Walk 5-1: The southern Rhinns of Kells

The Rhinns of Kells can always be relied upon to provide an exhilarating hill walk and this year's route along this popular ridge takes in the major tops of Corserine and Meikle Millyea, with Millfire, Milldown and Meikle Lump all crossed along the way


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Our walk starts at Forrest Lodge and initially follows forest tracks and a recently refurbished path towards the forest edge.  Once on the open hill a path ascends passing Hennessy’s Shelter before flattening out on the plateau of Corserine.  The ridge is followed almost due south towards Meikle Millyea offering along its length uninterrupted views in all directions. 

From Meikle Millyea we descend below Meikle Lump before crossing open moorland towards the Rig of Clenrie, then rough sheep pasture to meet with the Southern Upland Way path and track to our pick-up point at the road head near Drumbuie.

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Theme Hills Biosphere
Register from 07:30
Depart at 08:00
Travel time 60 minutes
Start from NX 552 862
End at NX 566 822
Return travel time 75 minutes
Return by 16:15
Price (Adult) £11.00
Price (Accompanied Child) £11.00
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Walk 5-1: The southern Rhinns of Kells