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A walk of two halves

Still restricted in what I can attempt because of my awaiting-surgery knee, I headed south to the Clyde Windfarm again to take on four Tumps to the north of the Wandel Burn - not exactly the most exciting of routes but at least I was getting out on some hills. I parked at the entrance to the windfar...
by rob munbett
Mon Aug 31, 2020 1:32 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: A walk of two halves
Replies: 0
Views: 62

Tumps up Gleann Casaig from brig o' Turk

I decided to test my wonky knee (that's the correct medical term, I think) by increasing distance and metres of ascent from my last few walks. It seemed like a good idea at the time. I drove up early to park at Brig o' Turk at 9a.m. The forecast was for cloud but no rain - well, after about half an ...
by rob munbett
Mon Aug 24, 2020 1:18 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Tumps up Gleann Casaig from brig o' Turk
Replies: 0
Views: 35

Kaim Hill

Still restricted to easy walking hills, I decided on a short morning's stroll up Kaim Hill. The weather was perfect for hill-walking - dry and bright and with a good breeze to keep the midges and flies away. I parked on the minor road to the SE of the hill at the cattle grid (NS234518). From here I ...
by rob munbett
Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:36 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Kaim Hill
Replies: 0
Views: 75

Meall Tarsuinn from A822 (Falls of Monzie)

Continuing knee problems means that I have to keep picking easy hills with good tracks so this time it was Meall Tarsuinn to the north of the Falls of Monzie. It was forecast to be a hot day so I left Glasgow at 7am and parked at the beginning of the track at NN890262. I started walking at 8.30 when...
by rob munbett
Sun Aug 09, 2020 3:49 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Meall Tarsuinn from A822 (Falls of Monzie)
Replies: 0
Views: 103

Deuchar Law from Kirkhouse (SUW)

I was down in Peebles for a couple of days and I was looking for a walk that, given my upcoming knee surgery, I felt I could manage and this, on the face of it, fitted the bill. I drove round to Kirkhouse and parked in a large car-park by the church and set off up the Southern Upland Way which was c...
by rob munbett
Wed Jul 22, 2020 3:58 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Deuchar Law from Kirkhouse (SUW)
Replies: 0
Views: 101

Commonedge Hill and Seamab Hill from Glen Devon

I drove up early from Glasgow to Glen Devon to park in the large lay-by at Castlehill Reservoir. I thought this would be a good walk to do today for two reasons: it would be a quiet area, away from the crowds and I still can't take on too much of a walk because of my pending knee surgery. At least I...
by rob munbett
Sat Jul 18, 2020 3:58 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Commonedge Hill and Seamab Hill from Glen Devon
Replies: 0
Views: 109

Re: Beginner on a wet day via bypass route

I've done both routes - the by-pass and over the pinnacles - and I would say the by-pass is worse in terms of risk and exposure - but that's just me ...
by rob munbett
Mon Jul 13, 2020 5:43 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Beginner on a wet day via bypass route
Replies: 1
Views: 294

Irish Law from Largs (nearly!)

I have driven past Irish Law and the Knockside Hills many times on my way down to largs but never fancied walking up them from the A760 road. I thought I'd make use of the track/road up from the town to Greeto bridge and take in the Tump Feuside Hill as well. Things started well: an early start and ...
by rob munbett
Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:11 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Irish Law from Largs (nearly!)
Replies: 0
Views: 134

Hart Hill, Cringate Law & Earl's Hill

I had planned to have a walk up Dungoil and Holehead today but there was forestry work going on at Dungoil so it was on to the reserve plan of Hart Hill, Cringate Law and Earl's Hill. I am having to take on short, easy hills just now as I'm still waiting to hear since March from the NHS (understanda...
by rob munbett
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:24 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Hart Hill, Cringate Law & Earl's Hill
Replies: 1
Views: 139

3 Tumps in a windfarm

I parked up in an excellent space on the minor road to the east of Abington right opposite the good track up the glen beside the Raggengill Burn. Near the high point of this path an ATV track headed off up the broad shoulder of Tewsgill Hill, leading virtually all the way to the summit trig. $matche...
by rob munbett
Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:29 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: 3 Tumps in a windfarm
Replies: 0
Views: 139

3 Greenock Tumps- Corlick Hill, Scroggy Bank & Dunrod Hill

I parked the the car at the start to the good, signposted track up Corlick Hill on the old Largs Road out of Greenock. It was a very pleasant stroll to this hill with good views over to my next two hills, Scroggy Bank and Dunrod Hill. P1040440.JPG P1040433.JPG I left the track, went over a small bur...
by rob munbett
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:01 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: 3 Greenock Tumps- Corlick Hill, Scroggy Bank & Dunrod Hill
Replies: 0
Views: 108

Crosbie Hills

I must confess that I'd never heard of the Crosbie Hills until today when I popped round from Dalry to park near the cattle grid on the (very) minor road past Knockendon. Heading towards Caldron Hill was rough with bog and heather abounding but I soon found a lovely easy path along the broad ridge t...
by rob munbett
Sat Jun 20, 2020 5:53 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Crosbie Hills
Replies: 0
Views: 232

Great fun on Goat Fell

I wasn't going to bother writing this report since I've been over the Arran hills more times that I care to remember but since I did this walk with a friend who is not at all a hill-walker - we do one hill outing a year - I thought I would write it up for him. The weather was set to be very warm so ...
by rob munbett
Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:06 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Great fun on Goat Fell
Replies: 0
Views: 297

Strolling on Struie

I was up in Inverness staying with friends for a long weekend. For some reason or other, one of my friends, not a hill-walker, had always wanted to see the view from the top of Struie so, since the Saturday weather was fine, we drove up to the extended lay-by high on the Struie road and parked. $mat...
by rob munbett
Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:20 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Strolling on Struie
Replies: 0
Views: 273

Sweat and toil on Meall an Doirein

Having been out on the hills on the two previous days, days better suited to lying on a beach and cooling off in the sea, I had thought about having a rest day but finally decided to make the short journey from Aulbea to start this hill along the good path just south of Poolewe. Unfortunately, the w...
by rob munbett
Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:08 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Sweat and toil on Meall an Doirein
Replies: 0
Views: 270
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