Backpacking, day-walks and shorter strolls in the uplands and lowlands of Northern England, Wales, Scotland and occasionally further afield too.
Wednesday, 26 May 2010
TGO Challenge 2010 - Day 13: Tarfside to Brechin
After a late night last night and hearing warnings of peat hags and electric fences without crossing points, I decided to give the Hill of Wirren a miss. Instead I headed south through the Clash of Wirren, which was a gap in the hills, although not as impressive as the map suggests.
I dropped down to meet the minor road that runs alongside the West Water, which I followed for just over an hour.
It was starting to rain as I ascended up the road to the Caterthun hill forts. By the time I reached the top of the White Caterthun, it was hailing heavily.
I plodded along the road to Brechin in the pouring rain, whilst listening to music to relieve the tedium of road walking. I reached Brechin at 4:30, where I met up with Lynsey again. It rained most of the evening and I was glad to be staying inside this evening!