Nearest Town: Greenock
Time: 20 minutes
This was a quick walk with stunning views. Originally, I was going to try and get a couple of trigs but I forgot to lift my walking boots when I left the house. I was wearing my approach shoes but knew that the ground was going to be boggy and uneven so thought that the sensible option would be to just do the one trig. I didn’t want to abort altogether as I was keen to try out my new Rab Elevation walking trousers. There is a small car park just off the B788, marked as Wallace’s Loup on the OS map.
Finding the Pillar
Head northeast along the B788. After passing the fenced-off substation building, jump the fence and start heading uphill. You should be able to see the pillar at this point. The ground is pretty boggy so watching your step is a good idea. Head up to the trig and enjoy the views!
There is a fantastic panoramic view over the Clyde estuary, and on a clear day the hills and mountains beyond. Over the moors there are numerous points of archaeological interest including a Roman Fortlet. I wonder if it hoped to be a Fort when it grew up?