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A moderate walk for what's likely to be a blustery day. This walk starts at Wanlockhead, the highest town in Scotland, at 467m. It takes in three hills: Green Lowther (a Graham/Donald), Lowther Hill and East Mount Lowther (both Donalds).
Green Lowther and Lowther Hill have radio masts and other types of furniture at their summits, and there's apparently a tarmaced road up there too. But the views, if the weather is clear enough, could be superb.
The forecast is currently for a high of 11˚C, but the wind chill will bring this down significantly, so wrap up warm and bring a hat and gloves as well as waterproofs. See below for further details.
Bring water and lunch.
Space to park just off the north side of the main road in Wanlockhead, near a garage. OS Grid ref NS[masked]. https://tinyurl.com/uycba49x
Good hill paths and a tarmaced road.
Walk Time: 3-4 hours
Walk ascent: 541m
Please read our Participation Statement (https://tinyurl.com/yyrk5ou5)
You must have the fitness and stamina to complete the walk without difficulty. We will walk as a group at a sensible pace.
You are responsible for deciding if this event is suitable for you, coming adequately prepared and looking after yourself on the walk. If there's any questions about suitability, please contact the organiser.
This walk is weather dependent, and if the weather is not suitable beforehand, the walk will be cancelled. Please keep an eye on this page.
If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch.
COVID-19: All current govt guidelines apply.
CLOTHING & EQUIPMENT
You must ensure that you come adequately prepared for this walk. A full gear list can be found at https://www.meetup.com/scottish-hillwalkers/pages/6826322/Summer_Check_List/
Please remember to check this page regularly, as I will update weather forecasts and other info if needed. I can cancel the walk if needed.
Weather forecast sources:
• http://www.mwis.org.uk (Southern Uplands)
• Yes: You intend to come and will turn up.
• No: If you are no longer able to come: Please change to No so the group does not wait for you at the start and others can attend.
Please allow time for the drive. If you can't make it, change your RSVP to NO to allow someone else to take your place.
Be considerate: Follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code for COVID-19 https://www.outdooraccess-scotland.scot/access-outdoors-during-current-coronavirus-outbreak-guidance-public-and-land-managers be aware of farm animals, wildlife and nesting birds, keep all your litter and #TakitHame.