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3 Greenock Tumps- Corlick Hill, Scroggy Bank & Dunrod Hill

3 Greenock Tumps- Corlick Hill, Scroggy Bank & Dunrod Hill

Postby rob munbett » Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:01 pm

Date walked: 02/07/2020

Time taken: 3 hours

Distance: 13.6 km

Ascent: 408m

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I parked the the car at the start to the good, signposted track up Corlick Hill on the old Largs Road out of Greenock. It was a very pleasant stroll to this hill with good views over to my next two hills, Scroggy Bank and Dunrod Hill.
Approaching Corlick Hill
Scroggy Bank and Dunrod Hill from the track up Corlick Hill
I left the track, went over a small burn and ascended a well-used grassy track to the summit trig where I enjoyed the views over the Firth of Clyde.
The summit of Corlick Hill
I retraced my steps back to the road and walked south for a few hundred metres until I came to the rough road leading around the north side of Loch Thom. Again, the walking was very easy and pleasant.
Dunrod Hill across Loch Thom
Where the this road ended, a rougher (but made) path led up to the road leading from Overton to the Cornalees Bridge Centre. I crossed this and went up the rough hillside to reach the upper road and the summit of Scroggy Bank with its various masts.
Cairn on Scroggy Bank
Dunrod Hill from Scroggy Bank
From here, yet another good track led south-west towards Dunrod Hill. At the end of this, I headed down over a burn towards a metal gate. Through this, I followed a rather wet, boggy path right up to the glistening white trig of Dunrod Hill, where I sat for a while in splendid isolation to enjoy some lunch and the panoramic views.
View from Dunrod Hill pan.JPG
Panoramic view from Dunrod Hill
Reluctantly, I left to follow my route of ascent back down to the car.

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