Petestack Blog

11 April 2011

Round the Turret

Filed under: Running — admin @ 9:30 am

No joint training for the Highlander this past weekend with Jon and me heading for separate weddings (his brother, my cousin) on Saturday. But, with a high-level circuit of Glen Turret (or Loch Turret if you prefer) to grab Auchnafree Hill and Ben Chonzie (my only ‘unticked’ Munro or Top in the Southern Highlands) not too far off my direct route to Edinburgh, you can probably guess what I did on the way! So you might spot some interesting zigzags in my track as I played ‘join the dots’ with multiple, hilltop cairns to give 12.7 miles/3,700 ft of ascent on mostly rolling heathery terrain (not forgetting all those peat hags on the north-east side!) and might be interested to know that I’ve never seen so many mountain hares in my life (now all on the turn from winter to summer colouring) but, apart a quick mention for the burning April sun, I think that’s about it for now.


  1. Pete
    I guess it must have been you that passed me (trying to look like a runner, but fatter) with my dog going up as you came down off Carn Chois. That was my 2nd attempt at running a munro, and first time on Ben Chonzie top, even though I live at the foot of it.
    It was a cracking day and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Guessing by your grin so did you!



    Comment by Kenny Robertson — 12 April 2011 @ 1:06 pm

  2. Yep, that was me, Kenny… so nice to hear from you, and glad you got what you wanted from your day too! :-)

    Comment by admin — 13 April 2011 @ 9:25 pm

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