BACKWATER RESERVOIR/CORWHAM 611m circular

Sunday 3rd October 2004

OS sheet: 44
Walking Time: approx 6 hours
Distance: 16 km. Ascent: 400m approx

This interesting walk takes us to a new area in the Angus hills. We start at the car park and picnic benches above the reservoir at GR257615.The route takes us a long the road for a short distance before rising SE by the forest and then on a narrow high path through the small gorge Craig of Balloch.We then walk up through Glen Quharity for about 2km passing some pines before heading off up to Milldewan Hill. We continue in a NE direction to Carn Corse and eventually Corwham 288651. Our return route follows the fence down through peat hags to a bealach. After crossing the Hole Burn we then rise to the top of Drumshade Plantation and the SW along track back to the starting point. There is a small possibility this route can be extended should there be a demand for this however it could be very wet and boggy and will add slightly more ascent and time.

Walkers must wear walking boots, warm and waterproof clothing, hat and gloves and take plenty food and liquids. THESE ARE ESSENTIAL. Be prepared for possible wintry conditions on the top whatever the forecast. This walk is very boggy so gaiters recommended.

Meet Culter Village Hall 8.am returning 6.30pm approx

Fee members 5 non members 8 children 2.50

Contact info@culterhillwalking.org.uk or text/phone 07747 178657 or 01224 735210

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