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Views from Knock Hill (New Year's Day, 2013)

Knock Hill

The site of an old hill fort on the summit of Knock hill with spectacular views out over Largs, Cumbrae and Arran. There are various route options – from a 7 or 8 mile circular route starting out at the Largs sea front (which includes quiet roads) to 3 miles or so of walking/running exclusively on trails and open hillside. It’s a little bit muddy and there are quite a few sheep (which normally provokes an indignant response from our Biggles), but the scenery makes it all worthwhile.

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Panoramic views over the the Clyde

Knock Hill is a route we like to do on stormy days when there’s plenty of dramatic cloud in the skies. Which perhaps explains why it’s always so muddy! Although I suspect the bogs rarely dry out properly even in summer months.

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For the most part it’s fairly easy running (albeit uphill), but there’s a short, rugged section at the tops that really gets your heart pounding and your legs burning!

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Knockhill Trees [Merge2]
This is about as good as the path gets!