Stuc a' Chroin and Ben Vorich

Stuc a' Chroin and Ben Vorich

Thursday, 13 March 2014

11 March - Sun, larks and the Angel's Share

Distant Ben Cleuch, (centre) from the road to the Glen Devon Reservoirs

Our plan for the day was to visit The Law. This hill, as with all the western tops of the Ochils, is more usually and more easily climbed from Tillicoultry but since the road in the photograph above will no doubt be closed in the near future as the construction of yet another wind farm begins, we decided to save the 'hillfoots' approaches for those dark days.

Ben Cleuch and Ben Buck, right.
As we wandered along we could smell the 'Angel's Share' from the Tullibardine Distillery at Blackford, the perfect addition to sun and scenery. A lark sang high above as if revelling in the arrival of spring before falling like stone until, a few feet above the ground, it hovered momentarily then gently landed hidden among the tufty grasses. Then another.

Later, a buzzard was seen and heard, a common enough experience but never, ever, one to be taken for granted.

The Law - for another day

..... in the end we opted for Cleuch.

Lower Glendevon Reservoir and Wether Hill

We sat here soaking up the late afternoon sun. All was well with our world.

The trip was around 19km.


AlanR said...

Beautiful day out.

afootinthehills said...

Unfortunately I didn't have a bottle of Tullibardine at home to enjoy after the day out.

afootinthehills said...

Not that I would have drunk the whole bottle btw -:)