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Beattock to Daer Reservoir Viewpoint

Beattock to

Walk No: 27

Start: Opposite entrance to hotel

Nearest Town: Beattock

• Distance: 15 miles

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Difficulty: Strenuous

• Terrain: Rough
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Route Description
A waymarked walk through fields and conifer plantations. Start opposite the entrance to the Beattock House Hotel and follow the minor road westwards or take the car up the hill to the forest. There is a car park on the left of the road shortly before reaching Easter Earshaig, the first house on the right. From Earshaig follow the waymarks northwestwards to Beld Knowe viewpoint, returning by the same route.
There are some wildlife ponds about 1 mile from Earshaig near the path, created in 1977 and 1991, with explanatory boards. About 5 miles from Earshaig there is the J. Wat Memorial stone to a shepherd who died tending his flock, not far from where Brattleburn Bothy now stands.