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Corbett Country to Cairnsmore of Carsphairn

Corbett Country to Cairnsmore of Carsphairn


Postby Johnny Corbett » Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:11 am

Route description: Cairnsmore of Carsphairn

Corbetts included on this walk: Cairnsmore of Carsphairn

Donalds included on this walk: Cairnsmore of Carsphairn

Date walked: 19/02/2012

Time taken: 3.3 hours

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Today we would head south to Corbett Country, no Munros down here, though on the drive down when we got the first view of The Galloway Forest Corbetts we could have sworn we were in the highlands. The walk starts just over a bridge at the Green Well of Scotland on the A713, where there is parking just before the cottage. Once through the cottage we continue up the track which is very muddy when passing through where the cows were. After that the track is fine. We continued on it, leaving it to climb the steep slopes of Dunool. Ahead of us we could see a group of walkers and we were later to find out they were all Munro compleaters now doing Corbetts. Once on Dunool there is a wall that can be followed all the way to the lower slopes of Cairnsmore passing over Black Shoulder. This wall would be a good navigational aid in bad weather although it does not take you all the way to the summit. An alternative route would have been to continue on the track and head north east up to Cairnsmore where another wall leads to the summit, this was the route we took down. It took us just under 2 hours to the summit, where we had lunch before heading back down with the walk taking 3 hours 30 mins in total.
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The muddy coo field & Corserine

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The track up

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Dunool

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On our way up Dunool

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The view down towards Corserine

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Following the wall from Dunool

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South east

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The frozen fence

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The summit

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The Rhinns of Kells & Corserine

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Alan at the cairn

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Me at the trigpoint

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On our way down

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Our way up

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Carsphairn Forest

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A newish looking bridge

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On the track back down
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Re: Corbett Country to Cairnsmore of Carsphairn

Postby Gavin99 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:36 am

That looks nice walking country , planning a visit there soon :)
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Re: Corbett Country to Cairnsmore of Carsphairn

Postby malky_c » Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:05 pm

Lovely day out :) . Not walked much around here, but managed to have a couple of trips to the area when my in-laws lived in Ayrshire. I did this from the Water of Ken then round onto Windy Standard - a good loop, but not such great weather. I was orginally looking at your route, but I knew I'd have to join in on an IKEA trip if I got back too early :lol:
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