Showing posts from April, 2021


  First Hike After Lockdown The news of an another lockdown wasn't a surprise, with rising infection and death rates in December and January.   It has been tough for everyone to spend their time within their local community. Usually, it is quite  normal to spend the winter walking lower routes as the snow sweeps on across the larger hills in Scotland.  Now, as the restrictions begin to relax and the snow receeding,  it was time to get out and about. I had considered Tinto for a long time, mainly because it would also be suitable for younger children to walk. With the youngest member of the family still in nursery, we needed a hill that would be achievable to get up and down in a few hours.  Location  Tinto is situated in southern Scotland,  still within the South Lanarkshire Council area. It is located 8 miles from Lanark and stands at 711m in height. From Glasgow, head south on the M74 to junction 11. From there follow the A73 towards Bigger. Stay on the A73 for 11 miles. Take a l