N.B. Some hill summits are on private property or on land where there is no public right of way. Permission should be sought from the landowner where access to a hill summit is through private land(*).
*For information about access rights in Scotland see the ScotWays website.
Please report via the contact page any logs you see below which describe or encourage acts of trespass, and mention the hill number and hill name.
|Logged Descriptions (logged by 31 users)||By||Date of Ascent|
|Bus to Orphir, then track towards Ireland to col and round of Ward Hill, Mid Hill, Ward Hill, Gruf Hill and Hill of Midland to meet bus again at Houton pier. Visited both summits.||Thearlaichdubh||31/07/2019|
|From Scorra Dale, en-route to Ward and Mid Hills.||curlebd||05/07/2019|
|From Scorra Dale on path, then onto to Ward Hill and Mid Hill||PeterD||25/06/2019|
|From Scorra Dale, en-route to Ward and Mid Hills.||jonglew||24/02/2019|
|On the way to Mid Hill. There's a good path towards the top, then hop the fence to the summit. Easy to rejoin the main path to Mid Hill across a short stretch of rough stuff then areas of bare ground. Good views.||Gill||24/02/2019|
|On way to Mid Hill from Scorra Dale. Visited high point and the two cairns from where there is an excellent view to Hoy and Stromness.||NormanW||17/06/2018|
|From Scoradale. Planned to continue to Mid Hill but ran out of time.||Crib Goch||11/06/2018|
|With Lily and Rosie. Dry and good viz. From top of Scorradale road followed path to the two Gruf hill cairns, over moorland, as I missed the Gruf track, to shoulder of Ward Hill then onto Mid Hill. Back via Ward hill trig. Easy moorland walking. 90 mins.||alexmaclennan||10/06/2018|
|Ward Hill, then Mid Hill and lastly Gruf Hill from the Scorradale Road bealach at HY321054.||summitsup||05/05/2018|
|Certainly an indeterminate top. Thankful for the usable track along the high ground||Colin Crawford||26/06/2016|
|I was unsure which was the highest point, but visited all contenders. In these circumstances I have not submitted a GPS reading.||David Purchase||31/05/2016|
|Several heathery bumps, at least one of which I'll have been to before. Came away with quite a collection of summit waypoints. This completes my Orkney Mainland P30s set.||RHW||05/06/2014|
|Visited all three likely tops before bagging Mid Hill and then Ward Hill with Jim Bloomer and Tricky Speirs as day became cooler and cloudy.||Dugswell2||01/06/2014|
|From Scorra Dale visited both spot heights||chrisbien||31/05/2014|