Tag Archives: SUW

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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Scents, Standing Stones, Sweet soft fruit and sunburn: AW2

8.6 miles 3h 45m ascent 226m Annandale Way: Moffat to the A701 near Raehills The second leg of the Annandale Way took us from Moffat to a little north of St Anne’s Bridge leaving the River Annan to follow one … Continue reading

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Romans & Reivers: 2 – Vanishing leads and fortified houses

8.1 miles 3h 20m  ascent 155m (descent 276m) The second leg of our Romans and Reivers walk. Earshaig to Bellshaw We took up the walk again where we finished the last section, where the forestry track carrying cycleway 10 crosses … Continue reading

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A lonely mountain lake in a treeless waste

9.2 miles 3h 30m ascent 283m This was a straightforward there and back route from Craigencallie, along forestry tracks past Loch Dee, over the Laggan Burn and up the slopes of White Hill/Curleywee to the Loch Dee Rosnes Benches. On … Continue reading

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Swallows on Loch Trool

5.1 miles 3h 50m ascent 112m Another Rosnes Bench outing. I was keen this time to find the Covenanter’s Memorial that I had missed on the previous visit to Caldons when we were walking the SUW. We didn’t realise it when … 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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SUW12.2: the spell lifted

7.8 miles  3h 24m   450m ascent Route: SUW from near Craigbeck (low level route) then along the Selcoth Burn to Sailfoot Despite completing the SUW coast to coast in July, I was left feeling that the job wasn’t done … Continue reading

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SUW9.2: Cogshead again

9.7 miles  3h 24m  624m ascent Route: Crawick Water at Nether Cog to Cogshead then the northern SUW loop to Wanlock water and Wanlockhead Between Cogshead and Wanlock Water the SUW offers two routes, and when we last came this … Continue reading

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The Southern Upland Way

The 212.6 miles of the southern upland way include coastal cliffs, upland moors, hills and mountains, meadows, riverbanks, loch side paths, farmland, parkland, woodland, country estates, paths across dams, farm tracks, drove roads, roman roads, ancient trade routes, and coffin … Continue reading

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Southern Upland Way: the Eastern Marches

The eastern section of the SUW, from the River Tweed at Yair to the North Sea is 50.2 of the SUW’s 212 miles, though our journey clocked up 54.1 miles with 2628m ascent. This took us across the Tweed three times, over … Continue reading

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