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River Ayr Way: 2 – The Weir and The Voes

8.68 miles 4h 28m ascent 111m River Ayr Way: Greenock Water Bridge-Catrine This stage starts at Greenock Water Bridge. We parked on the old bridge then headed down a steep stone stairway and along Greenock Water’s grassy riverbank. Greenock Water … 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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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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Rainbows but no Typhoons on the Paddy Line

6.4 miles 2h 38m 137m ascent Big Water of Fleet to Little Water of Fleet along the old railway This was a wee walk along the old Paddy line from the viaduct over the Big Water of Fleet to the … Continue reading

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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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Glentrool, Black Linn and the three Waters

8 miles 4h 30m  ascent 185m Black Linn-Minniwick Woods-Bargrennan-Braes of Barmore-Cree Woods Our walk began at Stroan Bridge where the Water of Minnoch cascades through a rocky gorge. The Glentrool visitor centre here once nestled among tall conifers but the forest … Continue reading

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SUW17: The Lammermuirs

13.6 miles  5h 22m  ascent 552m Route: SUW Lauder to Watch Water Reservoir, highest point Twin Law 447m It was three and a quarter hours of driving to get to the start, having left a car at Watch Water. From … Continue reading

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Southern Upland Way: the Middle Marches

The central section of the SUW, from the River Nith at Sanquhar to the River Tweed at Yair Bridge is 70.4 of the SUW’s 212 miles, though our journey clocked up 76.5 miles with 4403m ascent. This took us from … Continue reading

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