Date/TimeDate(s) - 13/05/2012
Walk DetailsPub Stop?: No O/S Map Sheet No.: 44 and 45 Grid Ref. Start: Grid Ref. Finish Walk (Miles): 12 Walk Hours: 6 Bus Time to Walk: Bus Time from Walk: Departure time from walk:
The Hill of Wirren is a large featureless mass of hill, 678m high, lying between Glen Esk and Glen Lethnot in Angus. The walk today traverses the hill from west to east (once the summit is gained). Because this walk is a through-route, any member(s) who require(s) a shorter walk would have to travel to the finishing point with the bus and do their own thing in the Edzell area. This is possible, so if any member(s) should require a shorter walk, please advise your committee member in charge of the bus so that early discussions can take place with the driver.
The walk commences in Glen Lethnot at Drumcairn (NGR 539 682) near the hamlet of Bridgend. Take the path heading northwestwards on the west side of the Burn of Drumcairn towards Dikehead farm. After about 250m NW of this farm, the path splits at about NGR 532 693 where we take the right hand route along the east side of Craig of Finnoch (351m) towards Shank of Ledmanie. Continue ascending the shoulder of the hill northwards to reach the Trig point on the summit of Hill of Wirren (678m). The lesser top of West Wirren (628m) lies about a mile to the northwest. Our route, however, turns SE for a short distance and then east to gain the summit of East Wirren (639m) with its trig point slightly further eastwards of the main top. Descend southwards, from the Trig to pick up a path around NGR 539 728 which heads SE’wards down the shoulder of East Wirren over the Hill of Corathro (405m) before descending on a wide track to reach Little Tullo farm where the farm access road leads past Dalbog Farm about half a mile to the north. Continue on this secondary road to Gannochy Farm on the B966. Walk along this road (take care with traffic) southwards for about a mile into Edzell village, where our bus will be conveniently parked near the toilets in the square (NGR 599 690).