Mount Maw

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Mount Maw
South ridge, Mount Maw - - 1518339.jpg
The South ridge of Mount Maw
Range: Pentland Hills
Summit: 1,755 feet NT141554
55°47’4"N, 3°22’14"W

Mount Maw is a hill of 1,755 feet in the Pentland Hills. It is in the very north of Peeblesshire, its summit about a mile from the bounds of Midlothian. The summit is marked with a trig point.

The hill stands in the bifurcation of two routes: an ancient Roman road leaves the valley of the Lyne Water and passes to the east of Mount Maw up to Carlops a mile to the east, while the Cross Borders Drove Road, on old drovers' tracks, follows up the upper course of the Lyne to the west, through Baddinsgill.

A subsidiary top, Faw Mount (1,365 feet), stands closer by the farm at Baddinsgill and the river to the south. On the slopes to the north is found a petrifying spring.

The summit