5kms(ish). (3 miles)
1hr 30 mins
Never walked this hill before but I have seen it mentioned by one of the local walking clubs. In recent weeks they have carried out some clearing of the pathways, a job well done.
It was a spur if the moment decision to walk this hill,a combination of finishing work early and good weather meant I was heading somewhere!!!
Interactive map with currently up to date pictures can be found HERE
Parking just past Graham’s Point there is a tarred road just next to the housing scheme ( can’t remember the name!!). The path to the summit starts here, starting with a narrow path which leads onto a forestry road. Once the road is reached, turn left followed by a right onto the top road. This takes you to a great view point over the golf course, just after this it’s a left turn doubling back in yourself. The road on the map is more like a path in reality but easily distinguished, especially now it’s been brasher/cut back. There are a few marker posts to help guide you through the woods.
Blairmore Golf Course and beyond.
The path that leads off forestry road.
Always remember to look back and enjoy the views as you climb!!
There’s one particular steep bit that runs parallel to an old stone wall, this allows for some photo opportunities ( get breath back).
Once out the thick if the trees things begin to open up.
From here it’s a straightforward path to the summit, giving some spectacular views of the area. !!!!
Hi I used to live in Strone and did this hill a few times can also be extended to come back down at Pucks Glen. Alternative start point is at the end of Dunselma Court follow path go over the golf course save a bit of uphill walk at the start 😉
Alright Terry. If only I’d known. Ha. I had to look up walkhighlands to get a rough idea of route. Ideal for a wee sleep over 😉
I’ve been up the hills above Pucks Glen umpteen times, but never gone any further done the peninsula then the duck blind and the lookout. I’ve often admired the hills from the Ardgarten side (lovely drive to drop back down at Whistlefield).