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Wanlockhead - Dumfries & Galloway

Wanlockhead, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland

Looking north, towards the church and the main mines.

Firstly is a view of the older part of the village, set deep in the Lowther Hills.

In the foreground is the Museum of Lead Mining.


Wanlockhead, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland

The Lead Mining Museum is also a centre for the teaching of gold panning and has hosted the World Gold Panning Championships as well as the British and Scottish Gold Panning Championships for many years.


Wanlockhead, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland

Wanlockhead has the distinction of being the highest village in Scotland.

Looking north, towards the church and the main mines.

The old beam engine can be seen on the far left.

The long-distance walking route, The Southern Upland Way runs right through the village and can be seen here across the bottom of the photo.



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