Category Archives: Ayrshire

Twas long indeed, a country mile

2.33 country miles  2h 2min  34m ascent Waterhead Rosnes Benches Blanket bog is one of Scotland’s most extensive semi-natural habitats but if I am honest I tend to think of peat bogs as a difficulty to be crossed on the … Continue reading

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Glen Ness and the (5 year) old Fort

3.2 miles 1 h 55m 150m ascent Ness Glen – Glessel Hill A shorter walk than I had planned since there were sheep aplenty on the hills and the dogs had to be kept on leads for much of the … Continue reading

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Beyond yon hills where Stinsiar flows

4.8 miles 3h 48m ascent 222m Peden’s Hut-Shiel Hill-Cornish Loch-Cornish Hill Beyond yon hills where Stinsiar* flows, ‘mang muirs and mosses many… By Girvan’s fairy-haunted stream, The birdies flit on wanton wing; While bank and brae are clothed in green, … Continue reading

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