Bank Holiday Monday was billed as the best weather day of the 3 so we planned our walking for that day on route back home from Scotland taking in some Border hills. After a lovely breakfast in Moffat we headed a little south to the National Trust Car Park that was the start of the path up the side of the hill.
The path soon came out at the Loch and we could see our first hill straight ahead, Lochcraig Head and the path going straight up the side. The only good thing about a steep path is that its generally quick, as in you get to the top quicker than if it weaves its way round and round and this one was certainly steep. Another surprise of the day was the mucky bog that met us as we left the lochside which we waded through until we reached the base of the hill. Horrid stuff but we managed to navigate it quite well and didnt have a major bog incident!
The steep path swung to the left near the top and took us right up to the cairn at the top which gave us a very good view of White Coomb which was our next target. It had snow on it and the air was a bit on the chilly side now especially when in the wind. Hats and gloves on we ventured forward towards the big dip. What generally happens after a big dip..........yep you guessed it, a big steep climb back up the other side and thats exactly what we got. Today's walk was certainly a leg stretcher.