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Tinto Hill, Coulter

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Tinto is a hill in South Lanarkshire, Scotland. Tinto is an outlying hill of the Southern Uplands, comprising little more than this one top, which stands on the west bank of the River Clyde, some 8km west of Biggar. The peak is also called "Tinto Tap", with the name Tinto possibly deriving from the Scottish Gaelic word teinnteach, meaning "fiery", which may refer to its ancient past as a look out beacon.An old Scots children's rhyme tells of the "kist in the mist" at "Tintock tap", '''' being the Scots word for "chest".It is accessible for walking (moderate to difficult) and is one of the premier locations for hanggliding and paragliding. Tinto is located near the small villages of Thankerton and Wiston.Tinto is also the venue for one of the most popular hill running races in Scotland which is held annually in November.Artistic RecognitionTinto Hill was painted by John Pairman in 1841.
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  • This is a lovely hill on a good day for the not so fit. Two or three hours and the views are just great. We had snow and ice on the hill and you had to watch where you were walking. It was a lovely da...  more »
  • If you are fit this is a very enjoyable climb be sure to have proper footwear on a clear day you can see for miles from the summit  more »
  • This is an ok hill not to difficult to climb. The views are ok but not spectacular. There is a tearoom at the turn in junction but it is a bit erratic as to when it is open.  more »
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  • Lovely climb, not too difficult, great view from the top
  • What an amazing day out 😎
  • 1st hill climb, not too difficult.. Even with the mud & snow it only took an hour & 15 mins
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