Hill: Bin of Cullen
Date: Monday 1st January 2018
Distance: 5.3km, Ascent: 230m
Time: 1Hr 20Mins

In 2018, I hope to undertake more hillwalks than in 2017. To get off to a good start I set off from home early this morning for an ascent of the Bin of Cullen. This was my seventh ascent of the Bin of Cullen and, having already written four previous reports for this hill, the report will be brief .

Click here to see a map of the route undertaken

I commenced my ascent from Braidbog following the good track from start to summit. This morning, I was the first car to park at the start of the walk. I may therefore have been the first person to ascend Bin of Cullen in 2018. By the time I got back to the starting point there were around 12 cars at the starting point.

The walk up through the forest was pleasant. I walked nice and slow hoping to see some wildlife. Alas, my wildlife sitings were limited to Blackbird and a Robin.

Track through the forest:

Ascent through the forest:

It was disappointing to find a number of bags full of dog poo abandoned next to the track. Why bag it and then leave it?

Nearby Knock Hill looked nice below the clouds lit by the sun.

A glimpse of Knock Hill through the trees:

Cullen is a lovely village that I have visited countless times.


I spent around five to ten minutes at the summit before returning to the car via the same route.

Bin of Cullen trig point:

View from toposcope:


View from the summit of Bin of Cullen:

During the descent I passed numerous other walkers heading uphill. There were many "Hellos", "Aye Ayes" and "Happy New Year's".

Happy New Year .