Dumfries & Galloway

While there are at least two first-class photographers operating in Dumfries & Galloway, I don't think there's anyone with a better collection of pictures of the hill ground. The Galloway Hills (sometimes called the Galloway Highlands) are a ring of 2000ft tops including the Merrick and the Rhinns of the Kells, surrounding an area of granite slabs lochs and bog with Craignaw, the Dungeon, Mullwarchar and Loch Enoch. This is the finest, but not the only, hill ground of the region. To the south lies Cairnsmore of Fleet, and eastwards are the grassy and somewhat unexciting Carsphairn Hills with their windfarms. Eastwards again, in Dumfriesshire, are the Lowthers and the coastal granite lump of Criffel. A corner of the Moffat Hills, including Hart Fell, also lies within our region. A MAP is on my webpage dedicated to Walking the Lowther Hills, my very old guidebook to the area.

Nithsdale from Auchenleck Hill

Criffel from Wardlaw

Loch Enoch and Merrick from Mullwarchar

Needle's Eye, Sandyhills

'Look North' (Andy Goldsworthy)

descending Laght Hill to Comb Head

Thornhill Cross

Buchan Hill, to Merrick

Loch Trool from Gairland Burn path

Turn Hill, Glenbo Hass from east ridge of Black Hill

Round Loch, Dungeon Hill, Merrick, from Millfire

Queensberry from Capel Water

Clyde Windfarm from Annanhead Hill

Saddle Yoke and Moffatdale

on Saddle Yoke

Loch Skeen from White Coomb

Redstone Rig, to Rhinns of Kells, Loch Enoch

Sweetheart Abbey
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