Lowther, Green Lowther, Dun Law then East Mount Lowther
by allansmitchell » Mon Jan 16, 2012 10:39 am
Route description: Green Lowther and Lowther Hill, Wanlockhead
Grahams included on this walk: Green Lowther
Donalds included on this walk: Dun Law, East Mount Lowther, Green Lowther, Lowther Hill
Date walked: 16/01/2012
Time taken: 5.5 hours
Distance: 16.9 km
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Left Glasgow 8.30 arrived at wanlockhead 9.35am, had read the description to park next to the garage, so when we drove in we saw a garage just past the play park, so we parked on the spare ground. Ok it meant park round the corner at the old petrol station and not someones garage But as we were the only walkers that day not a problem.
Ready 10.15 and followed the southern upland way signs to the top of Lowther hill where you find the Radar station.
There is a good path and Private tarmaced road to the top
Once at Lowther Hill it is a tarmac road all the way to Green Lowther
From Green Lowther we followed the fence all the way to the top of Dun Law, Crossing one fence by a gate then crossing over to the othersid by another gate. By now we had put on all our clothes, the temp was -8 then a good wind chill on top of that, clouds kept swirling around the gulleys, now it felt like a hill walk
We took some pics and headed back down into the Gully for some shelter to have lunch, didnt hang about there either as we were both freezing, so we started on the return route back to Lowther Hill, we hadnt decided on East Mount Lowther hill yet, It was now 1pm, so we were walking at half the spped I had calculated, so far all the ups and downs had been steep, and the return now had mostly ups
We got back to Lowther Hill by 2.15 and decided that the terrain was ok if we needed head torches, so we set of for East Mount Lowther
Didnt take as long as we thought it would, after a few quick pics we headed back to the car, finished walk by 3.15pm, car heater on full and off home.
This is the best time of year to do Dun Law as it would be fairly boggy and slippy otherwise.
And if you are wondering why the pictures seem to end, I couldnt upload any more to the report? Will try later just incase its a gliche
by allansmitchell » Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:48 am
- East mount summit
- 4 hills
- Path back
by kevsbald » Mon Jan 16, 2012 12:02 pm
by allansmitchell » Mon Jan 16, 2012 2:57 pm
kevsbald wrote:Wow, those photos with the dog running on the tarmac are almost post-apocalyptic.
It is a bit weird walking down a road that links the summits of two hills. We were always turning round to see what was comming, but it was just the wind playing tricks.
The instalations do look like nuclear bunkers or some such instalation
- End of the world
by Johnny Corbett » Mon Jan 16, 2012 4:18 pm
by allansmitchell » Mon Jan 16, 2012 9:33 pm
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