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Green Lowther


Quick Facts
This is the height of the mountain above sea level. However, on the climb, it is the ascent that matters, i.e. the sum of all the uphill parts of the route.
732 m (2401 ft)

This is the standard notation used on Ordnance Survey Landranger maps.

Each reference consists of two letters identifying a 100,000 metre square block then three digits defining the Easting and finally the three digits defining the Northing with reference to the South West corner of the block.

NN166712 is the grid reference for the summit of Ben Nevis. Where you are given the map number ( For Ben Nevis = 41) it is acceptable to omit the two initial letters e.g. 166712. (Instructions on how to read the references are given on the OS maps).

Grid Ref.
An indication of this mountains height rank within its class. Where two mountains share the same height they are ordered alphabetically.
45 of 222 Grahams
The number of ascent routes currently available on Munromagic.
Mountain names are usually in Gaelic, the native language of the Scottish Highlands, or have been derived from the old Scots and Norse languages. We give the most commonly accepted meaning, but accept that some of these are disputed.

The UK is covered by 204 Ordnance Survey Landranger 1:50,000 scale maps. Maps numbered 1 to 86 cover Scotland but for the highest mountains (Munros) only 23 maps are required. The name given roughly describes the area covered by the map.

OS Landranger Maps Required
  71   Lanark & Upper Nithsdale
  78   Nithsdale & Annandale, Sanquhar & Moffat

A description of the characteristics of the mountain including any hazards of which you should be aware.

Green Lowther is the highest of the Lowther Hills which rise to the west of the A74.

The nearest access is from the village of Wanlockhead. As Scotland's highest village at 467m, this makes a very convenient start point, particularly as an access road from here to service the masts which adorn the summit area leads right to the top.

General Considerations
 Temperature decreases by 1degree C for every 100m of ascent.
 Wind usually increases with altitude.
 Visibility can change markedly with cloud level.
 River/Stream levels can increase markedly in one day.
Picture Gallery for Green Lowther

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Ordnance Survey digital maps are also available to members.

 Weather & OS Maps
Southern Uplands
by MWIS (PDF format)
Lake District
by Met Office
by Metcheck
Green Lowther Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Green Lowther.

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 Routes that include Green Lowther

We currently have no routes listed for Green Lowther.

We are working on adding routes for all the Grahams.

Submitting a GPX tracklog for this Graham will allow us to speed up the route authoring process.


Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Green Lowther

 Baggers Gallery for Green Lowther

Eileen trying not to get blown away from the top of Green Lowther. 26/05/2015

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

James at trig Point of Green Lowther on an extremely windy and cold day 26/05/2015

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

Me and Ruth at the Summit Green Lowther 14/07/2013

© David Peden

Image by David Peden

The Gav Man takes on Green Lowther ... and gets a sun tan!

© Gavin White

Image by Gavin White
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Fiona Reid on 09 Sep 2018
John Carroll on 26 Jan 2018

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Green Lowther
by David McSporran
Green Lowther
by Douglas Mason

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James Corrigan
wrote on
May 16, 2010
A much overlooked area. Maybe because of only Graham class hills. So far, one of the most impressive ranges i have been on.

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