Short walk over Kilpatrick Muir in the clouds. Photos, notes and map:
Nice walk over a couple of Glen Fruin Hills with Christine & Michael today. Notes, map amd photo
Walk round the Glen Douglas Trio yesterday
We went for a walk over the Kilpatrick Braes to Loch Humphrey this morning. Arriving at the car part around 9am it was already pretty full. Covid has multiplied the number of people out and about.
Up the road, a bit before we turn off to the fields and braes, a fox came out, gave us a look and pogoed up the road in quite a peculiar fashion. It left a trail of wet prints that dried in a moment. There was a heron close by moving around a boggy bit of field.
A bright sunny day with a slight breeze. Up the hill what must be the last butterfly, a red admiral I think, blew past. On the moor we saw a few grouse and heard the go-back, go-back, go-back call. We hardly saw another person until we rejoined the road to the loch.
We did see a bunch of young crows dipping and diving in the uplift in a joyous fashion.
The road was pretty busy, so we returned via the muir and woods rather than the road. Now a bit busier , mostly mountain bikers.
When we got back to the car park it was overflowing, I don’t think I’ve seen the place so busy before.
Had a nice walk along part of the track from Aberfoyle to Calendar. Warm, sunny, still seeing a lot of peacocks. Surprisingly quiet.
A fair number of butterflies on the way to Loch Humphrey today. Small Tortoise Shell, Green Veined White & Peacock.
Walk to Loch Humphrey this morning.
Lots of ringlets.
A possible fritillary near the loch
A few whites as we came back.