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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: 21

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: 96

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: 106

Common Hill

I drove down to Douglas and then up the minor road to park at the gates to the wind farm. Nothing much to this route apart from following the wind farm road virtually all the way to the summit trig. Just a pleasant stroll on a lovely day to get the legs moving again. $matches[2] P1040588.JPG our_rou...
by rob munbett
Fri Apr 16, 2021 1:30 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Common Hill
Replies: 0
Views: 108

Cochno Hill and The Slacks

Really, this was my first walk out on some hills since knee surgery in November, so low, local hills but a good sense of achievement. I walked up through the houses on Cochno Road, past some water-works then took the signposted path for Cochno Hill and Cochno woods - and very pleasant it was, too. I...
by rob munbett
Fri Mar 19, 2021 2:30 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Cochno Hill and The Slacks
Replies: 0
Views: 105

Re: Creachan Dubh

Most helpful report. Thanks.
by rob munbett
Fri Nov 20, 2020 2:09 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Creachan Dubh
Replies: 1
Views: 583

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: 139

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: 125

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: 306

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: 280

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: 249

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: 305

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: 526

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: 472

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: 366
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