by 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: 480mRegister or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
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! 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.
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!
by GillC » Wed Oct 09, 2013 10:10 pm
by houdi » Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:11 pm
by GillC » Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:18 pm
by dunrig » Wed Oct 23, 2013 9:49 pm
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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by GillC » Wed Oct 23, 2013 9:59 pm
Excellent quote Dunrig, to the point, well said RLS.
by Munchie » Tue Oct 29, 2013 12:27 pm
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