I hadn't realised it but it was April when I last drove up to Scotland to activate Tinto and Dungavel Hill for SOTA. Last Sunday the long range weather forecast looked good for Thursday and with no work this week that was my chosen day. I left Pickering at 5.45am, taking the western route up to Scotland via Sutton Bank, Scotch Corner, A66 Penrith, M6 then M74 to junction 13 at Abington Services. After almost a 200 mile drive and 4 hours after leaving home, I was setting out on the walk up to Broughton Heights GM/SS-128. At NT119374 there is a designated walkers car park. This is before the wall to Shepherd's Cottage which on the day of my visit was undergoing refurbishment. Car parking:
It was a fine fresh day and the 2.63 mile walk to the summit took me 63 minutes.