Category Archives: Dumfries & Galloway

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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Protected: Locked-in

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The Forest My Friend

The forest. My friend these many long days.  Happy, I wandered her green dappled ways.  My spirits she raised, my soul was reborn.   With a lightness of touch her gifts did transform.  Her offering I bore, unseen, and unknown.  … Continue reading

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Knockespen – two hills make one

8.05 miles 3h 20m ascent 279m Knockespen 344m When I woke the air was chilled, the sky dry. The car frozen, and as I loaded it hail was falling. As we arrived at Ae the snow was falling and the … Continue reading

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Skerrow Halt Again

8.4 miles 3h 52 min ascent 93m Stroan Loch to a little way past Skerrow Halt, and back We had been heavy rain in the previous days so my planned walk, which would have included a stroll through boggy terrain, was … Continue reading

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Wether Hill: a quiet windfarm

8.24 miles 3h 23m ascent 386m Wether Hill (Christy’s first Marilyn) After an unintentional detour, and some uncertainty as to whether I had started the walk in the correct place, the car was parked and i sat looking out at … Continue reading

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Nick o’ the Dead Man’s Banes

8.6 miles 4h 9m ascent 302m Cullendoch-Loch Fleet A heron watched us then took flight as we eased our way to the parking spot near Little Cullendoch. This usually has space for a three or four cars, and though it proved a … Continue reading

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