Gathersnow Hill

Gathersnow Hill

Rolling hill overlooking Tweedsmuir

In the Southern Uplands, overlooking Tweedsmuir, Gathersnow Hill is one of two Grahams in a circuit of rolling grass-covered hills surrounding Coulter Reservoir.

Gathersnow Hill

ListsGrahams, 121
LocationTinto and Culter Fells,
The Borders
Grid RefNT058256
Lat/Lon55.51591, -3.49214

Gathersnow Hill is a high point and one of two Grahams on a series of rolling hills in the Southern Uplands, north of Tweedsmuir. Views from Culter Fell's summit over the Clyde Valley are quite lovely, though a bit of a shame about the massive wind farm spoiling the view south-west.

Gathersnow Hill is most easily gained from the estate tracks in Glen Holm or by Kingledoors Burn. However, for a fine hike or run over rolling hills, I've found the circuit around Coulter Reservoir to be more enjoyable.

On rolling hillsides and vast plateaux, paths aside fence-lines are followed for most of the way to Gathersnow Hill's summit. Tracks put in for the wind-turbines to the west and south of Gathersnow Hill aid access and make for straightforward navigation.

Routes up Gathersnow Hill

Culter Fell and Gathersnow Hill

The rolling Culter Hills lie in the Southern Uplands, just south of Biggar. The highest peaks are Culter Fell and Gathersnow Hill - vast heather and grass covered lumps. Navigation is fairly easy following well-maintained fences.

Peaks : 2 Grahams, 4 Donalds

Ascent : 960m (3150ft)
Distance : 19km (12m)
Time : 6:30hr

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