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White Coomb

White Coomb


Postby Bay Bloke » Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:49 pm

Route description: White Coomb by the Grey Mare's Tail

Corbetts included on this walk: White Coomb

Donalds included on this walk: Lochcraig Head , White Coomb

Date walked: 24/04/2010

Time taken: 4 hours

Distance: 11 km

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Fantastic day climbing in the Moffat Hills, weather great (sun burned neck in April!?)


Start in the national trust car park then quickly ascend via well maintained path overlooking the waterfall

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view from car park


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Path then levels and fairly quickly Loch Skeen is reached. lots of great photo opportunities here.

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Lochcraig Head


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Lochcraig Head again


I think the best path skirts to the right of the wee lochan but we kept to the left and joined the fence a bit further on. Little boggy

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Donalds Cleuch Head


I found the ascent up Lochcraig Head a bit of a lung burster, hopefully my fitness will grow through the spring/summer after a winter on my backside... :D


Quick descent from west shoulder of Lochcraig Head then back up to the ridge again, after that it's a mainly flat and pleasant stroll to White Coomb.

Highest point of the day

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white coomb summit


Descent from White Coomb is great fun with some very minor hands on scrambling.

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After that it's a matter of following the dyke wall down and picking your spot to cross the burn, lots of boulders to assist. Wouldn't fancy it in spate though :shock:

To close we retraced steps to car, great to see lots of day trippers going to see the waterfalls



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Re: White Coomb

Postby Bay Bloke » Sun May 02, 2010 10:39 am

lots of edits placed after first private draft, hope it reads ok!!
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Re: White Coomb

Postby mountain coward » Sun May 02, 2010 10:47 am

Reads fine - some great pics of the waterfall there... what's that path like which goes up past it for those who fear steep drops and slopes?
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Re: White Coomb

Postby Bay Bloke » Sun May 02, 2010 1:04 pm

mountain coward wrote:Reads fine - some great pics of the waterfall there... what's that path like which goes up past it for those who fear steep drops and slopes?


In good weather it's fine, obviously well maintained by the trust with a good gap to the steepish drops on the left side. There were lots of day trippers in trainers ascending on our way back, one even had a est 5 year old on his shoulder (that was pushing it!)
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Re: White Coomb

Postby mountain coward » Sun May 02, 2010 1:14 pm

Great - so if I don't like it, I can get someone to carry me along the path :lol:
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Re: White Coomb

Postby GarryH » Sun May 02, 2010 5:53 pm

Bay Bloke wrote:I found the ascent up Lochcraig Head a bit of a lung burster,

So did we BB but the views were worth it
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