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Windy Standard and Blue Peter Memorial

Walk No: Glenkens 23

Start: Craigengillan. GR NX 637948.

Finish: Craigengillan. GR NX 637948.

Notes: Combine the site of a crashed Spitfire with a wind farm on the appropriately named Windy Standard. ‘The windy Stannart, Cairnsmore’s brow, And Moorbrock summits view we now And to conclusion bring oor strain On scenes we ne’er may see again.’ Extract from Frae the Heather by Thomas Murray, one time shepherd at Moorbrock.

• Distance: 11 miles

• Height Gain:
• Approx. Time: 7hours

• Relevant Map:
Difficulty: Strenuous

• Terrain: Track, grassy slopes with some heather.
• Toilets: None available.

• Refreshments: None available.
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Route Description
1. Cars can be parked at the side of the track by Cragengillan. 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 then L towards and passing Clennoch Bothy. The track terminates near an old sheep pen on the SE face of Dugland Hill. Nearby the Blue Peter Memorial is situated at grid reference 606005 a few meters uphill and just beyond the tracks terminus. Climb the grassy slopes of Dugland Hill to reach the service track N of its summit. Follow R towards wind turbines. Use the fence line as a short cut passing Trostan Hill taking steepening slopes NE to the disintegrating Trig Pillar on summit of Windy Standard, set within a curious double circular trench.

4. Leave summit heading SE for gate in fence, and follow fence (electric) roughly S, passing Deil’s Putting Stone on R. Approximately 200 meters beyond a fence junction will be encountered where a derelict fence joins up with the electric fence near a gate. Follow the derelict fence SW passing by a communication mast towards the flat heather clad top of Alwhat. Pick up sheep path heading SE towards N spur of Moorbrock and 1Km further the summit of Moorbrock Hill.

5. Descend track for a short distance before striking L down hillside to meet upward track at acute bend by Poltie Burn. Retrace steps to start point.