Windlestraw Law circuit, Innerleithen

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Windlestraw Law is the highest summit of the Moorfoots. Although a boggy plod when climbed by the baggers' trade route from the west, it provides the high point of an excellent circular when climbed from Innerleithen, following two ridges with some grand views.


Woodland paths, steep in places, heather moorland tracks and paths with some boggy areas. Descent is unpleasantly steep and eroded.

Public Transport

Bus to Innerleithen.


Car park on Leithen Road, Innerleithen. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

Hillwalking in Winter

Please note that hillwalking when there is snow lying requires an ice-axe, crampons and the knowledge, experience and skill to use them correctly. All route descriptions and difficulties given here are for summer conditions. See our Winter Skills page for basic information on the essential skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.

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