Tag Archives: Five Lochs Trail

Forrestburn Windfarm: A New Threat

A few weeks back I took a walk through Caldercruix and on past Hillend Reservoir, before taking the road past the quarry workings at Cairneyhill and on to Forrestburn where I spent an enjoyable few hours watching the huge variety … Continue reading

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Roughrigg and the Scottish Outdoor Access Code

Last week I was contacted by a friend who told me that they were having difficulty in accessing the area around Roughrigg Reservoir for horse riding. The area has long had problems with landowners erecting and locking gates. I have … Continue reading

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The Long Game

The picture above was taken from the old road to Wester Bracco. On the left is Alice Hill, on the right the Moffat Hills. This may not be the greatest of landscapes, it’s certainly not wild and untouched by man. … Continue reading

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Five Lochs Trail Trip Report

A number of years ago I became involved in the local access forum, a group which is composed of a combination of access officers, land users such as walkers, cyclists and anglers, and land owners. At one meeting somewhere long … Continue reading

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Airdrie Rambler Five Lochs Trail

Some years back I heard talk of a proposed “Five Lochs Trail” which would link Roughrigg Reservoir, ┬áLilly Loch, Hillend Reservoir, The Black Loch and Forrestburn Reservoir. Whether there is any desire within the local councils for this to go … Continue reading

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