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Wanlockhead to Beattock

A walk of two halves. The first 10 miles or so being wonderful high moorland walking, despite the almost constant rain, zero visibility and often biting wind. I really enjoyed the walking until the descent from Beld Knowe, when the path turned to either quagmire or bog, constantly wading through streams on the path, negotiating fallen trees, cutting my shin as I fell didn't help my mood either! Not my favourite day so far.

Walk Details

Date: 2013-05-05

Start: Wanlockhead    Finish: Beattock

Distance: 20.9 mls, 33.64 km

Height Gain: 3700 ft, 1127.8 m

Start Time: 07:00    End Time: 15:20

Duration: 08:20

Ave Speed: 2.5 mph

Region: Southern Uplands

Route Description: Wanlockhead, Lowther Hill, Comb Head, Overfingland, Benuff Burn, Daer Reservoir, Beld Knowe, Brattleburn, Foy's Bridge, Crooked Road, Beattock

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Walking with: Alone

Long Distance Path: Southern Upland Way

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Hills on this Walk

1741 - Lowther Hill (2379 ft)

1763 - Cold Moss (2060 ft)

1770 - Comb Head (2041 ft)

1778 - Hods Hill (1867 ft)

7259 - Laght Hill (1663 ft)

7260 - Beld Knowe (1663 ft)

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Previous Walk

Walk Name: Sanquhar to Wanlockhead

Date: 2013-05-04
Distance: 8.7 mls, 14.00 km
Height Gain: 2000 ft, 609.6 m

Next Walk

Walk Name: Beattock to Moffat

Date: 2013-05-06
Distance: 7.2 mls, 11.59 km
Height Gain: 700 ft, 213.4 m