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Lamachan and Minnigaff Hills from Glentrool
A circular hill walk in Galloway Forest Park from Bruce's Stone by Loch Trool up onto Mulldonoch and Lamachan, down the Bennanbrack Ridge and then up onto Curleywee and White Hill, returning by the Southern Upland Way
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Map of a hill walk route from Glen Trool over Mulldonoch, Lamachan, the Bennanbrack Ridge and Curleywee Views of routes onto Mulldonnoch avoiding cliffs on White Bennan View heading east along the National Cycle Track from Glentrool View of the point where we join the Southern Upland Way and information boards for it Route up the Southern Upland Way to rough track which we take Getting up through the trees past White Bennan View north from above the tree line to Bennan, Benyellary and Buchan Hill View from above White Bennan towards the Rig of the Jarkness and Craignaw Views straight across Loch Trool to Eschoncan and Bruce's Stone View from White Bennan of the Buchan Burn route onto Benyellary and the Merrick Views up the valley of the Gairland Burn with Buchan Hill on the left View from White Bennan towards Mulldonoch Views of Merrick and the hills that lie east of it from Mulldonoch Looking NW from near the top of Mulldonoch at the route we have come up View of the top of Mulldonoch Views over one of the Lochans that are around the top of Mulldonoch Looking south eastward from Mulldonoch to Cambrick Hill - our route ahead Views from another of Mulldonoch's lochans looking east towards Loch Dee with route instructions Views from Nick of the Lochans towards Cambrick Hill and Mulldonoch From Cambrick Hill looking over the Nick of the Lochans and Mulldonoch to Bennan Hill View across the top of Cambric Hill towards Benyellary and the Merrick from near the top of Lamachan View looking SSW from near the top of Lamachan towards Larg Hill Views from Lamachan towards the Bennanbrack Ridge and Curleywee Views from the Scars of Lamachan Views of the top of Bennanbrack and down the Bennanbrack ridge to Curleywee Pictures from Bennanbrack of squally weather over the Merrick and over the Solway Views of Curleywee and White Hill from the Bennanbrack ridge View of the track along the north face of the Bennanbrack ridge Curleywee from the sheep track along the north face of the Bennanbrack ridge Views of the Bennanbrack ridge and Lamachan as we climb Curleywee Views from the top of Curleywee of the Rhinns of Kells and Cairnsmore of Fleet Three views from the saddle between Curleywee and White Hill Views of Merrick, the Dungeon Hills, the Rhinns of Kells and Loch Doon from White Hill Views over Loch Dee to the Rhinns of Kells View looking west from White Hill to Bennanbrack, Cambrick Hill and Mulldonoch Views of the track we will take back to Glentrool along the SUW Looking back towards the route we descended while coming off White Hill View from National Cycle Route 7 as we make our way along it back to Glentrool View of Mulldonoch and Loch Trool from National Cycle Route 7 Views back to where we started the day - climbing up past White Bennan to Muldonnoch