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Caldbeck High Pike

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Wainwrights: High Pike (Northern Fells)
Hewitts: High Pike
Date walked: 09/06/2015
Distance: 8.6km
Ascent: 668m
Views: 448


Stac Pollaidh

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Grahams: Stac Pollaidh
Date walked: 24/05/2015
Distance: 5.7km
Ascent: 599m
Views: 440


Suilven

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Grahams: Suilven
Date walked: 23/05/2015
Distance: 25.5km
Ascent: 961m
Views: 427


Corserine and Carlin's Cairn

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Corbetts: Corserine
Donalds: Carlin's Cairn, Corserine, Meikle Millyea, Milldown
Date walked: 04/05/2015
Distance: 22km
Ascent: 1400m
Views: 493

Rolling Hills and Undulating Tracks

Donalds: Hillshaw Head, Hudderstone

Date walked: 18/04/2014

Time taken: 7 hours

Distance: 23.2km

Ascent: 1180m

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You know it's been a good day when you realise that you put on your sunglasses as you left the house and didn't take them off until you got home hours later!

I parked near Culter Allers Farm and walked up the road along side fields of sheep that had been brought down for lambing.

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Spring has sprung by Keith M Sharp, on Flickr

Leaving the road I followed the track up onto Cowgill Rig where I had some nice views to the south across Cowgill Upper Reservoir.

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Cowgill Upper Reservoir by Keith M Sharp, on Flickr

Looking to the north, Tinto stood out in the morning sun.

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Tinto by Keith M Sharp, on Flickr

From Cowgill Rig it was a fairly gentle pull up to the summit of Hudderstone. Heading south from Huddertone I followed the fence line across Dod Hill and The Bank with views of Culter Fell to the north and across Camps Reservoir to the south.

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Culter Fell by Keith M Sharp, on Flickr

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Nice view, shame about the wind farms! by Keith M Sharp, on Flickr

Looking back the way I'd come I had a great view of Hudderstone

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Hudderstone by Keith M Sharp, on Flickr

I didn't stop for long on Hillshaw Head, the views were great but there's not much on the summit. Continuing to follow the fence line to headed south to the summit of Coomb Dodd where I stopped for lunch at the trig point.

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Moss covered trig point on Coomb Dodd by Keith M Sharp, on Flickr

After lunch I retraced my steps to Hudderstone, but rather than head back via Cowgill Rig I followed the ridge over Woodycleuch Dod and Ward Law before dropping back down to the road and my car.

A great, if long, day out in the sunshine, strolling across the rolling hills of the Borders. The walking was simple as I spent most of the day following fence lines and the tracks for 4 wheel drive vehicles. The closest I came to meeting other people was the tiny dots I could see on the summit of Culter Fell.

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Whitehope Heights

Donalds: Whitehope Heights
Date walked: 02/04/2014
Distance: 11.9km
Ascent: 949m
Views: 1740


Erie Hill and Garelet Dod

Donalds: Erie Hill , Garelet Dod
Date walked: 29/03/2014
Distance: 22km
Ascent: 1380m
Views: 1531


Whitehope Law and Windlestraw Law

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Grahams: Windlestraw Law
Donalds: Whitehope Law, Windlestraw Law
Date walked: 30/07/2013
Distance: 17.2km
Ascent: 825m
Views: 679


Larg Hill, Lamachan Hill, and Millfore

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Grahams: Lamachan Hill, Millfore
Donalds: Lamachan Hill, Larg Hill, Millfore
Date walked: 26/06/2013
Distance: 25.6km
Ascent: 1283m
Views: 874


Cauldcleuch Head

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Grahams: Cauldcleuch Head
Donalds: Cauldcleuch Head
Date walked: 19/06/2013
Distance: 13.4km
Ascent: 940m
Views: 656

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Location: Glasgow, Scotland

Munros: 2
Corbetts: 8
Grahams: 25
Donalds: 82
Wainwrights: 2
Hewitts: 3
Sub 2000: 8
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Statistics

2015

Trips: 4
Distance: 61.8 km
Ascent: 3628m
Corbetts: 1
Grahams: 2
Donalds: 4
Hewitts: 1
Wainwrights 1

2014

Trips: 3
Distance: 57.1 km
Ascent: 3509m
Donalds: 5

2013

Trips: 9
Distance: 175.6 km
Ascent: 7652m
Grahams: 8
Donalds: 21

2012

Trips: 7
Distance: 146.2 km
Ascent: 5582m
Corbetts: 1
Grahams: 5
Donalds: 15
Wainwrights 1

2011

Trips: 4
Distance: 68.5 km
Ascent: 3002m
Grahams: 2
Donalds: 7
Sub2000s: 1


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