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BleckCra
2017-12-05 18:59:15
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"Tae mark whar England's province stands ..."
Midge Hill? Yes I think I remember her. Was she little and blond and vivacious? One sister, Boot.
Funny Simon how you know her too.

The Pinnacle is also known recently as The Midge Hill first coined in the 1960s by an Englishman camping there during Whitsun bank holiday. Its name also derives from a conflation with Mid Hill in the same whreabouts.
It resides in that strange, wild and wonderful country south of the Culter (pron cooter) group and including Tala and its bleak tops and the Upper River Clyde.
There is a top in the area called "Deid for Cauld" - dead from the cold. You get the picture.
Heading South you are enroute to Hart Fell and White Coomb.
This is true old Southern Scotland. Few goidelic, placenames. The Northern​ flank of the Southern uplands and cheek by jowl with the border with England - "and Tweed rins tae the ocean". Hills, Fells, Laws and Dods. Knowes, Rigs, Cleuchs. Brythonic, Old English and Norse. Not an Irishman or Teuchter in sight. Reivers - Armstrongs, Elliotts and interestingly Humes and Adams.
Is there any reason to go there? If you can get it out of the mist, yes. Lovely green, rolling hills as far as you can see. Moffat famous for its version of Welles Fargo. Broughton for its brewery. And .... Glasgows big but Biggar's Biggar.
Not the drama of the Highlands or cragginess of the Galloway Hills. Still, testing walks and maybe the best place in these islands to do map and compass.
As a friend once and innocently pointed out - "a great spot apart from the midgets."
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eamonoc
eamonoc a day ago.
A lot of walking done and so much more to do, thank you Mountainviews for the inspiration

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