Wolf Craigs

East Cairn Hill

East Cairn Hill (spot Edinburgh?)

This entry will probably be the shortest yet as there isn’t much going for it.  The weather was pretty grim as we did a short circuit of some Pentland hills to the north of West Linton so the gorgeous scenery shots you’ve come to expect aren’t here – just grey hills, although there is one of Jazz having a dip to break the monotony.

Jazz taking a dip on West Cairn Hill

Jazz taking a dip on West Cairn Hill

Wolf Craigs

Wolf Craigs

Typical rock outcrops

Typical rock outcrops

We parked at Baddinsgill Reservoir and headed up the Thieves' Road to the Cauldstane Slap where we branched off up onto West Cairn Hill.  Nothing too exciting with the view lost in the greyness.  A few Red Grouse helped ensure Jazz didn’t get bored.  At the top the most exciting thing was a brand-new fence that stretched all the way along the summit ridge interrupting the old path as it went.  We’ll press on to the one “interesting” thing of the day and that is the Wolf Craigs where we had lunch.  This is a shelf of rock that pokes out of the moorland at a jaunty angle and we could easily imagine wolves howling from the top. But not today as my tame wolf was more interested in the sandwich bag.

To complete the circuit we headed up Byrehope Mount and entered cloud 1 and so I needed to dig out the compass.  In September?  On a hill barely over 500m?  Not one of our better days in the hills.

Notes:

  1. Which actually helped hide what is a pretty dull hill.
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