Name:Turin Hill
Hill number:1674
Height:252m / 827ft
Section:26A: Central Scotland from Dumbarton to Montrose
Col:73m  NO477526  

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Entry no.Date recordedGrid Ref.Feature / Observations / SurveyRecorded byStatusSubpointLatest review
-651220/04/2010NO 51467 53539  F: post for electric fence adjacent to wall
O: summit is 20m ESE of trig point at NO 51488 53549 and 55m NE of memorial cairn at NO 51429 53501
S: Abney level
-651328/05/2013NO 51467 53541  F: post for electric fence adjacent to wall
O: summit is 20m ESE of trig point at NO 51488 53549 and 55m NE of memorial cairn at NO 51429 53501
S: Abney level
-651420/04/2010NO 51488 53549  F: trig point
S: Abney level
-651520/04/2010NO 51429 53501  F: memorial cairn
S: Abney level
-651628/02/2004NO 51460 53546  F: cairn
S: Abney level

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Parked at telephone exchange and walked up through fields (bull warning and electric fences). Returned same way.SS28/09/2019
From road to north via Back of Turin Hill and March Wood.Winterfloodian25/08/2019
Running from gravel layby to NW, near pictish stones, H waiting in car. Sunny, light breeze. In shorts â tough terrain. Got feet soaked, nettle stings, electric shocks and slurry. Rounsfell23/08/2019
Nearest parking in layby at NO518555. Nasty walk on fast road can be reduced by using zig-zag farm track. Up green lane to NO512541, then track obliterated by brashings as the upper stand of trees was being felled by a machine weaving through (reminiscent of the Martian 'blood harvesting' machines in the re-make of War of the Worlds). Used gates to go up field edge on E side of stand. Judging by age of the summit wall, it is unlikely that the constructor(s) will be raising a libel suit any day soon, though they may be turning in their graves.Isbjorn08/06/2019
Solo, jogged along and up from the pictish stones car park.amswanston25/04/2019
Finding parking when there's a spinkling of snow is quite perplexing. After a comprehensive search, the best bet was opposite houses by the Wemyss Farm entrance, where there is a narrow parking place. Walked up the road past the farm and to Baldardo; this is a private road according to the signs. A good track continues to a gate by the woods. Over the gate, the track continues but is nasty, better to head right along the fence, hop the gate to the other side of the wall, and wander up to the summit. There are stiles over the wall near the top so you can walk down the other side of the wall. This approach gives the best side of the hill with nice views of the craggy summit on the way up. Nice hill but why has some dimwit built a wall right through the middle of the Pictish hill fort?Gill18/01/2019
From Baldardo, by a good track to just below the North side of the summit ridge. Visited the trig point, summit fence post, memorial cairn and a mound between the cairn and the wall. Airy and extensive views.Nick Down110/08/2018
1 of 2: From B9134 layby before Aberlemno.ChrisR30/03/2018
Parked on the B road and cycled to the start. Went to the left of the wee forest to gain ground.Play2End02/11/2017
Electric fences everywhere - from lay by on main road northeast of hill. I got a shock from one fence whilst trying to avoid cows.Mark Sims20/04/2017
Short walk from Back of Turin north of the hill. Limited parking at tarred road end junction. Followed track to ridge then along wall to summit. Nice evening sunshineN.Morters09/03/2017
Easy walk from the layby west of Aberlemno on the B9134.martin_hall13/11/2016
Solo trip. Easy today from northeast, as no cows in fields I walked through.Invicta1403/11/2016
Parked on B9134 W of Aberlemno in parking spot and ascended via Fordmouth on track staying E of trees near top.raffemeister16/09/2016
Very early morning jaunt from the lay-by on the B9134 near Aberlemno and straight up the track past the Back of Turin Hill. Very muddy near the end of the track but better once on the grass near the summit. Good views of Angus on a cloudy but clear morning.Windy Corner31/07/2016
Public road to Baldardo where there is some parking and Pictish Fort sign then track almost to summit.Chris Peart25/05/2016
