Tinto from the south
|Summit:|| 2,335 feet NS953344 |
Tinto is a hill in Lanarkshire, standing at 2,335 feet at its summit. 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 eight miles west of Biggar.
The peak is also called "Tinto Tap".
An old Scots children's rhyme tells of the "kist in the mist" at "Tintock tap":
On Tintock tap, there is a mist,
And in that mist, there is a kist,
And in that kist, there is a cup,
And in that cup, there is a drap.
Tak' up that cup, and drink that drap, that's in yon kist, on Tintock tap!
Tinto is also the venue for one of the most popular hill running races, which is held annually in November.