1st time up St Arnold’s Seat

After around 8 months since my last hill walk, I thought since I had the May day off work that I should take advantage of the day off, the good weather and Gail been off to London.

Me an Jas headed of on what was to be a cloudy  day at 12 degrees C and actually turned out to be a sunny 19 deg.

Parked just after Horniehaugh Steading near an old cottage. Took 2nd track that was marked on OS 50K map (couldn’t find start of the 1st) and ended up in a field with the ruin at opposite corner, but had a high deer fence blocking access.  Following the fence to the RHS leads to a gate to bypass the ruin.  An obvious path skirted the trees and  I hugged the trees to the RHS which led to another gate that opened to the Northerly land rover track NNW from Midtown.

 

Approx duration: 3.5 hours

Height: 467m

Grid Ref: (Bing Maps)  NO 42719 64351, (Street Map) NO423654

Track , Naked Tam
View from the slightly higher ‘Naked Tam’

Cairn, St. Arnold's Seat 
The humungus cairn on St Arnold’s Seat.