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Creuch Hill

Creuch Hill

Postby rob munbett » Wed Sep 22, 2021 12:13 pm

Date walked: 21/09/2021

Time taken: 1.15 hours

Distance: 3.82 km

Ascent: 171m

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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.
Creuch Hill from the track at the start
I went a short distance along a stony track which led to a wooden bridge over the stream. I passed through a metal gate and from there just headed up the heathery and tussocky hillside which was quite boggy in places.
Heading up the heathery slopes
Soon I reached the first top which had some dykes and a stone shelter, which was good as by now the chill wind was blowing strong. I sat for a while enjoying some lunch and the views.
Looking back down the hillside from the lower top
Windproof and hat on, I sauntered over to the true summit, marked by a rather puny cairn. The views here were better.
The view from the summit
Now it was just a case of wandering back down the hillside, doing my best to avoid the ankle-straining tussocks and deepest heather. A very pleasant short stroll.

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