Category Archives: Dumfries & Galloway

Raiders: mountain, strath and stream

Still being written 7.89 miles 4h 24m ascent 322m Loch Trool to Loch Dee The romantic glen of Trool has long been a favourite resort of the lovers of picturesque scenery ; and it is deservedly acknowledged by all who … Continue reading

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The Raiders: worts and all

8.88 miles 4h 28m ascent 217m Craigencallie to the Axe Head Stane Part 5 of our Raiders outings took us from Craigencallie to the Axe Head Stane (and back). Had car sharing been allowed this section might have taken us … Continue reading

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The Other Side of the Raiders Road

9.67 miles 4h 25m (no breaks!) ascent 242m midges, milkwort, scent of pine, the ford, red pine, forestry in all stages, deep sphagnum, bluebells in the open, trees standing, felled, fallen, fallen and cut, eared? willow aplenty, rain but warm, … Continue reading

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The Raiders: Clatteringshaws to Craigencallie

10.67 miles 5h 5mins ascent 243m In the footsteps of Crockett’s Raiders, from the Raiders Road to Craigencallie, Spring’s sunshine practising for Summer, the heather and bracken a little tardy, and the dogs keen for an outing. A cuckoo Carpets … Continue reading

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Raiders Road: Mossdale to the Otter Pool

11.4 miles 5h 9m ascent 221m Mossdale to the Otterpool by the old railway to Stroan loch then the Raiders Road In Samuel Crockett’s book The Raiders his hero tracks a band of reivers and cattle rustlers who have made … Continue reading

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Raider’s Road: Clatteringshaws to the Otter Pool

8.03 miles 4h 1m ascent 293m Spring. A cuckoo’s call in the calm air and cuckoo flowers in the verge. Sunshine that didn’t call for hats or sunscreen, and warmed but didn’t overwhelm. Coltsfoot and wood sorrel readying to yield … Continue reading

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Frae the big brig tae the auld halt

10.12 miles 5h 2 m 178m ascent Big Water of Fleet Viaduct-Skerrow Halt The drive to the viaduct was a little slower than expected because we came to a “temporary obstruction, 15 minute delay” sign. I turned off the ignition, … Continue reading

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Skerrow Halt (yet) Again

9.65 miles 4h 15m 161m ascent Stroan Loch-Skerrow Halt-Little Water of Fleet-and back It’s a year since I blogged a walk. The last few months can be put down to lockdown, and the last couple of weeks due to a … Continue reading

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