Lowther Hill lies about one mile south east of the old lead mining village of Wanlockhead. The hill is the second highest peak of the Lowther Hills, part of the Southern Uplands, and rises to some 2,378 feet (725 m).
National Air Traffic Services
Lowther Hill is the site of one of the radar system used by NATS (National Air Traffic Services), which is the United Kingdom's main air navigation service provider, with air movements north of Carlisle being handled by the Scottish Area Control Centre (SACC). Primarily a civilian operation for the UK, all operations are fully integrated with military operations to ensure air safety in both controlled and uncontrolled airspace.
The radar equipment at Lowther Hill is now enclosed within the familiar golf ball style of radome, which was not fitted originally, and protects the radar antennae from adverse weather.
Green Hill Trough Receiver Station
Located to the northeast, on the access road between Lowther Hill and Green Hill is Green Hill Trough, the site of a receiver station which forms part of the Lowther Hill air traffic radar installation.
Green Hill Relay
Green Hill lies approximately one kilometre northeast of Lowther Hill, along the same access road, and is the site of a number of masts carrying various commercial microwave and radio links.
Green Lowther Transmitter Station
The hill is also the site of the NATS Green Lowther Transmitter Station.
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