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Tinto revisited

Tinto revisited


Postby GillC » Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:36 pm

Route description: Tinto from the north

Grahams included on this walk: Tinto

Donalds included on this walk: Tinto

Date walked: 05/10/2013

Time taken: 2.25 hours

Distance: 6.5 km

Ascent: 480m

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With only a halfish day available for a climb, Margaret and I opted to go back to Tinto Hill, Having checked my first blog on this in 2010,.,not a lots changed :lol:

Great path up the hill, bit muddy in places and loose scree, but a good cardio workout. As on our previous trip here, the views around the patchwork Lanarkshire landscape were lovely,,and the top of the hill, totally hidden in low cloud, again! :crazy: Climbing up over Totherin Hill, the summit still shrouded, the scree becomes less and the path more bouldery but good going all the way.

Reached the top at 707 mtrs in around 1hr 40. there have been some wee shelters built on what seems to be an eternally windy summit, so we hunkered down for long enough to eat a sandwich then headed off.
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my dinner blew away

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windy windy windy


Not much in the way of pics today, just a reason to get out for a few hours and blow away the cobwebs. The path was busier on the way down, with late risers lol and visibility was back to normal after only 20-30mtrs.

Ended off with coffee and a bun ! Nice wee day oot!


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Re: Tinto revisited

Postby Tomsie » Wed Oct 09, 2013 10:08 pm

Do you know theres shades on your head
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Re: Tinto revisited

Postby GillC » Wed Oct 09, 2013 10:10 pm

Oh they are ALWAYS on my head lol :clap:( it was sunny lower down,,honest)
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Re: Tinto revisited

Postby houdi » Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:11 pm

Great to see the direction finder has been replaced. This is what it looked like when I was up there 3 years ago:-

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Re: Tinto revisited

Postby GillC » Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:18 pm

Hey,,,must have been fixed not long after that,,I was up there in 2010 too and it was as it is now... nice to see a view from there though,,both times ive been at the top its been totally clagged in lol Jinxed! :lol:
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Re: Tinto revisited

Postby dunrig » Wed Oct 23, 2013 9:49 pm

As R L Stevenson writes: 'if aught amiss were said/Forgive it and dismiss it from your head'

I have fond memories of Tinto GillC - first climbing it with my son & friends children - now its with their grandchildren.

I also remember a fierce Ulsterwoman who used to own the cafe at the bottom of the hill (maybe still does), she made any unsuspecting walker that parked on her ground pay by buying at least a coffee from her cafe.
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Re: Tinto revisited

Postby GillC » Wed Oct 23, 2013 9:59 pm

Oh ive heard about the woman in the café,,no first hand experience though lol

Excellent quote Dunrig, to the point, well said RLS. :clap:
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Re: Tinto revisited

Postby Munchie » Tue Oct 29, 2013 12:27 pm

Oh I have first hand experience of the wee wummin in the Tearoom (enough said!) ....... and 50p to spend a penny ;o)
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