Broad Law

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Broad Law
Cramalt Craig view to Broad Law.jpg
Broad Law seen from the nearby hill of Cramalt Craig. The radio tower on the top is just visible.
Highest point
Elevation840 m (2,760 ft)
Prominencec. 653 m
Parent peakMerrick
ListingCorbett, Marilyn, Donald, Council top, (Scottish Borders), County top (Peeblesshire, Selkirkshire)
LocationSouthern Uplands, Scotland
Parent rangesouthern uplands
OS gridNT146235
Topo mapOS Landranger 72

Broad Law is the second highest hill in the wide expanse of hill country in Southern Scotland, the Southern Uplands. It has an elevation of 840 metres, a prominence of 653 metres (and thus is a "major") and an isolation of 80 kilometres.[1] It is only ten feet lower than its parent, Merrick. Like many of its neighbours it is smooth, rounded and grassy, although the surrounding glens have very steep sides — country somewhat akin to the Cheviots or the Howgill Fells. The hill may be climbed from any of the villages near its base, or as part of a long, 30-mile trek across the local area between the towns of Peebles and Moffat. On the summit is the highest VOR beacon in the UK,[2] and also a radio tower.


Coordinates: 55°29′52″N 3°21′12″W / 55.49779°N 3.35338°W / 55.49779; -3.35338