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Linton Hill and Hownam Law

Linton Hill and Hownam Law

Postby colinwatson » Fri Mar 25, 2016 6:41 pm

Sub 2000' hills included on this walk: Hownam Law, Linton Hill

Date walked: 22/03/2016

Time taken: 3 hours

Distance: 11 km

Ascent: 600m

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A short day today as we spent the morning driving down en route to an overnight at the excellent Kirk Yetholm Hostel.

Arrived at the foot of Linton Hill around noon, but were unsure of where to park. We ended up at Bankhead hamlet and were told of an empty holiday let that we could park in front of. A very helpful gentleman came out of his house to tell us all about the Linton Worm that hailed from the other side of the hill. He even went in to get his tablet so that he could Google it!

There is an unmarked track from the hamlet that cuts over to the main track. Easy going the whole way and it took about half an hour to get to the top. A bit messy up here with a phone mast and associated huts.

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Hownam Law from Linton Hill

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Looking over Yetholm Loch and Town Yetholm to The Cheviot

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The Eildon Hills from Linton Hill

A quick descent to the car and a short drive took us to the foot of Hownam Law. Parked in at the bridge just before the track at Howgate.

We made our way along the track, then struck out to Braemoor Knowe where we fortified ourselves with lunch before heading to Grange Hill.

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Hownam Law from Braemoor Knowe

A quick pull up to the summit over the steepest ground of the day.

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The Cheviot from Hownam Law

We descended straight to the ruin at South Cote where we were saddened to find a sheep that had died giving birth. Took the track back to the car, reporting the dead sheep at the shepherd's house.

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Hownam Law from the car

A very pleasant and easy day. Drove to Kirk Yetholm for some Cheviot ale!
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