opposite a forestry track, this is marked on the map.

This track heads uphill, then turns back on itself, and it goes much further than the map suggests.

Track.

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Keep on the track until you come to this felled section, and this felling track. I meant to take a waypoint here, but forgot, I guess its at 031023.

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This felling track winds uphill, and gets you very close to the open hillside, which is at the end of those trees in the centre of this photo. 034019

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You then have to leave the rough track and cross the debree field to get to the hillside, its thankfully short, only around 100m or so. And then you are clear of the trees.

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Access is easy enough for now, but the hillside is heather growing amongst tussock grass, a horrible combination, but its not far at all, maybe 400m.

And here is what you get for your short visit to the roughty club....

Stunning views!!!!!

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Ooor Alps..

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Not the best view of Cruachan, but good enough.

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Yum..

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This hill has a trig point, but not at the summit, its on the next little hump.
Trig from summit.

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And a wee bench, this has been here a while, local knowledge knows a way up here anyway...

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Summit from trig, nice day for wandering around comparing views..

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Inveraray.

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Strachur.

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I returned the same way. I love these western seaboard marilyns, they are all lovely viewpoints, a lot of them have waymarked trails around them, this one does...

But no-one seems to think folk will actually want to climb them!!! The saplings are growing fast here, soon this hill will return to horror status, so for now, its well worth the meagre effort required to get those lovely loch and mountain views...

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2013

Trips: 3
Distance: 25 km
Ascent: 860m
Grahams: 1
Sub2000s: 2

2012

Trips: 2
Distance: 3 km
Ascent: 120m
Sub2000s: 1

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Distance: 42 km
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