Thought I would head up to Tinto Hill this afternoon, at 2332 ft it is an easy one to climb, especially just to get some sunset photos. Before I tell you any more, here is some facts.
Tinto Hill is the graceful cone shaped hill on Lanarkshire’s southern horizon. At 707 metres it is the highest point in central Scotland and the perfect introduction to hill walking.
The best reason for climbing Tinto hill is the excellent view. On the clearest days the view takes in the Lake District, the mountains of Mourne in Northern Ireland, Ailsa Craig and Arran in the Firth of Clyde, the Arrochar Alps and as far north as Lochnagar in the Cairngorms.
Points of Interest along the Walking Route:
1. Tinto tearoom open Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday (all year round), selling delicious home baking, quality teas and coffees – opened in 1938 at the height of the craze for the great outdoors.
2. Iron Age fort – observant walkers will spot the double ditches and ramparts of this prehistoric defensive site. It is more obvious on the way down.
3. Summit cairn – dating from the Bronze Age it is largest cairn in Scotland. It is tradition to carry a rock from the bottom and place it on the top to keep Tinto growing.
Anyway, half way up a snow storm appeared out of no where. Total wipeout. Thought it would be gone when I got to the top. Nope, just worse. The temperature on my watch went from 14C to 1C, never mind the wind chill. So much so, all I got was a couple of photos on my iPhone.
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