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Walk 5

Sunday 17th September

 

Glen Uig  - Backwater via Cat Law

 

Distance: 11km/6 miles. Ascent 660m.

Start: Mini-bus leaves Blairgowrie Wellmeadow 08:30.

Finish: Backwater Reservoir for transport to Peel Farm from refreshments at 14:15.  Mini-bus leaves for Blairgowrie at 14:45.

Spaces: Maximum 12, minimum 7.

Notes: Very Strenuous. Hillwalking gear required.  Packed lunch and snacks required.

Maps: Landranger 44. Explorer 388, 381.

 

About the walk:

 

Parts of this walk have been done before, but this time we are starting in Glen Prosen/Glen Uig to the north.  We climb Cat Law (671m, another Graham).  Expansive views of Angus can be had from here.  We descend Hill of Stanks and pass under Craig of Balloch before making our way towards Backwater Reservoir which now supplies much of Angus and Dundee with water.  Hen Harriers and Peregrines have been seen here.  Transport will take us to Peel Farm for refreshments.

 

 

Craig of Balloch Craig of Balloch
   
Cat Law looking north to Glens Clova and Prosen An airy view to the south from Cat Law
   

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