Walk: Cort-ma Law - Central Belt solace

East Dunbartonshire | Campsie Fells | Half day walk | ★★

[Looking south from the Campsies escarpment]

The canny hillgoer tackles the Campsie Fells after a prolonged dry spell (or heads for Meikle Bin), and this mantra most certainly applies to this circuit via Cort-ma Law's weathered trig pillar. Picnickers and hurried sightseers drop off during the first mile of steep ascent: missing out on the best views from the edge of the escarpment, but also missing out on the boggy spots which grow in severity on the way to Lecket Hill. A good way to escape the Glasgow crowds, but wet boots may be inescapable except for the fleetest of foot. If it's really that wet, you might want to consider visiting the upper waterfalls in Campsie Glen, accessed from the same car park.

[Good paths help with the ascent towards Crichton's Cairn]

📌 Walk: Cort-ma Law - Central Belt solace ★★
Start / finish on Crow Road (B822) 2 mi north of Lennoxtown, G.R.: NS 612801 ///motivates.hillside.flipper
🚌 Bus to Clachan of Campsie (0.5 mi via steep link path) | 🚗 Car park

▶ 9 km / 6 mi | ▲ 350 m | ⌚ Half a day
Features: △ Cort-ma Law (531 m); △ Lecket Hill (547 m)
Tough | Grassy moorland paths, intermittent and boggy between Lairs and Lecket Hill. Last section from Alnwick Bridge is on a fairly busy road.

Route & map

Start - Crichton's Cairn - Lairs - Cort-ma Law - Lecket Hill - Alnwick Bridge - start

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On our visit

Wildlife: Kestrel soaring above Lecket Hill; small moorland birds; hungry midges briefly on initial climb and at Alnwick Bridge.
Weather: Hazy sunshine and light winds, temperature in mid teens.

[Cort-ma Law - still good views from here, but by now you're in deepest bog territory]


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