Tag Archives: 7stanes

Winter Crabapples

6.5 miles 2h 53m 281m ascent Ae forest – mostly red routes carved bench, over the Ae, footpath through deciduous riverside woodland, crabapple/cherry, sour, hips and haws, winter oak and winter beech, washed away paths, excavated paths, gnarled trees, lichen … Continue reading

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Golden Hedgehogs and a Heart of Stone

7.75 miles 3h 40m ascent 283m Dalbeattie Forest-Moyle Hill-Heart Stane There were severe weather warnings for heavy rain and some local fields were already flooded so I ditched the planned route for one away from major waterways and without sections … Continue reading

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The Jewelled Loch

5.6 miles  4h 45m ascent 160m Kirroughtree Forest Work, a wedding, Arran’s whisky festival and fine-dining in Whitehaven had kept my walking boots idle for several weekends, so it was good to tighten the laces again and feel the crunch … Continue reading

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Marthrown Hill: almost

5.1 miles  2h 34m  ascent 336m Route: Mabie Forest, around Marthrown Hill on MTB tracks then up and over in the trees Feeling a little under the weather I decided to ditch the planned walk (which included an FFS section) … Continue reading

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The Rig of the Jarkness

9.1 miles  5h 55m   ascent 642m Loch Trool-Gairland Glen-Rig of the Jarkness-Craiglee-Glenhead Best done during a hose-pipe ban. I started with a stroll up to Bruce’s Stone overlooking the loch. From there I could see the white water of … Continue reading

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Mystery above the Laggan’s Loch

7.25 miles  2h 15m  ascent 252m Craigencallie, Loch Dee, White Laggan and the Glentrool Giant Axe Head I have both driven and walked the road from Clatteringshaws past Craigencallie, but have never actually spotted Craigencallie House, where I planned to … Continue reading

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The Gowans Fyn

4.6 miles     1h 54m    164m ascent Newcastleton, 7 stanes Border Stane A nice easy walk, starting at the 7-stanes Trailhead car park about a mile and half east of Newcastleton. My schoolboy error was to take a … Continue reading

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Heart, Mote and Slab

6.4 miles   1h 55m   174m ascent This was a brief stroll through Dalbeattie Forest in pleasant weather. We had previously walked the Dalbeattie to Colvend path (once in rain, once in sunshine) but this time started at the … Continue reading

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Deep in the forest

8.5 miles   2h 20min    320m ascent Ae Forest in search of the 7 Stanes. The weather was not the thundery heavy rain forecast, just a persistent drizzle (smirr). The route took us from the main car-park along a track … Continue reading

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Mabie by the uphill path

  6.3 miles   1h 55m  340m ascent A relatively short walk but with quite a bit of ascent for a Mabie stroll. Our usual route has about 100m less of ascent and most of that is concentrated in the … Continue reading

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