GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Daer Reservoir

5 miles (8 km)

This walk visits Daer Reservoir in theLowther Hillsof South Lanarkshire in theSouthern UplandsofScotland. It's a lovely peaceful place for a walk with fine scenery to enjoy.
You can start the walk at the northern end of the water where you can enjoy a walk along the dam. You can then follow a country lane track along the western side of the water, with fine views to the surrounding hills.
The epic Southern Upland Way long distance trail passes the dam so you can pick this up to extend your walk. There's also the climb to Hitteril Hill on the western side where you can enjoy some great views over the area.


ML12 6TJ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Daer Reservoir OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Daer Reservoir Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Head south and you can visit Loch Ettrick in Glen Ettrick. The expansive Ae Forest is located next to the loch. Also near here is the Crichope Linn waterfall at Gatelawbridge. Here you'll find a wooded red sandstone gorge with interesting rock formations, carvings and a pretty waterfall.
To the north east there's more fine waterside walking at Megget Reservoir, Talla Reservoir, Camps Reservoir and St Mary's Loch to enjoy.


Daer Reservoir Dam - - 195337

Reservoir Dam

Southern Upland Way at Daer Reservoir - - 195341

Southern Upland Way at Daer Reservoir

Southern Upland Way, Daer Reservoir - - 130116

Trail view

KirkhopeCleuch Cottage - - 195330

Kirkhope Cleuch Cottage

Hitteril Hill trig point S6135 - - 193726

Hitteril Hill trig point S6135

Daer Reservoir from Ewe Gair - - 366881

Daer Reservoir from Ewe Gair. The Reservoir is fed by Daer Water which is one of the sources of the river Clyde which eventually flows through Glasgow. The other source is the Potrail Water.

Descent of Sweetshaw Brae - - 634636

Descent of Sweetshaw Brae

The head of the Daer Reservoir - - 195329

The head of the Reservoir


GPS Files

GPX File

Daer Reservoir.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Share>Save to Files')

Memory Map Route

Daer Reservoir.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)