22nd October 2012.
Late October and probably one of the finest days of the year weatherwise,just perfect for hillwalking.It had been a while since I went out of my way to bag any new Donalds and a nice easy day should see me add another few to the tally.I`ll get the prize for the longest Donald round yet 🙂 Bob and I as usual along with Ron and John today.
No other cars were at Talla Linfoots today although there were a few late season cyclists bagging one of the top British hill climbs between the Talla and Megget reservoirs.Never seen a soul on the hills all day long.
We started straight up the steep skopes of Garelet Hill with a couple of photo stops looking down on the Talla and over to the hills on the other side.
Looking down the Talla reservoir over towards the Culter hills from the summit of Garelet Hill.
It was an unforgiving ascent but at least all the hard stuff was out of the way for the day now and we were looking forward to a nice high level walk.
John heading off Erie Hill with Carlavin Hill and Molls Cleuch Dod on the other side of the glen.
Looking over the Fruid reservoir towards the Culter Fell hills.Wind farms everywhere nowadays it seems…
The towering summit cairn on Din Law 🙂
From Din Law we headed down to Gameshope Loch and the head of the burn for the homeward stretch.
Bob crossing the head of the Gameshope burn.
A quick visit for a look at the Gameshope bothy on the way home.
Nice enough bothy but no fire.As the best part of bothying for me is sitting in front of a good blaze I doubt `ll ever spend the night here though.I`m guessing that it`s a condition set by the estate as part of the agreement withthe MBA which is probably for the best given the eay access from the road.
Plaque inside the bothy.
All that was left was a gentle walk back down the track to the car.