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Lowther, Green Lowther, Dun Law then East Mount Lowther

Lowther, Green Lowther, Dun Law then East Mount Lowther


Postby 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

Ascent: 800m

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Decided to do the WH route but extend the route to Dun Law Hill.

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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 :lol: 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
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Up to lowther Hill

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Heading to Lowther Hill

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Lowther Hill Radar Station


Once at Lowther Hill it is a tarmac road all the way to Green Lowther

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Road to Green Lowther

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Halfway

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Still walking to Green Lowther

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Green Lowther

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The smallest cairn in the world

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Green Lowther Summit


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 :D

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Green Lowther to Dun Law

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First Gate

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2nd gate

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Nearly at top, looking back at green Lowther

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The smallest cairn in the world

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Having a jig at the top

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View back to Green lowther


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 :?

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Heading back

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Up to green lowther

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Clouds rolling in

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Green Lowther to Lowther Hill

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Up to Lowther Hill, Littlest Hobo

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Looking Back to Green Lowther



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

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East Mount Lowther

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Path up

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View back


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
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Re: Lowther, Green Lowther, Dun Law then East Mount Lowther

Postby allansmitchell » Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:48 am

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East mount summit

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4 hills

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Path back
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Re: Lowther, Green Lowther, Dun Law then East Mount Lowther

Postby kevsbald » Mon Jan 16, 2012 12:02 pm

Wow, those photos with the dog running on the tarmac are almost post-apocalyptic.
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Re: Lowther, Green Lowther, Dun Law then East Mount Lowther

Postby 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

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End of the world
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Re: Lowther, Green Lowther, Dun Law then East Mount Lowther

Postby Johnny Corbett » Mon Jan 16, 2012 4:18 pm

Allways fancied doing this round, that road would make me want to cycle it though :D
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Re: Lowther, Green Lowther, Dun Law then East Mount Lowther

Postby allansmitchell » Mon Jan 16, 2012 9:33 pm

We didnt see a soul either, not even when we parked in the village :?
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Re: Lowther, Green Lowther, Dun Law then East Mount Lowther

Postby pipsterp » Fri May 18, 2012 1:46 pm

Photos are great. We are heading up there next weekend and planning on going from green loathed to dun law and on to Louise wood law before heading down to elvanfoot and back round to wanlockhead. Do you think this is feasible/manageable given the rain we have had?
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Re: Lowther, Green Lowther, Dun Law then East Mount Lowther

Postby meangarry » Fri May 18, 2012 6:20 pm

The ground should be ok, it wasn't too boggy when I was up recently. There is a bus service from crawford to wanlockhead that passes elvanfoot. Think its a number 30. Myself and a friend did it recently and took full advantage of the museum cafe and bus service. Worth a look.
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