Day Trip to the Carsphairn area
on Sunday 13 June 2021
Map required is LandRanger 77 Dalmellington to New Galloway,
but you can download and print a useful map section below ....
This is now a past outing .. you can read about it soon!
This walk will take us from Green Well of Scotland near Carsphairn to the summits Cairnsmore of Carsphairn (797m, Corbett/Donald) and Beninner (710m, Donald Top and I’m hoping that it will be my final Donald). The route is about 14km with 750m of ascent and should take around 5 – 6 hours.
The meeting point is a leftover piece of old road on the right, just after crossing the bridge over the Water of Deugh on the A713, about 2km before Carsphairn village and opposite the entrance to Bridgend farm. With care, we should be able to fit a few cars in here. The grid reference is NX557943, or 55.22266, -4.26955 if you prefer putting numbers into your satnav (accuracy not guaranteed, latitude and longitude in decimal degrees taken from Google Maps). If you end up in the village, you’ve gone too far! Depending on where you live, the driving time from Glasgow is around 1h30. If you have not been that way for some time, remember to watch out for the average speed cameras. Please meet at 09:15 so that we can start walking by 09:30 as it is a slightly longer route than our recent walks.
Our walking route is north-east along the farm track across the road from the parking area. We’ll follow this track to its end from where we can follow a wall to the summit of Cairnsmore of Carsphairn. From the trig point, we’ll descend to the Nick of the Lochans (643m) and then climb to the summit of Beninner. We’ll descend back to the Nick of the Lochans and then head down via Black Shoulder and Dunool.
Download a map of the area?
If you would like to come along, just turn up at the meeting point. However, it would be great if you could drop me a note to let me know that you are coming along; just so I know who to look out for.
Cornel Brozio, Carsphairn Organiser
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