Sunday, 8 February 2015

Pauline's Commercial Folly

The A walkers met today on Reservoir Side Road, off Back Lane, Blackmoorfoot HD7 5JW, OS grid reference SE 102 131 at 10 am. The distance and ascent of the walk were 10.8 miles and 1,742 feet, according to ViewRanger on an iPhone 4S. There were 34 people on the walk. Another good turnout. Here is the route:

It was a cold but dry and sunny day. There was very little snow on the low levels, but much more on high ground. The views on the high ground were very good. On the highest section, on Shooters Nab, we crossed a heather more with several inches of snow. There were also some steep slippery inclines. Nonetheless, the walk was mostly easier underfoot than on Philip's walk. We also crossed some Access Land where shooting was taking place, and the signage was not clear. Fortunately the shooters saw us coming, and no one was hurt.

Nearing the top of the climb, but with the really steep bit and the shooting hazard yet to come.

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