walkhighlands

Share your personal walking route experiences in Scotland, and comment on other peoples' reports.
Warning Please note that hillwalking when there is snow lying requires an ice-axe, crampons and the knowledge, experience and skill to use them correctly. Summer routes may not be viable or appropriate in winter. See winter information on our skills and safety pages for more information.

Around the top of the Manor Valley

Around the top of the Manor Valley


Postby dovecotdave » Fri Apr 23, 2021 12:42 pm

Donalds included on this walk: Black Law, Dollar Law, Greenside Law

Date walked: 19/04/2021

Time taken: 6.5 hours

Distance: 18.5 km

Ascent: 918m

2 people think this report is great.
Register or Login
free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).

With the travel restrictions lifted we enjoyed some new adventures in the Borders and D&G at the end of the Easter holidays.

On Monday, a long round of the 8 Donalds and Donald Tops at the head of the Manor Valley near Peebles. Beautiful warm sunshine all day. Including Greenside Law, Dollar Law, Black Law and the hardest to get to Deer Law (a Donald top which was well worth the extra effort as it had the best summit - a finger of rock cairn).
Dollar Law to Broad Law and Cramalt Craig_19.4.21.jpg
Dollar Law to Broad Law and Cramalt Craig
Notman Law to Cramalt Craig.jpg
Notman Law to Cramalt Craig

Deer Law back to Dollar Law_19.4.21.jpg
Deer Law to Dollar Law

Manor valley 1.jpg
Late afternoon in the Manor Valley
Attachments

our_route.gpx Open full screen  NB: Walkhighlands is not responsible for the accuracy of gpx files in users posts

dovecotdave
Mountain Walker
 
Posts: 7
Munros:110   Corbetts:18
Grahams:20   Donalds:53
Sub 2000:29   Hewitts:12
Wainwrights:16   Islands:63
Joined: Aug 7, 2019
Walk wish-list

Re: Around the top of the Manor Valley

Postby iangpark » Fri Apr 23, 2021 1:16 pm

I too was blown away by Deer Law's cairn! A human construction do you think?
User avatar
iangpark
 
Posts: 296
Munros:45   Corbetts:15
Grahams:24   Donalds:89
Sub 2000:77   Hewitts:13
Wainwrights:16   Islands:9
Joined: Dec 29, 2015
Location: Perth

Re: Around the top of the Manor Valley

Postby dovecotdave » Fri Apr 23, 2021 3:21 pm

Was intrigued when I returned home but couldn't find any history on the cairn/finger of rock Ian. Does feel and look prehistoric (including the pock marked base stone) but don't know whether it has been in this site for centuries or moved (it's not marked on the OS map). The map records a cairn the other side of the fence on the summit but nothing where this beauty sits. Would love to know more!
dovecotdave
Mountain Walker
 
Posts: 7
Munros:110   Corbetts:18
Grahams:20   Donalds:53
Sub 2000:29   Hewitts:12
Wainwrights:16   Islands:63
Joined: Aug 7, 2019
Walk wish-list

2 people think this report is great.
Register or Login
free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).




Walkhighlands community forum is advert free


Your generosity keeps this site running.
Can you help support Walkhighlands and the online community by donating by direct debit?



Return to Walk reports - Scotland

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: grahamyarr, June2005, macdonald_ewan1983, malky_c, Nene Vine, Pastychomper, Tim-Lakes and 48 guests