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Lowther Hills, Southern Uplands

Lowther Hills, Southern Uplands

Postby jonathan - norfolk » Wed Aug 26, 2015 4:26 pm

Grahams included on this walk: Green Lowther

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

Date walked: 12/08/2015

Time taken: 5 hours

Distance: 19.5 km

Ascent: 1000m

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Set out from Wanlockhead initially with the intention of going no further than the summit of Green Lowther. Followed the Southern Uplands Way markers until it was possible to contour around to East Mount Lowther (Auchenlone Hill). From the summit I then dropped down to the col between it and Lowther Hill and then on over Green Trough to Green Lowther summit.
Given that the weather was perfect and that I had plenty of time, I then decided to walk on over Peden Head and Dun Law to take in the summit of White Law(not indicated on the attached map). It’s quite a stiff drop down and then a good climb up, both of which have to be reversed to return to Green Lowther and Lowther Hill before returning down the Southern Uplands way to the starting point. This made harder work of it than I suspect would have been the case if I’d set out from Overfingland. Cold Moss and Lousie Wood Law could also then have been taken in on a circular walk of about 22.5 km /1180m, although this might well take longer and is a little further with more ascent/descent.
My “out and back” walk was about 19.5 Kms (11 miles) and took 5 hours.
Weather warm with a gentle breeze.

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Re: Lowther Hills, Southern Uplands

Postby Graeme D » Wed Aug 26, 2015 9:57 pm

Nice walk. Did these on a fine winter day back in January.
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