The 2,755ft, 840m the Broad Law is 17 miles
north of Moffat in South Scotland, on the A701
Road between Moffat and Edinburgh, 39 miles
south of Edinburgh. This is the second highest
Hill/Mountain in southern Scotland after the
2,766ft, at Glentrool 80 miles southwest.
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The Image top is from Moffat centre looking
north to the A701 Road to Edinburgh.
The second image is where you turn on to the
Hill Road at Tweedsmuir, about 15 miles north
of Moffat. Just before Tweedsmuir, on a clear
day, you will see the Beacon on top of Broad
Talla Dam is about 1 mile out following the
narrow road straight through Tweedsmuir.
Cross the Talla Dam and follow the Reservoir
east. At the Dam you will notice Victoria
At the far end of Talla Reservoir is a real
steep narrow Road up into the Mountains. Best
to sit at the bottom then head up when no cars
are on their way down, as passing on this steep
section is scary.
At the Highest point is a Cattle Grid with a
Stone named the Megget Stone, at 1,450 feet
above sea level. There is Parking for about 3
cars here. More Parking is a few hundred yards
back down the road.
From the Megget Stone, you can see a Cairn
up on the hills, follow the Fence straight
There is a soggy section over and up to the
first Cairn, so Waterproof Boots and Gaiters
From the Cairn, you can see the Summit of
Broad Law with a large Aerial and Beacon.
The Path up to Broad Law follows a
It takes about 1 hour 30 minutes to get to
Broad Law, and a bit less to get back down to
the Megget Stone as is only about 1,300ft above
the Car Park.
The Summit of Broad Law has a Beacon for
Aircraft and a large Aerial. Over to the
northeast, past the Aerial, is Dollar Law at
2,680ft. Going over to Dollar Law turns the
Hike into a 6 hour trek.
The Path over to Dollar Law follows a Fence
all the way.
Just past the Aerial is a real steep section
down into a valley then back up towards Dollar
Law, about 400 feet down and back up.
After the steep section, it is a fairly
level, dry hike round to Dollar Law, following
the Fence all the way round.
From Dollar Law, you can either go back over
Broad Law via the steep section, or go down the
Valley to the Megget Reservoir and walk back
along the road to the Megget Stone.
The easy route down the Valley to the Megget
Reservoir is to go back the same route a few
hundred yards, then take a Grass Path down to
the left. When passing a gate, cross over to
the Stone Track on the right. The Stone Track
takes you down to the Megget Reservoir at a
nice steady decline.
The Stone Path takes you out at a Gate on a
corner at the Megget Reservoir, where there is
Parking for a number of Cars, ideal if only
going up to Dollar Law, or going round the
The road back west follows the Megget
Reservoir, passing two Large Car Parks for
After just under four miles along the road,
1 hour walk, you arrive back at the Megget
The Hike round Broad Law and Dollar Law
averages about 6 hours.