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Name:Mid Cairn [Craig Leith]
Hill number:7134
Height:542m / 1778ft
Parent (Ma):1642  Ben Cleuch
RHB Section:26A: Central Scotland from Dumbarton to Montrose
Donald area:Ochil Hills
County/UA:Clackmannanshire (UA)
Catchment:Forth
Class:Dodd (500-599m), Donald Dewey
(Tu,5,DDew)
Grid ref:NS 87277 98780
Summit feature:cairn
Drop:36m
Col:506m  NS870994  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 58
(1:25k) 366E
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 54 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
With Chantell.kojak11/07/2020
West Ochil ramble from Alva Glen CP. Round of Nebit, Ever, Craighorn, Blairdenon, Bengengie and Leith. Sixth tump of the day, celebrated by raising both hands above head.Topographer5731/10/2019
Round of Craig Leith, Bengengie, Craighorn and The Nebit, starting from the delightful Alva Glen, following the signposted path and then straight up as previously described.Thearlaichdubh08/09/2019
Up the stunning Alva Glen from the car park, crossing on to the west side and a steep climb to Mid Cairn. Pleasant grassy path to Bengengie Hill then a boggy crossing of the Balquhain Burn to a stone wall. A path on the west side of this wall leads straightforwardly to Colsnaur Hill then down to Myreton Hill. A SE descent over grassy hillocks eventually brought us to an ATV trail, which led down to a builders yard (I think) then Back Road. The walker friendly Back Road leads straight back to Alva Glen car park. 3 hours in total.summitter01/09/2019
From lovely Alva Glen, steep pull up to Creag Leith, then Bengengie and Craighorn.neimcv02/04/2019
Alva Glen car park at NS 88453 97485 - Followed excellent public path which heads up alongside Alva Burn for about 1km and then up and along hillside to metal gate at 88369835 - From gate, steep hill path up past Rowan tree in gully and up to ridge near Wee Tory - Straightforward walk over Big Tory to summit cairn. Continued to Bengengie Hill, Blairdenon Hill, Craighorn and Ben Ever. (S)gerrybowes29/08/2018
From Alva Glen, along a typically excellent Ochils path. This was followed by a typically brutal Ochils hillside, and up an obvious gully.Pete R21/04/2018
From Bengegie Hill. Descended to sheepfold - not too steep, and then more steeply to the dam of the reservoir. Need to head west, across fence, to western branch of burn well above the confluence. Not obvious how to reach the minor road from the path near the sheep pens. It's do-able though! 1hr back to car from summit.Minto22/06/2017
Parked in Menstrie then up track before going off-piste to avoid gate and plantation to Myreton Hill. Then steeply down beside fence to climb back up to Colsnaur Hill, climbing a handy style halfway up. Then across to Bengengie Hill before descending the ridge to Mid Cairn [Craig Leith]. Then down to the sheepfold and across the dam back towards Menstrie with Jonathon, Norman, Nigel and Gavin.Dugswell222/06/2017
Evening outing over 3 tumps and one sTump.NormanW22/06/2017
Continuation from Bengengie Hill. Followed path steeply off summit, then south up to summit of Mid Cairn. To descend, followed path south to the crags. Lost route there and found myself working my way down steeply with difficulty to golf course, then east back to car park. Solo.Man of Kernow114/05/2016
round of craig leith, bengengie hill, craighorn, the nebit c/w from cp alva glen in deep snow.robertphillips17/01/2016
From Menstrie via Myreton Hill. Descent to the wee reservoir then back along the minor road.Play2End13/01/2016
P Ochil Rd. Great weather but windy and cold on top. Track and QB track to CH lots of trees being planted. Onto BH then MC and back mostly the same way.chrisbien30/05/2015
Max, Josie, Scooby, Susan, Holly and Lily. Bright sunny day. Windy but dry. No snow. From Menstrie, Myreton Hill, Colsnaur Hill, Blairdenon Hill, Bengengie Hill and Craig Leith then steeply to Alva.alexmaclennan15/02/2015
Circular route from the west end of dumyat, along the hills overlooking menstrie till we reached Craig leith the circled back round the back of the hills and through some angry looking highland coosbigeffindavie02/07/2014
Round trip from Menstrie, via Myretoun Hill, Craig Elsie, Mid Cairn, Bengengie & Colsnaur.TRG31805/09/2012
From Tillicoultry, via Ben Cleuch & Burnfoot Hill. Mist & patchy snow underfoot. Quite steep getting back down to Alva.agentmancuso11/02/2012
fine steep ascent, disappointing summit, Torry on ascent (on SE ridge) a fine perch DH. c/w from Alva RHW09/10/2004
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ngthack04/07/2018
Fife Walking01/07/2018
duchally18/10/2017
carole engel03/10/2017
FCL06/08/2017
Sick Kid25/06/2017
weaselmaster25/06/2017
Colin Crawford28/07/2016
chalky195331/10/2015
JockTamson07/06/2015
Thi07/06/2015
Gavin Theobald08/05/2015
Anton11/04/2014
mae07/12/2013
tenerifebilly28/10/2013
Nick Down118/08/2013
Colin Crawford27/02/2013
richtea504016/01/2012
buggerlugs01/01/2012
hillhunter01/11/2011
Mr Apples22/09/2011
fasgadh14/05/2011
alda21/11/2010
iaindbrown21/11/2010
hughbagger02/06/2010
Kiltie25/01/2010
David Purchase06/02/2008
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