I would be lying if I said that hills were my favourite thing. But living where I do, about two-thirds up the valley wall of the southern half of the Forth Valley, I have to get used to them.
Thinking about them made me start wondering about the various hills that I am likely to come across. What are the hills around here?
Here is my attempt to get the low down on the local heights:
|Description||Start Height (m)||End Height (m)||Height Gained (m)||Over|
|Heartbreak Hill, |
|Bonnytoun Loop, |
|Alloa Half, |
|Loch Ness Marathon||23.8||91.7||67.9||2.2|
|Wallacestone Brae, |
So, the hill coming out of Dores in the Loch Ness Marathon is clearly not going to be fun. On the one hand, it’s a similar rise to Wallacestone Brae, but over three times the distance. On the other hand, it’s a similar rise to Wallacestone Brae, and it’s at mile nineteen!