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Steele's Knowe over 2 Tumps from Corb Glen

Sub 2000s: Steele's Knowe

Date walked: 17/04/2021

Time taken: 3.3 hours

Distance: 12.8km

Ascent: 491m

Ah, we can travel further afield now! Where to go and what to do? I still wanted to go somewhere quiet, though, so I went to Dunning Glen and parked in the small car park at the east end of Corb Glen. I decided to go over the Tumps John's Hill and Sim's Hill on the way over to Steele's Knowe. I wanted to avoid the route from the south. I strolled along the track on Corb Glen, enjoying the early morning sunshine. Soon, though, it was time to leave the track and take to the open hillside of rough tussocks.
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John's Hill from Corb Glen
It seemed fairly steep but perhaps that was just my lack of hill-fitness. The summit afforded me a good view of my day's route.
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Descending John's Hill looking over to Sim's Hill
There was quite a steep descent to the col between the two hills, followed by a steep ascent on to Sim's Hill, aided by an ATV track. From this top I followed a track beside a fence over Green Law and then down to cross the path in Borland Glen.
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On Green Law looking back to Sim's Hill
The next part of the route was easy - just walk on the windfarm road to within about 100 metres of the trig on Steele's Knowe.
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On Steele's Knowe, Sim's Hill & John's Hill in the distance
At this point, I was quite a long way from the car and, to be honest, I didn't fancy a re-ascent of the two Tumps so when I reached the path in Borland Glen I followed it down towards Corb Glen. I left this path, crossed the stream and scrambled up the steep bank to reach the road out. I must confess that I was a bit tired and sore by now and it was a relief to get back to my starting point. I must build up my fitness and get used to the old boots again. A good day out, though.

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