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Blackcraig, Blacklorg, Cannock Hill and Craigbraneoch

Blackcraig, Blacklorg, Cannock Hill and Craigbraneoch


Postby Johnoneill1916 » Sun Apr 05, 2015 9:12 pm

Grahams included on this walk: Blackcraig Hill

Donalds included on this walk: Blackcraig Hill, Blacklorg Hill

Date walked: 05/04/2015

Time taken: 4.5 hours

Distance: 15 km

Ascent: 691m

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Wasnt too optimistic about the weather leaving the house this morning but the smirry rain and fog cleared into a cracking day by the time I got to Mauchline. Met up with my pal at New Cumnock and headed up in the one car due to limited parking space at Blackcraig Farm. Headed off through the farm and up to the track to Quintin Knowe Cairn. Started to get a bit boggy near the cairn but nothing major. Headed up the lightly worn path along the fence line just before the cairn and up towards the summit. A couple of good snow patches also kept the dogs amused :lol: From the trig it was more or less a bee line from here to Blacklorg with some more (and slightly worse) boggy ground on the low lying area between the 2 hills. A wee coffee break later and it was onto Cannock Hill then to Craigbraneoch. The descent from here was pretty steep in parts as we made our way down to the track below and back round to the car :o

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John at Blackcraig Trig

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Me at Blackcraig Trig

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Daftarse enjoying the view

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Wee coffee break at Blacklorg

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John at Cannock Hill

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Me at Cannock Hill
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