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Finding the start!

Finding the start!


Postby David Simmonds » Sun Sep 26, 2021 6:31 pm

Route description: Ben Cleuch circular

Grahams included on this walk: Ben Cleuch

Donalds included on this walk: Ben Cleuch

Date walked: 26/09/2021

Distance: 9.5 km

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This isn't a walk report, just to help people find the start given that the usual route is closed at present (late September 2021). This wasn't clear to me from the main route description.

At the top of Upper Mill Street, there is a little bit of a park with the main path up Mill Glen - as described in Stages 1 and 2 - starting to the left of it:
left.jpg

Do not take this! Instead, take the track that is indicated to the right:
right.jpg

and after 100 metres or so the path to Ben Cleuch diverges and ascends steeply to the left:
path_splits.jpg

This climbs up and over the spur east of Mill Glen, then descends into the glen. This rejoins the published route to cross the small wooden footbridge mentioned in Stage 3.

Hope this helps someone!
David Simmonds
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