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The Lowther range and one for the road.

The Lowther range and one for the road.


Postby Johnny Corbett » Thu Apr 25, 2013 4:43 pm

Grahams included on this walk: Green Lowther

Donalds included on this walk: Dun Law, East Mount Lowther, Green Lowther, Lousie Wood Law, Lowther Hill

Sub 2000' hills included on this walk: Green Hill

Date walked: 19/04/2013

Time taken: 6.3 hours

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Started from the parking spot next to the cemetry in Wanlockhead, first time i've been here and what a lovely little village. You start by walking the Southern Upland Way and then onto the tarmac road for a few minutes before taking a path off to the right, this taking you to East Mount Lowther. From here i retraced my steps following the path to a split,taking the right one to the summit of Lowther Hill. It's now a road walk to Green Lowther and from there over Dungrain Law to Dun Law and finally to Louise Wood Law via White Law, the steepest part of the walk. All i had to do now was return to Wanlockhead so had lunch at LWL before heading west off the summit, crossing the Lead Burn and following it towards the south side of Glen Ea's Hill. I then my made my way to the old farm building near Lowther farm and over another burn and followed it up to the 2 Lochans. I then took the track before the building at the Lochs, turning left at a fork, which led me to the tarmac road back to Wanlockhead. On returning to the car, Green Hill was teasing me with a track leading upto the bealach with Black Hill. As it was such a nice day i couldn't resist and i had to go for it and was up and down in 1hour which included a visit to Stood Hill, which i had thought was the Sub as Green Hill is not marked on my map. I realized this when i tried to log Stood Hill and it wasn't there. A great wander in what was the warmest walk of the year for me so far in a lovely part of the country.

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Bridge over the dried up stream on SUW.

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Path to East Mount Lowther

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East Mount Lowther summit

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Lowther Hill

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The radar

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The road to Green Lowther

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Green Lowther

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Green Lowther summit

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On way to Dun Law

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Louise Wood Law from Dun Law

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Green Lowther

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On way to Louise Wood Law

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Descending White Law, the only real steep part of the walk

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Peden

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Louise Wood Law summit

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Lowthers

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Following the Burn

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Green Lowther and the Lochan

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Louise Wood Law and Dun Law

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Lowther Hill

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Green Hill

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Wanlockhead

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Lowther Hills

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Green Hill from Stood Hill

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A parking area for Green Hill
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Johnny Corbett
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Re: The Lowther range and one for the road.

Postby The Rodmiester » Thu Apr 25, 2013 5:15 pm

That looks a fine walk JC and lots of blue balloons got. I have never been down in those parts for walking, must go sometime when I'm heading South maybe. Did you get a bit of a sweat up doesn't seem like there was a lot of water around. :)
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Re: The Lowther range and one for the road.

Postby gmr82 » Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:36 pm

That's a nice walk you've done there JC, not the most spectacular of hills but there is some cracking wildlife round that way. Any show themselves on your walk? There is also a strange/surreal enjoyment from walking along a perfectly conditioned road that you never see a car on. I'm gonna have to watch, the Donalds are the only hills I'm ahead of you on (and ever likely to be!)- that's a good batch in one go :)
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Re: The Lowther range and one for the road.

Postby wjshaw2 » Sat Apr 27, 2013 1:05 pm

Glad you tacked on Green Hill to that walk and, yes, Stood Hill both looks higher, is far more defined as a hill, and gets its name on the map.

I didn't know about Donalds really when I did the highest Lowthers, so have a good excuse to go back and do all the tops again. As if one was needed.

Nice wee walk.
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Re: The Lowther range and one for the road.

Postby rockhopper » Sat Apr 27, 2013 11:27 pm

Nice one, JC - you certainly seem to get some more unusal and interesting sights on the donalds and sub 2000s when compared with the munros and corbetts - cheers :)
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Re: The Lowther range and one for the road.

Postby Johnny Corbett » Sun Apr 28, 2013 8:11 am

Thanks guys. gmr82, no i don't recall any wildlife with the exception of Lambs. :D
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