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Strolling in the Kilpatrick Hills

My friend Ian, who wouldn't consider himself a hillwalker (yet) but enjoys a walk, had a day off and fancied an outing - but not too much travelling. So, a quick jaunt over the Erskine bridge to find a parking place on Cochno Road and off we went. We strolled up the track past Wester Cochno farm to ...
by rob munbett
Wed Sep 22, 2021 1:55 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Strolling in the Kilpatrick Hills
Replies: 0
Views: 61

Creuch Hill

I was down in Largs for a bit of sea air but I also fancied a short walk so I drove up the old Largs road to park in a good-size space at the foot of Creuch Hill. IMG_20210921_125403.jpg I went a short distance along a stony track which led to a wooden bridge over the stream. I passed through a meta...
by rob munbett
Wed Sep 22, 2021 12:13 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Creuch Hill
Replies: 0
Views: 36

Tinto

I was contacted by my friend, Ian, who is not a hillwalker but likes to 'do' a hill every year during his holidays. Three years ago we did Ben Lomond, two years ago we did Goatfell, last year nothing for obvious reasons. So, where to this year. Tinto seemed a safe bet. the forecast was for a very ho...
by rob munbett
Sun Jul 25, 2021 5:02 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Tinto
Replies: 0
Views: 141

Dersalloch windfarm - short circuit

My plan had been to drive down to this windfarm( not yet on OS maps) just east of Dalmellinton and try out my new boots again on a circuit of Tumps, including the strangely named Big Hill of the Baing. However, when I woke I didn't feel too good but decided to head off anyway, hoping I would improve...
by rob munbett
Thu Jul 08, 2021 1:12 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Dersalloch windfarm - short circuit
Replies: 0
Views: 64

Chapelgill Hill - new hill/new boots

With a good forecast and new boots to try out, I decided to head south to Coulter to have a walk up Chapelgill Hill, a Donald I had seen but not climbed. I set off early to avoid the worst of the heat and parked at the usual place for Culter Fell. New boots time. It's always a concern that boots tha...
by rob munbett
Wed Jun 30, 2021 1:47 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Chapelgill Hill - new hill/new boots
Replies: 1
Views: 271

Misty Law - thigh deep heather and a plague of flies

I fancied a quiet Sunday morning walk up a new hill but didn't want to travel far so I drove up through Lochwinnoch to the Muirshiel country park car park, where there was plenty of space. The weather was fine, if a bit humid and still. As I sat at the car putting on my boots, the flies descended: t...
by rob munbett
Mon Jun 28, 2021 11:14 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Misty Law - thigh deep heather and a plague of flies
Replies: 0
Views: 101

Crungie Dubh & Crungie Clach

I was sitting one evening perusing some maps, thinking about future outings - we all do it I'm sure - when, on OS 43, I came across Crungie Dubh and Crungie Clach. Wonderfully weird names, I thought. I determined next time I was in that area I would ignore the usual higher hills and have a walk up t...
by rob munbett
Sat Jun 12, 2021 9:32 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Crungie Dubh & Crungie Clach
Replies: 0
Views: 90

Meall na h-Aodainn Moire

I was up in the area and I had a morning to play with. I've been up Vrackie a few times so I thought I'd have a walk up the Hump and the 2 Tumps to the S.W. of the summit. However, the weather wasn't being kind to me and as I left the lower car park and went into the woods I was already in the low-l...
by rob munbett
Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:25 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Meall na h-Aodainn Moire
Replies: 0
Views: 90

Lamington Hill via Knowe Dod and Turkey Hill

I fancied a relatively short day and I didn't want to be out on the hills in afternoon heat so I set off early to reach Coulter about 8a.m. I parked in a good space by Snaip Bridge and walked south along the road to reach the track going up the north bank of the Girdle Burn. My main aim was to climb...
by rob munbett
Sun Jun 06, 2021 1:10 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Lamington Hill via Knowe Dod and Turkey Hill
Replies: 0
Views: 131

Meall Dearg from Amulree

The weather forecast was good so I set off early to have a walk up this hill that I've had my eye on for some time. However, there was thick fog which didn't clear until Crieff, so the journey up was a bit slower that expected. Still, I parked at Amulree just before 9 and set off along the track tow...
by rob munbett
Mon May 31, 2021 9:56 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Meall Dearg from Amulree
Replies: 1
Views: 1924

Three Brethren, Four Tops, a bit of singing

I drove from Peebles to park in the good forestry car park at Yair. The forecast was not at all promising and it was already raining when I set off along the road to the start of the SUW path up through the woods - and an excellent track it was, too, through beautiful woodlands, even if it did get q...
by rob munbett
Fri May 28, 2021 1:52 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Three Brethren, Four Tops, a bit of singing
Replies: 0
Views: 2087

Choinneachain Hill from Turret Dam

I must admit still being a bit wary of over-taxing my new knee so I am still choosing routes with a limited amount of the 'rough stuff' and a fair amount of track-walking. Hence today's route up Choinneachain Hill from the Turret Dam car park. I really enjoyed getting to this car park again after so...
by rob munbett
Mon May 17, 2021 1:10 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Choinneachain Hill from Turret Dam
Replies: 0
Views: 288

The Knock (Largs)

The weather was grey but dry and I fancied a short morning's stroll so I had a quick jaunt down to Largs to do The Knock. I parked in a large lay-by on the coastal road just before the minor road signed St Phillans. I walked up this road to a junction by a bridge where a good track led into the wood...
by rob munbett
Sat May 15, 2021 10:15 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: The Knock (Largs)
Replies: 0
Views: 245

Irish Law - success this time

Back in July, this hill beat me. However, that was pre-knee-surgery and today - post knee surgery - my new knee allowed me to take on the 'rough stuff' on this hill, which has been bugging me for months. Admittedly, I took on the shorter route from Blairpark rather than the Greeto bridge route but t...
by rob munbett
Wed Apr 21, 2021 3:03 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Irish Law - success this time
Replies: 0
Views: 293

Steele's Knowe over 2 Tumps from Corb Glen

Ah, we can travel further afield now! Where to go and what to do? I still wanted to go somewhere quiet, though, so I went to Dunning Glen and parked in the small car park at the east end of Corb Glen. I decided to go over the Tumps John's Hill and Sim's Hill on the way over to Steele's Knowe. I want...
by rob munbett
Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:05 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Steele's Knowe over 2 Tumps from Corb Glen
Replies: 0
Views: 370
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