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A Cut above Greenock

A Cut above Greenock


Postby denfinella » Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:30 pm

Route description: Greenock Cut, Inverclyde

Date walked: 04/02/2018

Time taken: 3 hours

Distance: 12 km

Ascent: 180m

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Weather: Sunny with a few cloud banks, light winds, 5 degrees or so (warm in the sun, cold in the shade).
Underfoot: Wide tracks and paths, very little mud. Gentle uphill then downhill sections on track; Greenock Cut itself is obviously nearly flat. No need for proper walking boots.
Notes: Ideal for walking off a huge pub lunch. We parked at the northern end of the cut and walked clockwise (unlike the WH description, which starts at Cornalees and goes anticlockwise) as it was a shorter drive. Car parks at the start and at Cornalees were both overflowing, and it was fairly busy on the "hill". Tufted ducks and canada geese on the reservoirs; lots of sheep wandering about. Very scenic, very easy going, though slightly tired legs at the end reminded us that it's a good 7 miles or so!


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