Charging at windmills

Choose to take the footbridge to Heathery Haugh river crossing from the Clachnaben car park. On getting to the bridge I was excited to see that it was a small raft on a wire which one uses to pull oneself across the river but further investigation showed that my failure to get it moving was due to it being padlocked. Plan B – rather than try to cross the river I reversed and took a deviation to the Bridge of Dye. Once on the west side of the river I followed the track to Heathery Haugh. From there, good paths lead to Hare Hill and onwards to Little Kerloch. Alas, there were no paths and the terrain can only be described as peaty. Eventually the summit of Kerloch was reached. In reverse, the forestry track was taken and was much quicker.