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Name:Cairnoch Hill
Hill number:4990
Height:413m / 1355ft
Parent (Ma):1661  Carleatheran
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:Hump, Tump (400-499m), Yeaman
Grid ref:NS 69797 85719
Summit feature:trig point
Col:290m  NS699865  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 57
(1:25k) 348
Observations:ground 90m WSW at NS 69735 85674 is as high
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 51 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
I had approached this hill from Kirk O'Muir a couple of years ago and turned back with the evening light rather than trying to find a way through the trees by head torch. This time I started from near the road junction below Sir John de Graham's castle (to keep away from another car parked at the track entrance in these days of social distancing) and followed Belfarm's excellent directions to the twin summits.Nick Down103/04/2020
From Sir John de Grahams castle following the forest tracks. Easy peasy.hillsman13/03/2020
Very easy now. From De Graham's Castle access (Castle worth a visit) follow the track to the first fork, left. Follow uphill to next proper junction. Right. Follow, passing gravel quarry. Past this there's a new uphill fork, NOT the grassy one, take this (left) up to a smaller quarry. Access the hill at the left side, and it's a few metres to the forest edge and the 2 summits.Belfarm 23/02/2020
Effing forestation ... and jeffing felled forestation ... not easy from the track without emitting a curse or two!summitter20/08/2018
From the forest/windfarm entrance at the Carron Reservoir. Grotty climb through felled forest then tussocky terrain to trig.NormanW13/07/2017
Ran up to the trig and back down in 40 minutes. Went up the old firebreak but the area is now completely felled.Stevend101/01/2017
Ditto mae. Felled forest is not particularly pleasant, especially in late summer, but at the time of writing I don't think there was any practical alternative. Unable to separate the two summits so bagged them both before descending the SW face and getting entangled in considerably more felled forestry.Topographer5704/09/2016
otis and alanGlenford02/01/2016
From S. Forest road, clear fell, then open ground.mae11/02/2015
from minor road track through woods then hard going to the top in deep snow.robertphillips01/02/2015
from where picnic spot was. Just followed forestry tracks and then struck up a ride. In a few years all will be felled. Going NW from summit wasn't any quicker. Pleasant year beginner. Then DundaffThearlaichdubh01/01/2014
Car park / picnic site no longer there. Parking at road juntion. Stay on the forest roads for easier walking. Easy from road end to S of summit (below radio mast). Twin tops.Minto31/07/2012
Parked at start of track (gate closed) 682861. Track SE - N - E - S and then SE. Near the end at a widening then is a ruined wall going uphill. Trees harvested. Up then E to top over the other 410m contour.chrisbien13/11/2010
pleasant summit easily ascended, fine view. park 680860, follow tk E, 1st L after c300m, 1st R after 1km, climb NE beside wall from c.693854, he RHW28/12/2003
From nr Carron Valley Resr with Fiona, on to Earl's Hill and Hart Hill through stormfell. Chalmers No.18agentmancuso12/09/1999
Andrew Simmons25/06/2018
carole engel01/10/2017
Mr Apples25/06/2017
Martin R28/02/2016
Alan Whatley02/01/2016
Colin Crawford14/06/2006
Lindsay M29/04/2001