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Scotland's Highest Village

  Lowther Hill Radar Station Wanlockhead has the distinction of being the highest highest village in Scotland at 466m and located here are the Lowther hills. Lowther and Green Lowther hills can be spotted easily due to the radar station and aerials that are situated at the tops of these hills.  Wanlockhead Route  The Route  We  parked at the Visitor centre car park. From there we walked past the toilets, up the slope next to the playpark. We continued this across the road and up onto the open slopes, heading south east.  We were following part of the route for the Southern Upland Way, the markers were quite obvious.  Wanlockhead Village Route Markers for the SUW The track crosses over the road that leads up to the radar station and it would be possible to walk entirely on the road. The height of Lowther Hill is 725m so the accent from the village is only just under 300m.  Looking Back Down the Track Getting Closer  Road to the Station  View from a Distance  It took just under an hour t

A Long Hike

Beinn a'Chreachain and Beinn Achaladair Beinn a'Chreachain Beinn Achaladair  Starting Point. These two munros sit just few miles north east of the Bridge of Orchy. Turn off the A82 at the Achalladar Farm, the sizable car park is situated close to the main road.  Route The Route From the car park head along the track to Achalladar Farm, go past the farm alongside the field and follow the path next to the river. Continue along, past the old wooden bridge to the forest.  Old Wooden Bridge I turned up through the forest too early. I did find wooden signposts later on but it is best to continue alongside the forest until you find a sign. I made my way up through the woods to the railway line. The ground here was wet and quite boggy in places. At this point I still had trouble finding the Bridge over the railway line. I finally came across it further down, obviously I had thought I was further along on the map than I was. Once over the bridge, I picked up the signposts and continued