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Name:Wideford Hill
Hill number:1554
Height:225m / 738ft
Section:23: Orkney Islands
Classification:Ma,Hu,Tu,2,Y
Drop:169m
Col:56m  HY348103  

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Entry no.Date recordedGrid Ref.Feature / Observations / SurveyRecorded byStatusSubpointLatest review
1517118/06/2015HY 41164 11610  F: View point.David Purchase
Subpoint
3GJ
2352123/05/2018HY 41148 11610  F: Ground close to indicator and trig pointLR
Summit
GJ
-598613/06/2007HY 41148 11609  F: no feature; grass next to view point 9m NW of trig point
O: man-made mound 60m E at HY 41211 11617 is 20cm lower
S: Abney level
JB
Summit
-598710/06/2007HY 41148 11612  F: no feature; grass next to view point 9m NW of trig point
O: man-made mound 60m E at HY 41211 11617 is 20cm lower
S: Abney level
gvjackson
Summit
-598806/05/2012HY 41148 11610  F: no feature; grass next to view point 9m NW of trig point
O: man-made mound 60m E at HY 41211 11617 is 20cm lower
S: Abney level
P&EH
Summit
-598901/06/2014HY 41146 11608  F: no feature; grass next to view point 9m NW of trig point
O: man-made mound 60m E at HY 41211 11617 is 20cm lower
S: Abney level
jimbloomer
Summit
-599030/05/2014HY 41148 11608  F: no feature; grass next to view point 9m NW of trig point
O: man-made mound 60m E at HY 41211 11617 is 20cm lower
S: Abney level
chrisbien
Summit
-599110/06/2007HY 41153 11604  F: trig point
S: Abney level
gvjackson
Subpoint
1
-599210/06/2007HY 41211 11617  F: man-made mound 60m E of summit
S: Abney level
gvjackson
Subpoint
2
405801/06/2014HY 41146 11608  F: no feature
O: 8m NW of trig point
S: obvious summit
jimbloomer2
Extracted
GG
411330/05/2014HY 41148 11608  F: Beside view pointchrisbien
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GG



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From Kirkwall via old Finstown road. Detour to the Wideford cairn. Morning Har took ages to clear, just as departed summit. Onto Keelylang Hill. 1 of 3 MarilynN.Morters26/08/2019
Walked up from Kirkwall using fairly busy back road to Finstown in low cloud which turned to rain. Drier inside the superb cairn lower down.Thearlaichdubh06/08/2019
Walked up the road after visiting the cairn.Alancache06/08/2019
The nearby chambered cairn is well worth a visit if you have time. Take a torch and knee pads.summitter22/07/2019
Drive up the road, park at the top, walk 3 yards to the top. Good views over Kirkwallcurlebd02/07/2019
Drove up in the low cloud. Short walk to trig and HP., couldn’t see anything. Returned on 02/07/2019 when view much better and went to chambered cairn.PeterD24/06/2019
Car park > chambered cairn > summit > car park.Winterfloodian06/06/2019
Drive up the road, park at the top, walk 3 yards to the top. Good views over Kirkwall in the dark.Gill21/02/2019
Drive up on metalled road. Interest factor here was that it was dark. Lovely night views over surrounding area.jonglew21/02/2019
By carTeasyChris28/06/2018
Climbed from Kirkwall. Visited the chambered cairn lower down the hillsideFlyingrabbit21/06/2018
Drive upCrib Goch14/06/2018
Drove to the top and raced over to the high point as the rain started. (On my way back from last Hoy Marilyn to Kirkwall)NormanW13/06/2018
Easy peasy even in thick fog!elizyanne26/05/2018
Bagging the trig.BigJ08/05/2018
Walk from Pickaquoy Centre in Kirkwall.the pigguy 13/10/2017
With Mora.BLACKHILL04/09/2017
Drove upKevin2903513/07/2017
Cold, wet, windy and misty. No view.AndrewFinnimore09/06/2017
With Bevsimon and co04/05/2017
Nice views from the summit :-) Got driven up by my daddy before walking onto grassy summit and also touching trig.Seumas Kerr14/04/2017
After a nice day on Hoy, got driven up and bagged summit with Seumas.LighthouseSarah14/04/2017
Decent walk a little slippery underfoot on the farmers track due to recent rainfall and inappropriate footwear. Walking shoes will be needed next time not trainers. Bear throughly enjoyed himself. Pretty breezy up top thouSam&Bear04/03/2017
Easy bag as you can almost drive right to it. Exceptionally windy today up here. ROC station also well worth a look, the first one I have ventured into, don't know what came over me today!thejackrustles24/09/2016
From Kirkwall. With Gill.ADT06/08/2016
Second drive up. Lunch on top. With Chris PeartColin Crawford23/06/2016
Drive up - with Colin Crawford.Chris Peart23/06/2016
Quick repeat w Jenx and the gang after the Hoy epic. Great views this time.nordicstar11/06/2016
Repeat visit after trip to Hoy.jenx11/06/2016
Up by track from S (Heathfield) and descended to NE to main road for walk back to Lerwick. Chambered cairn is well worth a detour.benalder28402/04/2016
MC J O. Fabulous view of Orkney from top. Windless day!Martin6614/03/2016
A drive-up Marilyn.David Purchase18/06/2015
Easy stroll up from Kirkwall Youth Hostel and then back down into the town centre.campagvelocet18/06/2015
Parked at first bend in track then a short walk to the summit. With Valmike.hoult07/06/2015
Solo trip, part of traverse Orphir to KirkwallInvicta1404/06/2015
Drove to summit.Campbell Singer28/03/2015
Again drove most of the way up.Play2End17/08/2014
With Ali, Ruth and Lucy. Walked to chambered cairn (entrance down ladder through hatch) with ladder from car park on road to S then came back over the summit.paddyirish03/07/2014
With familyruru200803/07/2014
Cloud at summitAdrian02/06/2014
A drive up Marilyn and trig with Jim Bloomer and Tricky Speirs.Dugswell201/06/2014
Drove to near topchrisbien30/05/2014
Left Kate in car at main road at 413107 (17:45), walked N up track, round bend, then direct up path to summit near masts. Returned same route; finish 18:20. Hazy so views not very gooddbb24/08/2013
Drove to top. Great views.bolton03/08/2013
W Jenx en route to Shetlands. Quick dash up. Somewhat misty so no views. Parking by a trig always exciting!nordicstar26/05/2013
照星星hxin8718/04/2013
Early morning run from the orcades hostel. Not early enough for sunrise though ;)Loz_mck29/05/2012
Fully aided ascent.summitsup24/05/2012
As Keelylang, cycled from Cruan but had to get off and run the final steep climb.Eddie17/08/2011
Revisit. Cluttered drive-up summit but a Marilyn and a fine viewpoint. Nipped up after dinner.RHW27/05/2010