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Sub 2000s: Wether Law

Date walked: 31/12/2021

Time taken: 3 hours

Distance: 12km

Ascent: 356m

Second year in a row that I didn’t get to go the homeland in my Christmas holidays thanks to Covid :( . But on the flipside without the (domestic) travel restrictions at least this holiday I should get to do some proper hillwalking, right?
Alas, so far it has been too windy, too wet, too foggy etc. for big hills. Typical!
This morning my other plans for today fell through. Could I perhaps finish 2021 on a (wee) high then? A late start and strong winds limited the choice somewhat, so Wether Law it was.
I parked in the new housing estate at Damside just off the A701 and followed the Cross Borders Drove Road. It is well marked and a very pleasant approach indeed.

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Cross Borders Drove Road marker

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Moor ahead

First it’s lovely countryside and once out of the woods you’re on the moor. It feels pretty remote, but it is not. The Fingland Burn had swollen considerably and the ford was not fordable. Jumping over the fast-flowing stream added some excitement.

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Fingland Burn

Onwards along the track and up the nose of Green Knowe. It was then a very enjoyable ridge walk. Not quite like Beinn Eighe :lol:, but still lovely. There is an ATV track that goes all the way to the summit.

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Nearly there

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Summit view south

The wind had been behind me all the way up so it was only at the summit that I noticed how strong it was. Hence the walk down was a bit more laborious. The sun came out briefly and made the yellow grass light up with a golden glow. I just love it when it does that :D.

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Golden glow (poorly captured)

Once back down the wind wasn’t an issue anymore. Another skip across the burn and then a pleasant walk back to the car.

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Back on the moor

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Back to civilisation

It’s a great walk in its own right. Ideal if you’re not going for just the ‘tick’ alone.

Best wishes for a healthy and happy 2022 :D


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Munros: 282
Corbetts: 12
Grahams: 6
Donalds: 33
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2021

Trips: 16
Distance: 207.6 km
Ascent: 9588m
Corbetts: 3
Donalds: 13
Sub2000s: 12

2020

Trips: 9
Distance: 137.7 km
Ascent: 6549m
Corbetts: 6
Donalds: 9
Sub2000s: 5

2019

Trips: 3
Distance: 82.3 km
Ascent: 1796m
Munros: 3
Sub2000s: 1

2018

Trips: 24
Distance: 368.45 km
Ascent: 25711m
Munros: 39
Corbetts: 3
Grahams: 4
Donalds: 2
Sub2000s: 1

2017

Trips: 15
Distance: 211.45 km
Ascent: 11539m
Munros: 19
Grahams: 2
Donalds: 1
Sub2000s: 1

2016

Trips: 13
Distance: 222.3 km
Ascent: 16690m
Munros: 34
Corbetts: 3

2015

Trips: 14
Distance: 390.1 km
Ascent: 28529m
Munros: 43

2014

Trips: 19
Distance: 473.6 km
Ascent: 26076m
Munros: 60

2013

Trips: 14
Distance: 218.5 km
Ascent: 20845m
Munros: 34

2012

Trips: 13
Distance: 228.4 km
Ascent: 18570m
Munros: 36

2011

Trips: 9
Distance: 139.5 km
Ascent: 11434m
Munros: 17

2009

Trips: 1
Distance: 8 km
Ascent: 334m
Sub2000s: 1

2005

Trips: 1

2004

Trips: 1


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