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In-Croy-able

In-Croy-able


Postby denfinella » Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:42 am

Route description: Croy Hill and the Antonine Wall, near Kilsyth

Date walked: 03/07/2018

Time taken: 3.5 hours

Distance: 11 km

Ascent: 210m

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The heatwave continues... and with half a day to spare, we head up the M80 for a walk just outside... Cumbernauld. :shock: Fortunately it's not the town centre we're visiting, but a section of the Antonine Wall and Forth & Clyde Canal nearby. Route map below - we started at the car park a mile east of Auchinstarry and walked anticlockwise.


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Canal views:

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After just over a mile, time for a long lunch in the pub at Auchinstarry Marina. It was a day for taking things easy! Then back into the sunshine for a couple more miles along the towpath to Twechar:

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Ahhhhhh!

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Across the bridge and up the road into peaceful Twechar:

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Soon a track leads uphill to the left, roughly following the line of the Antonine Wall to Bar Hill Roman Fort. Thankfully there was plenty of shade. The fort:

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Good views west too:

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From the fort it's a short stroll across to the trig point (a mighty 155 metres above sea level) at Castle Hill:

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Descending to the east you get a great view of the Antonine Wall's massive ditches:

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Then an easy section along a track - through woods then across open ground - to the B802. Beyond is the short ascent to Croy Hill, the site of the next Roman Fort. Looking back towards Castle Hill from the ascent of Croy Hill:

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Campsie Fells looking hot (I mean temperature hot!) to the north:

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A quick descent back to the canal and car park, where the air conditioning was very welcome. Nevertheless, a nice walk if you don't want something too strenous.
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Re: In-Croy-able

Postby Graeme D » Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:53 pm

denfinella wrote: Cumbernauld. Fortunately it's not the town centre we're visiting,


That would certainly make for an interesting walk report with a difference! :lol:
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Re: In-Croy-able

Postby denfinella » Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:00 pm

Are you volunteering to do a walk.around Cumbernauld then? :wink:
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