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Sofa surfers, jeans & Irn Bru
by Fife Flyer » Sun Jun 09, 2013 1:54 pm
Grahams included on this walk: Tinto
Donalds included on this walk: Tinto
Date walked: 08/06/2013
Time taken: 1.3 hours
Distance: 6 km
Ascent: 486mRegister or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
Decided to nip up Tinto on my way to see my parents, they reside in Cheshire, I always go via Biggar & as Tinto is hardly a stones throw from Biggar I thought a quick dash up Tinto would break up the journey & stretch the legs a bit
The car park is actually signposted on the A73 & it is fairly big by hill parking standards & there were plenty of cars when I arrived, so it was boots on & off we go
Having said that I could have walked up in flip flops, may have taken a wee bit longer, but the path was very dry & stony to prevent erosion.
Tinto wouldn't be classed as my favourite walk, the views from the summit are how can we put it - typical borders terrain, rolling green hills & lots & lots of wind farms in just about every direction. I personally don't have a problem with wind farms but am yet to be convinced they are cost effective & really do make a difference to our energy usage. I daresay someone will have all the facts & figures
And that just about sums up Tinto, if you want peace & quiet don't go on a sunny weekend, not my cup of tea
by The Rodmiester » Sun Jun 09, 2013 9:39 pm
by laconic surf » Sun Jun 09, 2013 10:04 pm
by GillC » Mon Jun 10, 2013 7:38 am
by MG1976 » Mon Jun 10, 2013 11:16 am
Regardless of the hill, the path, the crowds, the view, the farms (and that whole issue), you certainly got the weather right. After our little jolly together last month, i'm thinking "maybe it's you..."
Let's hope this trend continues for the "Kneeknocker" at the end of August.
Try and get some rubbish weather days in before then, just to balance things out.