Tag Archives: Corbetts

The Donalds

  Percy Donald, wrote “The two-thousand feet tops of the Scottish lowland uplands” for the journal of the Scottish Mountaineering Club in 1935, listing 133 tops and 15 humps in southern Scotland. He had decided to visit all the “Lowland … Continue reading

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White Coomb from Talla

9.7 miles   5h 25m   ascent 681m   Carlavin Hill-Molls Cleuch Dod-Firthhope Rig-White Coomb-Great Hill I could say that I had previously approached White Coomb from Carrifran Gans and from the Grey Mare’s Tail, wanted to try this way, … Continue reading

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Beninner by the bridges

9.3 miles   4h 49m   ascent 770m Black Shoulder-Beninner-Cairnsmore of Carsphairn There is plenty of parking space in the lay-by across the road from the Green Well of Scotland. A new information sign just inside the first gate, has … Continue reading

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MLT expedition: should have eaten my spinach

12.8 miles  950m ascent   2 days (probably 14 hours) Where do I start this tale? I’ll skip the story of the packing and begin at breakfast. Preserved Killick, fresh out of Portsmouth, could not have beaten it. I slipped … Continue reading

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Good samaritans from Dollar Law

13.5 miles ascent 929m  5h 42min  (add 2.3 miles and 160m if you don’t get a lift) Talla Cleuch Head-Broad Law-Cramalt Craig-Dollar Law This walk starts near the Megget Stone. I managed to park 100m to the Megget side of … Continue reading

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Conquering the Raven’s Fortess

10.1 miles   6h 53m    Ascent 973m Carrifran Wildwood-Carrifran Gans-White Coomb-Firthhope Rig-Rotten Bottom-Cape Law-Under Saddle Yoke-Saddle Yoke-Peat Hill Most of the hill names around here have an English ring to them, and though their origins are often Norse, their … Continue reading

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Cir Mhor and the Castles

8.5 miles 7h 50m ascent 1013m Sannox-Cir Mhor-Caisteal Abhail-Sail an Im-North Sannox Day 2 (for us) of the Arran Mountain Festival. Judging by the sunlight coming through the curtains when I woke up we were in for a scorcher. I … Continue reading

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Kirriereoch

6.8 miles    3h 40m     ascent 605m Tarfessock-Kirriereoch Kirriereoch and Tarfessock had been on my to-do list for a while. Unfortunately my research suggested there was no easy way up these two hills. The walk from Slaethornrig looked … Continue reading

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Blackhope Round

9.8 miles    5h 9min   ascent 970m Saddle Yoke-Hartfell Rig-Hart Fell-Falcon Craig-Swatte Fell-Nether Coomb Craig The Moffat hills are whalebacks, which from a distance look like drumlins that have grown into giants. This walk shows another terrain, the steep … Continue reading

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Brass Monkeys on Hart Fell

7.2 miles 685m ascent 3h 37m Blue skies….Hart Fell beckoned. The old Edinburgh road was passable and we parked at the community hut near Newton. Once past the first kissing gate we found what was in store for us; 6 … Continue reading

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