Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Lowther Hills

Jane and I took to the hills again yesterday, heading south to climb Ballencleuch Law in the Lowther Hills.
Starting from Durisdeer we enjoyed an excellent, and reasonably short, hill day which stretched the legs nicely.
The weather switched from sun to snow showers to horizontal hail and strong winds, and from time to time we had wonderful views of the wild country around us.
Lots of grouse on the hill, and one beautiful lone mountain hare which broke cover as we approached.

Kilpatrick Hills

Last Sunday must have been the best day of the year so far, and Jane, Ann and I took the opportunity for a walk not too far from home.
Pristine snow, blue skies and sunshine made for some glorious views from the track to Greenside Reservoir and Duncolm, and Inverclyde and the hills of Cowal sparkled in the clear light.