…and it’s trig point.
4 miles – 1hr 30min
New territory covered on today’s quest to visit a local trig point.
Ardnadam Hill, a summit that goes unnoticed, only highlighted by the electricity pylons that flank its south west elevation before disappearing.
The old finger post signs still in place (albeit lower) showing the way to Glenkin, the next stage of the route.
After turning right the forestry road contours round the base of the hill, the power cables running between the pylons are soon overhead.
Remarkably there is a bench with views and a marker post obscured by a solitary tree. From here it’s a climb on open hill to the third pylon.
The trig point is located over to the right of the third pylon, lower and offset from the true summit. Initially the square top is just visible over the heathery tussocks.
Due to the change in weather and time constraints I decided to return via Ardnadam Farm by crossing the road and dropping down to the lower pylon then turning left picking up a track highlighted by a few old fence posts. The road passes Scottish Waters holding tanks before passing the farmhouses. The road returns to the car park access road.
Interactive map with photos and stats HERE.