Early morning Walk / Jog up Kerloch

Route: Kerloch, from the north

Sub 2000s: Kerloch

Date walked: 03/08/2020

Time taken: 1.5 hours

Distance: 10km

Ascent: 400m

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Weather was looking good for first thing in the morning so decided to tick off Kerloch from my list. Upon arriving there is a newly built off road parking area for between 6-10 cars so no need to try and find the layby in the WH description.

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View of Kerloch and Knochburn Loch

The first 3km is a well maintained farm road with a gentle incline the day I went up. There was a lot of cows and calfs along the road side which was nice to see. I jogged the first 3km as it was a nice easy road.

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View from Car Park

After about 3km the road forks, stay to the right and head up through the trees. The path is pretty worn and a lot of loose rocks, so be aware encase you roll an ankle or two. From this point I walked up and back down, first off there was no chance I was going to continue to jog as the incline starts to become steeper and I wanted to save my ankles.
You then come out through the trees about 1km or so up the path and it forks again I took the right path which is one big zig and ends up joining onto the path on the left. Continue up the path until you see a path on your right up through the heather to the trig point at the to top.

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Wind Turbines

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Me at the Top, Bennachie Directly above my head.

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View from the Top

The decent was easy enough, just taking my time not to roll an ankle and then once I had past the rough path I jogged the last 3km back to the car park. Never passed another person and never heard any automobiles, beautiful walk and very peaceful.

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Distance: 10 km
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