A private access road to Lowther Hill
Lowther Hill is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 728m (2,388ft) above the sea level, located on the border between Lanarkshire and Dumfries and Galloway, in Scotland. It's one of the highest roads of the country.
Located in the western Southern Uplands, the road to the summit is totally paved. It’s a private service road. Motor vehicle access is restricted. It’s a deserted area without any motorized traffic. When the snow falls - which it does in the winter – things get tough and slippery.
The summit is topped by a radar station and popular with hillwalkers and cyclists. The road offers great views over the rolling green hills below. The climb becomes very steep in its final part hitting a cruel 16.0% through some of the ramps.
Starting from Wanlockhead, the highest village in Scotland, on the B797 Road junction, the ascent is 5.63km (3.5 miles) long. Over this distance the elevation gain is 281 meters. The average gradient is 4.99%.