Walking -over The Hill

Group leader :- Frank Hall


Venue :-

U3A Over-the-Hill Mob Walking Programme for 2019 Group Walks monthly on 4th Wednesdays. Group Leader: J Frank Hall Tel: 01848 200263/ 07519 247360 email: jfghall1@gmail.com


1)All walkers walk at their own risk.

2)If you intend to make your own way to the start of a walk then let the leader know in advance as the start point may be changed.

3)Appropriate footwear is essential on all walks. Also bring waterproof clothing, spare jumper, packed lunch, drinks, torch and a personal first aid kit.

4) Grades: C= Gentle; B= Moderate; A= Strenuous


January 23rd

Leader: Tom Lindsay T:01387 268 513 Yarrowford: Taking in Minchmoor, Brown Knowe, Broomy Law, Three Brethern and Broad Meadows. Park/Start: NT 409 300. Lr 73 Ex 338/337. Leave Homebase c/p at 8.30 am.


February 27th

Leader: Isobel Watson T: 01387 721 704 Powfoot to Ruthwell circular. C+/10.5m/300' From Powfoot Hotel. NY 147 655 Lr 85 Ex 322 Beach to Mossdale then country roads and lanes to Ruthwell and back. Leave old Aldi c/p at 9.00 am .


March 27th

Leader: Dot King T:01387 780 605 Carsethorn to Middle Cottage: B/11m/neg. Catch 9.46 bus (bus pass?). Lanes to Arbigland, John Paul Jones Cottage and beach to RSPB Mersehead, and back to cars. Park Middle Cottage NX 915 563 Lr 313 Ex 84. Leave Homebase c/p at 9am prompt.


April 24th Leader: Alistair Brown T:01387 811842 Blencathra: A/7/2400' Scales Tarn, Hallsfell, Knowe Crags and down via Blease Farm and back to the start. Park/Start: Sheepfold NY 349 272 OL5 Leave Old Aldi c/p at 8.30 am.


May 22nd Leader: David Llewellyn T: 01387 760 203 Beattock Kinnelhead, Rivox: B/10m/800' Mainly tracks incl.the SUW (pos. boggy). Car will be left to avoid road walking. Park/Start: NT 036 016 Lr78. Ex322 330 Leave Homebase c/p at 9.00am


June 26th

B/9.5m/ 1300' ascent Leader: John Burnett T: 01387 262 405 Gable Girdle: A /8m /3000’ ascent. Styhead Tarn, South Traverse. Paths + easy scree. Park Seathwaite Farm, B'dale NY 235 121, OL4. Leave old Aldi c/p at 8.00am .


July 24th Leader:Stuart King 01387 780605/07729 409948 Covenanter's Road: B/11m/1,300' ascent Forest tracks, country lanes. Start Galla Wood c/p near the entrance to the Cally Palace Hotel. NX 606 560 Lr 83 Ex 312 Leave Homebase c/p at 9.00 am.


August 28th

Leader:Frank Hall: 01848 200 263/07519 247360 Lost Villages in Doon Valley: C+ /7m/ 500' From Dunaskin Heritage Centre round old mining villages and pos. Benwhat hill. Moorland tracks. Waterside NS 440 084 Lr Ex.327 Leave Homebase c/p at 8.30 am Park:


September 25th

Leader: John Lumb T:01387 270 153 Beattock Area: B/8/500'+ Taking in Garpol Glenn and Annandale Way. Paths, tracks and some road. Great views. Park/Start: NT 075 027 Lr 78 Ex 322 Leave Homebase c/p at 9.00 am


C+/9/1600 ascent October 23rd Leader: Hugh Dickson T:01387 730 282 Lowther Hills: B/8.5/800' ascent Open fell to Leadhills narrow gauge railway station via Broad Law. Lead working tracts to Glen Franka dam. Returning through abandoned lead and gold working areas. Park/Start: NS 932171. Lr 78. Exp 32 Leave Homebase c/p at 9.00 am


November 27th

Leader: Sue Hudson T: 01557 820 239 Colvend Area: C/7.5/min From Rockcliff c/p to Colvend and return via Dalbeattie forest, New Barns & Portling. Quiet roads, tracks, (pos. mud), coastal path. Start NX 851 535 Lr 84 Ex 313 Leave Homebase c/p at 9.00 am


December 18th

Leader: Monica Callender T: 01387 270153 Carsethorn, Powillimont: C/5.5/neg.asc. Coastal walk with inland return via Arbigland. Tracks, minor road and beach. Park/Start: NX 993 598 Lr 84 Ex 313 Leave- Homebase c/p at 9.00 am ---------------




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