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Tinto (20-5-09)

Tinto (20-5-09)

Postby Julie » Wed May 27, 2009 11:04 am

Route description: Tinto from the north

Grahams included on this walk: Tinto

Donalds included on this walk: Tinto

Date walked: 20/05/2009

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I was on my way from a course in Glasgow, 3 days of sitting down, to visit family in the West Midlands.
There were heavy hail showers on the M74 but as i approached Abington it cleared and i spotted Tinto and thought i'd go for it, so i got a map from the services and drove round the A73 to fall burn and the carpark.
Put on my running shoes and walked up :) It was quite steep but easy going, no bog, a big gravelly path, through a field of cows which seemed used to walkers and didn't take any notice and up to the summit in 45 mins (about 2 miles and 1600ft ascent).
The views from the giant cairn were outstanding with heavy showers in the distance but it was freezing in the wind so i turned round and jogged back down and headed down south feeling much better.
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Re: Tinto (20-5-09)

Postby mountain coward » Thu Jun 04, 2009 2:10 am

Is that the round, bald, red-scree topped mountain you can see from the A74 somewhere before Abington services (on the right going north)? If so, I've been fancying that for ages...
mountain coward

Re: Tinto (20-5-09)

Postby Freewheelin » Fri Jun 05, 2009 12:47 am

That's the one. It's our local popular wee hill 'round these parts and normally very busy. First did it as a 4 year old and my daughter first did it when she was 5.
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