Ettrick Hills

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A cairn on Ettrick Pen

The Ettrick Hills are a range within the Southern Uplands, spreading across Dumfriesshire and Peeblesshire. They are a group of green, rounded hills standing at the head of the Ettrick Valley, and adjoing the Moffat Hills to the northwest. The highest of the hills is Ettrick Pen, on the county boundary, at 2,270 feet.

The county boundary loops through the hills following the watershed ridge, taking in the summits of Ettrick Pen, Hopetoun Craig (2,073 feet), Wind Fell (2,181 feet), Capel Fell (2,224 feet), Smidhope Hill (2,112 feet), White Shank (2,040 feet), Fauldside Hill (1,863 feet) and Bodesbeck Law (2,181 feet).

Other noteworthy hills of the range are Loch Fell (2,257 feet), Croft Head (2,089 feet), Graham's Law (1,975 feet), Cowan Fell (1,850 feet) and Jock's Shoulder, the source of the Black Esk, (1,758 feet).

The group Moffat Hills and the Ettrick Hills are divided by the Moffat Dale, 6 miles east of Moffat.

Several notable rivers have their sources in the Ettrick Hills, including the Ettrick Water, the Garwald Water, Wamphray Water, Dryfe Water and the White Esk.

The Southern Upland Way passes through this group.