Author Topic: TR Calfield Rig and Mid Hill from Langholm Sun 23 Aug 20  (Read 1352 times)

April

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No photos from Saturday, I didn't take any on our two walks, one in Gelt Woods and the other along the Tyne at Newburn.

Sunday we headed north to Langholm on a walk found on the walk highlands website - www.walkhighlands.co.uk/galloway/mid-hill.shtml

It measured 7.65 miles and 392m of ascent when we walked it and recorded it on viewranger.

We parked in the big car park and the weather didn't seem too bad when we set off. The forecast had said cloudy with sunny spells with rain later. It was cloudy, we got no sun and it rained sooner rather than later!

A look back to Whita Hill and Langholm


A bit of road walking


It was a quiet road passing a few houses, then we accessed a track through a gate that would lead us to the foot of the climb up Calfield Rig

Naze Hill and Mid Hill from Wauchope Bank


Whita Hill from Wauchope Bank


It had been raining on and off and it got more steady when we reached the foot of Caldfield Rig so it was on with full waterproofs. The way up was through long rough grass so we would have put the waterproof trousers on anyway.

Looking back from the way up Calfield Rig


We could see weather fronts to the south and we thought it was coming our way. The ground was less rough underfoot now but still wet and boggy.

Going over Calfield Rig top


Those things on the hill ahead are wind turbines capped by clag. The hill is called Clagberry Hill  ;D

Looking back to Calfield Rig


We stopped for some lunch and a brew before we got to Craighope Head but we deployed the storm shelter to get out of the rain for a while.

On the way to Black Knowe


We saw a runner going up to Naze Hill then back again towards us and we said hello to him near the stile at the fence. We all agreed it was a lovely day.....not 

Mist clipping Mid Hill


We would be over there after Black Nowe. We summited Black Knowe in mist so I didn't bother to take a photo then we retraced our steps back to the fence and made our way up Mid Hill. It was very wet underfoot here.

On the way up Mid Hill


Mist beyond Clark Fell


Mid Hill summit in the clag


Pigeon?


It is a pretty pigeon if it is.

Mist over Langholm and Hog Fell seen in the middle


We dropped down ward and over to Meikleholm Hill
 
A view of the higher mountains from the way to Meikleholm Hill


The cloud lifted for a while and we had views. There had been the odd peep of views all the way around and we felt robbed because this would have been a very nice walk with good views if the weather had been better.

Langholm and Whita Hill


Wild flowers near Langholm


These flowers were lovely and we think they'd been planted by the householder here and not really "wild" but very nice all the same. A bit of a soggy walk but better to be out than not.

Looks better for this weekend, fancy another trip over the border beefy?

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Re: TR Calfield Rig and Mid Hill from Langholm Sun 23 Aug 20
« Reply #1 on: 08:26:19, 26/08/20 »

Lovely flowers not so nice weather O0

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Looks better for this weekend, fancy another trip over the border beefy?
Absolutely after seeing that midge video
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Re: TR Calfield Rig and Mid Hill from Langholm Sun 23 Aug 20
« Reply #2 on: 08:37:01, 26/08/20 »
Nice photos despite the less than perfect weather, April - good to get out.


We did actually consider moving to the Langholm area instead of South Cumbria, it is a nice town, but my wife wanted to be closer to her parents.
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Re: TR Calfield Rig and Mid Hill from Langholm Sun 23 Aug 20
« Reply #3 on: 08:52:52, 26/08/20 »
Did it stay fine for you then?  ;)
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Re: TR Calfield Rig and Mid Hill from Langholm Sun 23 Aug 20
« Reply #4 on: 13:43:55, 26/08/20 »
Very pretty display of wild flowers    :)    Looks a walk that would be worth doing again in better weather

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Re: TR Calfield Rig and Mid Hill from Langholm Sun 23 Aug 20
« Reply #5 on: 19:02:59, 26/08/20 »
We better take some spray ;D


It is in the rucksack. Marmite on toast for breakfast?  ;D


We did actually consider moving to the Langholm area instead of South Cumbria, it is a nice town, but my wife wanted to be closer to her parents.


It is a nice place, I wouldn't mind living there myself  :)


Did it stay fine for you then?  ;)


No, it didn't. You would have loved it, lots of mud  :D


Looks a walk that would be worth doing again in better weather


It does, we did miss out on some fine views of the hills surrounding Langholm  :)
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Re: TR Calfield Rig and Mid Hill from Langholm Sun 23 Aug 20
« Reply #6 on: 20:02:46, 26/08/20 »
You plan to go up Clagberry Hill,  what do you expect.
It is probably sensible not to venture out of doors until we get to Kirk Yetholm,

April

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Re: TR Calfield Rig and Mid Hill from Langholm Sun 23 Aug 20
« Reply #7 on: 20:57:44, 26/08/20 »
It is probably sensible not to venture out of doors until we get to Kirk Yetholm,


I am not sensible  :)
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Re: TR Calfield Rig and Mid Hill from Langholm Sun 23 Aug 20
« Reply #9 on: 21:14:09, 26/08/20 »
Did it stay fine for you?
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Re: TR Calfield Rig and Mid Hill from Langholm Sun 23 Aug 20
« Reply #10 on: 22:05:13, 26/08/20 »
Another lovely  day in the great British summer >:( ;D
Hopefully we will have a fine Autumn to make up for it

Glad you are having fun exploring new territory  ;)
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Re: TR Calfield Rig and Mid Hill from Langholm Sun 23 Aug 20
« Reply #11 on: 22:50:50, 26/08/20 »
Did it stay fine for you?


I already answered that question  :D




Hopefully we will have a fine Autumn to make up for it

Glad you are having fun exploring new territory  ;)


I hope so, starting this weekend, we are off to Scotland again  :)
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Re: TR Calfield Rig and Mid Hill from Langholm Sun 23 Aug 20
« Reply #12 on: 07:59:22, 28/08/20 »
Looks like lovely walking country - in better weather though  ;D


Hope this weekend goes well.


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Re: TR Calfield Rig and Mid Hill from Langholm Sun 23 Aug 20
« Reply #13 on: 08:02:28, 28/08/20 »
Thanks pdstsp, the weather looks better. Dicsovered yesterday my rucksack frame has broken so beefy is going to try codge it together later. It will have to do though, the replacement won't come until next week.
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Re: TR Calfield Rig and Mid Hill from Langholm Sun 23 Aug 20
« Reply #14 on: 16:44:39, 28/08/20 »
Broken because of the weight of wine carried?