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Cairnsmore of Carspairn my first Border Corbett

Cairnsmore of Carspairn my first Border Corbett


Postby The Rodmiester » Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:42 am

Route description: Cairnsmore of Carsphairn

Corbetts included on this walk: Cairnsmore of Carsphairn

Donalds included on this walk: Cairnsmore of Carsphairn

Date walked: 26/05/2017

Time taken: 2.75 hours

Distance: 11.8 km

Ascent: 657m

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A very early start meant getting up back of four o'clock and getting through Glasgow early as the intention was to get two Corbetts completed then head off to the campsite in Galloway which was to be my base for the weekend and climb the other two Corbetts before returning home on the Monday.

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After passing a cottage on your right and then passing through a gate with a pedestrian gate alongside you follow the track down to the riverside. Now to drive down the road to Corserine the second Corbett of the day, and to think its only near 11.00am
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Spaces for two cars at the end of the road, there are additional ones on the other side of the road but the junction is difficult to emerge from as it's on a bend
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Willieanna in the background with Craig of Knockgray in the foreground
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Looking back down the track towards Green Well of Scotland
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I walked beyond the Benloch Burn and took the track around Willieanna until the next burn then climbed up the South West flank of Dunool 541m
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A short sharp climb at an angle took me to this dry stone dyke which I followed
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From the cairn on Dunool looking towards Cairnsmore of Carsphairn in the distance, just follow the dyke
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Looking back down to Dunool from Black shoulder
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Follow the fence posts
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As you climb the summit becomes more rocky. The summit mast and cairn.
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The mast
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The trig point in 1.5 hours
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Looking back down South East towards Dunool
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The bridge at the start over the Polsue Burn
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The notice board back at the starting point
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