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Name:Brown Cow Hill
Hill number:597
Height:829m / 2720ft
RHB Section:08B: Cairngorms
County/UA:Aberdeenshire (UA)
Catchment:Dee (Aberdeen), Catchment Boundaries, Don (Aberdeen)
Watershed:Aberdeen Bay
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Corbett, Yeaman
Grid ref:NJ 22104 04447
Summit feature:cairn
Col:534m  NJ302051  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 36
(1:25k) OL58S 404S
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 269 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent S08/02/2020
Warm sun, cold wind, icy in places but made for firm going. Solo, round full clockwise circuit of neighbouring hills, 5.5hrs back to Corgarff.niallp20/01/2020
along broad ridge from east top KeithByTheC11/05/2019
From Corgarff CP over back fence of castle and up past the trees (lodge in trees not on map)follwed good and faint tracks across the very dry peat bogs then onto middle summit. Returned via Carn Oighreag.GmacT24/06/2018
TGO Challenge 2018twg2721/05/2018
From Corgarff Castle. Bike to around 1km S of Inchmore, then an anti-clockwise circuit over Brown Cow Hill. Recorded route and write-up at:
Cycle along good tracks from Brenaloin to Carndavon Lodge. Then a direct line to top. Several hares. With GNtrimarc215/05/2018
No cows in sight, but so many hares!summitter22/04/2018
From Cock Bridge, round the horseshoe in snow and sunshine.davidpettit8401/04/2018
1200th Hump.andrew brown22/12/2017
SR from Castle cpFrank31/05/2017
From B976, cycled up track past derelict Carndavon Lodge as far as start of rough track up onto south ridge. Ground mostly good but rough in places higher up.Topographer5721/05/2017
Parked at Corgarff Castle, then over the fence behind the castle. Might have been better to begin by walking round the track by Cockbridge Farm. Then a clockwise circuit. The track to Inchmore and beyond would have been very cyclable.Pete R07/04/2017
On TGO Challenge, with Sue, from camp near the summit.Phreerunner23/05/2016
From Corgarff...hils26/02/2016
Parked at Corgarff castle car park. Through the castle grounds and headed south on the track which leads to the col between Carn Oighreag and Brown Cow. Followed the 'butts' through snow and ice in tough conditions. From the summit descended north to pick up the track at 219059 for a more simple walk back. 4 hours 35 minutes. Solo.bolton18/02/2016
Lovely walk to it, just sat enjoyed the sun on my face and enjoyed the views of the Cairngorms and other peaks. No cows up here. Company: Soloiandesbottes14/05/2015
Brown Cow Hill, more like Brown Bog Hill, not a Brown Cow in sight. Plenty of mountain hares, still in their winter coats, grouse and what may well have been a dotterel.kenmorti20/03/2015
An early start with Bob and Andrew in the frost. I'm not sure if we got lost but it is not straight forward on this vast plateaux!Play2End23/11/2014
Full circuit from Corgarff. Misty and getting wetter.Martin R19/11/2014
With Will, staying in Ballater.Grinner09/11/2014
Did with Kevin W & Cuillin. Incredible number of Grouse & Hareduchally15/03/2014
Adding old logsAngelaf20/08/2013
With Ian Soulsby.Dangerous Dave19/02/2013
CK SheilaS29/12/2012
from the castle carpark with renee.robertphillips10/08/2012
From Corgarff Castle car park in an anticlockwise circuit, in very warm conditions.Dugswell225/05/2012
from CorgarffJA15/06/2010
with Ealasaid - circuit from road nr Cock Bridgenordicstar04/05/2008
1 of 4: from Corgarff Castle.ChrisR15/11/2007
On my Mull of Kintyre to Fraserburgh walkBLACKHILL15/05/2007
climbed from Corgarff castle in a horseshoe walk over the the Well of Dontorkm10/09/2006
With AP.douglas_easton19/07/2006
From Cock Bridge, a long damp circuit of these hills returning along track past Corff Castle, which was surrounded by scaffolding.Aye Jimmy29/10/2005
Solo tripInvicta1416/09/2005
Brown Cow Hill S/F NJ280000 Calm, mild, heavy rain in evening, cloudbase 1500' am rising pm, overcast am, broken pm. Overnight camp at NJ228023 prior to ascent. Careful navigation required across plateau to/from summit in fog.John Young01/08/2004
MC JC. The mighty Brown Cow Hill from Corgarff after overnighting in Aviemore. Climbed slowly with dodgy knee. Good views of snowy Lochnagar and Ben Avon. Only a dusting on the top of BCH.Martin6626/10/2003
Circuit from Cockbridgerjf3531/07/2003
did some of eastern tops of Ben Avon same day.IanHHill30/07/2003
With a friend. From the car park of Corgarff Castle. We walked along the track past Badochurn. Shortly afterwards we turned left on a track, which became a footpath. We passed over Carn Oighreag to reach the summit of Brown Cow Hill. We went to the Kildrummy Castle Hotel for afternoon tea.pwbellarby09/06/2002
Solo Uisdean2524/12/1999
Out and back from from Dunandhu.Eddie13/12/1998
Peat bog and heather, windy, dry, good views.iangalbraith28/04/1996
Parked at Cock Bridge. Rapid first hour to end high on hill. Trackless plod by butts and coffee after 1 1/4hrs. Long plod over flat plateau to highest point. 15.00. Arran spotted hares in the distance now losing their winter coats.arranc20/07/1995
Cairngorm Club bus meet to Cock Bridge. With a fellow member. We walked to Delnadamph Lodge and Inchmore. We continued up track in glen of Meoir Veannaich, and then ~S to summit of Meikle Geal Charn. The wind was now very strong. There was soft snow lower down hard and icy on summit areas, We continued over Cairn Sawvie and Brown Cow Hill, descending NE to reach starting point. I was blown over by wind near summit of Brown Cow Hill and strained right ankle.pwbellarby13/03/1994
Walked in from Cock Bridge to ascend from the north in cloudy conditions.JohnW08/08/1993
Route 86 in Cicerone guide to be published in 2012ancient brit14/04/1993