Iain back from Glasgow and staying with mum. He asked if I still go hill-walking – not near as much as I would like to I’d replied! We arranged an afternoon walk up the Sidlaws, starting at Auchterhouse Hill, walking over Balkello to Craigowl.
A funny day weatherwise, starting grey then getting dark with the sun starting to poke though the clouds as we were heading back to car. It was windy all through the walk. It Stayed dry though, whihc was the main thing.
After dropping off Craigowl heading to car park, we had to cross a field of cows. Jas was a bit wary, an there was a young calf in the field with a mother looking a bit nervous with us peeps barging through their home, so we took a wide berth.
Some pics of the day taking on Iains iPhone….
Date of Ascent: 27/05/18
Parking: North from Muir of Pearsie. Parking on grass verge (space for 2 cars).
Car parking Landranger Grid Ref at: NO 3545 6189 | 258m
Cat Law Landranger Grid Ref: NO 3191 6106 | 668m (671m?)
Grid Ref: (Bing Maps) NO 42719 64351, (Street Map) NO423654
Time Taken: 3 hrs 10mins
Only my 2nd hill walk in after a long break and struggled so much, I felt like turning back on reaching Long Goat. After a seat and a Muller Rice felt a bit better and thought I should make the attempt to get to Cat Law. Glad I did as seemed to get a 2nd-wind. Continued to the summit of Cat law and not a soul to be seen.
Returned by route of ascent, and as always the walk from Long Goat to the gate exiting the field felt like a very long way.
Total distance: 9066 m
Max elevation: 668 m
Min elevation: 252 m
Total climbing: 496 m
Total descent: -496 m
Total time: 03:19:58