Green Lowther and Lowther Hill, Wanlockhead

The Lowther Hills have steep flanks but gentle rolling summits. The two highest, Green Lowther and Lowther Hill, both have radio masts or other impedimentia on their summits - including a (private) tarmac road. This walk climbs both as well as the lower but unspoilt East Mount Lowther; the views are superb.


Good hill paths with sections also on private tarred road.

Public Transport

Bus to Wanlockhead from Lanark. .


Wanlockhead. 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 Essentials page for basic information on the skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.

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