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Tinto HIll

Tinto HIll


Postby dickens96 » Fri Aug 14, 2015 9:54 am

Route description: Tinto from the north

Grahams included on this walk: Tinto

Donalds included on this walk: Tinto

Date walked: 14/08/2015

Time taken: 2.5 hours

Distance: 7 km

Ascent: 717m

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Originally was planning to do Dollar Law, but needed to be back home sharp for an evening meeting so went to Tinto Hill instead. Super day for walking too, and a good stretch of the legs. Arrived quite early with just a few cars in the car park, but when I got back down again around lunchtime it was full, and on the way down passed by many people going up - hate to think what it must be like at the weekends.

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The start - and a view of the finish!


Good well-worn path all the way - fairly steep in places too.

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The views from the top are great - the cairn is huge! Added my stone too.

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The cairn
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I am so glad I did my MCS mountain navigation course - I would never have found my way back down otherwise :lol:
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Pleased to do it in a reasonable time too - 1.28 hrs up, which given my lack of fitness so far this summer (as my aborted attempt a week or to ago at White Coomb proved) was not bad. Mind you the runner passed me twice on my way down - once on his way up, the other coming back!
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