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Cairnsmore of Fleet

Cairnsmore of Fleet


Postby SecretSquirrel » Tue Mar 15, 2016 2:22 pm

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: 13/03/2016

Time taken: 5.5 hours

Distance: 14.84 km

Ascent: 849m

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A pleasant walk up to the summit through the forestry on a good path. We used the WH suggested return route over the Knee of Cairnsmore to add a bit of interest.

Faded signpost pointing the way to the Cairnsmore Summit
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Onwards through the forrestry plantation.
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Looking back over Crammery Hill.
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The view to Wigtown Bay.
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Looking across to the cairn on Knee of Cairnsmore and the return route.
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Nearing the summit of Cairnsmore.
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Memorial to the lives lost on eight separate air crashes on the hill.
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Cairnsmore trig point
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Large summit cairn, allegedly neolithic.
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View back to the summit from Knee of Cairnsmore top.
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Knee of Cairnsmore cairn.
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Feral goats keeping an eye on us descending from the Knee.
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Cairnsmore summit on the left and the Knee on the right.
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Following the track over Knocktim and the route back down to Cairnsmore Farm.
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