Before embarking on this walk I did read the reports already uploaded onto this site. Boggy is a term used to describe it, however it does not do it justice in November. It is extremely boggy!!!
Still, it was a nice day when I set out at 1100.
Despite trying to follow the advised route, I had to improvise on several occasions to avoid being up to my knees in glaur. I was still almost passed boot level into the muck numerous times.
Fifteen minutes into the walk I happened upon a chap who turned out to be the guy with the keys to the car park. Turns out it was to be locked at 1230 and if I hadn't met him I could have been locked in. Luckily he was a decent sort who stated he would go into "the town" (Dunfermline) and put his bets on to give me time to do my walk.
Instead of being able to take a more leisurely stroll around the hill and approach from a less steep incline I took the first chance I could at getting to the top. It was steeper than I thought!
Once at the top I took a few photos before rushing back to meet the keeper of the gates and leave before the car parked was locked up. I could have done with longer to explore and I most definitely could have done with gaiters!!!
The Black Loch -
Loch Leven view from summit -
Wet Wet Wet -
It would be a good walk - but only in the summer!
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