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Farragon Hill from the North

 
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kinley
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 5:08 pm    Post subject: Farragon Hill from the North Reply with quote

TRIP REPORT: Show trip details

Date: Sunday 4th October 2009
Participants: Us
Weather: Cool, dry, breezy, sunny
Distance: 15.6km
Ascent: 940m

Earworm Report: Imperial March

Previous Scottish Hills reports on Farragon Hill

Another Edinburgh weekend. Saturday was unappetising but Sunday looked a better bet.

Looking for a reasonably short drive from Edinburgh we decided on Farragon Hill. We’ve been up to Beinn Eagagach from Netherton before but aborted Farragon due to unconsolidated snow last year – the return trip was long overdue.

Parking at NN 869 595 across Loch Tummell from Queen’s View - space for 3 cars. There’s a good track runs right up the hill past Beinn Eagagach and down the other side to Loch Derculich.

It’s a lovely area – mixed deciduous woods now changing colour. There’s also a population of Black Grouse here although we saw none this time.



Quite a steep ascent but good time on a good road. The views quickly open up to the north and the Blair Atholl Hills.



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First sight of snow to the NW on Ben Alder.

Beinn Eagagach is about an hour at easy pace. A good viewpoint in itself.



The road carries on past a quarry to descend to the south. We broke off the road at the bend at NN 849 560 – traces of a path past Lochan a Chait. From there pick a route to the summit – we ascended on the north side to curl round the rocky summit top and approach from the slightly easier west side.



The summit is a fine viewpoint – could see the Lomonds, clouded Lawers, Schiehallion, Ben Alder and the snow-topped Cairngorms.

Schiehallion:



Schiehallion:



Beinn Eagagach:



Cairngorms:



Braeriach:



A bit windy but sat and had lunch before returning by the route of ascent.
Some nice lowering sunshine on the trees on descent.

Carn a Chlamain:



Beinn Mheadhonach:





An odd intermittent sound in the air as we dropped down towards the loch - we wondered if it was a diver or some migrating bird. Hard to pin down in the wind. The wind dropped and we identified it as a car alarm over at Queen's View Rolling Eyes

Back to civilisation Laughing

A nice Sunday stroll this one – not challenging but quite rewarding.
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Hils
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Braw kinley, doesnt surprise me, since doing this hill and registering the distinctive shape, you can see it from all over the central highlands, a grand viewpoint indeed, mind you, its close pal Meall nan Tarneachan is an even better one.

Love the zoom shots, really good. Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some nice long distance shots Very Happy

Imperial March - Spend Saturday night watching a DVD?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Farragon Hill has not been on my radar, but I'm a sucker for a hill with great views and it loks like this has them. Great report with great pictures.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The power of the zoom is awesome.
Didn't realise that there was that much snow on the gorms on Sunday.

Glad to see the earworm report.................yesterday 8 1/2 hours on Ben Nevis and CMD..................underground, overground we were wombling free!!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some really nice moody pictures there. Interesting 'choice' of earworm Laughing


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

anne3366 wrote:
The power of the zoom is awesome.
Didn't realise that there was that much snow on the gorms on Sunday.

Glad to see the earworm report.................yesterday 8 1/2 hours on Ben Nevis and CMD..................underground, overground we were wombling free!!


It was 2 weeks ago - not last weekend - more snow. Smile

Having had that wombling snippet run through my head now I'm going to hold you personally responsible if I catch your earworm this weekend Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kinely wrote:

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Having had that wombling snippet run through my head now I'm going to hold you personally responsible if I catch your earworm this weekend


Oh no. I won't be able to sleep this weekend for worrying!! Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent photos Very Happy Looking to do this hill from the south sometime soon.

The views were really good last sunday Cool
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fantastic pictures Kinley with great depth of colour and clarity. Very Happy I never cease to be amazed at the distances at which your telephoto lens delivers sharp pictures.

As for earworms, I'm glad to say I'm not a sufferer! Wink
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