Daily Archives: July 5, 2012

Tenere on Water of Ken

I’ve had my eye on a route into the Galloway Hills that more or less follows the River Dee and it’s tributary the Water of Ken for some time. Until now the route existed on my large scale Ordnance Survey map but – having ignored the weather forecast which today predicted rain and thunderstorms I decided I would take a looksee.

After four weeks of rain the burns (streams) are full —

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The loch runs north to south. I’m coming from the south and the Water of Ken runs into Loch Kenis somewhere up past New Galloway.

New Galloway – I find it difficult to pass through in the morning without stopping for a coffee —

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It’s amazing how an injection of caffiene makes the bike go better – thirty miles later I’m roasting in my heavy biking gear by the Water of Ken —

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It’s a bonnie spot —

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With a picnic table for the use of —

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and great views on the way home —


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The Water of Ken






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