The annual non-reccie of the Carnethy5 left from Flotterstone at 7:05.
It was a fine night for a run as 21 of us headed off for Turnhouse, having pre-ordered our food frem the Flotterstone Inn. It was a nice night for a run, but with a cold wind we decided to regroup in the wind shadow of the hill. On the way to the summit, JimBob hatched a plan to add some more hills to the planned route, so as we regrouped at the Turnhouse, Carnethy col he announced his plan. With no takers we continued up to our Spiritual Home and re grouped in the protection of the Carnethy Cairn.
We ran off on the route of the C5 and after about 400 yards we (or some of us at least) found the forbidden scree and hot footed down to Charlie’s Loup. Michael went a bit far right and we watched as his head torch descended. Fred lost sight of all of us and waited to accompany Margaret down the heather to the waiting head torches. A jog along the track above the wall took us on a nice contour back to the slopes of Turnhouse. The bog crossing was surprisingly dry and we climbed and passed between the hill fort and the Rullion Green battleground. Smelling the beer of Flotterstone we scooted down the hill to the waiting log fire and a hearty meal.
A wonderful night run