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Tinto Hill, from the Tinto Hill Cafe.

Tinto Hill, from the Tinto Hill Cafe.


Postby alfredo » Fri Jun 18, 2010 7:05 pm

Route description: Tinto from the north

Grahams included on this walk: Tinto

Donalds included on this walk: Tinto

Date walked: 29/05/2010

Time taken: 2 hours

Distance: 7 km

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I did this walk from the cafe just off the A73. It was a fine day, Sun was shinning as I set out and was around for most of the climb though it clouded over later. It was a not particulary high climb, 2320ft, but it was very steep in places. a most invigorating climb that certainly blew away the cobwebs.
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Re: Tinto Hill, from the Tinto Hill Cafe.

Postby alfredo » Fri Jun 18, 2010 7:09 pm

The pictures have turned out back to front. You should view from bottom up.
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Re: Tinto Hill, from the Tinto Hill Cafe.

Postby fedupofuserids » Fri Jun 18, 2010 11:22 pm

The rocky summit looks very different to the heather clad slopes. On my to-do list.
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Re: Tinto Hill, from the Tinto Hill Cafe.

Postby walk aboot » Sat Jun 19, 2010 12:19 am

Nice photos Alfredo. I'm from that area originally and Tinto is/was my local hill. One time a few friends and I walked up on a bitter cold Wintery day. We had to hold on to the fence in your photos to stop ourselves from blowing away in the wind, and it had HUGE icicles all along it. It was brrrr :) .

Last time I went on a charity walk with my sister and her workmates, and when we got to the top they pulled all sorts of home baking goodies out of their rucksacks for lunch. Top tip: walking with a bunch of mumsy midwifes is yum :D .
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Re: Tinto Hill, from the Tinto Hill Cafe.

Postby Freewheelin » Sun Jun 20, 2010 12:40 am

fedupofuserids wrote:The rocky summit looks very different to the heather clad slopes. On my to-do list.


biggest summit cairn in Scotland!
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Re: Tinto Hill, from the Tinto Hill Cafe.

Postby mountain coward » Sun Jun 27, 2010 5:26 pm

walk aboot wrote:Nice photos Alfredo. I'm from that area originally and Tinto is/was my local hill. One time a few friends and I walked up on a bitter cold Wintery day. We had to hold on to the fence in your photos to stop ourselves from blowing away in the wind, and it had HUGE icicles all along it. It was brrrr :) .

Last time I went on a charity walk with my sister and her workmates, and when we got to the top they pulled all sorts of home baking goodies out of their rucksacks for lunch. Top tip: walking with a bunch of mumsy midwifes is yum :D .


:lol: That's a great tip Walkaboot! :D
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Re: Tinto Hill, from the Tinto Hill Cafe.

Postby LeithySuburbs » Sun Jun 27, 2010 10:26 pm

Not been up here yet although it is only about 45mins away. Tinto always looks great from the train on the west coast main line. Like the photos :) .
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Re: Tinto Hill, from the Tinto Hill Cafe.

Postby rspat » Mon Jun 28, 2010 9:30 am

Only been up here in winter so I had no idea the top's as stony as it is from your photos!
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Re: Tinto Hill, from the Tinto Hill Cafe.

Postby alfredo » Fri Jul 30, 2010 2:21 pm

Re the Tinto Cafe. I have heard the owner is not particulary welcoming to walkers.
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Re: Tinto Hill, from the Tinto Hill Cafe.

Postby robertian » Fri Jul 30, 2010 2:25 pm

You can see my hoose from there !!!

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