Tag Archives: Wee Hills

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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Ben A’an – heaving high a forehead bare

2.6 miles 2h 53m ascent 340m The hill’s original name is thought to have been Am Binnean, or small pointed peak: a good descriptive name. But Sir Walter Scott called it Ben-An in his poem The Lady of the Lake and that … Continue reading

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Barlay Hill: another Monica

2.8 miles 1h 4m ascent 75m Another Wee Monica. A forestry track from the Trostan Road, a footpath with a residual red way marker post to the Shambellie forestry track and then the remnants of a footpath up Barlay Hill. … Continue reading

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Dalskairth Hill: just checking

1.83 miles 53m ascent 100m

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Craigend Hill: third time lucky

2.54 miles 1h 46m ascent 126m

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Locharthur Hill: an asterisked Mabie Monica

4.52 miles 1h 50m ascent 183m – failure 24/11/2022 4.24 miles 2h 2m ascent 145m -success 25/11/2022 A Monica is a hill named on the OS 1:50k map. A Mabie Monica is such a hill in Mabie. Some hills don’t … Continue reading

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Craigend Hill: Failing from the SE

1.67 miles 1h 22m ascent only about 80m Second failure, in two days, to reach its summit. The first, yesterday: I had intended going from the summit of Lochbank Hill across the Craigend Hill, which is really just a second … Continue reading

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Lochbank Hill: Another Monica

2.37 miles 1h 14m ascent 137m I had intended walking up Lochbank Hill then across to Craigend Hill but Lochbank had been recently felled and was a bit of a trudge, finding a way though the debris. I didn’t fancy … Continue reading

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