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Of Corse this could have been easier....

Sub 2000s: Corse Hill

Date walked: 05/05/2019

Time taken: 3.1 hours

Distance: 51.18km

Ascent: 636m

Cycling - 43.42km, 480m ascent, 2 hours 45 minutes
Walking - 7.76km, 156m ascent, 1 hour 25 minutes

Corse Hill – a little bump south of Glasgow that I’d been looking at for some time, purely because it was easily within cycling distance and near to a students house, making for the perfect opportunity to kill two birds with one stone, so to speak.

I was feeling a number of injuries so in the interests of getting out somewhere, this was the idea of choice – we had been for pancakes in the morning and weren’t too keen to get going but eventually headed off about 3pm :lol:

Pancakes – Stack and Still is your friend 8)
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We cycled through Newton Mearns and as we climbed up the other side of Eaglesham we could see all the way to the Campsies and even Loch Lomond with both Dumgoyne and Ben Lomond visible 8)
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Malcy stopping for a breather :wink:
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We dumped the bikes at the end of the track and continued on foot – although on Malcy’s silly pink map it had only looked like a quick mile it turned out to be more like 5km :shock:

I’d love to live somewhere with such a cool name :lol:
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The map, like Malcy himself, also predated the wheel so there were a lot of extra tracks to negotiate than were marked!
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Who’s the bigger fool – the fool or the fool who follows him? :lol:
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It was an easy walk along good tracks to the summit of Corse Hill, although walking under the giant wind turbines was slightly unnerving :shock:
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Biggest onshore wind farm in the UK
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Summit of Corse Hill
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The Galloway hills
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A first time for everything – looking down on this one :lol:
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What an idiot :lol:
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Ben Lomond in the distance
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Do something interesting…. :roll:
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Then it was back along the track through the turbines…
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…back towards Carrot
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Where we picked up the bikes
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It was a really cold wind so we added layers before getting going – we decided to make it a loop and cycled home via Carmunnock which we managed successfully until we got lost in the Gorbals :lol:

Still, a nice way to make a bit of a mountain out of a molehill, and most importantly, Malcy was able to bag another Marilyn :roll: :lol:


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Location: Glasgow
Occupation: Musician, adrenaline junkie and baker
Interests: Walking, running, skiing, playing good music with good people, baking cakes and snuggling.
Activity: Mountain Walker
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Mountain: Garbh Bheinn
Place: Anywhere with a view
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2019

Trips: 8
Distance: 234.34 km
Ascent: 8346m
Munros: 2
Grahams: 1
Sub2000s: 8

2018

Trips: 43
Distance: 1227.1 km
Ascent: 77510m
Munros: 39
Corbetts: 40
Grahams: 12
Donalds: 8
Sub2000s: 12

2017

Trips: 59
Distance: 1276.3 km
Ascent: 83255m
Munros: 47
Corbetts: 48
Grahams: 24
Donalds: 36
Sub2000s: 9
Hewitts: 9
Wainwrights 12

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Trips: 46
Distance: 768.5 km
Ascent: 52418m
Munros: 100
Corbetts: 5
Grahams: 4
Sub2000s: 2

2015

Trips: 13
Distance: 216.15 km
Ascent: 13086m
Munros: 28

2014

Trips: 1
Distance: 20 km
Ascent: 1350m
Munros: 2

2013

Trips: 2
Distance: 40 km
Ascent: 2600m
Munros: 3

2012

Trips: 1
Distance: 18 km
Ascent: 1500m
Munros: 2

2011

Trips: 3
Distance: 41.5 km
Ascent: 3700m
Munros: 4
Corbetts: 1

2009

Trips: 1
Distance: 17 km
Ascent: 1352m
Munros: 1


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