Route1 in brief
Landranger 71, 21km, 350m
Start at the minor road and A76
junction 1km west of Kirkconnel.
Go west off the minor road past
the remains of the open cast
mine, this section of road and
track is not marked on the 1992
map revisions also the track
shown 300 m past Kelloside is no
thoroughfare. After two km go
right across the bridge and
continue 3 km, the last km is
downhill to Kello water. At Kello
water turn left up hill into the
trees. Climb 150 m to Well Hill.
Descend 1km, turn right to Bank
Cottage. Return via minor
tarmac roads to the start.
Landranger 71, 78, 77. 27km, 500m climb
Park at Eliock Bridge 3km south east of Sanquar just off the main road. Follow the minor road
south east 1km and turn uphill passing Craigdarroch and Twentyshilling, continue south
forking right after another 2 km and go downhill to Glenwhern burn. Pass Dunduff and at the
earthwork climb west away from the stream to the shed on the side of the hill. Continue past
Woodend down to the tarmac road and go right. 9km of tarmac road leads to Polgown and the
Southern Upland way. Turn right up hill and follow the way to minor road near Sanquar. Return
by minor road to the start.
Landranger 71, 77. 31km, 600m climb.
Start as route 1, do not turn right to Bank Cottage but continue 5km to Polskeoch and east to
Polgown and the Southern Upland way. Follow as in route 2 to the minor road near Sanquar.
Returning to the start on minor roads.