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Yeork-sher: wet boots, mired tyres and abandoned walks

That doesn’t sound particularly promising, does it? But I enjoyed it. The old adage is that good sailors are not made by smooth seas. And the philosophers suggest that enjoyment is perhaps heightened with a wee dash of adversity thrown … Continue reading

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Loch Katrine – the scenery of a fairy dream

13.4 miles 5h 25m ascent 373m Strochanlachar-Trossachs Pier Loch Katrine was gouged by glaciers during the last ice age, named for the ceathairne, highland robbers such as Rob Roy MacGregor who stalked its surroundings, and co-opted by Victorian engineers, who … Continue reading

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Silver Jubilee Road – Happy and Glorious

9.2 miles 3h 37min ascent 344m The Silver Jubilee Road, which from its name must date back to 1977, was to be a multi-use (vehicles, horses, legs) trail in the beautiful Tweedsmuir hills. There were to be seven stops: Covenanter’s … Continue reading

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Castlemaddy: clambering over fallen trees II

6.56 miles 3h 30m ascent 201m Polmaddy-Castlemaddy A simple walk from the parking area at Polmaddy, up the forestry track to Castlemaddy then back by the Pack Road to the Polmaddy Fermtoun.

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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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