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Glen Afton circuit D55-58 (G21-22)

Glen Afton circuit D55-58 (G21-22)

Postby St Pedro » Mon Jun 12, 2017 3:34 pm

Grahams included on this walk: Blackcraig Hill, Windy Standard

Donalds included on this walk: Alhang, Blackcraig Hill, Blacklorg Hill, Windy Standard

Date walked: 11/06/2017

Time taken: 8.5 hours

Distance: 25.4 km

Ascent: 1215m

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1030 - 1900
Mark, Hamish and I after Scotland-England WC game - Leigh Griffiths free kick double
drove down and parked up in trees after waterworks on sat night. Pizza and beer/whisky for supper and good long chat until 1215. Got up at 8am, leisurely breakfast cereal, bacon butty and couple cuppas.
sorted hill gear out and walking at 1030, followed wind turbine tracks until wedder law then grass/fence to first noisy wind turbine in the clag and trig point Windy Standard (1215). went for Moorbrook detour but aborted in clag/long tussocky grass, adding 1hr to day so returned to WStandard. Down to bealach and steep grassy pull up to Alhang (1500) in clag and break in weather before Alwhat bealach for lunch so decent views to Afton reservoir. Wind at least at out back now, so decent plodding pace onwards as resist hail attacks in my shorts. 2 steep but short grassy pulls up Blacklorg (1615) and Blackcraig (1715), and final shelter near trig point for well earned respite from wind. Follow fence down N ridge to Quentin Knowe and old wet drovers track back to road. Chippy and cuppa at New Cumnock (Glenafton junior cup winners this year - flags out).
Mark home by 9.30 and I'm home by 10.15pm

Weather = Windy, wet with occasional hail thrown in for good measure, only occasional glimpses of sunshine and views of Afton reservoir.

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