As I stepped in to the cold, dark, peaty water I could not believe how still it was. Then the cold hit me. Sarah kept talking to me and reminding me to breath.
The Merrick, part of the Range of the Awful Hand, a sub-range of the Galloway Hills.This spectacular peak is visible from Penninghame Estate and tempts hill walkers and climbers from far and wide. Whilst a challenging climb, the reward of the awe-inspiring view at top is motivation enough to push you onwards.