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Walk No: Glenkens 2

Start: Forrest Lodge car park. GR NX 553863.

Finish: Forrest Lodge car park. GR NX 553863.

Notes: This route is the shortest ascent of Corserine, the highest point and only Corbett in the Rhinns of Kells. It can therefore be used as an access point to the whole ridge.

• Distance: 8 miles

• Height Gain:
• Approx. Time: 4hours

• Relevant Map:
Difficulty: Moderate

• Terrain: Forest track, open hillside with summit plateau
• Toilets: None available

• Refreshments: None available
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Route Description
1. Exit the car park left towards the bridge and kilted figure, follow the Birger Natvig Road through forest to open fields, pass Forebush Farmhouse and re-enter forest by a stile alongside a locked gate. (Red marker posts indicate the route onto the open hill.)

2. Follow the track uphill. Ignore the junction off to the left. The track is now designated the Robert Watson Road. Continue uphill to a footpath off left signed “Hillwalkers Path etc”. Follow this alongside the burn, cross over a small rock bridge, through the trees to a stile over the fence onto the open hillside.

3. Follow the path, which becomes less distinct as it rises onto the grassy slopes of Craignine, the NE spur of Corserine. Vegetation becomes sparse making walking much easier across the summit plateau to the trig point. In times of poor visibility careful navigation is required. Take care not to follow a goat path which leads into the upper reaches of the eastern corrie, Scar of the Folk.

4. Return by way of outward route