Sunday, 12 November 2017

Miscellaneous Tumps 2

19 September 2017. Neil and Ben. Dunblane Roman Camps, 114m/374', OS 57, NN 775 006.
 
No sign of any Romans but I could see why they would want to camp here. There was a commanding view from this, a park at the highest point in Dunblane. Pity the slopes are all covered in houses. The highest point seems to be the covered top of a water container. North to Ben Vorlich and Stuc a'Chroin and east to the Ochil Hills.....
 


 
6 October 2017. Just me. Dunmallard Hill, 240m/787', OS 90, NY 468 246
 
I had climbed the Marilyn, Grayrigg Forest in the morning and decided to drive to Pooley Bridge on the outskirts of the Lake District in the afternoon. Dunmallard Hill sits above the village.....
 
 
There was a view of Ullswater from the start and glimpses of the Mell Fells on the way up but otherwise the view was zilch. Nice woodland walk though.
 


7 October 2017. Just me. Windrigg Hill, 313m/1027', OS 91, NY 583 177

I was passing time before going to the MBA AGM at Langwathby in Cumbria. There was minimal ascent across a field from the road. The trig was hiding behind a wall; the highest point seemed to be on the other side at a covered water tank.


 

8 October 2017. Just me. Quhytewoolen Hill, 223m/732', OS 78, NY 148 831
 
On the way home from Langwathby. It was the name that attracted me to this hill above Lockerbie. I parked at the end of a track to the east and walked up past an old hill fort. There was a fine view from the top.
 
 
 
 
 
26 October 2017. Neil and Ben. Stone Hill, 274m/899', OS 57, NS 814 997
 
Stone Hill is a western outlier of the Ochil Hills, reached easily from the Sheriffmuir road. A mixture of heather and grass, there is a large stone at the high point- guess that this is how the hill got its name?
 



There was a fine view of  Dumyat from the lower slopes- the foliage is falling fast now.....



29 October 2017. Just me. Quinloch Muir Hill, 221m/725', OS 64, NS 516 810

This is a Tump east of the A809 opposite Auchineden Hill. The quick ascent is from the car park for the latter- cross the road, climb over the wall, walk through some boggy ground and you're there. There are 3 tops, the southern one is the highest (on the right in this photo).....


There was a good view of the west Campsie Fells.....


The lower northern top is the best for the view to the highland hills, Ben Lomond is prominent in this shot.....



12 November 2017. Neil and Ben. Three in West Lothian, Dechmont Law, 217m/712', OS 65, NT 034 698; Seafield Law, 198m/651', NT 004 667; and Gormyre Hill, 236/774', NS 976 727.

I hadn't realised that there was hill in Livingstone, especially one that was a viewpoint comparable with many a higher hill. There was a car park at the east side of Deans Community High School and good paths round and up to the trig. It was a popular dog walking area. Some views, of the Pentland Hills.....


to Bathgate and Cairnpapple Hill.....


to the Forth bridges......


It was a bit of 'from the sublime to the ridiculous' next- Seafield Law, which many years ago was a bing although it looks like a "normal" hill now. The local authority are doing their best to improve this area with loads of cycle paths and a nature reserve beside the hill. Not a bad view either, Ben at the top with the Pentland hills beyond.....


For the final hill of this short day's outing, I headed for Torphichan and Gormyre Hill. I'm not sure what the local farmer is trying to keep out, or in, but he has a liking for barbed wire fences. Not the most impressive hill in the area. Looking to Cockleroy.....


and to the sweep of the Ochil hills and the hills of the southern Highlands, the latter with a dusting of snow.









1 comment:

blueskyscotland said...

You've out-obscured me there alright... only climbed a couple of those hills out east from that list.