Date: Sunday 16th May 2010
Just a quick report of 2 Angus Grahams. The weekend weather was a bit “so-so” and consequently we had a lazy day on Saturday (visited Loch of the Lowes to see the ospreys).
Sunday we picked Corwharn and Cat Law from Backwater reservoir. Quite an easy amble as virtually every hill ridge has an estate track of some sorts on it.
Parked at NO 260 598 and walked up the road to pass through the gate at NO 256 604 and follow the faint track to Ley, continuing on up the glen to ascend to the bealach NE of Little Ley.
Continued up a track up and along Milldewan Hill to ascend Corwharn. Quite grey skies meant few photos.
One Golden Eagle flew off from a perch along the way.
The summit was alive with hare – one leveret was not for moving from its crouch – got quite close to it then sat and had lunch 15m away – seemed remarkably unperturbed, eventually getting up, stretching and wandering into the rocks to eat.
From Corwharn descended a faint track down to NO 295 641 and then up Tarapetmile on an obvious track which links to the Clinking Cauldron-Cormaud track. Showers pasing through at this point.
Sat and had more food on Cat Law – about 7 people up here – popular hill for the locals I think.
Retraced our steps to Mounthrey then took another unmarked track which runs over Hill of Stanks and down into Glen Quharity.
A nice Sunday walk. The area is teeming with wildlife – more hares than Ben Chonzie, grouse, partridge, buzzards, eagles, red deer, roe deer, adder, lizards.
Enjoyable walk, if a bit “hands in pockets”. 🙂