With the weather starting to close in, and not having much time, I headed west up Glen Gairn, leaving the car beside Braenaloin beyond Gairnshiel. I followed the track round then up the hill. The track carries on between the corner of a fenced field and a ruined building taking you beyond the trees and juniper. A narrow path continues up to the summit cairn. I spotted another hen harrier and in the lower fields lapwings, oystercatchers, curlew and golden plover.