Cairn Pat

1.3 miles 30 mins ascent 75m

Cairn PatCairn 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 of the A77 and walked up the track to the top, climbing a couple of gates on the way.

A lovely crisply cold day but with little wind. The steeper parts of the hill were covered with flowering gorse but I couldn’t really make out the remains of the hilltop fort that are obvious on aerial photos.

I was surprised by the views from such a lowly summit: Ailsa Craig, Arran, Ireland, Isle of Man, Galloway hills, and of course the Mull of Galloway.

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