Saturday, 25 May 2019

Middle Moor (Wanlockhead)

14 May 2019
Participants: Neil and Ben
Where: Middle Moor, 470m/1,542', P 31m, Tump, OS 71, NS 869 111
There are a lot of Tumps in the high moorland around Wanlockhead and this day out was really only a recce. It is prime grouse shooting territory with lots of tracks and new looking grouse butts. Although it was a short walk, I didn't see any grouse! Still, an area to avoid in the autumn.
I found a convenient lay-by just outside the village at Mennock Hass and followed a broad track across the hillside which meant that there was only a little bit of heather bashing required to reach the high point. I have recently purchased the View ranger app for my phone and it came in handy here to find the high point in some featureless moorland. Best of the views was to the main Lowther hills. A short walk followed by a cup of coffee and scone at the Wanlockhead Lead Mining museum café before driving back!


No comments: