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Largs,Hill of Stake,Lochwinnoch.

Largs,Hill of Stake,Lochwinnoch.


Postby dunrig » Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:31 am

Sub 2000' hills included on this walk: Hill of Stake

Date walked: 28/02/2013

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I've been down to the hills above Largs twice in recent weeks, hoping to climb the Hill of Stake. First time my ribs & knees were not up to it, the second I became distracted & lost in a fog of memory. Now, against my better judgement, it was time for some desperate bagging, ach sometimes you just have to do it, even if it is a crime.

Finished nightshift, caught train to Largs, went as directly as possible over Hill of Stake & down to Lochwinnoch, pathless till Misty Law where you catch a track - higher up still a fine frosty crust to the bogs, gloriously sunny early on, the last miles were a struggle but had a great sleep once home - the sleep of a justified sinner.
Station to station I would guess over 12 miles and over 700m of ascent.
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starting out
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arran
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sunny but still frozen
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hill of stake
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follow the fence to misty law
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looking back
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misty law
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the black sheep
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lochwinnoch - barr loch
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Re: Largs,Hill of Stake,Lochwinnoch.

Postby soulminer » Sat Mar 02, 2013 7:29 pm

Been up these local hills on many occasions :) There are some boggy areas you could get sucked into up there at times, depending on the weather :lol: I used them to hone my navigation skills, only did them sometimes in the clag,so as to bounce from hillock to hillock on a bearing. A fine idea for a walk 8) Cheers.
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