Daer Valley

Travelling north after a few days in Derbyshire I decided to break the journey with a quick leg stretch. Starting from the Daer Reservoir and heading up Watchman’s Brae the route took in Rodger Law, Ballencleuch Law, Comb Law and Hitteril Hill before dropping to the Southern Upland Way to return to the start.

Dusk on Hitteril hill with Rodger Law and Comb Law behind.

These hills are great for a quick hit when going north or south as they’re very close to the M74. The terrain is generally short tussocky grass on the ridges, which makes for quick travel although it’s often pathless and boggy in places. Hitteril hill required a bit of bashing through felled forestry to take in as part of this circuit.