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The West Pentlands - The Covenanter's Grave from Garvald

The West Pentlands - The Covenanter's Grave from Garvald


Postby inca » Sun Aug 23, 2015 6:47 pm

Date walked: 23/08/2015

Time taken: 4 hours

Distance: 13.5 km

Ascent: 340m

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Attendees: Me, Big Dog, Small Dog
Map: Harvey Superwalker ‘The Pentlands’

Garvald Home Farm – Nether Cairn – North Muir Hill – Dry Burn – Medwynhead – Black Law – Covenanter’s Grave – West Water – Garvald Home Farm

Time was short today and I'd wanted to revisit the Covenanter's Grave for quite a while. Saying that, I also wanted to squeeze in some other parts of the west Pentlands I hadn't visited previously. I suspect North Muir Hill, for example, is seldom trod.

All in all it was a good day out with the dogs.

A more direct out and back route from Garvald Home Farm to the grave is certainly do-able, and doubtless shorter. There are several wooden guide posts alongside a path across the moor east of West Water Burn. The path is faint and boggy in parts.

Ornamental pond near Medwynbank
Imagefullsizeoutput_310b by Neil Mackay, on Flickr

Nether Cairn with Mendick Hill behind
Imagefullsizeoutput_310a by Neil Mackay, on Flickr

Moor and Heather near Black Law
Imagefullsizeoutput_30fc by Neil Mackay, on Flickr

The Covenanter's Grave
Imagefullsizeoutput_3109 by Neil Mackay, on Flickr

The Covenanter's Grave looking west to Bleak Law
Imagefullsizeoutput_3108 by Neil Mackay, on Flickr

West Water near Garvald
Imagefullsizeoutput_3104 by Neil Mackay, on Flickr

Woodcutter at work - Garvald Home Farm
Imagefullsizeoutput_3106 by Neil Mackay, on Flickr

Outbuilding at Garvald Home Farm
Imagefullsizeoutput_3107 by Neil Mackay, on Flickr

Edited 24/1/17 - pictures (eventually) added from Flickr and changed from private log to public trip report.
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