Coran of Portmark, Bow & Meaul

Donalds: Coran of Portmark, Meaul

Date walked: 10/05/2021

Parked at a quiet Green Well of Scotland just before 9 for the pleasant walk up to the abandoned mining village beyond Garryhorn, where we had our break in the sunshine. The track to Knockower wanders a bit, but is easy to follow. From the col with Corran of Portmark, it is only a short walk to the summit with the view to Loch Doon. During the ascent, we had a snow shower, but by the top it was clearing.

Cairnsgarroch from Knockower.jpg
Cairnsgarroch from Knockower

The walk to Corran of Portmark is on an ATV track, which makes the going pretty easy and straightforward.

Looking sooth to Corserine

Further down the ridge, we could see quite a bit of the recent, unseasonal snow, which was deep at points and very soft, although I imagine it would have melted over the next couple of days.

It was a pleasant walk along the ridge to Bow, with the improving weather meaning we had developing views over to the Merrick and the rest of the Awful Hand.

The Awful Hand.jpg
The Awful Hand from Bow

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Looking south from Bow

A bit of a drop then a climb to the trig on Meoul.

Corserine from Meaul.jpg
Corserine from Meoul

We then retraced our steps to Corran of Portmark before descending back to Carsphairn and the car after an enjoyable and satisfying day.

Loch Doon from Coran of Portmark.jpg
Loch Doon from Coran of Portmark

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Date walked: 28/04/2021
Distance: 22km
Ascent: 1100m
Views: 96

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Distance: 19km
Ascent: 1200m
Views: 122

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Date walked: 15/04/2021
Distance: 19km
Ascent: 1000m
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Ascent: 1200m
Views: 163

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Date walked: 31/03/2021
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Ascent: 900m
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Attachment(s) Sub 2000s: Steele's Knowe
Date walked: 25/03/2021
Distance: 19km
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Date walked: 17/03/2021
Distance: 22km
Ascent: 1100m
Views: 199

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Ascent: 550m
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Date walked: 03/03/2021
Distance: 22km
Ascent: 800m
Views: 212


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