and occasionally rides a bike.
A word of warning. The walk descriptions are not detailed enough to guide you - please take a map. The batteries never run out, and you always have a signal. Oh, And don't take left or right as gospel!

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

A week in Scotland mid-September 4 - Tinto Hill

Thursday 17 September 2020

 Tinto Hill - a distinctive conical peak, 707 metres (2,333 feet) high. It is on the West Bank of the Clyde, about 5 miles from Biggar, and a popular spot with walkers and runners.

The name may derive from Scottish Gaelic “teinnteach”, fiery. It was used as a lookout beacon in the past.The red felsite rock, which glows in the setting sun could also account for the name.

We parked in the public car park at Fallburn near Thankerton - this was pretty full, since the weather was perfect.

A steep climb to the top, but well worth the effort.  Just over 6 miles, and 1900 feet of climbing.

Plenty of people, but we found place for coffee and cake

We added a detour to nearby Scaut for a quiet lunch

As usual, elevation profile looks impressive

The view of Tinto from near the cottage

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