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Dalry to Nether Holm of Dalquhairn

The best day of the Southern Upland Way so far, with some wonderful views and a couple of good climbs. Done in mostly fine weather too. The path today was better on the whole. The highlight had to be Benbrack with its sandstone arch and some expansive views, but even the lower level walking was across moorland.

Walk Details

Date: 2013-05-02

Start: St. Johns Town of Dalry    Finish: Nether Holm of Dalquhairn

Distance: 15.9 mls, 25.59 km

Height Gain: 2900 ft, 883.9 m

Start Time: 09:10    End Time: 16:00

Duration: 06:50

Ave Speed: 2.4 mph

Region: Southern Uplands

Route Description: St. Johns Town of Dalry, Knowhead of Ardoch, Earlstoun Burn, Old Hill of Mackilston, Culmark Hill, Stroanpatrick, Manquhill Hill, Benbrack, Cairn Hill, Coranbae Hill, Altry Burn, Nether Holm of Dalquhairn

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Walking with: Alone

Long Distance Path: Southern Upland Way

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Hills on this Walk

7209 - Benbrack (1906 ft)

13171 - Manquhill Hill (1381 ft)

Trig Points on this Walk

TP1316 - Benbrack (Good condition)

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Previous Walk

Walk Name: Bargrennan to St. Johns Town of Dalry

Date: 2013-05-01
Distance: 24.1 mls, 38.79 km
Height Gain: 2800 ft, 853.4 m

Next Walk

Walk Name: Nether Holm of Dalquhairn to Sanquhar

Date: 2013-05-03
Distance: 13.8 mls, 22.21 km
Height Gain: 1400 ft, 426.7 m