Having come up with the idea a night walk would be something different, the forecast for Saturday prompted an outing.
Destination set for Bishops Seat, a local hill walked many times in all conditions …… but never in the dark.
Setting off from the FCS Kilbride car park I was joined by Martin,Jamie and Andy. We headed off up the forestry road, past the new road till we came to the next corner. From here it was down to the burn where a crossing is required. There’s enough prominent stones and a fallen tree to aid the crossing, helped by the fact the burn was low. Once over the burn you continue on the trodden path keeping the burn on your right till you cross it again. An easier crossing than the previous one. From here follow the track till you join the forestry road where you take a sharp left and continue till you spot the roadside cairn.
First view over the second crossing.
View over Dunoon to Gourock and beyond from track/forestry road junction.
From here you leave the road heading up through the trees. Bit of a maze due to wind blow but there is some marker tape to help guide you to the clear fire break.
Once in the break, you follow it till you come to a small burn where you turn right. There is the remainder of a hardcore path which takes you to a wee bridge. Once across it’s out the trees and on to the open hill. A feint path leads the way to the summit,a gradual climb that not to harsh.
View from the Summit towards Glasgow.
Bishops Seat trig point and Plough
After a brief stop for pics (most never turned out due to misting of the lens due to the ‘fresh’ conditions!! ) and a drink it was time to head back. Returning to the forestry road in no time.
View on returning to forestry road
Back to the car park we went having really enjoyed our night walk. Best thing is we’ll need to go back and get the group summit shot !!!!!!
Love the photo of the trig point – superb!