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Cairnsmore of Fleet

Cairnsmore of Fleet

Postby Broggy1 » Wed Oct 07, 2015 10:49 am

Route description: Cairnsmore of Fleet, near Newton Stewart

Grahams included on this walk: Cairnsmore of Fleet

Donalds included on this walk: Cairnsmore of Fleet

Date walked: 04/10/2015

Time taken: 2.15 hours

Distance: 12.9 km

Ascent: 709m

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A very pleasant quick afternoon stroll up the Graham Cairnsmore of Fleet in Galloway to break up the journey back from Ayr.

Very easy going on a wide and easy to follow, gradual path. With time pressing and wanting to get home we declined to take the pathless alternate return and simply opted for an easy retrace (the gradient superb for descending).

After the euphoria of Arran the day before this felt a bit of a come down at first (especially in the part through the forest) but soon the views from the top reminded me why Galloway is such a special place in it's own right.

Cairnsmore of Fleet from the parking area

Into the Forest.JPG
Heading into the forest. You are in this a little too long for my liking but the gradient of the path allows for fast and easy walking

Finally a view.JPG
Finally a view as we leave the forest behind

Nearly up.JPG
Nearly at the plateau now after following the wide, fool-proof path

On the summit plateau

Trig and Galloway hills.JPG
The Trig Point with the Galloway Hills in view

High point and Wigtown Bay.JPG
Wigtown Bay from the high point


Back into the forest.JPG
Back into the forest now.
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