Gallery Lendrick Hill

02 Jan

Gallery Lendrick Hill

2 Jan 09

This is the first day the Fatdog and I have managed to get out the door this holiday period and it’s dull…drearily dull. Best thing that could be said about the weather is that it’s not raining. Too many celebratory meals and late nights have taken their toll and it was midday before we staggered into the car and headed out across the Forth towards the evocatively named Yetts o’ Muckhart at the eastern end of the Ochil Hills. I’m not entirely certain what images this name does evoke but there’s always the suspicion that they’re not entirely pleasant. Just past the most confusing rural road junction in Scotland we picked up the Dunning road and within a few minutes pulled into the wide entrance to Lendrick Forest.

Leaving the car we followed the forestry track uphill for 10 minutes before  we came across a fire break on the uphill side with a barely distinguishable path. This proved to be a shortcut to the summit. A further 10 minutes or so and we were at the forestry boundary fence and only a couple of minutes from the top of Lendrick Hill.

First there was some dog tossing required…then the shooting started!

Somewhere between us and the Lomond Hills a constant crackle of gunfire kicked off…the Fatdog’s tail drooped. A few quick photos later we were off – FD leading the way back at pace.

Another day out for the Fatdog ruined. How on earth these people are permitted to make so much noise baffles me. I’m sure if I made as much noise I would be quickly visited by the men with the blue flashing lights not to mention locals carrying torches and pitchforks! Maisie ensured the pace was kept up until we reached the car.


Posted by on January 2, 2009 in General Drivel


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4 responses to “Gallery Lendrick Hill

  1. Alex

    April 30, 2009 at 10:31 am

    Thanks for the tip about the firebreak Ken.
    My dog also was terrified of gunfire.He even knew what a gun looked like and would start barking when he saw one.How on earth he knew this is beyond me :)Thank God he never lived in the USA 🙂

  2. fatdogwalks

    April 30, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    Hi Alex, thanks for your visit and the comment 😀 .

    Maisie has been wary of percussion type sounds ever since we were caught out by early fireworks one Guy Falkes when she was younger. She doesn’t run away or cower – but her tail droops and she obviously wants to go home. In the house fireworks outside don’t seem to bother her.

    Interesting that your dog should bark at guns – a very sensible creature if you ask me :lol !

  3. Alex

    May 1, 2009 at 12:39 am

    It`s just dawned on me why my dog knew what a gun looked like…he must have seen them on tv 🙂

  4. fatdogwalks

    May 1, 2009 at 8:18 am

    😆 😆 😆


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