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Grey Mare's Tail

Grey Mare's Tail


Postby RobertD_UK » Sat Jun 08, 2013 2:16 pm

Corbetts included on this walk: White Coomb

Donalds included on this walk: White Coomb

Date walked: 02/06/2013

Distance: 13 km

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First walk of the season and my first walk report on Walk Highlands :-)

With the weather forecast looking good I headed down to the NTS nature reserve at Grey Mare's Tail. The plan was to see the falls and then do the horseshoe round Loch Skeen.

The trail up the side of the falls is well made and made for reasonably good going though there were many stops to take photos.

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Managed to cross the tail burn without any problems (my walking poles are some of the best money I've spent on hill walking gear) and caught the wall that leads to the top of White Coomb.

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After getting the summit cairn, it was time to do the loop round over Firthhope Rig, Donald's Cleuch Head and Firthybrig Head. The going was good and the wall lead the way.

After that it was down then up to Lochcraig Head for some more views of Loch Skeen.

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Down from the head it was onto the shores of the loch which was pretty boggy underfoot. After the bog though, the well made trail was picked up and it was down to the car park, stopping of more photos.

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The weather was fantastic and falls were looking spectacular. All in all a good day's walking.
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