Hill: Hill of Tillymorgan
Date: Friday 18th December 2009
Company: Myself and Beinn
Time: 1Hr 20Mins
A brief report of a short Marilyn ascended yesterday.
Hill of Tillymorgan in distance (photo taken from my house earlier today):
Hill of Tillymorgan was confirmed as a Marilyn in March 2009.
I parked at Kirkton Farm near Kirkton of Culsamond.
Kirkton of Culsamond is just off the A96 near Morgan McVeigh's in Glens of Foudland.
I asked permission to park at the farm and got a very friendly, "Yes, no
Sign at Kirkton Farm:
At the farm there is a ruin manse and small graveyard.
The Old manse:
Across the A96 from Hill of Tillymorgan is Hill of Foudland which is another sub2000ft Marilyn.
Hill of Foudland:
The ground was frozen solid with just a light dusting of snow on top.
I followed the track through several fields before entering a small wood.
Track towards Hill of Tillymorgan:
Looking back towards Bennachie:
Heading into the woods:
I left the main track in the woods and ended up at a barbed-wire fence at the top of the wood. I had to follow the fence for a few hundred metres before I found a bit with a gap underneath large enough to get Beinn underneath.
As I approached the summit I passed several abandoned quarries. Slate used to be mined on this and neighbouring Hill of Foudland.
One of many abandoned quarries:
Lots of discarded slate:
Approaching summit trig point:
Glens of Foudland Windfarm:
Quite good views of Bennachie from the summit which is a fantastic Sub2000ft Marilyn - a very well-known North-East hill.