Merrick, from Loch Trool

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Apr 06
2019

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9 miles (14 km) on good paths or tracks with 875m of ascent.

Join us for an ascent of the highest hill in the Scottish Southern Uplands.

Merrick at 843m (2766ft) lies in the heart of Galloway in Scotland's south-west corner and is a relatively straightforward hill to climb from Loch Trool, from where we follow a path past Culsharg Bothy onto Benyellary (719m) and along the Neive of the Spit - the connecting ridge that takes us up the south-west shoulder of Merrick.

If we are lucky enough to get a clear day for the walk, we should be able to enjoy views of the Ailsa Craig, Arran, the Lake District peaks, the Isle of Man and even Northern Ireland. It is said that the 144 mile line between Merrick and Snowdon is the longest line of sight in the UK - but we'd need to be especially lucky with the conditions to see anything of Wales!

Merrick Summit
Bruce's Stone
Culsharg Bothy
Neive of the Spit
Black Gairy from Merrick
Merrick Summit
Bruce's Stone
Culsharg Bothy
Neive of the Spit
Black Gairy from Merrick

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