The Ascent of Haggis Hill

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Nick of the Balloch – Rowantree Hill – Craigenreoch – Pinbreck – Changue - Haggis Hill – Nick of the Balloch

This hill and moorland route, on the tough side of moderate, involves a couple of steepish ascents and one very steep descent. There are no refreshments available en route.

Some say the term 'Grey Galloway' is indicative of our weather, but we in Galloway believe that to be a calumny put about by the denizens of Ayrshire, into which the 2008 Newton Stewart Walking Festival strayed to offer this horseshoe ridge walk. (In fact, 'Grey Galloway' refers to our wealth of dry-stone walls or dykes). Anyway, this is a fine hill walk and the views on a clear day must be extensive. We endured rain and mist and a bit of grudging, hazy sun with our lunch on top of Haggis Hill, so some of the photographs are less than perfect!

Information for Dog Owners: subject to the normal precautions to be observed by dog-owners when walking in sheep country, this walk is considered suitable for biddable dogs.

Scotland - South Scotland - Ayrshire and Arran - Countryside


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