Monday, 26 July 2021

 On Saturday Leadhills was the destination for Biggar Ramblers members. Set in the Lowther hills it is designated an ancient monument because of its history as a major lead mining centre. The walkers climbed the two highest tops on the range, Green Lowther and Lowther Hill. They left the village past Britain's highest golf course and up to the reservoir, which was the source of water for the mines in the area. The weather was warm and sunny but when they reached the top the walkers were hit by battering hosts of cold winds. The superb views rank amongst the most extensive in Southern Scotland. They then climbed up to Lowther Hill with its Radar Station a giant Golf Ball sitting slower at 725m. The group then followed the Southern Upland War path which took them down to the old narrow gauge railway kine where a pair of Kites fly just above their heads.

Correction:- on the last walk report from Douglas, it was reported that the walkers had a coffee stop at the site of the polish PoW camp.  That information was wrong. The camp housed Polish people escaping persecution. The Polish people were NOT PoWs and fought alongside the British people to protect Britain. Biggar Ramblers apologise for any unintended offence and would like to thank all of those who protected our homeland so bravely at our time of need.