Glenkens Raider

Σύνολο σημείων 417

Uploaded 31 Δεκεμβρίου 2013

702 m
74 m
18,93 km

1587 εμφανίσεις, 33 αποθηκεύσεις

κοντά στην περιοχή Bargrennan, Scotland (United Kingdom)

A pleasant walk on the South side of Loch Trool in the Minnigaff Hills, taking in a section of the Southern Upland Way on the return.
The route starts at the car park at the West end of Loch Trool and after passing through the old campsite of Caldons follows the Caldons Burn, gaining height through the forested banks of the burn. Take care as there are steep sections which can become very slippery and admire the waterfalls from a safe vantage point. After about 1Km, the trees have been felled here, cross over the burn and follow the small tributary upwards through the firebreak. The ground here can be very wet! Clear the trees and head across the open hillside to the summit of Mulldonoch with its many small lochans.
Head down towards the Nick of the Lochans and through a gap/gate in the fence just to the east of the last lochan. Climb the small knoll and then continue up the steadily rising grassy ground of the north-west shoulder of Lamachan.
A small stone built shelter at the end of the dyke offers respite against any wind and a good place to refresh, before continuing along the old boundary fence of iron posts to Bennanbrack. Not far from this summit in a NNW direction is the remains and crash site of an Avro-Anson aircraft which crashed in 1944 with the loss of all three crew.
Continue to follow the fence line and path with the Scars of Bennanbrack on your left and Curleywee rising steeply before you. Cross over the old dyke and climb the slopes of Curleywee where excellent views onto Loch Dee and the surrounding Galloway Forest Park can be enjoyed.
Descend by way of the Well Burn to White Laggan Bothy and follow the boggy path to the track. This is shared by the Southern Upland Way, The Glentrool 7Stanes 'Big Country' MTB route and the N7 Sustrans off-road section as well as forest traffic!
Turn left along the track and at the gate leave the track and follow the SUW over Trostan Hill. This can be very wet and muddy due to cattle poddling the ground and you may choose to continue to follow the track circumventing this problem! The routes rejoin at the Glenhead Burn Bridge.
Thereafter follow the well marked footpath alongside the southern shores of Loch Trool to the start point.
The crash site of the Avro-Anson Mk1 MG356 which crashed on 21-7-1944 with the loss of all three airmen can be found at GPS reference NX 44050.77372.


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