Culter Fell circular, near Biggar

Culter Fell is the most popular, highest and most shapely of this rolling range of hills on the Lanarkshire / Borders boundary, south of Biggar. On its own it makes a straightforward short hillwalk; as described here it is the first part of a longer, rough round above the reservoir, passing over Gathersnow Hill and finally Hudderstone, before a grand and easy descent.


Steep hill path to Culter Fell; continuation becomes boggier but eased by a windfarm track towards Hudderstone before final good grass track for the descent.

Public Transport

None to start; nearest bus stop at Coulter.


Layby just short of end of public section of road to Coulter Reservoir. 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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