Friday, 5 August 2022

Arrart Hill (Douglas)

 30 July 2022

Participants: Just me

Where: Arrarat Hill, 428m/1,404', P 52m, Tump, OS 71, NS 778297

A short trip down the motorway to west of Douglas for Arrarat Hill in the midst of windmill land. The one advantage of wind farms for hill walkers (apart from the obvious one of providing green energy) is that you can use a track to get up the hill, rather than ploughing through a maze of tussocks of which Arrarat Hill has an abundance. I parked at the entrance for the Galawhistle wind farm and set off up the track. It wasn't long before Arrarat Hill came into view.....



I mentioned that this was windmill land, this is looking east to part of the massive Hagshaw Hill wind farm. It encompasses the Marilyn of Common Hill, which I have climbed a couple of times.....

Cairn Table to the west (a Marilyn south of Muirkirk) viewed from the way up.....

There were great open views. Hagshaw Hill again, this time from the summit, where the wind farm company have placed a notice explaining what it's all about. The high point is just to the west of turbine No. 3. Tinto is emerging from the cloud in the distance.....

Cairn Table again.....

The southern view is to the Lowther hills. I took a photo of them from the summit and a couple more on the way down.....

 



An excellent short day out, unless you don't like windmills of course!

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