Captain Solo - 25/Aug/13
Began at Over Pawhope, 08.00, with Bert & Alfie. Weather decent, cloudy and windy, worsening as day went on. Walked back to cattle grid at Shorthope and then followed the fence line up on to a decent path that went over Brockhope Rig to a cairn on Mid Rig. Broke East to Herman Law and then followed the ridge for the next four hours, to Andrewhinney Hill, Bell Craig, Mid Rig and Bodesbeck Law, following he fence all the way. Bert & Alfie left over Pot Law to head back to the bothy and I carried on. Followed the fence on to Smidhope Hill and Capel Fell. At this point I made the mistake of following the fence east straight off Capel Fell to Croft Head rather than down the other fence onto the Southern Upland Way route - because the descent was steep and the ascent up Croft Heads west flank was even steeper! Plus there was a very good, steep path up the southern slope. Anyway reached the summit by 16.15. From here I descended said path and rather than head back the Upland path to Park's Well or Windfell Nick I headed straight up the steep north face of West Knowe - killer. Anyway, once up here at 17.00 I carried on to Loch Fell and followed the fence again on to Wnd Fell, which involved a drop of about 150m and from here it was on to Hopetoun Craig and finally Ettrick Pen. Headed North for a while, about 500m, before a faint single line path took me east and on to the path - just before the sheepen, where it is very faint a back to the bothy. Finished a 19.05.
Michael.paparakis - 10/Aug/13
Ascended from Bodesbeck Farm via Fauldside Hill, White Shank and Smidhope Hill. Returned via Southern Upland Way and Potburn to Bodesbeck Farm. Walking time 4 hrs, 43 mins. Encountered much snow underfoot. Accompanied by Bill Harley.
Hikermanswscot - 04/Apr/13 with Bill Harley
halfaseesaw - 2012
northernpies - 16/Apr/11
fcl - 2011
tundraboy - 2011
Ascended from Bodesbeck Farm via Fauldside Hill, White Shank, Smidhope Hill. Returned via Southern Upland Way and Potburn to Bodesbeck Farm. Walking time 3 hours 45 minutes. Mist at about 1800 feet. Accompanied by Bill Harley.
Hikermanswscot - 14/May/10 with Bill Harley
MacAoidh - 30/May/09
Hidden - 13/Feb/01
Hidden - 2000
Iain Thow - 05/Feb/91