Saturday, 12 May 2012

Recce for Wigtownshire ramblers. Haggis Hill circular. May 2012

This steep climb is right at the start.

Lovely views of the glens.

My able bodied assistants.
Today Saturday May 12th along with the RHS, the distiller and a fellow walker from Ayr we travelled to the hills south of Straiton to do a recce for my mother group when yet again I am a walk leader. As it is a recce a fuller blog will appear on the day but that is not until the 30th June. On a clear windy sunny morning we made our way up Rowantree (552M) which we climb immediately leaving the car park so that really gets the lungs and legs going early on in the walk. From here we walk a ridge over Craigenreoch (565M),Pinbreck(549M),Changue(521M) and finally the wonderfully named Haggis Hill (503M) where we do a steep drop of 240M to the Nick of the Balloch.Two different routes were recced here to try and get the best way for a group but will be dependent on the weather on the day which way I choose to bring us back to the cars.A very pleasant "B" grade walk with some wonderful views of the Galloway Hlls lets hope the sun shines at the end of June. Thanks to my fellow walkers today for helping me out on this 6 mile recce.

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