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Hare Black and Bell's

Sub 2000s: Black Hill (Pentlands)

Date walked: 01/05/2022

Time taken: 6.5 hours

Distance: 15.9km

Ascent: 684m

Having done the North and Southern sections of the (near) Pentlands, I was left with Hare Hill, Black Hill and Bell's Hill to do.
I started again from Silverburn, but level with the quarry I headed L on a track which joins the "Red Road" near the bottom of Eight Mile burn

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The track heading L below Black Hill South is not shown on the map
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Looking W along the track towards Quarrel Burn reservoir
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Junction with the Red Road
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The row of mature beeches beside the track were not yet in leaf
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two views across this beautiful rural valley :)
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The farm at Eastside nestles below West Kip
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At the high point the Red Road heads West of North
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Looking directly across to my first objective Hare Hill, there is an obvious track leading to the summit: I headed straight for it crossing the footpath that leads down past the waterfalls: this area at the head of the Logan burn is drained by a fan shaped series of ditches, and found the going quite dry
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Views of the Pentland Way chain of hills from near the low point

Views from Hare Hill summit
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Summit cairn with Black Hill behind
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There is an old quarry at the top
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The Kips
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Scald Law, Carnethy and Turnhouse hills
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East Cairn hill

I walked easily down grassy slopes with a final steep descent into Green Cleugh, crossed the Cleugh, climbed the track up the other side towards Harlaw - and branched off R just before the stile . The track climbed steeply for about 25m and then levelled off beside a fence heading roughly E . I came to an open gate and headed L up a narrow footpath through the heather which climbed gradually NE to join the big landrover track that climbs this hill. A very painless ascent :D
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A close up view of Black Hill from the slopes down Hare Hill: my route can be seen L of centre
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Hare Hill from the lower slopes of Black Hill with continuation of Green Cleugh on its R
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Looking back West through the gate
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Looking back down the heather path
I stopped briefly at the insignificant flat summit - not even worth taking a photo - and continued down the big track that led on towards Bell's Hill. After a hundred metres or so I took a couple of pics
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A big track continued NE towards Bell's Hill
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A wider view: Castlelaw and the N Pentlands behind: Glencorse reservoir on the R
The track descended into Den Cleugh (I seem to be there every weekend :lol: ) and I climbed the familiar track to Bell's Hill
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The grassy track up Bell's Hill
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Carnethy Hill, Scaldlaw and the Kips from the flat summit of Bell's Hill
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Looking back to Black Hill
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Detail showing the track down Black Hill
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Castlelaw and the North Pentlands
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Harbour Hill: I found that there was a direct track to the head of Maiden Cleugh:
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Looking down Maiden Cleugh to Glencorse
I took the "bypass" track - it's fine in the dry - and followed the familiar route to the "corner of Bonaly woods
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The path heads north beside the woods surrounding Bonaly Reservoir
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Approaching Bonaly woods: It's an easy descent from here

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Activity: Mountaineer
Mountain: Weisshorn
Place: Torridon
Member: FRCC, John Muir Trust, Woodland Trust, Border Forest Trust
Camera: Lumix G6
Ideal day out: remote mountain where i'm unlikely to meet many people

Munros: 282
Tops: 91
Corbetts: 85
Grahams: 27
Donalds: 6
Wainwrights: 159
Hewitts: 146
Sub 2000: 7



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Statistics

2022

Trips: 2
Distance: 32.4 km
Ascent: 1584m
Sub2000s: 2

2021

Trips: 5
Distance: 50.8 km
Ascent: 3305m
Munros: 1
Corbetts: 1
Sub2000s: 2

2020

Trips: 10
Distance: 94.5 km
Ascent: 3936m
Munros: 1
Grahams: 2

2019

Trips: 10
Distance: 91.8 km
Ascent: 7166m
Munros: 2
Corbetts: 4

2018

Trips: 11
Distance: 39.3 km
Ascent: 2088m
Munros: 1
Corbetts: 2
Grahams: 1

2017

Trips: 13
Distance: 39.75 km
Ascent: 3366m
Munros: 1
Corbetts: 2

2016

Trips: 15
Distance: 210.95 km
Ascent: 11849m
Munros: 3
Corbetts: 8
Grahams: 5

2015

Trips: 21
Distance: 143.9 km
Ascent: 10590m
Munros: 1
Corbetts: 7
Grahams: 8
Donalds: 1

2014

Trips: 6
Distance: 80.6 km
Ascent: 5180m
Munros: 2
Corbetts: 6
Grahams: 1

2013

Trips: 5
Distance: 42.9 km
Ascent: 3887m
Munros: 3
Corbetts: 2
Grahams: 2

2012

Trips: 1

2011

Trips: 3
Distance: 32 km
Ascent: 2397m
Corbetts: 1

2010

Trips: 2

2009

Trips: 5

2008

Trips: 2

2007

Trips: 2

2006

Trips: 5
Ascent: 3900m

2005

Trips: 3

2004

Trips: 3

2003

Trips: 13
Distance: 107 km
Ascent: 2586m

2002

Trips: 10

2001

Trips: 8

2000

Trips: 8

1999

Trips: 4
Distance: 35.7 km
Ascent: 1768m
Munros: 2

1998

Trips: 1
Distance: 36 km
Ascent: 1760m
Munros: 4

1996

Trips: 1
Distance: 70 km
Ascent: 3700m
Munros: 8

1995

Trips: 2
Distance: 29 km
Ascent: 2548m
Munros: 3

1994

Trips: 3
Distance: 43.1 km
Ascent: 3739m
Munros: 7

1993

Trips: 2
Distance: 47.5 km
Ascent: 3050m
Munros: 4

1991

Trips: 1
Munros: 2

1990

Trips: 2
Distance: 16.5 km
Ascent: 1108m
Munros: 4

1989

Trips: 3
Distance: 48.5 km
Ascent: 3780m
Munros: 9

1986

Trips: 1
Munros: 2

1972

Trips: 1
Distance: 29 km
Ascent: 1230m
Munros: 1

1969

Trips: 1
Distance: 7.3 km
Ascent: 962m
Corbetts: 1

1960

Trips: 1
Munros: 3


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