Hill: Hill of Mulderie
Date: Friday 9th March 2012
Company: Myself and Beinn
Dog friendly: Yes
A nice, easy ascent today of a HuMP located just beyond Keith.
I parked at the start of the track leading up the hill – room for one or two cars only.
Click here to see a map of the route undertaken
The track up through the woods was quite pleasant. During the ascent, I passed a small pool brimming with frogs and spawn.
Track through Wood of Mulderie:
During the initial ascent, Beinn found a stick which he proceeded to carry to
the summit and most of the way back. I must have got it in the back of the legs
at least 20 times during the ascent
Beinn found a stick:
Ascending through the wood:
It was nice to get above the treeline to start getting some views.
Clear of the trees – looking towards Knockan:
Final ascent to the summit:
I’m not sure what purpose the tower and the small building had once served.
Tower, trig point and remains of a small building at the summit:
Summit trig point and remains of a small building:
Views were quite limited at the summit until I stood on top of the trig point. The following photos are all taken from standing on the trig point.
Knock Hill, Keith and Meikle Balloch Hill:
Knock Hill (zoomed):
New wind turbines on Knockan (zoomed):
Ben Aigan (zoomed):
From the summit, I headed for the cairn that is marked on the map. There are better views down towards Keith from the cairn.
I then returned back to the start via the same route.