West Moorfoot Hills

Routes on the hills north of Peebles

To the north of the Borders town of Peebles and to the south-east of Edinburgh, the Moorfoot hills contain many summits amongst the vast rolling landscapes. The flowing burns of Glentress Water, Leithen Water and Dewar Burn divide the landscape from north to south - the land to the west of this is detailed here on which its highest point is Blackhope Scar.


Main route summary


The finest sustained route in the western Moorfoots is a high-level circuit over varied terrain taking in the 3 summits over 600m in height - Blackhope Scar, Dundreich and Bowbeat Hill.

Fine tracks at lower levels give way to faint paths higher up where fence-lines aid navigation over heather clad expanses. The sound of windmills hum spookily in misty conditions !


Main peaks   Blackhope Scar (651m, 'Graham')
Dundreich (623m, 'Donald')
Bowbeat Hill (626m, 'Donald')
 
Ascent 625m (2,050ft)
Distance       21km (13m)
Time walk : 6:45hr*, run : 2:45hr
*Naismith's rule : 4km/h distance + 600m/h ascent

Start/finish   Mauldslie by Gladhouse Reservoir
(grid ref : NT310530)

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