Stuc a' Chroin and Ben Vorich

Stuc a' Chroin and Ben Vorich

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Friday 26 February - Lendrick Hill 456m Marilyn - Map 58 NO019036

Inevitably, the crisp clear weather of the previous few days came to an end.



Never mind, we had a leisurely morning before driving the short distance down the Dunning Glen road to the small parking spot below Lendrick Hill. We've climbed it twice before, once by the dull gloomy firebreak through the conifers (the title 'Lendrick Forest' gives the game away) although the trees weren't as high as now, and once in winter by the edge of the forest. This route is to be preferred and was our way today.

I've never found the summit environs to be particularly pleasing, even under snow but I can't say why. Perhaps it's because there is no obvious continuation to other tops. It is possible, as we did on our first ascent, to drop down to South Queich and climb Braughty Hill continuing over Nether Town Hill to Mellock Hill, but that cannot be described as a 'natural continuation'.

However, we enjoyed today's short outing and once down on the forest track we enjoyed the bonus of lunch in the sunshine.

Trig on Lendrick - Lynne checks that our village is still there

Since then we've had some lovely weather although I haven't posted yet more about the Ochils.

Yesterday we went out to lonely Blairdenon Hill in glorious weather and a post will follow.

Note: all photographs can be enlarged by clicking.

4 comments:

  1. Is that a wind thingy i spot in the distance?

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    1. Hi Alan. In the first photograph with Lynne fiddling with her camera, the Burnfoot Windfarm can be seen. It's a lot closer than the photo suggests.

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  2. Are you targeting Marilyns?

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    1. Hello Sir Hugh. No we aren't targeting Marilyns. This year our targets are the remaining dozen or so Corbetts we have left and the Grahams along with any Donalds that are in the same vicinity and can be conveniently linked. We've already done a number of these hills but will have to check just how many.

      The Grahams in particular should provide some good backpacking and day trips and take us into areas where we haven't been for years or not at all. For example, back to Arran, Mull and Harris as well as an excuse to go to South Uist for the first time.

      I have often said that I don't like guide books, though our bookcases might tell a different story I fear. In any event,I now have to eat my words having bought the SMC's excellent guide to The Grahams and Donalds.

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