Blackhope Scar and the Moorfoots

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The Moorfoots are known for their tough, boggy terrain but give extensive views. This circular route from the Gladhouse Reservoir visits one of their major summits - Blackhope Scar - and two further Donalds.

Terrain

Tracks on some sections, but also long stretches of pathless, boggy and heathery hills.

Public Transport

None to start.

Start

Informal parking area west of Gladhouse 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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