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Conic hill

Route: Conic Hill, Balmaha

Sub 2000s: Conic Hill

Date walked: 14/03/2016

Time taken: 2 hours

Distance: 5.6km

After having the s*** scared out of me attempting Ben Vane the other week I decided to tackle something a fair bit easier whilst we had the lovely weather!
Grabbed the other half and my walking buddy and her other half and we headed to Conic Hill!
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Sat Nav decided to take us an awkward route (heading from outside Glasgow) but I wasn't complaining because the views from the back roads at Milngavie are brilliant!
Boots on, sunglasses on (it was a scorcher) and some snacks packed we started up the hill!
Walking with people who are a foot taller than me meant that it was almost a sprint to the top haha! Those steps seem never ending and I was starting to feel the burn as I had took part in 10k road race just the previous day!
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Lots of people out walking as well which was lovely to see - people all ages and abilities so definitely a good hill to try for complete novices!
Such a great view at the top! I had read online about how the hill sits on the highland boundary fault and it is clear to see when overlooking the loch from conic hill!
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Even though we had Lots of stops for photos & to soak in the views and even a pit stop to have a snack we managed to get up and down the hill in 1hr 42min!
ImageUntitled by pamela jeffrey, on Flickr

We decided to take a different route down just to mix things up so we descended overlooking the loch and the islands! A little tricky on some muddy parts coming down but in comparison to my last walk it was a canter!
Seeing as we had so much time left of our day we stopped in Drymen for a wee ice cream and to catch some more sun!
Another one ticked off and excited to walk another as soon as I have spare time!
ImageUntitled by pamela jeffrey, on Flickr

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paamx


Occupation: Radiographer
Interests: Running, hill walking, cycling, baking, shopping!
Activity: Mountaineer
Munro rounds: 3
Corbett rounds: 1

Munros: 3
Corbetts: 1
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2016

Trips: 2
Distance: 18.6 km
Munros: 1
Sub2000s: 1


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