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New Cumnock to Carsphairn

New Cumnock to Carsphairn


Postby dunrig » Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:19 pm

Corbetts included on this walk: Cairnsmore of Carsphairn

Grahams included on this walk: Blackcraig Hill, Windy Standard

Donalds included on this walk: Alhang, Blackcraig Hill, Blacklorg Hill, Cairnsmore of Carsphairn, Windy Standard

Date walked: 19/06/2013

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I was blown away and back to the pub on my pilgrimage from St John's Town of Dalry at the end of April. This is a large part of the route I missed.
Caught a late train to New Cumnock, walked along Afton Water-Blackcraig Hill-Blacklorg Hill-Alwhat-Alhang- Windy Standard-Clennoch bothy-Cairnsmore of Carsphairn-Carsphairn.
Travelled light, just a sleeping bag so I could bivi on top of Cairnsmore of Carsphairn then walk out for bus at the village in the morning. Someone had left a half bottle of whisky at Clennoch bothy, had some as I read bothy book before climbing the hill - made for a good sleep. Apart from local dogwalkers at the start met nobody on this walk. My tip for sleeping out without a tent is forget the whisky but take fleece hat & gloves & pair dry socks.
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leaving New Cumnock
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few minutes later
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by Afton Water
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looking back to Blackcraig Hill
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Afton reservoir
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Windy Standard
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Cairnsmore of Carsphairn
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bothy with bed of mint
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top of Cairnsmore of Carsphairn
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bedtime
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night time
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soon after - morning
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looking back
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