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Did the tree that fell on Waughton Hill make a sound?

Date walked: 11/01/2022

Time taken: 3.5 hours

Distance: 11km

Ascent: 340m

A pleasant walk over easy and interesting terrain.

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Not the Mormond Stag!

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The Mormond Horse or should it be the Waughton Horse?

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The path follows the west side of the fence between the farm track and Waughton Hill and then curves uphill from the corner of the field to pass the Horse's head.

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It is a subdued sunrise with Peterhead power station prominent on the south eastern horizon.

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Did someone know I was coming? If so, I was only momentarily stung by the criticism.

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Horse's ear.

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I briefly follow this wider track before heading north to Hunter's Lodge and then Waughton Hill.

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Glad to see that these small trees survived storm Arwen.

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Hunter's Lodge.

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View east to Mormond Hill.

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Hunter's Lodge from Waughton Hill.

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The Waughton Hill slopes are a mix of pleasant, flat grass and some more tussocky areas. Very pleasant to walk on where non-tussocky.

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These mini moguls are not bad to walk though.

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I cut southeast from Waughton Hill to re-join the wider track that runs to Mormond Hill. A direct traverse from Waughton Hill to Mormond Hill woiuld be ok I think, if a bit boggy.

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Despite the giant middens either side of the track it is pleasant to walk along with an extensive view southwards over Aberdeenshire.

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Eventually I encounter a bit of storm damage with a large fir tree fallen across the track.

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The evergreen track dips and curves a bit before rising to Mormond Hill.

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Looking back at Hunter's Lodge.

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Had a wander around the Morond Hill area, first diverting on another track to see if I could get a view of the Stag (I didn't) and then cutting uphill through the heather to eventually re-join the main track. Knees still not up to that sort of terrain so it was a relief to get back to easy walking. I went part way round the perimeter fence, not realising that if I'd gone all the way round I might have got a view of the Stag. Oh well, next time.

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View of Fraserburgh to the north,

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Heading back the way I came.

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Strichen, Knock Hill and Hunter's Lodge.

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Activity: Mountaineer
Mountain: Alligin
Place: Assynt

Munros: 123
Corbetts: 63
Grahams: 28
Donalds: 1
Wainwrights: 10
Hewitts: 12
Sub 2000: 47



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2022

Trips: 1
Distance: 11 km
Ascent: 340m

2021

Trips: 50
Distance: 410.05 km
Ascent: 19613m
Munros: 12
Corbetts: 5
Grahams: 1
Sub2000s: 6

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: 5
Grahams: 2
Sub2000s: 3

2017

Trips: 31
Distance: 226.75 km
Ascent: 8838m
Munros: 1
Corbetts: 2
Sub2000s: 4

2016

Trips: 20
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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