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Hill Number 6

The Wet One! 😀

The next hill on our list was Meikle Bin in the Campsie Fells. It started raining half way up but we decided to power on through. This hill is clearly popular as, even in the rain, there was a constant stream of people both up and down. Lesson learned today: We ALL need better waterproof clothing!

Height: 1,870 Feet

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Hill Number 5

Hill number 5 bagged today. This one was a hard slog but we made it. Allermuir is the hill above the Ski Slopes at the Eastern edge of the Pentlands. This was a step up for us compared to the previous 4 hills, and we all found it a struggle but enjoyed it none the less. We’ll maybe need to do a few more at this level before progressing to anything bigger.

Height: 1,617 Feet

Almost at the top…
Success!
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Hill Number 4

Yesterday we had a little wander around Cairnpapple hill, the highest point in West Lothian. This is the site of a Bronze Age burial, owned by Historic Scotland and as well as being able to go into the dome to see the graves, there’s a small visitor centre. Unfortunately all of that was closed due to “The Covid” so we settled for a walk about.
The actual hill of Cairnpapple is about 1/3 of a mile south of the Bronze Age site and there is no easy way to walk between the two, so after having a wander around the Bronze Age site, and saying hello to the sheep, we took the car a little down the road and parked at The Knock car park. The Knock is another hill right next door to Cairnpapple, and is only a few feet lower, so we decided to climb that too. The Knock has one of those viewpoint plaques that point out distant landmarks, but no Trig Point as it’s too close to the Trig Point on Cairnpapple.

Height: 1,024 Feet