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From the lay by to the north. The heather varies from shin to thigh high in places with the path through it thin and over grown in places, would be hard work and very wet after a rain. Path is well marked by posts.
Followed the ROW up from the east and then the quad tracks up to the trig.
3rd of the day. Parked opposite the farm on the other side of the river. Tracks in good condition all the way to the top.
1st August and could just about see the individual cairns next to the trig!! Low cloud and mist enveloped the hill just as i was half way up it from the lay by to the SW.
Same route as 'beckroad'. First of the day, very quite and peaceful.
Parked just to the north at NT2715858504. Walked back down the road and over the gate. Kept to the field boundary whilst walking up to the trig.
Route as BigJ. The field which the trig is in has now been plated with saplings so another trig and view will be lost in the future. A lot of the surrounding hill sides have been planted with new trees.
Parked next to Gladhouse Plantation, just to the south of the 291 spot height. The fields are grass which is yet to be cut. Kept to the field boundaries instead of going via the houses. Maybe should have put my gators on after 24 hours of heavy rain, ho hum.
Parked to one side of the wind farm entrance. Walked up the fence line until i picked up the quad tracks. Hoped the fence a few time depending on what quad tracks were the cleanest and easiest to walk along.
Parked at the bottom of the forest track. Followed the tracks to the small quarry at NT3753752517. From here took a fire break up towards the trig. The plantation has been well thinned so you can easily walk between the trees. The trees on the very outer edge of the plantation are quite thick so had to push through to the trig. On the way back i just took a bearing to the small quarry.
Asked at the farm if it was ok, no problem! Parked well out of the way in the 'layby' which is actually the turning circle for the tractors to get into the farm. Track is in good condition all the way up the hill, entered the field at the corner NT4168950523. No moo, just sheep.
Parked just off B709, north of the Tibetan Centre @ NT2403300402. This is the timber haulage route so care must be taken when turning off the road and cutting across it to the Romans & Reivers Route. Parking can be found at the start of the route or further along it. The logging track is in good condition and you could almost drive to the foot of Loch Fell if you wanted to.
Third visit. The water in the ditch was low enough for me to find the concrete pipe. As you look at the small signs telling you of the pipe, it is 2m to the right and runs diagonally across the ditch. In the bank there is a concrete pad which states the pipe is below. The pipe runs from the pad to the marker pole on the other side, there is also a concrete pad on the other bank. Trampling down the reeds to be used as a mat and using my pole to make sure i kept close to the pipe i made it across the ditch and into the nettle / thistles on the other side.
Although there are Private signs on the road to the farm i didn't think they would mind so drove to the trig, quick picture and away again.
Parked just off the roundabout in the car park. Followed the main road towards Leven where you can pick up the old railway line. At NO3495901001 where the telegraph poles come down the hill there is a path in the woods, take this to the top of the hill. Follow the path and climb over a steel gate, keep going 10m until you reach the cherry tree's. You can gain access to the field the trig is in here as the field boundary along the rest of the path is a barbed with fence. Best to do this one in the winter when the nettles and thistles have gone to sleep!!
Parked in the entrance to Woodbank farm and the strawberry stall. Found a gap in the hedge so squeezed through this to the trig. The road is very busy so care needs to be taken when crossing.
Parked at the end of the road where there is enough space for a few cars. Nice walk up to the trig and back.
In good condition considering is locality. Had to use Google Maps to find this one as i get lost in housing estates!
Parked opposite the field boundary on which the trig lies. Enough room for a small car. The wall opposite into the field is quite low so easy to climb up and over. Walked the field boundary to find the trig in nettles and thistles (this will be the theme of my day).
Parked by the mast and walked back up the hill. Roadside so no problems.