OS Map: Harveys 1:250000 ‘The Pentlands’
Attendees: Me, Big Dog, Small Dog
West Linton Golf Club – South Slipperfield Farm – Hardgatehead – Mendick Hill – Ingraston Farm – Garvald – Nether Cairn – Upper Cairn – North Slipperfield Farm – West Linton Golf Club
Done as per ‘The Pentland Hills: A Walkers Guide’ by Susan Falconer p. 83. Short day, pleasant enough but a fairly dull first half. Return route was more interesting over moorland and passed ancient cairns. Mendick Hill was a straightforward up and down ascent – too windy to hang about on top. Enjoyed the hamlet of Garvald very much; some fabulous old buildings that wouldn’t look out of place in France.
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