Hill walk routes to climb in SW Scotland - also coastal paths and National Scenic Areas with maps, pictures and other useful information based on extensive local knowledge
Bodesbeck Ridge
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County boundary fence line on Andrewhinney Hill. County boundary fence line on Andrewhinney Hill. County boundary fence line on Andrewhinney Hill.
09 There is a very distinct bend on the fence up on this shoulder of Andrewhinney. This is a very useful feature when you are navigating this ridge in poor visibility. When you can see nothing of the surrounding landscape for thick mist and you are following the fence - which will take you all the way back to where the car is parked - a pronounced feature in the fence can confirm that you are where you think you are.
In the picture above we are seeing the Ettrick Hills which lie to the south of our ridge. Ettrick Pen is the name of the hill near the left edge of the picture and Loch Fell is the distant hill in the middle of the picture. That is the Bodesbeck Law near the centre of the picture below. You can see that the fence is still heading for it. Comparing the two pictures, you can also see Bodesbeck's distinctive shape in the picture above, near the right edge.
Bodesbeck Law from Andrewhinney Hill.