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Name:Broad Law
Hill number:1830
Height:840.1m / 2756ft
RHB Section:28B: The River Tweed to the English Border
Donald area:Manor Hills
County/UA:Scottish Borders (UA)
County (CoH):Peeblesshire (CoH), Selkirkshire (CoH)
County (CoA):Borders (CoA)
Catchment:Tweed
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Corbett, Donald,
Historic County Top, Current County/UA Top, Administrative County Top, Yeaman
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,C,D,CoH,CoU,CoA,DN,Y,P600,P500)
Grid ref:NT 14643 23533
Summit feature:trig point
Drop:653m
Col:187m  NS587164  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 72
(1:25k) 330 336
Observations:cairn on mound 4m SE may be as high
Comments:Double county top
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Notes:
  • Borders (1974) administrative county top
  • Peeblesshire historic county top
  • Selkirkshire historic county top
  • Scottish Borders current county/UA top

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 469 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Up good track from Hearthstanes with A&C. Cloud at top. Went to Trig and to Cairn the other side of the fence. Aircraft guidance system near top.PeterD23/08/2019
Parked beside cattle grid. Straight-forward ascent up along fenceline. Good 360 views at top, apart from mass of windfarms to west. Decended following morning in thick mist.Eliza10012/08/2019
Parked at Meggethead Stone and followed the path to the top before continuing to Dollar Law then dropping down to the road at Cramalt then along the road to the car.Fellhugger08/08/2019
#661 from Hearthstanes, then on to Dollar Law and Manorhead.tim74702/07/2019
Walk up from the Megget stone, good views all round.Nozzer19/06/2019
Up track from Hearthstanes. Superb sunny day.KevPalmer05/05/2019
From Megget Stone, then Talla Cleuch Head then Broad Law, Hunt Law, Cramalt Crag, ClockmoreJulieB04/05/2019
A round of Donalds, tops and XTops from Meggethead. With B and R in warm sunshine.jenx19/04/2019
From the Meggett stone. Easy ascent and fantastic views at sunset. Spent the night at Gainshope bothy.twg2731/03/2019
From the bridge on the A701 at Hearthstane.Alan Caine27/08/2018
Climbed from the Megget Stone, clear day with fantastic viewsalanm915/05/2018
With Joe from Tala Linfoots farm. (Road to Megget Stone closed by heavy snow)John Lee17/02/2018
With Colin, short dayiansm25/11/2017
6th Corbett, 12th Donaldlojzi86062108/10/2017
Solo, continuing walk from Talla Cleuch Head, turned N at Cairn Law to ascend gentle slope to trig pillar. Descend by re-tracing to Cairn Law for lunch then further down to gate at 143210 and Megget Stone onto road to P above bridge over Talla Water. Considered continuing from BL to Cramalt Craig but v thick mist disuaded me. Mist eventually lifted at 700m with sun blinks. First visit was on 12/08/2006.jacobus24/05/2017
Start Megget Stone,Crain Law,Broad Law then onto Cramalt Craig return same route,5hrs, 8.5 miles with Chris.Hutchie22/05/2017
Parked in Layby by Heartstanes Metal Bridge - Over Tweed - Heartstanes - then the track to the summit - follows foot of Great Hill & Crooked Bank - ascends through cleared forestry then the grasslands beyond - Strangely captivating - broad Summit with red aggregate trig masts and aviation beacon. Sunny and blue but the wind finally encouraged us to leave.briandavies01/05/2017
Broad Law, Brown Knowe and Great Knock. Up the track to Broad Law from Heartstane then easily across the other two before steeply down to rejoin the path back to Hearthstane.clivevilla09/10/2016
From Hearthstane - as straightforward as it gets. Track all the way to the top - and back. 6.7 miles; 70 mins up, 50 mins back.callumorr25/09/2016
Second of three tops today, starting from the Megget stone on the minor road between Cappercleuch and Tweedsmuir this 5 mile walk with 400m of climb can be found in Jonny Muir's book of UK County tops. The walk took 2 hours and was quit boggy in places just follow the fence and pass through two metal gates to reach the top.WAYNE ROWLETT24/08/2016
From the Meggett Stone in an appalling downpour.DanMaisieBex20/08/2016
from megget stone in torrental rainsteven morrice20/08/2016
From Hearthstane road end up track to summit then back looping south and round to Snout Hill and back to Hearthstane. Good circuit.SS23/07/2016
From the Meggit stone to the south of the top. Easy walk to the top with a strange building nearby.mindlessflogger29/05/2016
Up from cattle grid and through the cloud to a sunshine summit. Enjoyed the views and then descended back into the cloud to Talla. Company: Soloiandesbottes10/05/2016
Weather fair with high winds.MountainMac25/03/2016
Megget Stone-Talla Cleuch Head-Broad Law-Cramalt Craig-Dollar Law-Cramalt. With Gavin.MorecambeMonkey23/02/2016
Second round ascent.pwbellarby 2nd24/10/2015
With: hb; Parked at Megget Stone and walked up via Cairn Law. Met a solo walker on the way up and a young fell running couple by summit. Misty and drizzly on the top with no views.Ian Baines16/10/2015
ghaley16/08/2015
Busy workmen constructing more junk on the radar was slightly more interesting than this Donald. Second of the day.Play2End11/08/2015
CORBETT COMPLEATION!silverhow12/07/2015
Solo with Holly and Lily. From Meggat Stone. There and back walk. Cold blustery day but with lifting cloud. Lovely walking over rolling hills and short dry turf. 5 hours.alexmaclennan14/06/2015
Up and down from Hearthstane via the track. Cold and very wet.davidpettit8403/05/2015
From Megget Stone, quite a climb to the air craft signal station on the top. Our first big one!Phillipjulie18/04/2015
From Megget Stone with SueFrank09/04/2015
From road near Meggatt Water and farmers metal store hut. Via Wylies Hill then on to Tall Cleuch Head.SteveSmith26/01/2015
Completed from Megget Stone in light snow. Summit just out of cloud, good views of hills all around and of sun just below cloud. Walk would be boggy if not frozen.quadbarrel20/12/2014
The first fell on a 5 day holiday to Scotland, walked from the Megget Stone and up slightly wet terrain to the summit. A lot different to Merrick the highest point of the Southern Uplands I completed a year before. Walked back down to the Megget Stone and drove to another county top; Culter Fell.DanTrig08/06/2014
With Andy starting from Picnic site parking at Cramalt on Megget reservoir.Crib Goch17/05/2014
With all its southern tops from megget Stone. In cloud all day.dickscroop04/05/2014
From Megget Stone 1 hour 30 minutes for the round trip. Great views shame about the wind farms. Still snow on the North faces of the higher hillsisabelle15/04/2014
From Megget Stone. 1.5 hrs for there and back after climbing Hart Fell in the morning. Beautiful clear day.Badrallach 11/03/2014
From Megget stone. 2 hour round trip. Cloudy,cold with light snow on ground.bolton09/01/2014
Parked by the Megget Stone between Megget and Talla Reservoirs Followed fence in a NW and then N. direction to the summit. (PM)gerrybowes09/01/2014
With Talla Cleuch Head and Clockmorenickywood129/11/2013
Solo.Dangerous Dave29/08/2013
A big ambitious running bagging day with Darren on snow covered hills with Darren. Wasn't expecting the circular radar contraption to appear through the cloud.Chris Pearson12/04/2013
A lot of snow and rime ice on this ascent from Crook Inn. The metalwork was strangely beautiful as it was almost completely encased in ice.sotabagger05/04/2013
Michael, Helen, Alison, Toby Blisco25/11/2012