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Creuch Hill

Date walked: 21/09/2021

Time taken: 1.15 hours

Distance: 3.82km

Ascent: 171m

I was down in Largs for a bit of sea air but I also fancied a short walk so I drove up the old Largs road to park in a good-size space at the foot of Creuch Hill.
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Creuch Hill from the track at the start
I went a short distance along a stony track which led to a wooden bridge over the stream. I passed through a metal gate and from there just headed up the heathery and tussocky hillside which was quite boggy in places.
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Heading up the heathery slopes
Soon I reached the first top which had some dykes and a stone shelter, which was good as by now the chill wind was blowing strong. I sat for a while enjoying some lunch and the views.
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Looking back down the hillside from the lower top
Windproof and hat on, I sauntered over to the true summit, marked by a rather puny cairn. The views here were better.
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The view from the summit
Now it was just a case of wandering back down the hillside, doing my best to avoid the ankle-straining tussocks and deepest heather. A very pleasant short stroll.

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rob munbett


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Activity: Hill Bagger
Pub: a good malt in a hostel
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Place: Kintail
Gear: my Hilleberg tent
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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

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Distance: 156.42 km
Ascent: 7293m
Grahams: 2
Donalds: 1
Sub2000s: 3

2020

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Distance: 127.4 km
Ascent: 5451m
Sub2000s: 1

2019

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Distance: 137.07 km
Ascent: 8697m
Corbetts: 3
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Donalds: 7
Sub2000s: 7

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

2017

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

2016

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

2015

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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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