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Name:Meikle Bin
Hill number:1657
Height:570m / 1870ft
RHB Section:26A: Central Scotland from Dumbarton to Montrose
County/UA:Stirling (UA)
Catchment:Forth
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Dodd (500-599m), Donald Dewey, Yeaman
(Ma,Hu,Tu,5,DDew,Y)
Grid ref:NS 66722 82171
Summit feature:no feature: ground 3m SSW of trig point
Drop:237m
Col:333m  NS630818  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 57 64
(1:25k) 348
Survey:obvious summit
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 248 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Cycled from Todholes (11:10) for about 2km till the track turned uphill, then walked through the woods to the high point and up the very pleasant ridge to the summit. Overcast, but good views. Lots of people. Back same route with detour to see the plane fragment near the top. Finished 13:10.dbb24/07/2020
A week after my last visit, very warm indeedColin Crawford25/06/2020
Sixth visit on a very warm day, after Gartcarron pairColin Crawford16/06/2020
Earl's Seat, Stronend and Meikle Bin from Lennoxtownajwxyzt26/04/2020
Parked at Todholes. Up the track, up the path, down the path, down the track. Overcast day so no great views. Breezy and chilly at the top.Jubilado23/03/2020
From Queenzieburn with Iain through sleet and slippery fire break. With visit to Cort-ma-law East Top. 4 hours.iangpark14/01/2020
Parked at Todholes. Pretty miserable for most of the way in steady drizzle with CM. Misty at the summit but cleared as we descended. Just over 2.5 hours return.bolton04/12/2019
From Todholes CP. easy going. With PM.CJM04/12/2019
Great walk amazing viewskathrynbryce15/06/2019
From Todholes, NS 672858, via well signposted forest roads to NS 662828, then up easy grass slope.Isbjorn22/03/2019
From Todholes Car Park by tracks and decent path on an overcast day. A pleasant little walk after two weeks off for the rugby.SS16/02/2019
Started at the Todholes car park. Lots of forest gave way to the summit ridge where there was a biting January wind. Nice hill, although weather could have been nicer. A bike would have worked well.Pete R12/01/2019
Short exhilirating walk. Forestry track then steep hill path. Clear and sunny with little wind.Langbank 19/12/2018
1of3: From B818 Todholes.ChrisR17/10/2018
As marktrengrove. From Todholes Car Park at NS 67250 85882, along firm stone tracks through forest & then wide grass track up NW ridge to summit by trig point. Apart from one that has been damaged, a fingerpost at all main junctions. (S)gerrybowes30/08/2018
Good tracks and signs from Todholes. Very windy once out of trees due to the vestige of Storm Ali.summitter20/08/2018
From B822 by Waterhead. Followed forest road and took forest rides at NS 64830 82444 and NS 65929 81717. Down standard way to B818 at Todholes.Alan Moore18/04/2018
From Todholes.PGCE24/02/2018
From Corriequadbarrel27/12/2017
6th time.russell6131/01/2017
Parked at Todhole. (Lots of space) Followed the sign posted track through the trees and then short haul to the top. Superb views. Accompanied by Rowan and Ollie.georgeh6007/11/2016
From Todholes easy walk up forest track on a cold clear sunny day. Fine views towards Ben Lol mind, Trossachs and down the Forth.N.Morters05/11/2016
From Todholes with Colin Crawford.Chris Peart31/10/2016
Tracks and path to summit from Todholes as marktrengrove.Lionel Bidwell07/10/2016
With Benhillsman04/08/2016
From the Todholes car park at NS 67250 85882. Took the marked trail south by the forest tracks, then up to the summit by the north-west ridge. Returned the same way. With ALT.Man of Kernow115/05/2016
A Sunday walk done in 2 and a half hours including lots of stops for photos. Stunning views and well worth the climb with little effort.Chris Mac13/03/2016
With Jenx from Todpoles CP. excellent track however tree felling has started and restrictions on access Mon-Fri. Weekends ok. On top in just over 1 hr, blustery on ridge with good views. Heavy rain on way back took gloss off a good stroll.nordicstar20/12/2015
A surprisingly nice hill and an easy walk from Todholes.jenx20/12/2015
Ran up with Gareth in torrential rain and hail. Ran back down in dry (almost) sunny calm weather. real challenge on the lungs today. Rewarded ourselves with a cooked breakfast and an afternoon in the Pot Still. happy days.GravelMonkey06/06/2015
Parked in the free car park at Todholes. Forestry tracks then a clear path to the summit.Sprog18/10/2014
from the north carpark good track to summit with renee.robertphillips17/08/2014
With DC JC OMartin6609/08/2014
From Todholes using the forest track with J, Martin66, JC, O & the Harts. Gargunnock beer festival weekend.NotReallyABagger09/08/2014
From Todholes.Anton12/04/2014
selfdavidsbatty30/07/2013
Training run for Scottish Islands Peaks Race. The old path through the forest on the east side is near impassable with fallen trees.Colinmac200521/04/2012
Solo ascent with dogs in rainalexmaclennan20/11/2011
Surprisingly busy hill on a wet day in June. Climbed from north via forest track and decent but very muddy path up the hill itself. No views from summit due to mist.andy25/06/2011
Ascended with Louise Collins after workassynt_bob12/04/2011
There is plenty of parking space at the west end of Carron Valley reservoir. From there, forestry tracks lead up onto the south east ridge. A short but muddy trail leads from the track, through the forest and into the open.Topographer5719/03/2011
From east end of reservoir in mountain bike car park then up via snow covered forest tracks to pick a way to GR8 viewpoint as cloud lifted.Dugswell219/03/2011
Followed tracks and then path from the Carron Dam.JohnW14/06/2010
Started from Clachan of Campsie and climbed via Cort-ma Law. Left Meikle Bin to the North and struggled in dense conifer plantaion trying to get down to the road. Long way back over the Crow Road to Clachan of Campsie.derekblackburn09/04/2010
2hour 6mile walkLewis22/03/2010
Revisit. Forest road from N near dam, runnable most of the way; NW ridge path to trig. Popular even on a wet day - unpleasant at summit but rest of route perfectly OK.RHW27/09/2009
with Jamie, my M595, his M207vegibagger29/05/2009
Started at the Carron Valley Reservoir car park. Lots of forest gave way to the summit ridge where there was a biting January wind. Nice hill, although weather could have been nicer.Kevin2903519/01/2008
Pleasant forest walk through Carron ValleyPhilonehalf03/09/2006
FJB Uisdean2526/12/2005