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Meikle Millyea from Clenries


Walk No: Glenkens 56

Start: Car Park at the head of the Garroch Glen. GR NX 558826

Finish: Car Park at the head of the Garroch Glen. GR NX 558826


Notes: This route is useful when the Forrest Glen approach is closed during times of high fire risk. Corserine can easily be combined with this route.


• Distance: 5 miles


• Height Gain:
• Approx. Time: 3.5hours


• Relevant Map:
Difficulty: Strenuous

• Terrain: Open hillside with tussock grass and heather. Wet in places.
• Toilets: Available in New Galloway or Dalry.

• Refreshments: Available in New Galloway or Dalry.

Route Description
1. Leave the car park, pass through the gate onto the track and immediately strike off R onto the face of the grassy hill aiming for a fence line.

2. Cross the fence, then head W for the top of Rig of Clenrie and NW along the broad rough heather clad ridge towards the eastern shoulder of Meikle Lump. A second fence might be encountered – beware as this is electrified!

3. From here a stone dyke leads towards the summit of Meikle Millyea. A trig pillar and large cairn are situated S of the dykes junction with a more substantial dyke running up from a southerly direction. Follow this dyke S for approximately 400m and the true summit, 3m higher, lies on the opposite side of the dyke marked by a small cairn.

4. Retrace steps to return to car park.

5. To take in the summit of Corserine follow the undulating ridge across Milldown following the dyke NW. Ascend Millfire, before climbing the southern spur to the trig pillar. A fairly obvious path is evident for most of the distance, although it becomes less distinct as the summit plateau of Corserine is reached.