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Wether Law circuit

Wether Law circuit

Postby Robertgee » Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:16 pm

Sub 2000' hills included on this walk: Wether Law

Date walked: 10/01/2020

Time taken: 5 hours

Distance: 13.7 km

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It seems most folk climb Wether Law from Halmyre or Romannobridge, so I thought I'd write about the great circuit starting at the entrance to Cloich Forest. There's room for three or four cars at the end of the public road west northwest of Shiplaw.

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Starting point at Cloich Forest

From here good forest roads lead to the densely forested Cloich Hills.

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Sunrise over the Moorfoot Hills

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Cloich Hills

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Forest track through the Cloich Hills

From here a narrow forest ride gently climbs west northwest through the trees, to give access to the open hill northeast of Wether Law summit.

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Start of forest ride starts up there above this small quary

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Forest ride

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Gets a little wider further on

From here to the summit the going is quite rough, and also requires getting over a wall with barbed wire. Best way I used, was get over wall to the right of the junction of walls, ie. the one with no barbed wire. Then follow alongside another wall, with barbed wire, till you reach a low part. Easy over here, but then you must climb fence with the barbed wire on top. Sounds like an assault course, but it is doable. :D

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Wether Law

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Great views from here. Towards the Manor and Broughton Hills

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Black Mount in the distance

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West Linton and the Pentland Hills

From the summit a longer return is to follow a nice quad track over Hag Law and Green Knowe, to join the Cross Borders Drove Road. A good path that leads back into the forest to join a forest road, taking you back to the start.

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Continuing along ridge to Hag Law

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Hag Law and Wether Law from Green Knowe

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Route down from Green Knowe

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On the Cross Borders Drove Road heading back to Cloich Forest

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Cross Borders Drove Road

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Cloich Forest

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View to the Moorfoot Hills from near Cloich Farm

Enjoy the walk, it's another good day out. :clap:
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Re: Wether Law circuit

Postby PeteR » Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:57 pm

I thought this looked familiar.....I did the hill from the same starting point as yourself. Definitely a good route. In descent I chose a dodgy fire break, that dumped me in a mass of head high bracken close to the track. Not uncommon for me though, as I do like to make some of descents more challenging than they might otherwise need to be :lol:

Looks very nice with a covering of snow, for sure :D
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