Beinn Sgritheall

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Attachment(s) Munros: Beinn Sgritheall
Date walked: 16/08/2019
Distance: 11.7km
Ascent: 1080m
Views: 399

Meall a'Bhuachaille

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Attachment(s) Corbetts: Meall a' Bhuachaille
Date walked: 15/06/2019
Distance: 8km
Ascent: 590m
Views: 391

Leum Uilleim

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Attachment(s) Corbetts: Leum Uilleim
Date walked: 15/05/2019
Distance: 10km
Ascent: 530m
Views: 426

Still no bull!

Sub 2000s: Dungavel Hill

Date walked: 12/01/2019

Time taken: 0.4 hour

Distance: 2.5km

Ascent: 190m

My first hill of 2019, and it's set the bar pretty low for walk report complexity and excitement! The only real thrill of anticipation was dealing with Dungavel's fearsome bovine guards, but like others who have recently tackled the hill, there was no bull, cows or calves to be seen…just the warning notice.

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The scary notice, with no scary bovines to be seen

I had a look at this hill a couple of summers ago, after I'd been up Cairn Table, but that day the rain and wind had really come on strong, so I decided to give it a miss. This time, the forecast was more benevolent, so after a morning parkrun, I was ready for some more exercise and another go at Dungavel. I parked at the cattle grid on the high point of the minor road between the B7055 and Roberton.

From here, the route to the top is pretty straightforward—east up faint ATV tracks that quickly peter out, then as the slope steepens, slanting up to meet the fence that runs ESE to the summit. The wind was coming from the W so it was easy going after the slope eased off, and I was soon at the summit, with its recumbent trig point.

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Sleepy trig pillar

Tinto and the higher Culter hills were in cloud, and rain clouds blocked the view to the west, but otherwise Dungavel is a nice place to admire the upper Clyde Valley. The descent route was a slightly more direct version of my ascent, and I was soon back at the car, having avoided the rain that arrived soon after.

Getting to 100 sub 2ks this year might be a bit ambitious, but it was good to be back on the hills again.

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Date walked: 21/10/2018
Distance: 9.1km
Ascent: 270m
Views: 1760

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Date walked: 14/10/2018
Distance: 6.3km
Ascent: 250m
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Ascent: 400m
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Attachment(s) Corbetts: Morven
Date walked: 15/09/2018
Distance: 15.5km
Ascent: 700m
Comments: 4
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Attachment(s) Date walked: 08/07/2018
Distance: 8.8km
Ascent: 230m
Comments: 1
Views: 894

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Attachment(s) Sub 2000s: Carleatheran, Stronend
Date walked: 30/06/2018
Distance: 17.9km
Ascent: 625m
Views: 2121


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