Tag Archives: Wee Hills

Bronze Otter and Inquisitive Cows

3.6 miles 1h 50m (strolling pace!)  122m ascent Fell of Barhullion The planned Cumbria Way (Sethera) walk was delayed by a respiratory virus, so I had a free day for walking and an old dog hankering for an outing. So it … Continue reading

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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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Snow on Colt Hill

5.9 miles  2h 42m  347m ascent Cairnhead-Colt Hill I planned this as a walk up past the Striding Arch on Colt Hill and along to Lamgarroch but conditions meant we turned back at Colt Hill. The walk began at Cairnhead where … Continue reading

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Larks on Screel

3.4 miles 2h 30min  ascent 335m Screel Hill-by the path, clockwise An evening stroll with the Rheumatology team, ID team, and accompanying dogs. The rheumatology team showed their navigational and logistical skills arriving at the agreed rendezvous in good time, then … Continue reading

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Millfore Hill…a vanilla slice of a hill

7.9 miles 5h 5m ascent 543m Louran Rig-Coo Lochans-Craignelder-Millfore Hill This is Millfore Hill (602m) rather than Millfore (656m), a hill 4 miles to the north. I had previously set out intending to climb this in March of last year … Continue reading

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Cairn Pat

1.3 miles 30 mins ascent 75m Cairn Pat (Marilyn) I have often considered going up this hill when I’m across at Stranraer for work. So today was the day. No route-finding problems with this one, I parked on the verge … Continue reading

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Cairn Edward Hill

6.4 miles  3h 50m  ascent 357m Cairn Edward Hill and Bennan Hill viewpoints Previous to the introduction of roads or railways into the Stewartry, these moors formed part of the wild and unfrequented tracks of Galloway, and were the haunts of … Continue reading

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Mochrum Fell in the mist

10.4 miles  4h 5m 364m ascent Falbae Moor to Mochrum Fell Mochrum, the ridge of the swine, makes three appearances in D&G. There are two Mochrum Fells (317m, 197m) and a Mochrum Hill (270m). This is the Marilyn, Mochrum Fell … Continue reading

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Lotus Hill with bins

Binoculars. dim. bins; Device worn around neck to ensure no birds are seen. The is the same 4.75 mile route as described in Three Spaniels on Lotus Hill from February. I sit typing this with Eddie curled up next to … 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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