Sidlaws walk again – 23rd June 2019

The first walk in a while due to more important things to do at weekends and back pain in-between times. Weather was cloudy at first but really warm.

Iain was offered to come along but he had been working until early morning, so it was just me and Jas.

1st hill was Auchterhouse Hill where we met three mountain bikers. On leaving we met a woman walking her brown Cocker Spaniel. She had only had him 4.5 months and this was his 1st hill. Onward to Balluderon Hill where there three young lads accompanied by a man and woman who were given them instruction. Can only thin that they were doing the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme. My left foot started playing up on the way to the top of this hill just decided to give Craigowl hill a miss.

I took the long path East down and my foot was OK, so would have been OK to do Craigowl!


Finding Grid References for Maps

To find the OS National Grid Ref use wheresthepath, and either  use control key with mouse wheel to find your point of interest or click the Binoculars Icon to Enter a Place name, then click the finger pointing hand to give the NGR.

Another way is to use freemaptools but this system is not to accurate as uses the WGS84 co-ordinate system, whereas we should be using  OSGB36 co-ordinate system.

MagicMap is another good mapping tool with many different mapping options and overlays.