Glen Moy 19 Feb 2017

For our February trip a large group started walking from Rottal Lodge in Glen Clova heading towards the hills to the east and south to finish with the rest of the club at Gella Bridge. Our route first took us past Rottal Lodge before heading south east across the Kennel Burn and straight up the side of Manywee

Fording the Kennel Burn

Manywee is only 685m, but it is a steady climb up with little respite so tested one or two legs.

Club members silhouetted near the top of Manywee

Well worth it for the view that opens up as you climb

Looking northwest up Glen Clova

We certainly felt we had earned a cup of tea at the top before carrying on northeast to Finbracks and Meg Swearie

Snack on Manywee
John and Sue take stock on Finbracks

Turning southeast to Dog Hillock, with the hares sprinting over the slopes very visible in their white coats, part of the group made a quick detour to the trig point on Hill of Glansie while the rest carried on to the mast at spot height 722

Colin Jim and Stewart investigate the trig point on Hill of Glansie
Striking cloud formation over mast at spot height 722

The latter group had their lunch on the top of the hill braving a stiff breeze and, before getting too cold, chose their own route back south to Gella Bridge, which took them quite a bit longer than anticipated.

Those who had been up Hill of Glansie set off back to Gella Bridge via the planned route over Balbui and Rough Craig, via Glenmoy Farm and Glencuilt.

The February weather was kind to us with high clouds and a bit of sun, despite the rising breeze as the day wore on, and that contributed to a great winter walk.

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