Culter Fells, Trossachs, Ochils and Callander Crags

An interesting week in Central Scotland for myself. On Sunday Jen, Mick and I were out walking in the Culter Fells. This is a lovely quiet area of South Lanarkshire with rolling hills and picturesque valleys. We walked from Cowgill up Hudderstone and via Dod Hill to the Culter Water for our return. It’s worth noting that it’s lambing time in this area at the moment, so care should be taken to minimise disturbing sheep if out and about; we deliberately changed our intended route on the day for this reason.

Jen and Mick on Hudderstone with Tinto in the distance.
Jen and Mick on Hudderstone with Tinto in the distance.

On Wednesday I was out with Mike and a school group for Falkirk Community Trust Outdoors who were canoeing in Loch Ard in the Trossachs. Thursday I was out again with a Falkirk Community Trust Outdoors school group in Dollar Glen in the Ochils.

After work on Thursday John and I headed to Callander Crags for an evening of sports climbing with me finishing off the routes I hadn’t climbed there and John climbing all of the currently bolted routes with the exception of the left hand line, which looks to be a closed project at the moment.

The hills and crags in the area are all currently very dry for the time of year.

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