Sunday, 27 December 2015

A family winter walk up Ronas Hill



The weather forecast for today was quite frankly unbelievable. Sunny, dry and no wind. This is the 27th December at 60 degrees north. OK it was only supposed to be 1 or 2c, but hey! Well it turns out it was right.

Clare announced that today was the day for her and Beren to go up Ronas Hill. I was delighted, so packed the rucksack complete with the makings for bacon butties and we headed north.

A walk into the Arctic the sign says...


OK, it was a little nippy, but what a day. Ronas Hill here we come...


 Skimming stones is much easier with frozen water. Makes a cool sound too...



Onward...




Approaching Man o' Scord...


Rogas Field...


There's lots of wind stripping on the hillside...



Mid Field...



The summit chambered cairn on Ronas Hill...



And time for tea and bacon butties with a view...




 OS trig point in the centre (in the stone enclosure) and chambered cairn to the right...


Soon it was time to head back to the car before the sun set and the cold really set in...


We had a wonderful trip up there and can't imagine a better day for it even in the summer. Unfortunately, gales and rain are due to arrive again tomorrow, oh well!

4 comments:

  1. Jealous! Now that my hoards have departed we are hoping to get a few walks in with our mad spaniel before hubby goes back to work. Haven't seen any mention of your Earl for a while....

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    1. Unfortunately we had to rehome Earl along time back he bit Beren a few times, once on the lip. He's with a single guy up I'm Brae and seems to be doing well from what I've seen. Missing not having a dog. Hope you get some nice walks.

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    2. Unfortunately we had to rehome Earl along time back he bit Beren a few times, once on the lip. He's with a single guy up I'm Brae and seems to be doing well from what I've seen. Missing not having a dog. Hope you get some nice walks.

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  2. Oh what a shame, poor Beren. Glad you were able to find Earl a home. I have to keep mad spaniel away from the grandchildren in the house (fine outside) as she is too boisterous and would steal their toys and not give them up. They are all too young to understand not to try to get them back from her.

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