Welcome to Leadhills Estate
Leadhills Estate in South Lanarkshire is an agricultural and sporting estate that has been owned by the same family for more than 300 years. Incorporating the picturesque villages of Leadhills and Elvanfoot, the estate covers an area of approximately 19,500 acres of farmland, woodland and moorland.
We are proud of its long association with the area and is committed to working in partnership with the community.
Leadhills Estate is a member of Scottish Land & Estates – an organisation which promotes the work landowners and rural businesses undertake for the benefit of rural Scotland.
The Leadhills Estate, lies high in the Lowther Hills of South Lanarkshire. The village of Leadhills, along with the Duke of Buccleuch’s neighbouring village of Wanlockhead are the highest villages in Scotland. The Leadhills-Wanlockhead mining district was the most important lead-zinc deposit in Scotland, having produce an estimated half a million tons of lead concentrates during over 300 years of continuous exploitation.
Today Leadhills Estate encompasses approximately 19,500 acres. It is owned by 2 Trusts, the Leadhills Trust and Glengeith Trust.It is an upland estate community surrounding the village of Leadhills and bounding the village of Elvanfoot. It is a fragile habitat with a delicately balanced mix of land uses.
How to find us
The Leadhills Estate lies high in the Lowther Hills of South Lanarkshire, 50 miles north of the Scotland-England border.The most direct route to the estate is via the M74 which runs adjacent and Leadhills village itself is roughly within an hours drive of Glasgow (46 miles), Edinburgh (48 miles) and Carlisle (58 milles).