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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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Golden Hedgehogs and a Heart of Stone

7.75 miles 3h 40m ascent 283m Dalbeattie Forest-Moyle Hill-Heart Stane There were severe weather warnings for heavy rain and some local fields were already flooded so I ditched the planned route for one away from major waterways and without sections … Continue reading

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The Jewelled Loch

5.6 miles  4h 45m ascent 160m Kirroughtree Forest Work, a wedding, Arran’s whisky festival and fine-dining in Whitehaven had kept my walking boots idle for several weekends, so it was good to tighten the laces again and feel the crunch … Continue reading

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