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5 south west sub 2 k,s

5 south west sub 2 k,s


Postby robertphillips » Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:39 am

Sub 2000' hills included on this walk: Benbeoch, Cairn Pat, Craigenreoch, Grey Hill, Knockdolian

Date walked: 18/10/2014

Time taken: 4.5 hours

Distance: 14 km

Ascent: 851m

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Saturday morning up bright and early headed down to the south west for some sub 2 k bagging, stranraer first then working my way back up to ayrshire. weather was good dry and light winds.

Cairn pat 30 minutes

1st hill of the day parked off A77 at NX 046 552 crossed road and onto the track followed all the way to trig summit point with masts retuned same route.

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Knockdonian 40 minutes

2nd hill today parked in muddy laybye on B7044 at NX 120 848 a sign pointed to a gate, went through it and into a field headed uphill till 2nd gate went through it and headed up the ridge to the trig summit, returned same

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Grey hill 50 minutes

3rd hill parked at bend on road at knocklaugh at NX 171 919 next to burn, went over a fence at right hand side of gorge till reached open hillside then up through wet ground to the trig summit returned same route.

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Craigenreoch 1 hour 15 minutes

4th hill parked at the nick of the balloch at NX348 923 in a laybye on the high point of the road ,cloud was rolling in but still dry,headed up the steep terrain towards rowantree hill and followed the ridge line round to the trig summit point, returned same route.

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Benbeoch 1 hour 15 minutes

5th hill parked at open cast mine entrance now shut down opposite clawfin, went over a fence onto a track through the mine buildings for about 1km then struck uphill to the summit cairn, returned same route.

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Re: 5 south west sub 2 k,s

Postby Johnny Corbett » Tue Oct 21, 2014 10:42 am

Good wee road trip, still got a few of theses to do. Benbeochs interesting as half of its away :?
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Re: 5 south west sub 2 k,s

Postby Sgurr » Thu Oct 23, 2014 9:31 pm

Benbeoch isn't the same now. Think everyone should have to throw themselves into the ditch to hide from the security guards,. :wink: We actually devoted a New Year's day to it on the assumption that it was the only day they wouldn't be digging.
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Re: 5 south west sub 2 k,s

Postby weaselmaster » Thu Oct 23, 2014 10:04 pm

Looks like Benbeoch is one i should do soonish before it disappears completely :shock:
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Re: 5 south west sub 2 k,s

Postby Sgurr » Thu Oct 23, 2014 10:14 pm

weaselmaster wrote:Looks like Benbeoch is one i should do soonish before it disappears completely :shock:



They've stopped digging it away now. Any signs of restoration?

http://www.scotland-judiciary.org.uk/9/1195/SCOTTISH-COAL-COMPANY-LIMITED
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Re: 5 south west sub 2 k,s

Postby Collaciotach » Thu Oct 23, 2014 10:47 pm

I was unaware there was any hills on the Maol :D

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Re: 5 south west sub 2 k,s

Postby wjshaw2 » Sat May 07, 2016 7:15 pm

I see the British flag has been removed from the top of Benbeoch as well...
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Re: 5 south west sub 2 k,s

Postby Sgurr » Sun May 08, 2016 1:11 pm

wjshaw2 wrote:I see the British flag has been removed from the top of Benbeoch as well...


Didn't know there was one. Husband wouldn't let me leave my flag. At the time, with mining vehicles everywhere, we regarded it as such a trophy, I thought I should plant something

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