Leadhills Landranger 71
Interest- Lead mining museum
Route 1 (Red dots) 22km, 250m climb
1km south of Leadhills village a track leads west up to Hunt Law then east and north to Rake Law.
The track is faint on the east side of Rake Law but improves from the ruin of Glendorch and
becomes tarmac after Snar Farm. Turn left on to the B740 and left into the forest after 5km. Keep
left 7km to Wanlockhead and refreshments at the lead mine museum tea room. A lead mine tour
and display is available.
Route 2 (Blue dots) 28km, 300m climb
Parking is convenient at the north end of Wanlockhead at the side of the B797. Freewheel almost
7km south to the turn off to Auchentaggart (1km before the A76).
Follow the track through Auchentaggart to Bogg and keep right on the tarmac road to Glenries and
Mossholm. About 1/2 km before Nether Cog go right into the forest. The forest track twists and
turns for 6km then keep right 5km back to Wanlockhead.
Route 3 (Black dots) 23km, 600m climb Note that the hill section of the route should be avoided
in the shooting season.
From the parking a described for route 2 ascend Stake hill toward Lowther Hill. At Whiteside turn
off at a hairpin bend on the tarmac road onto a footpath. Contour and ascend East Mount Lowther
descend south west 1km then south down beside Lang Cleuch turning west at the bottom to
Glenim. The track from Glenim to the B797 is fast and enjoyable. Turn left on to the B797, right
after 3km to Auchentaggart and 4km to Bogg. 200m after Bogg turn right on to the Southern
Upland Way. 3km to Cogshead ruin, continue on S.U.W. over Glengaber Hill. A speedy descent
and right turn leads back to Wanlockhead.