NT1358 : View Northwest from Wether Law

taken 7 months ago, 3 km from Carlops, Scottish Borders, Great Britain

View Northwest from Wether Law
View Northwest from Wether Law
There are six named hills on this ridge, that sits on the Eastern side of the Old Drove Road. (Seven if you count the bump of Carlops Hill, but this is one of those oddball hills whose name appears only on its higher slopes on the map.)
There is a very readable pdf file about the Pentland Hills place-names online. Due to the names being so old most of the meanings of the hill names are understandably vague, but this one's sounds plausible enough. In old Scots a 'wether' was a castrated ram, so at some stage a very long time ago a shepherd probably had his wethers grazing here.
It is a fairly flat and grassy summit. East Cairn Hill, which sits above the Cauldstane Slap pass along the Drove Road, is in the distance.
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Sunday, 21 March, 2021   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 13 April, 2021
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 137 582 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:48.5599N 3:22.7120W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 137 582
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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