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Hill number:1659
Height:511m / 1677ft
RHB Section:26A: Central Scotland from Dumbarton to Montrose
County/UA:Stirling (UA)
Catchment:Catchment Boundaries, Forth, Leven (Dumbarton)
Watershed:Firth of Forth, Ardnamurchan Point to Lowestoft, Cardiff to Cape Wrath, Dover to Cape Wrath, Lowestoft to Duncansby Head, Firth of Clyde, Land's End to John o' Groats, The Lizard to Dunnet Head
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Dodd (500-599m), Donald Dewey, Yeaman
Grid ref:NS 62927 89472
Summit feature:cairn next to trig point
Col:225m  NS676857  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 57
(1:25k) 348
Observations:two grassy knolls nearby are lower
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 175 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Earl's Seat, Stronend and Meikle Bin from Lennoxtownajwxyzt26/04/2020
Climbed from Craigend, north west of hill, parking just off road at NS622904 near a bridge. Headed across field to left corner, then up new forestry fence and up by an old wall, climbing the steep face with care and onto the top by the trig pt. 3.39 km 1hour 10minsSimon Winton13/01/2020
With half the GHC Sunday walk after giving up on the other half. Found them again bog hopping towards the escarpment.Play2End12/01/2020
First decent day in weeks so I revisited Carleatheran and Stronend. Wet ground all frozen hard and superb views to the Highland LineColin Crawford31/12/2019
Group walk to Stronend from Kippen then down and up the windfarm track to Carleatheran as the visibility and view improved before returning along the excarpment path. A long but enjoyable hike in great company.Chris Mac01/06/2019
With Carleatheran - a dreary 7 plus hour exercise in low viz navigation - thank goodness for the ATV tracks easing the way through the tussocky terrain. From Ballochleam, parking near the 'weak bridge' at NS 652922. An unhelpfull 'no parking' sign at the track start, a proliferation of fences inc E fences and several locked gates/hurdles further up detracted from any atmosphere of a warm welcome. Just above the 'Welcome to the Moors' sign, a locked wooden hurdle to the W gives access to a well defined ATV track which, after passing through a swamp and crossing Boquhan Burn, leads relatively easily to the top - watch out for, and take, a sharp R turn at a T junction at some rotting timbers.Isbjorn20/03/2019
From Carleatheran with CM. Rough and wet going from the windfarm road at 668897.Followed an ATV track north of the Shelloch Burn to the 482 point then across rough ground to the summit. Mostly tried to descend the same way. The mist was down and light rain all day. Including Carleatheran it was 16 miles and just over 7 hours. Last hour was in the dark. Glad this one completed!bolton05/12/2018
2of2: From east of Craigend Farm at 623906ChrisR16/10/2018
Ascended from the local snow patch (Beast from the East legacy)quadbarrel06/05/2018
From B818 at Todholes. Used windfarm road until it turned away, Then over points 462, 461 and 482 to top. Some vague vehicle tracks at first then rough going from point 461. Down over Double Craigs to B818 near Gonachan Cottage. Bits of path at times.Alan Moore18/04/2018
Magical walk with Susan, Holly and Lily. Thick, cold damp misty morning. From Fintry Sports centre past Culcreuch farm to summit and into a bright clear sunny day with a cloud inversion covering everything below us. Hilltops from Campsies to Ochils rising above cloud. 1/2 hoursalexmaclennan21/01/2017
First ascent from the north. Thanks for the route, Jonathan, an excellent way up, over rough pasture, steep but easy grass, then an excellent and exciting way through the cragsColin Crawford31/10/2016
With Colin Crawford - excellent route.Chris Peart31/10/2016
parked near road end for Ballochleam Farm and walked up path to Spout of Ballochleam. Followed ATV track for a bit then a real trudge to the top. The panoramic view to the North was stupendous. Followed up with a further trudge to Carleatheran.georgeh6020/10/2016
Parked Culcreuch, up track and through crags to summit.AndrewFinnimore30/05/2016
With Jenx, from minor road to North, just beyond Craigend farm. Parking by gate to North tight but possible. Route as described by Jonathan Viewfinder. Up and down within an hour. A very good route, the final ascent through the crags appeared s through a man made channel. V nice line.nordicstar03/12/2015
A great way up from gate at high point of minor road to the north. Easy underfoot after initial boggy ground, and a nice natural ridge line found. Then a lovely route through the crag to west of summit.jenx03/12/2015
Stronend & Carleatheran same day, in a 24k circular tour from NS652992. Great views to the north.GmacT01/05/2015
Did after Carleatheranduchally10/03/2015
Parked in Fintry and followed the road to the Culcreuch Castle hotel. Took the track that climbs the hillside towards the escarpment. Clear visibility essential for picking a route through or around the cliffs.Sprog20/10/2014
round of 2 including carleatheran from the north parked at bridge.robertphillips15/08/2014
Climbed on return from Cartleatheran as per Walkhighlands route. The track from Spout of Ballocheam was in many places badly chewed up by quad bikes or ArgosTRG31821/04/2014
Got permission from receptionist at castle to park at end of track to farm, followed track past farm to NS624882 turned right and followed fence NE to top corner over gate on left then over low wall onto green path followed this in an Easterly direction to flat area then North on paths to top.Anton12/04/2014
Track goes to within 900m of summit Galltywenallt29/09/2013
Second hill today cool, windy but sunny with Jim Bloomer.Dugswell226/04/2013
From Fintry, via Culcreuch Castle Hotel and Farm. Took track to left of farm which zig-zags up flank of fell. Where track levelled off I headed NE, following a broken wall. Worked round lower crags above burn, and then steeply up to plateau south of crags to point where small burn flowed off plateau at NS 63094 88407. Then NNW to summit by boggy ATV/sheep track along rim of plateau. Returned the same way.Man of Kernow104/01/2013
Solo. Parked at NS653922. Short stretch on road and then on track to Spout of Ballochleam. Followed a rough track, not shown on my OS 1:50,000 map, to summit. This track is much used lower down but the final bit to the summit is hardly discernable. At the summit is an ancient cairn with a stone-built trig point.pwbellarby18/11/2012
From NW, starting at 623906, from where a track leads across part of the rough ground that must be crossed before reaching the steep face. The face becomes very steep near the top but the steepest section can be avoided by following a ledge round to the south west and approaching the summit from due west.Topographer5723/09/2012
Steep but pleasant ascent from B822 over Skiddaw.JohnW22/10/2009
Revisit. Fine escarpment N and W. From NE, roadside parking just feasible near start of track. Various paths along escarpment. Back via Carleatheran.RHW27/09/2009
Climbed with Carleatheran. Very rough going. Various inc JC and DCMartin6618/08/2009
with Jamievegibagger29/05/2009
Part sunny, cold wind, one shower, good views.iangalbraith24/02/2008
Up from Craigton and then descended to the east, progressing towards Carleatheran.campagvelocet06/06/2007
Solo Uisdean2515/10/2005
6/11/11 - 2nd ascent.russell6113/10/2002
On narrow gated road beyond Gargunnoch. Over sheep pasture to foot of mossy scarp. Using hands, scramble to plateau and top at 11.45.arranc14/06/2001
Date is first visit. Notes from later...v fine hill & view, complex craggy W face. from fintry via road to castle the 'private' track & beeline for N end of crags RHW14/11/1999
Evening run from Fintry. Many more from Gargunnock.Eddie26/09/1996
From nr Loch Walton, on to Spout of Ballochleam. With Fiona, Chalmers No.17.agentmancuso30/04/1995
Sick Kid28/06/2020
sarah mundell28/04/2019
dave g21/03/2019