Where: Broad Law, by Moffat southern
When: June 2017
Who: I Parker
Why: visiting Moffat
Weather: Sunny Spells
Height: 2,755ft, 840m
Broad Law is situated 17 miles north of
Moffat following the A701 road marked as
the Edinburgh Tourist Route.
The Broad Law range also contains the
2,680 ft Dollar Law.
The image below is the main square in
the town of Moffat looking north, the road
to Broad Law. This is a holiday town with 7
hotels around the square, and a camp site
on its southeast side.
Page . Road
The view below is of Tweedsmuir 15 miles
north of Moffat just off the main A701
road. This is only a few houses and a
church. Cross the bridge here and follow
the main single lane road to the Talla
Reservoir, about 1 mile in
The image below is after crossing over
the dam and driving alongside Talla
Reservoir. The road at the end of the
reservoir, runing up into the mountains, is
one of the steepest I have driven, one of
the narrowest, and scarriest so far.
Where the steep section levels out, look
out for a cattle grid with a stone next to
I would not attaempt this road in snow
or ice conditions.
The image below is of the Megget Stone
at a cattle grid, where the road is at its
highest, as it starts to descend down
towards the Megget Reservoir. You have to
try and find a parking space along here
that is not a passing place. There are a
few spots to park here at the grid, and
just before the grid.
The image below is from the Megget Stone
looking up the main trail following the
fence. On a clear day, you can just see
either Cairn Law or Broad Law summit from
This is regarded as one of the easiest
2,500ft plus mountains in Scotland as the
car parking at the Megget Stone here is
about 1,450 feet above sea level.
Broad Law Route
Hike to the Top