Stage 6: Wanlockhead to Beattock
Reaching the highest point and crossing the midpoint of the Way this is a significant stage. Much of the route is on high rolling hills - splendid terrain with good views - with a finish through less scenic dense forest.
Much of the route is on good paths and tracks, boggy in places with some steep sections. In the forests there is some very rough and wet ground. On the high ground care is needed with navigation, especially in mist.
Bus at Wanlockhead, bus from Beattock.
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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