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Name:Torlum
Hill number:25
Height:393m / 1289ft
RHB Section:26B: Central Scotland from Dumbarton to Montrose
Donald area:Glen Artney Hills
County/UA:Perth and Kinross (UA)
Catchment:Earn
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (300-399m), Yeaman
(Ma,Hu,Tu,3,Y)
Grid ref:NN 81908 19222
Summit feature:trig point
Drop:230m
Col:163m  NN787178  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 57
(1:25k) OL47E 368E
Survey:obvious summit
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 212 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Parked at entrance to track opposite Balloch Cottage, just passed sawmill (plenty room for parking). Circuit up through woods following track up to clearing and up tracks through bracken to summit. Came down a slightly varied route by taking first main track off to the right, then first main left and followed around and down to start point. Easy going all of the way underfoot. Pleasant walk on a day when the main hills to the west were going to be very wet.JulieB28/12/2019
From Balloch Cottage on forestry tracks and path. OS map of tracks seems accurate for navigation.willyross28/09/2019
A nice walk in the sun with NormanW, my local guide. Up forestry tracks from Balloch Cottage, then a faint path through bracken and long grass up the E ridge. Superb views from the top. Down the mapped path SE to begin then an alternative path through tall bracken to join the outward route. The forest tracks don't seem to be quite as mapped.Gill03/07/2019
This was my fourth time up Torlum, some 15 years since I was last at the top. Accompanying Gill who thought I would remember the way up. The bracken is much worse now, and so were the flies !NormanW03/07/2019
From Balloch Cottage, up forest tracks, W, to NN821188, then cut up path direct to top.Isbjorn18/03/2019
Solo walk/jog in the dark, from King's Cottage.amswanston03/01/2019
Unexpected item in bagging area. Its not every Marilyn summit that you meet a mum Kirsty, three young daughters, Eilidh 10,Brodie 8 & Georgie 4,two ponies and a dog.vegibagger18/11/2018
Unexpected item in bagging area. Its not every Marilyn summit that you meet a mum Kirsty, three young daughters, Eilidh 10,Brodie 8 & Georgie 4,two ponies Foxy and Harty and a dog Minnie.vegibagger17/11/2018
From King's Cottage. Followed track until a path branched off uphill for the last climb. Nice hill.the pigguy 06/10/2018
From Kings Cottage at 833188. At the tracks end (824193) keep to the side of the forest which is on your right which avoids the worst of the bracken. Solo of 1.75 hours return taking it easy.bolton10/09/2018
From Balloch Cottage (17:30) on tracks W, S, WNW, NW and N to edge of clearing then up winding path through bracken to top. Route shown on 1:25k map, not 1:50k. Finish 18:55. Dry but dull.dbb02/09/2018
No bracken issues in early May. A few red squirrels getting frisky though.summitter04/05/2018
3 of 4: From Balloch Cottage.ChrisR09/02/2018
From Balloch Cottage - I recommend Lionel's bracken free route.Chris Peart27/10/2017
Via track from the east. Path through bracken starts at NN 82078 18954. If too wet walk along track to NN 82232 19178 for bracken free path to summit.Lionel Bidwell08/10/2017
Walked from Crieff Visitor Centre via Knock Mary to the east.PsyCrow26/08/2017
From Balloch cottage, as per others using forest tracks. Last bit through wet chest high bracken on path but soaking.N.Morters22/07/2017
Afternoon walk in misty windy drizzle but quite nice. Saw a deer on way up. Through the forest rides then short grassy ascentnickywood115/07/2017
KeithByTheC28/06/2017
Easy walk from King's Cottage along forest tracks and trails.martin_hall14/05/2017
From Balloch, No rain, overcast, Vorlich clear annoyingly. Rounsfell29/04/2017
2nd timerussell6110/11/2016
From Balloch Cottage, aka King's Cottage (note the pottery drinking mug in a niche above the well opposite). Forestry roads, bracken and intermittent paths, rewarded by wonderful views of the Glen Almond hills, Ben Chonzie and the Ochils.Nick Down101/10/2016
With Brian Westlake, parking in wide forest entrance opp Balloch Cottage. Forestry tracks mostly then path to top.jonglew15/04/2016
Tick.Dugswell215/04/2016
Weather fair.MountainMac07/03/2016
A cracking late winters dayhillsman22/02/2016
number eight of ten from Crieff, the only top which I'd done before. Good firebreak with deer path from col below Lurgan Hill. I descended with the fence to reach the road at NN827194 - surprisingly easy after entering the treesColin Crawford29/12/2015
A nice little hill with a Christmas tree on top.jenx19/12/2015
With Jenx and Alda from Ballchrogrie. Good track-path all way. Nice trig and tree providie ample shelter in all weather. Back down for some by the abseil.nordicstar19/12/2015
Met two mad baggers at start of track. Unusually, the woman seemed more driven than the man.alda19/12/2015
With Anne. From start of track at NN833188. Followed tracks through forest as shown on 1:50,000 map to point nearest summit. Final track disused. Steeply up though bracken to come to track not shown on my OS 1:50,000 map from which a well trodden path leads to summit. Used the track not shown on map on descent.pwbellarby07/06/2015
tracks then footpath to the top from the east near ballochargie.robertphillips20/12/2014
Pleasant stroll from the east up forest track and path to trigAndrewFinnimore29/10/2014
Self, Peter and BonnieInvicta1410/09/2013
Up through the woods with Kathy on good tracks.Play2End17/06/2013
Sunny, calm, cold, good views.iangalbraith29/01/2012
Avoid the bracken by using the track that continues to summit from NN818188 (made my descent less awkward!)Smudge09/01/2012
Forest roads from Ballochargie undergoing heavy work, perhaps felling about to start? At top of forest very steep wet bracken to trig, next to Xmas tree.Aye Jimmy16/11/2011
Revisit. From ESE, Ballochargie, forest roads then path to summit. In cloud: no view today.RHW20/03/2011
Solo Uisdean2517/05/2010
with jc and dcMartin6614/03/2009
AlanGlenford25/07/2007
Straightforward ascent on tracks and then path from the east.JohnW30/03/2006
Elma/Victoria/Cameron/Fraser/ Debs & Tweakerdonmeister03/06/2004
From lane from Upper Strowan taking first re-entrant and break in the trees. Looks like a trod reaches from east to summit.Eddie05/04/2002
Date is first visit. Notes from later...fine hill & view, floral tribute to Scott. tk to 82151880 then good FP to summit RHW18/11/2001
With Arran. Pleasant walk up forest ride, then track into new plantings on footpath to top. 11.00.arranc16/06/1999
Second ascent 17/04/2003 Third ascent 12/10/2003NormanW01/12/1998
exact date unknownTopographer5730/11/1992