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Walking with ghosts: Epilogue (Part 2)

Walking with ghosts: Epilogue (Part 2)


Postby Graeme D » Tue Feb 24, 2015 10:43 pm

Grahams included on this walk: Tinto

Donalds included on this walk: Tinto

Date walked: 05/07/2014

Time taken: 3 hours

Distance: 7 km

Ascent: 480m

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After my day of bagging grim Sub2Ks around Muirkirk and Douglas, I headed for Tinto. I could have headed straight home but I'd only have had to go back to Bothwell the following day to collect Ailsa from my mother-in-law, so I was as well staying south and squeezing another hill in on the Saturday morning before heading for Bothwell (or Paisley and my sister-in-law's place as it transpired).

After a pretty uniformly dreich day, it turned into a quite pleasant summer evening as I headed for Lanark in search of a Chinese takeaway. In possession of said takeaway, I then headed for the big car park at Fallburn for the Tinto tourist route. It was now a lovely evening so I pulled a deckchair from the boot of the car and pulled it up beside the drivers door where I scoffed the takeaway and polished off a couple of cans of lager while listening to Colombia lying down to a **** poor Brazil team in the Quarter Finals of the World Cup on the radio.

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A nice evening to sit in a car park, eat Chinese takeaway, drink beer and listen to football on the radio

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Sunset

Once the food, beer and football was finished, I took my tent over to a grassy patch by the start of the path up Tinto, shook it down and pitched for the night.

I slept like a log after the exertions of the previous couple of days and awoke to a decent looking morning. I quickly packed up and had a bite of breakfast and headed off early before the inevitable Saturday morning crowds descended on the Tinto Tourist Route.

A selection of pics from the straight up and down.......

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One last hill before my southern adventure ends

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Back down to the car park at Fallburn

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Motorway into the mist

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Summit appearing through the clag

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View back down whence I came

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View indicator

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Last summit of a successful trip

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Views? What views?

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Grey rocks, blue skies and white clouds

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Graffiti artists manage to get up here!

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Clearing

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Heading home

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Last look


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