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Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Knocktim and Blairs Hill

Monday the 15th of March 2010.
Took myself over to Palnure and Cuil to recce future routes for the ramblers.
I parked at the Cairnsmore Hill climb car park,and made my way up through the estate.
The snowdrops are having a great season.
I wonder how old this beech was ? For perspective,I should have set up my ten second timer,and got myself next to it.It had a diameter of at least four feet.
After following a path through the estate,I joined the track leading up to Knocktim.The Graddoch Burn's cut a deep furrow on it's descent from Cairnsmore.The hump on the right is the 'Door of Cairnsmore'.

Reaching Knocktim,the weather began to change and i made the decision to head back.Following a long drystane dyke over Clanery Hill,I reached Blairs Hill,with views over the Cree valley...

Panorama of Cree Valley from Cuil on

...from where I took this panorama.
A zoom in to try and capture Newton Stewart.Palnure in the foreground.(I think I'll have to save up for a zoom lens)
Back to Cuil to finish a pleasant walk.
There's a way back from Creetown behind Blairs Hill.I'll bear it in mind for the autumn and winter programme.

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