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Queensberry

Graham

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.
Altitude
697 m (2286 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.
NX989997
An indication of this mountains height rank within its class. Where two mountains share the same height they are ordered alphabetically.
Stature
111 of 222 Grahams
The number of ascent routes currently available on Munromagic.
Routes
0
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.
Meaning
 

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.

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

 Description
Queensberry lies at the SE end of the Lowther Hills to the W of the A74.

Its location at the edge of the Lowther Hills makes it a familiar landmark, visible from some distance.

Tracks starting from Mitchellslacks to the SW on the minor road which runs E from Thornhill provide the nearest access.

 
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 Queensberry

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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
Skiddaw
by Metcheck
Queensberry Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Queensberry.

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 Routes that include Queensberry

We currently have no routes listed for Queensberry.

We are working on adding routes for all the Grahams.

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Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Queensberry

 Baggers Gallery for Queensberry

Eileen at rocky cairn of Queensberry 14/08/2016

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

James approaching summit of Queensberry 14/08/2016

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

WARNING: Never, ever take the route up from Earshaig at the height of summer on a very hot and sweaty day unless you don't mind having millions of blood hungry flies feasting on you!

© Gavin White

Image by Gavin White

29/09/2012. EL atop Queensberry.

© Mike Cowal

Image by Mike Cowal
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Queensberry
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 Comments
 
James Corrigan
wrote on
September 21, 2011
After a hard day on the Grahams of the Luss hills decided to head South and banish some lactic acid from the legs.Queesberry is the most Southerly of the Lowthers and on the other side of a very deep Glen from Lowthers.Through the pass and park on a lay by at Mitchelslacks with a No Dogs sign.Easy to see why as this is Sheep country.Loads of them Cross the bridge at Capel Burn and through the Sheep gate with cut our Bird sign! Wee Queensberry is the ascent with some rough tussocky ground.The summit has a visible Trig from here with the other one giving the hill a twin hump.There is a Cairn on the South slopes which is odd as there is still a way to go to the much larger Cairn on the summit of Queensberry.This is a fine viewpoint for the much more impressive side of Bellencluech law which was the next hill of the day.
Michael Howell
wrote on
August 16, 2010
Big sign saying "NO DOGS" at the road end. Became clear it is due to the large number of partridge raised in the valley and on the hill. Mitchellslacks is a prosperous farm with a lovely garden. An easy ascent using the track through the glen, and then the Argocat track up the grassy slopes direct to the top. But more interesting to walk up High Church and along the ridge over "Wee" Queensberry. Not many other hills that are Wee - in the highlands it would be "Beag". A beautiful day with fabulous views over the Southern Uplands - from White Coomb in the NE to Merrick in the SW. A good hill.
 
 

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