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Walk No: Glenkens 78

Start: Craigengillan, on unclassified road off B729 Carsphairn-Moniaive Rd.

Finish: Craigengillan, on unclassified road off B729 Carsphairn-Moniaive Rd.

Nearest Town: Carsphairn

Notes: Overshadowed by its close neighbour, Cairnsmore of Carsphairn, Beninner is often overlooked and rarely climbed for its own merits.

• Distance: 7 miles

• Height Gain:
• Approx. Time: 4hours

• Relevant Map:
Difficulty: Strenuous

• Terrain: Forest track with ford crossing, steep hillside wet in places.
• Toilets: None available.

• Refreshments: None available.

Route Description
1. Cars can be parked at the side of the track by Craigengillan. Follow the track uphill through forest. Cross over the old bridge and pass around Moorbrock Farm, fording the burn.

2. Take L following upward track which curves around Green Hill. At the low point of the track pick the best route down to and cross over the Poldores Burn and fence. The impressive Beninner Gairy towers overhead. Head NW then W gaining height but keeping clear of the rocky slopes. Once the E face of Cairnsmore of Carsphairn is visible swing SW into the Nick of the Lochans. From here climb SE up the gentle slopes to the summit cairn of Beninner. The view S extends across the whole of the Glenkens to Bengairn near the Solway at Palnackie and beyond to the Lake District Fells.

3. Head due S down the steepening slopes for about 1 Km before turning E towards the Poldores Burn as it cuts a path through the forest. In places this can be very wet, it is best to stay on the L bank. Follow this heading towards Moorbrock where the track leading back to the start point can be joined.