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On the Scottish Hills
The six young people in our Duke of Edinburgh Gold group travelled by train to Galloway in South-West Scotland in July for their assessed expedition. Their base for the week was a large, well-appointed holiday cottage near Castle Douglas, set in beautiful countryside. The weather during the two days of familiarisation was excellent, but it started to go downhill as the group tackled their four days in the hills. They encountered heavy rain, thick mist, fresh winds — as well as quite a few sunny intervals. But hot it was not!
Their chosen route took them over the Rhinns of Kells mountain range, as well as to the summit of The Merrick, the highest hill in southern Scotland at 843m above sea level. Finishing successfully after four days — during which they saw virtually nobody — they were elated, and happy to share the tales of their adventures.

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