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Hods Hill instead of a motorway service station

Sub 2000s: Hods Hill

Date walked: 13/01/2022

Time taken: 1.3 hours

Distance: 5.5km

Ascent: 230m

Rather than going via Edinburgh, for a change I was doing the drive from West Cumbria to Inverness directly. Didn't get the early-ish start I'd hoped for which would have given me enough daylight time to do 2 walks up small hills on the way, but at least I managed one in place of pulling over at a service station for a break. Not having a map for the area where I was wanting to stop, I needed a hill which was straightforward (I don't like just relying on a phone map), and Hods Hill fitted the bill - a short, easy marilyn which wasn't too far off the A74(M).

I parked at the Daer waterworks up towards the dam and followed the Southern Upland Way (signed) which passed within about 100m of the actual summit. Hopped over a fence to the summit, and returned the same way. I'm not getting the chance for many big hill days just now, but bagging any hill when I get a chance in decent weather is appreciated, even wee 'uns like this.

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I walked the short distance up the access road to near the dam (turns out I could have parked there), then took the waymarked path up - this looking back at the start of the walk on to Daer reservoir and dam

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The trodden path was clear on the ground, but Southern Upland Way markers also made the route one that was hard to lose

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Another benefit to following this bit of the SUW was nice stiles over the fences to Hods Hill straight ahead

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Looking back to the reservoir again

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This was where I left the SUW for the short walk to what is, apparently, the actual summit. Climbed over the fence at this wooden section and followed the fence along about a 100m metres.

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Hods Hill summit. No impressive cairn, just a slight turn in the fence!

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