Category Archives: Dumfries & Galloway

Biding not at Kenmuir

3.2 miles 1h 20m ascent probably zero “Watch warily for the dragoons as you come to the narrows of the Loch,” she said “and bide not at Kenmuir. For if there by mounted muskets in all the neighbourhood it is at … Continue reading

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Bronze Otter and Inquisitive Cows

3.6 miles 1h 50m (strolling pace!)  122m ascent Fell of Barhullion The planned Cumbria Way (Sethera) walk was delayed by a respiratory virus, so I had a free day for walking and an old dog hankering for an outing. So it … Continue reading

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Trusty’s Hill

3.75 miles  1h 50m ascent 114m Gatehouse of Fleet- Trusty’s Hill-Rutherford Monument-Anwoth Drust’s Hill, wet walk, pictish carvings, monument 1 and 2, old kirk        

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Spring 2017

Walking the dogs and I realised spring is definitely here. The equinox passed a couple of weeks ago, the air is filled with birdsong, some recognisable (teacher-teacher), some not, and though the broadleaves still stand bare, they have buds aplenty … Continue reading

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Grey Mare’s Tail

3.7 miles  3h 5m  344m ascent Grey Mare’s Tail and Loch Skene Originally planned as a walk to White Coomb but the Tail Burn was in spate, so we walked a little way along the loch’s eastern bank then went … Continue reading

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Fingland Glen again

5.7 miles 2h 45m ascent 356m   This was a repeat of November’s Snow on Colt Hill walk, but with less snow, less icy wind, more birdsong, an extra dog (Sweep came along as well as Eddie), and a red squirrel on … Continue reading

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The Glen of the Stream: Gleann an t-Sruthail (Trool)

6.2 miles 2h 40m 355m ascent Loch Trool Circular After the wildness of Loch Trool we had a country of plenteousness and peace. (The Heather Moon) Stricken with the flu then cursed with a dodgy knee, I had been out … Continue reading

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The Glen of the Dock Leaves

3.8 miles 1h 45m 178m ascent Glengap Forest Another wee forest walk, this time in Glengap forest which takes its name from dock leaves. I had drawn out a simplified route on the back of an envelope, using the OS … Continue reading

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Doach Wood

2.4 miles  about an hour  ascent 169m

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Rainbows but no Typhoons on the Paddy Line

6.4 miles 2h 38m 137m ascent Big Water of Fleet to Little Water of Fleet along the old railway This was a wee walk along the old Paddy line from the viaduct over the Big Water of Fleet to the … Continue reading

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