Sunday, 28 April 2019

The Southern Upland Way Part #3

A moody-looking Loch of the Lowes

Great biking roads

Moffat Dale


Heading into the Lowther Hills

In the hills there are two slightly odd looking villages. Leadhills and Wanlockhead. They owe their existence to the minerals found in this area - Lead, copper, zinc, silver and gold.  This is the curfew bell in Leadhills. Used in times past to signal shift changes at the mines and get the kids to school.

The scooter boys have been here!

The village

This beam engine pumped water from the lead mine

Mineral railway wagons

Sanquhar Castle, 13th century. Fenced off and in poor condition.

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