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Name:Scaw'd Law
Hill number:1754
Height:663m / 2175ft
Parent (Ma):1746  Ballencleuch Law
RHB Section:27C: The Glenkens to Annandale
Donald area:Lowther Hills
County/UA:South Lanarkshire (UA), Dumfries and Galloway (UA)
Catchment:Catchment Boundaries, Clyde, Nith
Watershed:Solway Firth, Mull of Galloway to St Abb's Head, Firth of Clyde
Class:Simm, Donald, Graham Top
(Tu,Sim,D,GT,DN)
Grid ref:NS 92219 03784
Summit feature:no feature: ground by wall
Drop:58m
Col:605m  NS928044  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 78
(1:25k) 329
Observations:Donald is top 300m S (ground by wall) at NS 92275 03498 and is lower according to levelled height from 1856 and 1898 maps; both tops have flat summit areas
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 216 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From Wedder followed track back to gate then fence and then wall to this top. Cloud started to lift and caught occasional view. Not a soul seen. Enjoy these hills for their peacefulness and little footfall. Company: Soloiandesbottes18/01/2020
Drowning our election sorrows. Circuit from Durisdeer. Snowy tops. With B and Rjenx13/12/2019
ROC C day 2nix_snilloc29/09/2019
Part of ROC MMJim T29/09/2019
Kirkhope to Shiel Dod, Wedder Law, Glenleith Fell, Scaw'd Law, Ballencleuch Law, Rodger Law, Comb Law.PGCE03/08/2019
fa, solo, heavy showers, 6h, 16.7km, wet under foot, from durisdeer to burleywhag bothy over the tops, tracks to whiteside shoulder track, to pt 663 and scaw'd law, back to track then glenleith fell and back to track, wedder law and shiel dod and back, then along a boundary fence into a col, past five wells and up to gang hill, gang shank and down vochums cleuch to burleywhag bothy.rum doodle 09/06/2019
Weather fair.MountainMac12/05/2019
First in a good day from Durisdeer.MichaelF24/03/2019
CK SheilaS03/01/2019
From Kirkhope Cleugh anticlockwise round of Four Donalds, two Donald Tops and an xDT. Ground bone dry which was a huge help. Distance 11.4 miles, 2400ft ascent - just under six hours.Crib Goch19/07/2018
Parked by cattle grid at Kirkhope Cleuch 967073. The 4th of 6 Donalds/Donald Tops on an anticlockwise circuit SW of Daer Reservoir. From Ballencleuch Law, followed good ATV track which passes close to the unmarked summit (Simm & Graham Top). Continued S. alongside wall for about 300m to the unmarked Donald. Continued to Glenleith Fell. (S)gerrybowes02/05/2018
Round of 4 Donalds using track from Kirkhope to Skawd Law, back to Wedder Law and across to Gana and Earncraig.AndrewFinnimore30/04/2018
Fittingly from Durisdeer war memorial taking well made track up to just short of Glenleith Fell. Returned to track and followed to very near to Wedder Law before returning same way avoiding wet ground and angling up to Scaw'd Law from gate. Followed ridge to Ballencleuch Law with two minute stop at 11:00, then on to Rodger Law on ATV track. Bit of cross country from there to Comb Law descending to Meikle Shag and then over very wet ground to take the old Roman Road back to Durisdeer. The fort is very impressive.SS11/11/2017
ghaley23/04/2017
Second of the day. Tedious hill, interesting dyke.Play2End22/04/2017
With J and F, from Durisdeer up track onto shoulder of SL then L off track to two high points on summit; further out point 2m higher. My second visit; first was on 02/09/2015, solo. Returned directly to track, turning L to walk to Wedder Law. Sunny weather, warm climbing but cold W wind at height. Third visit was on 02/07/2018, coming from Glenleith Fell on its track turning up hill on main track through gate and onto atv R at high point then through gate in wall and N along wall past the two possible summit locations, continuing to turn NE to head for Ballencleuch Law; weather was v warm with a little wind. Fourth visit was on 02/11/2019, a KHWC walk, I led five members, DB,MB,RMcI and EH. We left summit, going down towards Carsehope Middens but veering R to reach track heading for WL; rain from early on walk continued.jacobus06/03/2017
