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Cochno Hill and The Slacks

Date walked: 18/03/2021

Time taken: 2.3 hours

Distance: 9.66km

Ascent: 406m

Really, this was my first walk out on some hills since knee surgery in November, so low, local hills but a good sense of achievement. I walked up through the houses on Cochno Road, past some water-works then took the signposted path for Cochno Hill and Cochno woods - and very pleasant it was, too. I then came off this well-made path to follow a grassy track which led directly uphill towards the east end of the hill. Indeed, I followed this path all the the way to the summit 'cairn'. the views to the north over Duncolm towards Ben Lomond were very fine.
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The magnificent cairn on Cochno Hill
I decided to test my knee further by heading west along good tracks down, quite steeply, to the dam at Greenside Reservoir. Across the dam, I ascended the fairly gradual slopes towards the trig at the summit of the oddly named The Slacks.
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Descending Cochno Hill looking over to The Slacks
A snack and drink later, I went back down to the dam and followed the road beside the Loch Humphrey Burn to the starting point. All in all, a very pleasant short stroll and I look forward to testing my new knee more rigorously once restrictions are eased a bit.

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Activity: Hill Bagger
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Ideal day out: A good hill on a clear winter's day on crisp snow - then back for venison, dark ale and a good malt with friends

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2021

Trips: 1
Distance: 9.66 km
Ascent: 406m

2020

Trips: 11
Distance: 127.4 km
Ascent: 5451m
Sub2000s: 1

2019

Trips: 17
Distance: 137.07 km
Ascent: 8697m
Corbetts: 3
Grahams: 8
Donalds: 7
Sub2000s: 7

2018

Trips: 17
Distance: 107.35 km
Ascent: 5696m
Grahams: 4
Sub2000s: 16
Hewitts: 1
Wainwrights 1

2017

Trips: 14
Distance: 91.35 km
Ascent: 5418m
Grahams: 5
Donalds: 4
Sub2000s: 7

2016

Trips: 28
Distance: 251.86 km
Ascent: 9643m
Corbetts: 2
Grahams: 16
Donalds: 7
Sub2000s: 11

2015

Trips: 12
Distance: 17.6 km
Grahams: 3
Donalds: 2
Sub2000s: 9

2014

Trips: 23
Distance: 11.5 km
Corbetts: 1
Grahams: 7
Donalds: 4
Sub2000s: 18

2013

Trips: 20
Distance: 22 km
Munros: 2
Corbetts: 2
Grahams: 11
Donalds: 3
Sub2000s: 7

2012

Trips: 3
Munros: 2
Grahams: 1


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