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Dicing with death on the A702

Dicing with death on the A702


Postby Jaywizz » Mon Mar 02, 2015 11:12 am

Sub 2000' hills included on this walk: Broomy Law, Lamington Hill

Date walked: 28/02/2015

Time taken: 3.25 hours

Distance: 10.8 km

Ascent: 540m

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Lamington Hill
2 hrs, 6.4km, 340m ascent
Timing was a bit close - arrived at the church car park just as the last car left after a well attended funeral service - then, holding breath, we walked smartly along the verge as the A702 traffic thundered past. It was great to leave the main road and head up the farm road, then out on to the hill. A most enjoyable walk, and fun at the trig point, first as we played 'spot the earthworks' and then, bit more of a giggle when I fell over backwards. At least we were on a level grassy summit and not a precipitous rocky ridge!
earthworks 2.jpg
Earthworks - easier to spot on Google Earth than on the ground

WH LH summit.jpg
Lamington Hill summit

WH View Lamington to Tinto.jpg
Looking across the Clyde valley to Tinto

Broomy Law
1.25 hrs, 4.4km, 200m ascent
Back to the car then off to park at Candy Mill - and another nervous walk along a short stretch of the A702. A short walk up the hard track to the mast-festooned summit of Broomy Law. Walking to the 'edge', it was possible to look down on the next objective of the day - the Big Red Barn (also on the A702, big carpark). It lived up to expectations - the hot chocolate (and cake) was just what was needed at the end of the day. Highly recommended.
Earlier we had thought of parking here and heading up 'cross country' to Broomy Law, certainly that way would have avoided walking on one stretch of the A702.
WH BL summit.jpg
Thank goodness most summits are mast-free!
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Re: Dicing with death on the A702

Postby Fife Flyer » Mon Mar 02, 2015 7:41 pm

Nice one
Your report reminded me of the walk along the grass verge in Lamington, the verge itself isn't very wide and not to be recommended if you have your 'Sunday best' shoes on :lol:
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