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October Weekday Walk to Muirshiel

Hill of Stake  Misty Law

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October Day Trip to the Ochils

Seven of us met up at the Tilly Tearoom for some pre-walk nourishment before going to the start point at Mill Glen. The weather was dry at the start and we had a pleasant walk up the glen on the well maintained path, crossing and re-crossing the burn several times. At the end of the glen we started the ascent of The Law (638m) with a short rocky section followed by a steep grassy path and about 100m below the summit we said goodbye to the views and entered the clag. Continuing on the path to Ben Cleuch (721m) we had some sections of bog to negotiate but it was easier going. Our arrival at the summit was well timed as a group were just leaving and we took their place on the sheltered side of the cairn.

Ascending Ben Cleuch  Summit of Ben Cleuch

After a short break we re-traced our steps for 700m then followed a fence heading ENE to our third and final summit Andrew Gannel Hill (670m). We then descended east and out of the clag to pick up the path on the south side of the Gannel Burn and followed it back to our start point. By this time the forecast rain had started. It was a light drizzle to begin with but by the time we arrived back at the cars it was heavier so we had a quick change and then retired to the nearby Woolpack Inn for refreshments, a bit of banter with the locals and to chew the fat before returning home.

GPS data for the walk:  10.9km distance, 790m ascent, 4hrs 21mins(3hrs 22mins walking)

Willie Robison

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Social Evenings

Join us at the Counting House, 2 St Vincent Place, from 7pm on Tuesday 7 January
where we'll be talking (amongst other things!) about past and proposed outings over a small libation or two.

The social evening dates are noted in our Outings Programme, and a reminder will be sent by e-mail about a week beforehand.

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