Merrick (Mearaig), standing at 843 m (2,766 ft), is the highest mountain in the county of Dumfries and Galloway. It falls within the Range of the Awful Hand, a range of five hills named after their resemblance to the fingers of a hand.

The shortest ascent to the top is from the car park located in Glen Trool, near to Bruce’s Stone. Bruce’s Stone is a monument that commemorates the victory of Robert the Bruce over the English in 1307. Fortunately, you know when you have reached the summit as you will find a trig point at the top. Views extend from the peak over towards the Lake District fells, the Isle of Man, and the Northern Coast of Ireland.

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843 m (2,766 ft) Scotland Kirkcudbrightshire
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55.13930130,-4.46842887 NX 4275 8554 318: Galloway Forest Park North