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Millfore and Cairngarroch

Walk No: Glenkens 17

Notes: A short route demanding respect, rewarding the walker with fine views over most of Clatteringshaws Loch.

• Distance: 5 miles

• Height Gain:
• Approx. Time: 4hours

• Relevant Map:
Difficulty: Strenuous

• Terrain: Steep initial ascent, grassy summits, heather descent. Forest track.
• Toilets: None available.

• Refreshments: None available.

Route Description
1. Leave the car park and head south for a short distance before turning acute right along the drive to Craigencallie Outdoor Centre. At the north side of the house – near the back door, a small kissing gate leads into the field behind. Cross the field to a stile and climb the steep slopes beyond. An obvious gully makes a nice ascent towards the flatter hill top.

2. Head south west climbing slightly towards the summit of Cairngarroch (named Cairnarroch on Harveys maps). Continue, crossing an old fence and rough ground to the summit cairns and trig pillar of Millfore.

3. Descend E, (to avoid loose scree)then NE aiming towards a gap in the forest and roughly towards Munwhul and a disused quarry. Cross the fence.

4. Join the forest track, turning left (north) and follow downhill. Join the metalled road bearing left. The car park is straight ahead.