The Merrick, from Loch Trool
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The Merrick is the highest summit in Southern Scotland and lies at the heart of the Galloway ranges. This popular ascent from Loch Trool provides the easiest route up to gain a panorama that includes much of the Galloway Forest as well as across to Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man.
Good hill path to upper slopes, then bare earth ridge path.
None to start.
Car park near Bruce's Stone.
Hillwalking in Winter
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