Balduff Hill from Ardormie
Balduff Hill
 
     

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Estimated net time 1-2 hours
Difficulty No difficulties, but a little cumbersome through some sections of heather.
Drinking water No stable access to running water.
GSM coverage Coverage throughout the route (June 2014).
Parking Room for a few cars at trail head.
Start height 220 metres
Vertical metres 260 metres for the roundtrip.
Trip distance 4.8 km
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  Balduff Hill trail head at Ardormie.
  Route to Ardormie Hill.
  Final part of route to Balduff Hill.

 

From Blairgowrie drive road A926 approximately 8.0 km (5.0 mi) east, in the direction of Kirriemuir. Take the second exit in the round about, following signs for "Glenisla B954". Measure from here:

- At 1.6 km (1.0 mi) turn right in the T-junction, signed for "Glenisla B954".

- At 5.3 km (3.3 mi) fork left, signed for "Dykehead", and then fork left after another 60 metres.

- At 6.9 km (4.3 mi) park on the left hand side of the road, a little before a farm. There are a number of signs for paths on the other side of the road.

Start your walk by following signs for "Kirkton of Glenisla". Follow this path 500 metres, where you're likely to find some farming equipment. Turn left up a grassy hill, across a small fence, and up to a small top (~375m). From this top bear a little right and head directly north on the right hand side of a fenced area of heather. At the lowest point turn left, cross a fence and find your best route west towards south of the summit, from where you will find less cumbersome terrain up to the summit cairn.

Descend by either reversing your ascent route, or continue across the summit and down to where you turned west while ascending. From here you can continue south-east on the right hand side of the valley, on vague path, back to where the path runs back to the trail head.

 

 

07. June 2014

Morning hike a short drive away from our hotel in Blairgowrie. A lot of large heather in the upper part of the route. After the hike it was back to the hotel for shower and breakfast, and then off to Armadale for Sigurd's graduation.

Photos 07.06.2014