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Pennan Farm from the B9031

Date walked: 25/03/2021

Time taken: 1.5 hours

Distance: 3km

Ascent: 40m

Pennan farm always catches the eye and I must have actually walked through it a few years ago on a walk from Aberdour to Pennan but it obviously wasn't a memorable experience or maybe I was disappointed by comparing it with the equivalent walk along the clifftops which is quite spectacular.
Anyway, this time round it was a bit more memorable. Only a short walk though, from a starting point on the B9031 that is directly south of the farm.

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First photo of the day was actually of a bee in the garden, the first I've seen this year.

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I'm a bit fascinated by views of Tap o' Noth and the Buck when they appear close to each other.

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It is also interesting to be followed round Aberdeenshire by Ben Rinnes. The backroad from Turriff to Gardenstown climbs to 170m and yields a good view of the hills from Bennachie to Bin of Cullen.

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The less aesthetically pleasing Knock Hill.

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It is a bit grey to start with and a bit cold too. View over Pennan Bay.

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Joining the WH route from Aberdour to Pennan.

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The next Pennan sign has seen better days.

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A pleasant, grassy section follows but without any views of note.

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Bin of Cullen on the horizon.

The light is interesting. I find I can conveniently alter the exposure by tilting the camera above and below the top of the horizon cloud. It makes me wonder if there is some sort of firmware contrast stretch. It also makes me wonder about the idea of several people looking at the same view or thing but seeing much different things or even just slightly different things. At which point is there a consensus, I wonder.

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More Head with Spey Bay beyond.

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Troup Head from near Pennan Farm.

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The ruined farmhouse.

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Setting sun finding a gap in the cloud.

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Bin of Cullen and More Head.

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The stile leading to the continuation path down to Pennan.

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The air clears a bit and the Sutherland hills become visible.

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Mountain: Alligin
Place: Assynt

Munros: 117
Corbetts: 58
Grahams: 28
Donalds: 1
Wainwrights: 10
Hewitts: 12
Sub 2000: 47



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2021

Trips: 14
Distance: 67.1 km
Ascent: 2435m
Munros: 1
Grahams: 1
Sub2000s: 1

2020

Trips: 39
Distance: 226.7 km
Ascent: 11266m
Munros: 4
Corbetts: 4
Grahams: 2
Sub2000s: 3

2019

Trips: 31
Distance: 187.05 km
Ascent: 9684m
Munros: 3
Corbetts: 3
Grahams: 2
Donalds: 1
Sub2000s: 1

2018

Trips: 28
Distance: 191.9 km
Ascent: 12074m
Corbetts: 4
Grahams: 2
Sub2000s: 3

2017

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Distance: 226.75 km
Ascent: 8838m
Munros: 1
Corbetts: 2
Sub2000s: 4

2016

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Distance: 229 km
Ascent: 9236m
Munros: 2
Corbetts: 1
Grahams: 3
Sub2000s: 6

2015

Trips: 39
Distance: 286 km
Ascent: 12583m
Munros: 4
Corbetts: 2
Grahams: 3
Sub2000s: 9

2014

Trips: 29
Distance: 3564.25 km
Ascent: 15847m
Munros: 2
Corbetts: 2
Sub2000s: 9
Hewitts: 3

2013

Trips: 29
Distance: 206.75 km
Ascent: 16700m
Munros: 1
Corbetts: 5
Grahams: 4
Sub2000s: 4

2012

Trips: 12
Distance: 73 km
Ascent: 5261m
Munros: 4
Corbetts: 1
Grahams: 1
Sub2000s: 2

2011

Trips: 6
Distance: 55 km
Ascent: 3917m
Grahams: 3
Sub2000s: 1

2010

Trips: 6
Distance: 22 km
Ascent: 2200m
Grahams: 1
Sub2000s: 1

2009

Trips: 4
Distance: 24.5 km
Ascent: 2194m
Munros: 1
Corbetts: 1

2008

Trips: 3
Distance: 24 km
Ascent: 3189m

2007

Trips: 5
Distance: 31 km
Ascent: 1896m

2006

Trips: 3
Distance: 37 km
Ascent: 3730m

2004

Trips: 4
Distance: 44 km
Ascent: 2706m
Corbetts: 1

2003

Trips: 5
Distance: 50 km
Ascent: 5760m
Grahams: 1
Sub2000s: 2

2002

Trips: 3
Distance: 29 km
Ascent: 2449m

2001

Trips: 6
Distance: 46 km
Ascent: 4245m
Munros: 2

2000

Trips: 1
Distance: 16 km
Ascent: 1300m
Munros: 3

1999

Trips: 1
Distance: 28 km
Ascent: 900m
Corbetts: 1

1998

Trips: 1
Distance: 8 km
Ascent: 1055m
Munros: 2

1997

Trips: 1
Distance: 27 km
Ascent: 1400m
Grahams: 1

1995

Trips: 4
Distance: 80 km
Ascent: 4322m
Munros: 3
Grahams: 1

1994

Trips: 2
Distance: 35.5 km
Ascent: 2477m
Corbetts: 2
Grahams: 1
Sub2000s: 1

1993

Trips: 1
Distance: 10 km
Ascent: 1100m

1992

Trips: 2
Distance: 46 km
Ascent: 2345m


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