Tag Archives: Paths

Nick o’ the Dead Man’s Banes

**There is a problem with the OS map access, you might get a referee not valid message: I’m working on it.** 8.6 miles 4h 9m ascent 302m Cullendoch-Loch Fleet A heron watched us then took flight as we eased our … Continue reading

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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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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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Glentrool, Black Linn and the three Waters

8 miles 4h 30m  ascent 185m Black Linn-Minniwick Woods-Bargrennan-Braes of Barmore-Cree Woods Our walk began at Stroan Bridge where the Water of Minnoch cascades through a rocky gorge. The Glentrool visitor centre here once nestled among tall conifers but the forest … Continue reading

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SUW17: The Lammermuirs

13.6 miles  5h 22m  ascent 552m Route: SUW Lauder to Watch Water Reservoir, highest point Twin Law 447m It was three and a quarter hours of driving to get to the start, having left a car at Watch Water. From … Continue reading

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Southern Upland Way: the Middle Marches

The central section of the SUW, from the River Nith at Sanquhar to the River Tweed at Yair Bridge is 70.4 of the SUW’s 212 miles, though our journey clocked up 76.5 miles with 4403m ascent. This took us from … Continue reading

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SUW15: The Old Drove Road

13.7 miles  6h 25m   ascent 848m; max elevation 567m Minch Moor Route: SUW Traquair to Gala with a diversion to Minch Moor’s summit For much of this section the SUW followed an Old Drove Road and there were Cross … Continue reading

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Broughton Heights

6.9 miles  3h 45m  ascent 669m Route: Broughton Place-Broomy Side-Pyked Stane-Broomy Heights-Hammer Head-Trahenna Hill A first outing to this group of wee hills. I was considering taking in all three Marilyns but opted for two instead. There was sunshine with … Continue reading

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SUW12: Across the watershed

11 miles   5h 58min  881m ascent; max elevation 637m Croft Head This section took us from D&G into the Borders and over the watershed from rivers flowing to the Irish Sea to those heading for the North Sea. We … Continue reading

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SUW11: Daer to Beattock

10.6 miles  465m ascent  5h 59m; max elevation 562m Hods Hill Route: SUW We wimped out on Saturday. Sorry, having considered the weather forecast and awoken to howling winds battering hailstones against the windows we rescheduled for Sunday. A good … Continue reading

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