Walk: Bummie

[View over Forfar from Balmashanner Hill]

Bummie is the rude-sounding local name for Balmashanner Hill: the high ground protecting Forfar from the south, crowned with an impressive war memorial and probably the reason why it always seems to be a few degrees colder here than any else nearby. Both the Sidlaw Hills and southern Cairngorms are visible from the top, with paths linking the summit to streets coming up from the town centre. Park centrally and explore historic Forfar itself too.

[Balmashanner Hill War Memorial]

Name: Walk: Bummie ★☆☆
Length: 5 km / 3 miles
Ascent: 120 metres
Main summits: Balmashanner Hill (174 metres)
Points of interest: Forfar; Balmashanner Hill War Memorial
Start / finish: Car park in Myre Road, Forfar, G.R.: NO 454507 / sing shop ready

Route: Car park - Reid Park - War Memorial - Balmashanner Hill - Blindwell - Newmonthill Cemetery - start
Terrain: Paths (some steep) & residential streets.
Wildlife today: Roe deer running through the fields around Balmashanner Hill.
Weather today: Mostly sunny with a hard overnight frost, just above freezing, no wind. Snowcapped hills on the horizon.

>> see Forfar post for Forfar & town sights

[There are excellent views towards the Cairngorms from the summit]


Route credit: Walkhighlands (modified)

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