Wednesday, 25 September 2019

On Thursday the 12th September six members of the Biggar Ramblers visited the Hyndford Monument on the Carmichael estate near Lanark. It is a lovely walk starting from the estate car park. The route they took left the farm track to visit the impressive ruin of the eighteenth century Carmichael House. ( The roof was removed as recently as 1952). From here they progressed through woodland onto Carmichael Hill. At not much over a thousand feet it is towered over by the adjacent Tinto Hill which was shrouded in mist. The panoramic views from here were well worth the effort. Continuing over the hill top the Hyndford Monument soon came into sight. It's prominent position makes it a fitting memorial to the 2nd Earl of Hyndford. It was erected in 1774. Their route was down from here and back to the car park. The four and a half afternoon walk was sufficient to justify a visit to the estate cafe for tea/coffee and some lovely cakes!