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Capel Fell via Sailfoot Law & Broken Back Hill
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Photo from the walk - Capel Fell via Sailfoot Law & Broken Back Hill

County/Area - Dumfries and Galloway

Author - Simon Tweedie

Length - 4.0 miles / 6.5 km

Ascent - 1980 feet / 600 metres

Grade - moderate

The hills of Dumfries and Galloway provide some excellent walking. This walk into the South Uplands of Scotland provides a short and invigorating walk to the summit of Capel Fell. Do not expect to see many other walkers.


 

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Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

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