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Re: Afton Hills again, anti-clockwise

Another good report along a great route. I did this clockwise, though missing Windy Standard, due to the windmill construction, a couple of years ago when doing my Donald round. A superb group of hills. :D
by Robertgee
Mon Jan 24, 2022 1:00 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Afton Hills again, anti-clockwise
Replies: 1
Views: 151

Re: Coldstream and the Tweed - Storm Arwen obstructions

This caught me out too back in December. But as you say, it's possible to get past the fallen trees, some of it requiring climbing steep banks and fences.
by Robertgee
Mon Jan 24, 2022 12:51 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Coldstream and the Tweed - Storm Arwen obstructions
Replies: 1
Views: 54

Re: Hods Hill instead of a motorway service station

Thanks gld73, I'll likely give a return visit a miss for the time being. Though as the Daer is less than an hours drive from home, it could be a nice short afternoon walk sometime in the summer. Looks like this hill catches a few people out. I've had a look at the trip reports, and see Fife Flyer an...
by Robertgee
Mon Jan 17, 2022 12:29 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Hods Hill instead of a motorway service station
Replies: 3
Views: 148

Re: Routine walk adventurous descent

Turns out it was only 16 years ago I did this walk. :lol: I did in fact start at Birkhill, same as you, but continued along ridge to Bodesbeck Law. down to Potburn on the Ettrick side, then back up onto the ridge via Bught Hill, following this back to Birkhill. A long but enjoyable day out. :D 29-Wh...
by Robertgee
Sun Jan 16, 2022 3:56 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Routine walk adventurous descent
Replies: 2
Views: 331

Re: Hods Hill instead of a motorway service station

Enjoyed reading your report, as it's one I climbed 19 years ago when walking the Southern Upland Way...or at least I THOUGHT I'd climbed it. :shock: It was when you said you'd to leave the path and go 100m to reach the true summit, I realised I hadn't done that, just sticking to the main path. In my...
by Robertgee
Sun Jan 16, 2022 1:46 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Hods Hill instead of a motorway service station
Replies: 3
Views: 148

Re: Routine walk adventurous descent

Good write up for your walk. It's good to see some of these Hills I climbed many years ago, probably the late 90's. I remember having a great and very enjoyable walk along here. I did a long circuit from the Ettrick side using the Southern Upland Way for the return. The thing I remember best, is the...
by Robertgee
Sun Jan 16, 2022 12:32 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Routine walk adventurous descent
Replies: 2
Views: 331

Re: A steep climb but well worth the effort on Craignell

Hi Robert, enjoyed that, there are some cracking hills in the Borders. I notice your route was very similar to mine, one point not sure how you managed over 900m of ascent? I only clocked up 420m. Hi Fife Flyer, yes I used your walk report as a plan to climb this Hill, but avoided your outward rout...
by Robertgee
Sun Jan 16, 2022 12:01 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: A steep climb but well worth the effort on Craignell
Replies: 2
Views: 132

A steep climb but well worth the effort on Craignell

$matches[2] I started this walk on the minor road to the south of Clatteringshaws Loch. There's a good parking spot just before crossing the Pulran Burn. 01-Clatteringshaws Loch looking to Benniguinea and Cairnsmore of Dee.jpg My route started off by following good forest roads past the quarry, and...
by Robertgee
Fri Jan 14, 2022 11:51 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: A steep climb but well worth the effort on Craignell
Replies: 2
Views: 132

The Bainloch Hill obstacle course

$matches[2] For my next Galloway peak I'd decided on Bainloch Hill, as the weather was to be sunny but very windy...I thought that the approach through forestry would mean it would only be cold and windy when I reached the summit. I reckoned this was to be a short easy walk with most of the route a...
by Robertgee
Fri Jan 07, 2022 12:32 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: The Bainloch Hill obstacle course
Replies: 1
Views: 135

Re: Tick Central at the Falls of Foyers

I hate all those ticky things, had loads over the years, and now do all I can to actively avoid them. :( I can see an explosion in numbers over the coming years. :shock:
by Robertgee
Thu Jan 06, 2022 8:06 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Tick Central at the Falls of Foyers
Replies: 2
Views: 263

Re: Cort ma Law

One of my first walks on the Campsie Fells, though I continued over to Lecket Hill and down to the road...maybe just too far for you and your healing muscle. :)
by Robertgee
Thu Jan 06, 2022 6:47 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Cort ma Law
Replies: 2
Views: 160

Re: Hidden lochs and peaks in Galloway

Superb walk report in a superb part of the country. :clap:
Was along these hills a number of years ago with the Galloway Mountain Rescue guys...not needing rescued, but as part of the Newton Stewart Walking Festival, a great way to discover the rugged hills of Galloway. :)
by Robertgee
Thu Jan 06, 2022 6:41 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Hidden lochs and peaks in Galloway
Replies: 4
Views: 305

Re: Access conditions getting to Mochrum Fell summit

Trees seem to have shot up since our visit in 2012. The prescient fasgadh (Richard Webb) commented at the time that it would be a good idea to get it done before they sealed off the summit. You, at least walked it and didn't put your car in danger. on the approach tracks. Hi Sgurr, I enjoyed the wa...
by Robertgee
Tue Jan 04, 2022 8:29 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Access conditions getting to Mochrum Fell summit
Replies: 2
Views: 190

Access conditions getting to Mochrum Fell summit

$matches[2] Just writing this trip report to give an up to date account of the conditions when trying to reach the summit of Mochrum Fell. I'm currently in the process of climbing all the mainland Marilyns in the south of Scotland. All remaining hills for me are in Galloway, with a number of them b...
by Robertgee
Mon Jan 03, 2022 1:09 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Access conditions getting to Mochrum Fell summit
Replies: 2
Views: 190

Re: Walking While "ill"

What a very moving story, thanks for sharing, it's a lovely tribute. So sorry for your loss.
You've been an inspiration for me over the last few years, reading about your adventures on the Hills I too hope to climb in the future.
by Robertgee
Sun Jan 02, 2022 9:59 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Walking While "ill"
Replies: 48
Views: 4251
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