First hill walk of 2019 and a wee one to start with. Set off from the temporary car park with my faithful dog Fraoch (AKA Daftarse) up the road and track to Loch Humphrey. The path up to the loch was pretty busy (too busy for my liking ) but soon tailed off when we got to the loch. Headed round the right hand side toward the gate and for a couple of 100 yards either side of this it was a mud hole. Took a wee stroll over middle Duncolm and had the opportunity of sliding down a 100 or so feet on my arse, too good to miss so I didn't
After a wee break for coffee we headed back down towards the loch this time omitting Middle Duncolm. As it was starting to get busy again I took a wee detour off towards the trig point at the Stacks.
From here it was a nice easy stroll back down to the temp car park and the first hill walk over.
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