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Name:Cairnie Hill
Hill number:1675
Height:228.9m / 751ft
RHB Section:26A: Central Scotland from Dumbarton to Montrose
County/UA:Fife (UA)
Catchment:Eden (Guardbridge), Catchment Boundaries, Tay
Watershed:Firth of Tay
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (200-299m), Yeaman
Grid ref:NO 27933 15486
Summit feature:embedded boulder in grass
Col:78.5m  NO272150  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 59
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Survey:Leica NA730/Leica 530
Survey of Cairnie Hill (final).doc
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 210 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
parked next to comm mast adjacent to railway service gate. Just enough room. Up track, past post with 4 markers, turn left at next junction of tracks. Follow tracks keeping wood on left then bear left at end of wood. Summit becomes obvious after a few hundred yards.Longwojo11/11/2019
From the road at Woodmill Mains.Winterfloodian28/08/2019
A prickly mess. How to minimise the hassle - parking in overgrown gateway, at start of track, 100m S of mast, NO273153. Don stout trousers, then up track, until levels off at post with 4 waymarkers. Facing post, look 7 o'clock and you should see a 'Scotways' waymarker disc at bottom of trees. Follow bottom edge of trees, N, to gate, then hard R and uphill, due E. One easy BWF, then 10m of dense nettles and thistles through a thin belt of trees and into a crop area. Keep on this line, up N side of thin stand of trees, to where cut thro by ATV track (about NO277153). Follow this L 100m then an initially indistinct ATV track heading straight up, E, through a gap in the top-most trees. After it curls L, a final head-butt through a few low tree branches leads to summit. Sounds complicated, but it's almost a straight line (I met many more obstacles finding a much worse zig-zag route up). Clearly a pheasant breeding area - maybe not a place to be when a shoot is on.Isbjorn24/06/2019
3of4: From B937 at telecomms mast: 272155ChrisR24/10/2018
20 minute from road near mast. Follow atv track to field then unfenced path access at top left corner of field, then through another field and follow atv track virtually to summit.willyross22/10/2018
A pleasant 3 hour circular walk from Dunbog with just cows and the occasional fence to contend with - Dunbog Hill, Balmeadow Hill, Cunnoquhie East Hill & West Hill, Cairnie Hill.summitter07/09/2018
Easiest route, from west. Spoke to pheasant-rearers on way up and learned had parked beyond privacy chain, naughtily. Drizzle and zero visibility. Rounsfell12/08/2018
From railway bridge on B937BLACKHILL23/03/2018
Last hill of the day with Brian R. Too cold to linger on the summit.Play2End13/01/2018
First hill on a sunny but cold and windy day, with Kirsty and Robert, walking from Monimail.barnz4812/11/2017
An interesting walk, with fun route finding up through the woods. Pulled into the track and parked in the right hand field entrance (no-one has been in it for years), but there's a better parking place about 100 m higher up the track. Followed Nordicstar's route approximately. Nice summit area, with good views. Not dull at all.Gill09/11/2017
From Woodmill Mains.Chris Peart25/10/2017
Rather a dull walk, from Woodmill Mains unless interested in pheasant husbandry. A bit of heath on the upper slopes. Heavy snow showers obliterated view of the Lomonds. Parking a hassle- think I found an ok space at end of drive to house. Access to hill quite easy as you start off on waymarked routes.pwheeler21/03/2017
Up track from near railway bridge, then continuous more or less straight through various strips of woodland, fences ... mostly with tracks.kdbennett27/11/2016
As Nordicstar. I surprised several deer at 9am on a misty morning.clivevilla09/10/2016
From B937 parked at the radio mast and followed obvious tracks to within a few feet of the summit. Good lunchtime stretch of the legs.N.Morters07/09/2016
Pretty much the same as Nordicstar on the way up. Deviated a bit on the way down. Upward route was the better one! Route and write-up at:
Weather fair.MountainMac22/03/2016
Quickly nipped up track by railway bridge. Went up as directly as we could. No problems. Found tracks to help most of the way.jenx01/12/2015
With Jenx from parking just off lane by B937 at GR273153. In front of gate but looks ok. Up the track then direct up sude of woods and through woods following fence in direct line. Continue up right side of further woodland and then left cut through to 278155. Steep up here and summit up to left near old tree. Rock in ground high point.nordicstar01/12/2015
Followed track from Lindores Loch nearly to Whitefield then up edge of field.Lionel Bidwell09/10/2015
Parked on the verge at NO 273 154. Walked to NO 273 153 then followed the track up the hill and back round to the top. A vague track through the trees took me to the top. Back the same way.aul-fogie02/07/2015
Parked at 272162. Asked the farmer could I park in the no parking area. Up the lane then followed the tree line to the summit. A very pleasant walk with great views in good weather. Solo.bolton07/04/2015
Parked on the B937 by the telecomms mast and walked up the track 100m south, following it round to the east and up onto the ridge, then following vehicle tracks north to within easy reach of the summit.martin_hall31/10/2014
LSjohn steel26/10/2014
parked at gate next to mast on the B937 took track 100m west of this, up through wood to top.robertphillips25/10/2014
Parked at fishermans hut, often padlocked entrance however. Overcast, mild, good views.iangalbraith02/03/2014
with Inezclashcityrocker26/02/2014
From the westAndrewFinnimore09/02/2014
Self, Peter and BonnieInvicta1420/01/2014
Parked off B937 south of Lindores Loch at start of track. Various paths through pasture south and then north to summit. With JdF.Man of Kernow109/10/2013
Parked next to the road at NO273153. Lovely summit tree.Play2End26/05/2013
Start: Telephone box on A913 at Dunbog. Notes: Climbed after Norman\'s Law. Ascended via Balmeadow and Dunbog Hill. Nice broad leaf trees on summit area. Descended to Dunbog.raffemeister25/05/2013
MC OMartin6605/08/2012
From W parking near Woodmill Mains. Took fairly convoluted route through woods and open country. Summit is a rock in long grass, with Dali-esque tree nearby.Aye Jimmy25/11/2009
Did same as Gary but found it much easier on way home just to use the sheep fields and walk thro farm to avoid the woods and game birds. Summit rock above dying beech tree in rosebay willowherb infested summit.Dugswell206/08/2009
Ascended from the track to the west.JohnW25/10/2008
with Jamievegibagger15/02/2007
Solo Uisdean2514/01/2006
many reascents, delightful hillTopographer5712/05/2005
23/10/2015 - 3rd time.russell6115/02/2005
Parked by Lindores Loch then used the track to attack this hill from the North.garyhoney20/06/2004
P track junct to WSW.agentmancuso10/01/2004
Husbanded hill with pheasants that panic.Eddie22/08/2002
pleasant summit, wide view, bitty but OK ascent from W. B937@271150, tk from 272153, flds & pltns to summit RHW25/08/2001
Lindores Loch. On track by partridge breeding pens to grass sown field to waste land. To top crossing more wire fences. 12.05. 2 ospreys over loch.arranc16/06/2000