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Merrick

Merrick


Postby weatherman » Sun Mar 20, 2011 9:43 pm

Route description: The Merrick, from Loch Trool

Corbetts included on this walk: Merrick

Donalds included on this walk: Merrick

Date walked: 19/03/2011

Time taken: 5 hours

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As I was driving through Girvan, I stopped at the Harbour for a couple of picture's.
Ailsa Craig, A volcanic plug of extinct volcano, where Blue Hone Granite is quarried for curling stone's
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Nice one from the harbour looking towards the town and hill above Girvan
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Bruce's stone car park, and the start of Merrick path. NX414803
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looking back along path 10 minutes into walk.
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Bothy, with Benyellary in the background
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looking back at bothy as you enter the forest
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view back from slopes of Benyellary after leaving the forest
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there were several of these wire box shapes on the hill, any idea's as to what they are for?
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Cairn on Benyellary, with Merrick in the background
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Neive of the Spit, and the Merrick, from Benyellary
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Merrick, Cairn and Trig
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Loch Enoch
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Benyellary from the slope of Merrick
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view from slope of Benyellary heading home
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Bothy as you near end of path in forest
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view when you leave forest
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Bruce's Stone
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This is the second time in this car park, and like the last time, this Robin came to be fed, it is very tame, and eats from your hand
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Re: Merrick

Postby FMCKIE » Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:21 pm

Fancy that Im just back from the Merrick also. Peroni is £4.20! skoots into the bargain. Kingfisher is ok though and a pound cheaper.
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Re: Merrick

Postby SouthernUplandKing » Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:58 pm

I was probably looking across to you from Hart Fell while you were climbing :lol: Me and my dad were having an argument about what hill in the distance was actually Merrick :lol: Need to go and climb it soon, Great report and pictures by the way :)
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Re: Merrick

Postby Rekrab » Mon Mar 21, 2011 7:47 am

was over that was in nov, had a couple nights in Whitelaggan bothy climber lamachan hill and curlywell both offered fine views of the Merrick

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Re: Merrick

Postby Red Peak » Mon Mar 21, 2011 1:56 pm

I've got Merrick and 4 of the Grahams round there on my radar for Easter time, so it's good to see there's not too much of the white stuff still around.
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