Culter Fell circular, near Biggar

Culter Fell is the most popular, highest and most shapely of this rolling range of hills on the Lanarkshire / Borders boundary, south of Biggar. On its own it makes a straightforward short hillwalk; as described here it is the first part of a longer, rough round above the reservoir, passing over Gathersnow Hill and finally Hudderstone, before a grand and easy descent.

Terrain

Steep hill path to Culter Fell; continuation becomes increasingly boggy (and pathless) towards Hudderstone before final good grass track for the descent.

Public Transport

None to start; nearest bus stop at Coulter

Hillwalking in Winter

Please note that hillwalking when there is snow lying requires an ice-axe, crampons and the knowledge, experience and skill to use them correctly. All route descriptions and difficulties given here are for summer conditions and may not be suitable in winter. See our Winter Essentials page for basic information on the skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.

Start

Layby just short of end of public section of road to Coulter Reservoir. Map and directions.

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