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The Hermitage: Autumn colours

Date walked: 20/10/2019

Time taken: 1.5 hours

Distance: 1.5km

Route: The Hermitage, Dunkeld
Date walked:20/10/2019
Time taken: 1.5 hours
Walk 6, 2019. Time: 1.5 hours. Weather: sunny, cool

Overall :clap: A great autumnal stroll - but get there early to beat the crowds.

Travel & Parking:
You need to keep an eye out for the left hand turn off the A9, but the start of this walk is easily accessible. The car park is small, so arrive early - especially at this popular time of year - to beat the crowds and the tour busses.

The walk
This was an easy and pleasant - following a river and taking walkers through beautiful tree-lined paths. There are plenty of opportunities for avid photographers too.
There's a slight ascend towards the end, which takes you to a T-junction. At this point you can elect to walk further, but we retraced our steps.

R&R
We headed to the nearby 'Taste Perthshire' centre, just off the A9, for a lovely bowl of soup.

Gear
This walk is very straightforward. Boots were required (especially for the muddy bits and to get right among the trees) but that being said plenty of others were in trainers and didn't appear to be having problems.
Our weather was kind, so I was in jeans and a fleece.

As mentioned in a previous post, following the demise of an old rucksack, I bought the QUECHUA MH100 20L BACKPACK - for £20. I didn't want something massive (I have an Osprey Farpoint 40 for bigger journeys, and I needed something that would do for short trips away and small carry-on baggage allowances). Having taken it on a short weekend away I have to confess it's not my favourite. The shape tapers awkwardly, limiting what you can get in it. It's fine for an overnight, though at some point I'll get something better. For a walk like this though it was perfectly adequate to stick a jacket and a water bottle in.

My Craghoppers fleece never fails to disappoint me, and after an experience superglue-ing down the wandering insole of my Karrimor boots, they did the trick just fine. No need for replacements yet.

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2019

Trips: 6
Distance: 16.35 km
Ascent: 432m
Grahams: 1
Donalds: 1
Sub2000s: 2


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