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Corserine to Corran of Portmark

Walk No: Glenkens 2A

Start: Forrest Lodge Car Park. NX 553863

Finish: Forrest Lodge Car Park. NX 553863

Notes: A straightforward ridge walk from the summit of Corserine, offering splendid views onto Loch Doon and Carrick Forest. If this route is linked to walk xxx the whole Rhinns of Kells ridge can be achieved. No mean feat!

• Distance: 8 miles

• Height Gain:
• Approx. Time: 3hours

• Relevant Map:
Difficulty: Moderate

• Terrain: Undulating ridge walk, some boggy areas.
• Toilets: None available

• Refreshments: None available

Route Description
1. From the Trig Pillar head due N to the summit of Carlins Cairn, which is marked by a large circular cairn.

2. Follow the easy broad ridge to Meaul. Several goat paths can be followed but beware of steep slopes to the E. A cluster of small lochans add an interesting photographic opportunity in the saddle. A Trig Pillar marks the summit and a derelict dyke runs E to Cairnsgarroch.

3. Continue N following a faint path towards the fence and follow this to the twin tops of Bow. As you descend the grassy slopes look out for the memorial to John Dempster. Marked by a small twisted pointed stone it can be found at grid reference NX 500917. Beware of discarded old fence wire as you approach Bow.

4. The fence continues to be your escort towards the neatly built cairn on the summit of Corran of Portmark. (This is sometimes spelled Coran of Portmark)

5. Return via outward journey.