Broad Law Hike

Where: Broad Law, by Moffat southern Scotland
When: June 2017
Who: I Parker
Why: visiting Moffat
Weather: Sunny Spells
Height: 2,755ft, 840m
Distance: ?

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.

Moffat Page . Road Map

Moffat Image

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 distance.

Tweedsmuir image

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 it.

I would not attaempt this road in snow or ice conditions.

Talla Reservoir image

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.

Megget Stone image

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 here.

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 Map

Hike to the Top Images

Broad Law Mountain Image