The Bumps, Corstorphine Hill

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The Bumps, Corstorphine Hill

Post by Hibee » Fri Dec 24, 2010 12:33 pm

In the late 1950s/early 1960s, when snow conditions were right, I used to haul my very heavy, home-made, sledge from Carrick Knowe, to the top of Corstorphine Hill.

The reason for this great expenditure of effort was a sledge run known to one-and-all as "The Bumps". It was opposite the radar towers, and was terrifyingly steep (so much so, that it was difficult to climb back to the top after each run). It was called The Bumps due to the three ridges which traversed the foot of the run, and which caused a great deal of excited buffeting as you met them at full tilt.

I this run still used? Is it still called The Bumps?

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Re: The Bumps, Corstorphine Hill

Post by AndrewP » Fri Dec 24, 2010 12:45 pm

We had our local version of a similar sledging route. The bumps on our (1970s) route were the greens or tees of the Merchants of Edinburgh Golf Couse, just below the clubhouse.

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