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Name:Gruf Hill
Hill number:12197
Height:189m / 620ft
Section:23: Orkney Islands
Classification:Tu,1
Drop:38m
Col:151m  HY330073  
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Entry no.Date recordedGrid Ref.Feature / Observations / SurveyRecorded byStatusSubpointLatest review
-2197001/06/2014HY 32085 06482  F: embedded boulder
O: summit 340m E at HY 32430 06486 is as high; cairn 130m WNW at HY 31961 06535 is just lower
S: Abney level
jimbloomer
Summit
-2197101/06/2014HY 32430 06486  F: no feature
O: embedded boulder 340m W at HY 32085 06482 is as high
S: Abney level
jimbloomer
Subpoint
1
-2197201/06/2014HY 31961 06535  F: cairn
O: embedded boulder 130m ESE at HY 32085 06482 and ground 470m E at HY 32430 06486 is higher
S: Abney level
jimbloomer
Subpoint
2
-2229805/06/2014HY 32082 06485  F: embedded boulder
O: summit 340m E at HY 32430 06486 is as high; cairn 130m WNW at HY 31961 06535 is just lower
S: Abney level
RHW
Summit
-2229905/06/2014HY 31959 06538  F: cairn
O: embedded boulder 130m ESE at HY 32085 06482 and ground 470m E at HY 32430 06486 is higher
S: Abney level
RHW
Subpoint
2
405001/06/2014HY 32085 06482  F: embedded boulder
O: alternative summit at HY 32430 06486/Abney indecisive. Cairned summit at HY 31961 06535 is just lower
S: Abney Level
jimbloomer
Extracted
GG
411531/05/2014HY 32419 06505  F: No feature
O: Alternative HY 32076 06488 189 + - 3.
chrisbien
Extracted
GG
457805/06/2014HY 32082 06485  F: Rocks
O: Other possible summit locations HY 31959 06538 W of cairn; HY 31975 06511 heather N of cairn; HY 32420 06505 knoll in heather
RHW
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GG



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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.Thearlaichdubh31/07/2019
RobF21/07/2019
From Scorra Dale, en-route to Ward and Mid Hills.curlebd05/07/2019
Thorny29/06/2019
From Scorra Dale on path, then onto to Ward Hill and Mid HillPeterD25/06/2019
SteveG02/06/2019
From Scorra Dale, en-route to Ward and Mid Hills.jonglew24/02/2019
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.Gill24/02/2019
PeteN07/08/2018
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.NormanW17/06/2018
From Scoradale. Planned to continue to Mid Hill but ran out of time.Crib Goch11/06/2018
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.alexmaclennan10/06/2018
Ward Hill, then Mid Hill and lastly Gruf Hill from the Scorradale Road bealach at HY321054.summitsup05/05/2018
the pigguy 08/11/2017
thekirkie pirate05/09/2017
ad-lib17/06/2017
Certainly an indeterminate top. Thankful for the usable track along the high groundColin Crawford26/06/2016
I was unsure which was the highest point, but visited all contenders. In these circumstances I have not submitted a GPS reading.David Purchase31/05/2016
Squidgey18/01/2016
neilsan10/06/2014
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.RHW05/06/2014
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.Dugswell201/06/2014
Heather summitAdrian01/06/2014
jimbloomer01/06/2014
richtea504001/06/2014
Tricky01/06/2014
From Scorra Dale visited both spot heightschrisbien31/05/2014
chalky195326/05/2014
alanm15/04/2014
GaryJones01/04/2010