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Chapelgill Hill from Culter Allers Farm

Chapelgill Hill from Culter Allers Farm

Postby Robertgee » Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:40 pm

Donalds included on this walk: Chapelgill Hill

Date walked: 20/06/2017

Time taken: 5.5 hours

Distance: 13.2 km

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Chapelgill Hill is the last of my Donalds in the Culter Hills, on the Lanarkshire, Scottish Borders border.

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I've been up Culter Fell twice in the past, so was looking for a route that didn't require me to climb the extra unnecessary heights of this fine hill again. So I started at Culter Allers Farm, with parking just beyond the farm where the road splits. From here I followed the left hand fork in the road, onto the private road to Coulter Reservoir.
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Culter Water Valley

Just after the strip of woodland running up the hillside, just before Kings Beck, a track turns left, to climb alongside the trees. This is a short distance before the usual path climbing Fell Shin, on the way to Culter Fell.
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Culter Fell

This track climbs up to reach another track, where a right turn leads to Tippet Know.
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Tippet Knowe

Great views open up on the climb up to Tippet Knowe.
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Clyde Valley from Tippet Knowe

The route continues to Glenharvie Moss, between Culter Fell and King Bank Head. From where you get views over the Border Hills.
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Broad Law from Glenharvie Moss

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Chapelgill Hill

From the moss, a left turn leads to King Bank Head, and more great views.
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Glenlood Hill, Broomy Law and Coomb Hill

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Culter Fell

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Tinto and the Clyde Valley

The route simply follows the ridge/fence line to Birnies Bowrock.
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Cardon Hill

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Tweed Valley

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Culter Fell

For my walk I continued along the ridge to Cardon Hill, with it's fine views over the Clyde Valley and Tweed Valley.
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Chapelgill Hill

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Birnies Bowrock and Culter Fell

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Biggar and the Clyde Valley

It was then back to Birnies Bowrock, and on to my main objective, Chapelgill Hill, where more outstanding views were to be found.
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Broad Law

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Manor Hills

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Moffat Hills

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Culter Fell

After a well deserved rest and bite to eat, it was more of less a case of retracing my route back to the start.
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