Tag Archives: Ruins

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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Romans and Reivers: 3 – through the cave of sorrows

13 miles 5h 33m 631m ascent       Bellshaw Pool-Garwaldwaterfoot This, our third Romans and Reivers walk, took us from Moffat Dale to Eskdale, passing through the valleys of Wamphray Water, Dryfe Water, and Garwald Water, and past the … Continue reading

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Dun Garbh

1 mile  50mins Dungarry Fort This is an 8th century fort, or the remains of one at least, sitting on a small hill in a valley beside Bengairn. The long single track road/track from Auchencairn doesn’t have much in the … Continue reading

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Gawin Moor: revisited

8.8 miles 3h 50m ascent 245m Auchencairn Forest Last week I went to Auchencairn Forest to look for some features marked on the OS map. This week I was back in search of two more cairns in the forest at … Continue reading

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The Deil’s Dike and Auchencairn’s Cairns

9.8 miles  4h 35m  345m ascent Great Hill-White Hill-Auchencairn Height Gawin Moor Cairn, White Hill Cairn, Mid Cairn, Royach Cairn, Auchencairn Height Cairn This walk starts at Loch Ettrick, following forestry tracks to Great Hill, White Hill, Auchencairn Height and … Continue reading

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Στην Κνωσό μέσω Ηρακλείου: A Minoan Morning

Distance: Not much actual walking. Climb: Virtually none. Duration: Left after breakfast, back for lunch. Knossos by bus A journey rather than a walk, and certainly not an epic journey. As I walked from the hotel I left the unreal … 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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The Glen of the Yews

5.8 miles 3h 10m  ascent 285m “I was born on Sunday, the 22d of October 1775, (I ascertained these points in 1805,— I did not exactly know my age in 1794) and baptized a fortnight after, on Tuesday 7th November … Continue reading

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Bainloch Hill

2.2 miles 1h 48m ascent 219m  (Bainloch Hill 287m) Bainloch Hill is said to take its name from bàin loch, white loch, but I don’t find that convincing. There is a White Loch a couple of miles away below Barcloy … Continue reading

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Barrs Hill Fort

3.7 miles 1h 38m  ascent 165m  (Barrs Hill 218m) Barrs Hill is one of the many “twice named” hills. Barr generally means the summit of a hill, but in SW Scotland tends just to mean “hill”, so it is Hills … Continue reading

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