2021-04-23 Criffel Walk 23/04/2021

This was a great walk along the new Ardwall path up to Criffel which is excellent and makes this so much easier than previously.
Criffel may be only 569 metres (1,866ft) high, but its modest altitude belies its prominence, rising as the highest hill for miles around and dominating the Solway coastline.
Location of Criffel (pink arrow)
Zoomed in map of route
Starting out
The Nith estuary, Blackshaw (sand) Bank
A large school party was on the way up
Towards Knockendoch (see map)
The river Nith and it's estuary and Knockendoch on extreme left
The Nith estuary, Blackshaw (sand) Bank
The Nith estuary, Blackshaw (sand) Bank and the Solway Firth
The top of Criffle 569m (1,866ft)
Looking west along the Solway Coast towards the Isle of Man (not clear enough to see)
The Lake District on the other side of the Solway Firth
The school kids in the distance. The cairn was located separately from the trig point.
The Nith estuary, Blackshaw (sand) Bank and the Solway Firth
The Nith estuary, Blackshaw (sand) Bank and the Solway Firth
The Nith estuary and Dumfries in the distance on the left

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