With Jenx from parkibg spot at Turin Farm GR 514543. Up the track that gets increasingly muddy, deep around gates. Definitely a wellie job! Followed the woods keeping them to right. After last gate strike direct up hill for summit features. Many electric fences that can be svoided by gates described.nordicstar02/12/2015
Some rather naughty cattle in the top field. I had to run all the way back to the gate at the bottom.jenx02/12/2015
Weather fairMountainMac30/10/2015
Parked in the hairpin bend @494523. Not on tar, they're picky about that, turning for artics required. Dry, sunny, calm, mild and good views if colourless.iangalbraith04/10/2015
Parked just after leaving the B9134 near Fordmouth. Walked up the track then kept to the west of the woodland before heading east again towards the trrig, summit and cairn.Dugswell223/07/2015
From road to the N. Route and write-up at: http://gayleybird.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/turin-hill-craigowl-kings-seat-and.htmlGayle24/05/2015
Parked at 513543 after asking permission from the farm. Followed the east side of the forest then east to the summit in under one hour return. Great views. With GM.bolton10/04/2015
Asked the friendly farmer's wife where I could park at Fordmouth. Then simple and enjoyable pad SW up the obvious line, using gates to avoid the fearsome fence to the lovely little monument behind the trig. excellent viewpoint. NB if the ground hadn't been absolutely frozen solid, this is a hill which requires wellies, as there are lots of cattle.Thearlaichdubh26/12/2014
from junction of roads on the B9134 near fordmouth tracks to open fields and summit.robertphillips02/12/2014
parked at the north side, asked a friendly house owner where there it was ok to park for an hour. He offered a spot just in front of his house on the corner. You could go up the track a little further by car and park it at a field entrance a bit along. anyway track takes you to a point where you think left into the open field or shall I go through the gate on the left. take the left, keep close to the edge of the forest as the electric fence may be on and there is another gate at the end of the forest. keep walking up, you will see a dyke, there is a left turn, which you can take, than a trig-point is showing and there are two stiles to get to the top which has a cross on it. All in all took about 50 min. Behind the forest on the right there were seemingly some people and jeeps off road driving, it didn't interfere.tallblond01/06/2014
Walked up the road/track from the N. Usual farmland hassles - electric/barbed wire fences avoidable by gate diversions, and cattle to keep clear of.AndrewFinnimore27/05/2014
From NE and then up E ridge. Could not find path or signpost to "Pictish fort."russell6102/04/2013
Solo walk in very deep snow.thenomad26/01/2013
approach from Fordmouth not recommended due to electric fences.Took several attempts tofind myway through. descended to south to avoid further shocksAlisonFox66 10/11/2012
JEB Uisdean2517/03/2012
Easy walk up lane from Turin Hill Farm near Fordmouth.Aye Jimmy17/06/2011
Approached from telephone exchange. Quarry area required delicate negotiation of the electric fencing. Energetic bull on south side (memorial cairn) of wall, but stiles in place for a hasty retreat.Smudge07/03/2010
Ascended from the north.JohnW06/08/2009
Cairn on E side of wall/electric fence and trig point on W side seem to be about the same altitude. Walker friendly track/path on E side signposted at various point to "Pictish Fort" Fab views. Short, comfy bilberries to sit on.maknipe22/05/2007
Revisit. Pasture summit with trig just below it.RHW14/04/2006
With Willie looking for new cragsTamCollie12/08/2005
Track from north.agentmancuso26/05/2005
on the TGO ChallengeBLACKHILL19/05/2004
Up and back through wood, where buzzards and foxes announce a presence, from Fordmouth.Eddie30/06/2003
Date is first visit. Notes from later...pleasant hill & view, pasture, summit apparently slightly above trig at opposite side of fence. Fordmouth x-rds 513547, tk, wdld edge, pasture to summit RHW23/12/2001
On road, farm track and field edges and electric fences to top. Step stiles to cross wall to large pile of stones. 11.35.arranc12/06/2000
a road goes very close to the summit of this hil, which I walked . The high point is on the roadGayFinderblank
Sick Kid13/03/2020