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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.
starting out
sunny but still frozen
hill of stake
follow the fence to misty law
looking back
misty law
the black sheep
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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