Took Mark Trengove's route to Shield Dod over Ewe Gair. Then Wedder Law, Glenleith Fell, Scaw'd Law North and South tops, Ballencleuch Law, Rodger Law, Comb Law and back to the road through Marshwiggle Territory where the Kirkhope Burn meanders.Nick Down117/12/2016
Circuit from Daer Reservoir.Grinner30/10/2016
Hitteril Hill - Comb Law - Ballencleuch Law - Scaw'd Law - Wedder Law - Gana Hill - Earncraig Hill from N end of Daer Reservoir. Started W along Southern Upland Way for nearly 1km then S/SE along track and rough climb up felled forestry to climb Hitteril Hill. Descent W finding gap through forestry, easier underfoot for rest of route. Overnight camp just beyond Comb LawRobertP18/09/2016
MMC walk with John Berry, Eunice Coop and Jon Moss to and from Kirkhope parking. Sunny occasionally overcast dry calm day with great viz.8 1/2 hours Daer 6 round.alexmaclennan15/05/2016
clockwise round of black hill, penbane,turn hill, capel hill, well hill,durisdeer hill, scawd law, glenleith fell, from durisdeer parked at the church, breezy on the tops today.robertphillips28/12/2015
N summit higher by Abney. Galltywenallt23/10/2015
Solo; P at Durisdeer, walked S, L before cemetery and along track forking L up side of SL, leaving track to turn N onto summit of SL, visiting both likely high points. Returned S and over track to rough ground to Glenleith Fell, prior to heading to Wedder Law. Good weather with just a hint of dampness from the wafting clouds.trienbrae02/09/2015
See Ballencleuch Law. Round of all tops.dickscroop12/09/2014
selfdavidsbatty24/05/2014
Ascent still stands after summit relocation.Went over this point on way to Ballencleuch Law.ngthack19/03/2014
round of 6 NDrobertphillips13/03/2014
Hot sunny day. Didn't see anyone all day. Good walking hills.Walker Dan11/07/2013
MC alone. Stinking hot 30 deg +Martin6611/07/2013
Durisdeer, along to Blackhill Moss, up Glenleith Fell, over to Scawd Law and back via Dirisdeer Rig. Lower levels on tracks, the tops heather, moss and grass. Scaw'd Law squelchy the remainder surprisingly firm.borderterrier13/04/2013
From Daer Reservoirnickywood125/02/2013
Ascended up farm track for most of climb and then a small hike to summit over grass , no trig point or cairn, only fence at topbiggaz77725/03/2012
And 23/03/2018chrispine13/10/2011
Followed ridge from Ballencleuch Law and on up to North then South Knolls of Scaw'd Law.derekblackburn20/11/2010
From Glenleith. Avoiding 3 snow filled peat hags, back to reach track, through a gate, steeply up the other side to stone wall and fence to top at 16.00. Bend in wall with large post seemed to be highest point. Used spiders to cross large snow slope, 2 inches of snow on top of ice sheets. Used bottom to avoid a too fast descent. To car at 17.30. 3 3/4 hrs.arranc10/02/2010
Sunny spells, mild, cool wind, both tops, good views. Top relocated Nov 15, also walked as it was on the wayiangalbraith08/07/2007
Solo Uisdean2509/09/2006
From the war memorial at Durisdeer with Dad on a sunny early autumn day. Heading NE initially & then taking the track winding generally E on to Durisdeer Rig with the view gradually opening up. At fence turned SE over Little Scawd Law to the 3 way fence junction, then out to Ballencleuch Law & back, then Scawd Law. Continued following fence before turning W down track leading back to Durisdeer.NotReallyABagger24/06/2006
KeithByTheC04/06/2005
One of several tops in a long boggy and mizzling walk from the Daer ReservoirRhayader_wander06/11/2004
between Wedder Law and Well Hill. Nice walk, see their logspwheeler22/03/2004
SUW from A702, Comb Law, Rodger Law, Ballencleuch Law, Scaw'd Law, Durisdeer Hill, back along Roman Road, with Fiona.agentmancuso19/10/2002
22/02/2013 - 2nd ascent.russell6126/03/2002
Approximate date.Night at Kettleton Byre.ARM01/01/2000
With Kevin as part of the KIMM Long Score course.mikejacobs23/10/1993
Early morning Donalds round from Coomb Law to Shiel Dodd.Eddie22/03/1993
Stopped off at Durisdeer to climb this hill, following track from Glenaggart.JohnW20/10/1990
All Ballencleuch Law and Queensberry Donalds and Donald Tops on horseshoe from Daer Reservoir RHW27/03/1989
Scaw'd Law and Glenleith Fell via Blackgrain Shoulder from Durisdeer. Calm, dry, frosty. Soloalexmaclennan29/10/1988
Sick Kid06/06/2020