Windy Standard GM/SS-071 is one of two summits above the Afton Valley in East Ayrshire, which were activated for SOTA separately over two days in September 2020. The other summit above the Afton Valley is Blackcraig Hill GM/SS-070.
Windy Standard September 6th 2020
Ascent: Distance 3.75 miles / 1300 feet (Time taken 1 hour 43 mins)
Depart from vehicle 14:15 BST
Return to vehicle: 18:52 BST
We parked for Windy Standard at Afton Valley Filter Station NS627056 for this afternoon activation. An uphill path leaves the track going to Afton Reservoir 250m from the carpark:
We passed this unusually shaped fir tree on the slant path to the service road: