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Dumgoyne and Earl's Seat

  Distance: 11.91km Time: 2 hrs 51min Ascent 781m The Route From the lay by next to the distillery, cross the road to the start of the walk to Dumgoyne. It is obvious to spot, a large open green lawn surface leads you up a tree lined rise to a stile.  Green Lawn Path up to Dumgoyne Looking back Once over the fence, follow the muddy track up which bends to the right, under the top of Dumgoyne. It then ascends up onto the shoulder to the trig point. 57mins, 420m Dumgoyne Summit To get to Earl's Seat, descend off the back of Dumgoyne, this can be steep and tricky, especially when wet or cloudy. Follow the track east for 3.5km. There is a faint track for most of the walk. The summit of Earl's Seat runs alongside a fence to the trig point. 2hrs 5mins, 574m.  You can return by the same direction, skirting around the base of Dumgoyne.  Descending Dumgoyne Onward to Earl's Seat Towards Earl's Seat Summit of Earl's Seat This is a decent short hike walk with Munro like views

Spectacle E'e Falls

  Distance Walked: 5.76km Time Taken: 1 hour 57 min Route The route that we took for this walk is shown below.  We started this walk in the centre of Strathaven, for a shorter walk it is possible to park at the waterfall car park in Sandford. This is a small village a couple of miles from Stathaven. As it was a nice day we decided on a slightly longer route starting at the carpark on Station Road. From here, we took a left out of the car park, along Station Road and then a right on the B7086.   Road out of Strathavon View from The farm Track On the Right Track? This road takes you out of the town towards Sandford. After a couple of hundred metres out of the town we took the first farm track on the left. There is an official signpost further on, however, both routes end up in the same place later on. The farm track is scenic and muddy, the track bends towards the river and over what looks like a newly built bridge. There are some nice views of the river and the surrounding countryside f