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|Logged Descriptions (logged by 193 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)||By||Date of Ascent|
|I went south today to get three Donalds and a Donald Top from Drumelzier in the Scottish Borders south east of Biggar.
I walked up Den Knowes to the 1st Donald, Pykestone Hill (737m) then north east to the Donald Top of The Scrape (719m). Followed by a traverse back over Pykestone Hill to the 2nd Donald, Middle Hill (716m) when the fog finally cleared to give great views toward the Lowther Hills, Culter Fell and Tinto. Then a walk over to the 3rd Donald, Drumelzier Law (668m), before descending Finglen Rig back to the start point in Drumelzier village, 05:30hrs all in.
I made the mistake of take my canvas hiking boots so my feet were soaking, but it was still enjoyable day out, as I got a view later on.||chillyman8||25/07/2020|
|Stob Law, Glenrath Heights, Blackhouse Heights, Black Law, Conscleuch Head, Deer Law, Greenside Law, Norman Law, Fifescar Knowe, Dollar Law, Taberon Law, Middle Hill, Drumelzier Law, Pykestone Hill, The Scrape. 10 hours 30.||PGCE||24/10/2019|
|Round of three Donalds from Drumelzier.||the pigguy||22/10/2019|
|Revisit. Pykestone circuit from Drumelzier, with Phil, Richard & Tony. Down via P5m Glenstivon Dodd and Drumelzier Law||RHW||06/07/2019|
|On way to Tony Smiths completion on Pykestone hill via dollar law.||cjo||06/07/2019|
|Quad track all the way from Taberon.||Tony S||20/06/2019|
|A long walk through from Cramalt parking spot at Loch Megget to Glenrath Farm. With B and R. Lucky to be blown along by a southerly wind.||jenx||21/04/2019|
|Small car park in Drumelzier at 136340. A clockwise circuit of the Donalds/Donald Tops above Drumelzier, visiting The Scrape, Pykestone Hill, Middle Hill, Taberon Law & Drumelzier Law. Apart from a bit of rough going on the walk out to Taberon Law, good terrain with well-used paths & tracks. (S)||gerrybowes||20/03/2019|
|Round of 3 Donalds from small carpark at Drumelzier. Pleasant walking using tracks. Drying up nicely underfoot.||AndrewFinnimore||06/05/2018|
|From Drumelzier Law. Dropped steeply down to the col, then up to the summit via Glenstivon Dod. Onwards to Taberon Law. Solo.||Man of Kernow1||20/04/2018|
|Alone, on damp and cloudy circuit from Drumelzier.||Grinner||17/12/2017|
|From Drumelzier taking track to below Pykestone Hill then contour to The Scrape. Over aforementioned summit then along on ATV tracks to Middle Hill. Thought about Taberon Law but instead headed straight back over Drumelzier Law and down via Logan Head to the car.||SS||05/11/2017|
|From Drumelzier. Scrape Hill, Pykestone Hill, Grey Weather Law, Long Grain Knowe, Middle Hill, Drumelzier Law. Good traks and paths for most of route.||RobertP||07/10/2017|
|Half day round from Drumelzier - Pykestone Hill - Middle Hill - Drumelzier Hill. Descended too early from the latter (ferns!) - best to stick to the ridge.||benalder284||15/09/2017|
|15.8 Mile walk in perfect weather from parking area near Kirkhope Burn, walked along road to end and up good footpath to ridge across boggy col and up to Greenside Law, across head of Manor Valley on track to Notman Law, out to Cramalt Craig, and back along to Fifescar Knowe then Dollar Law, down a long way and back up to pathetic lump of Long Grain Knowe, out and back to Middle Hill, then along ridge continuation to Grey Weather Law, Pykestone Hill and The Scrape, descended to car via Posso Craig passing very strange and unused trig point down bottom of Northey Knowe hillside. Terrain very easy like walking on a carpet all the way. No people anywhere.||DanTrig||14/05/2016|
|Solo continuation from Pykestone Hill over MH and down/up to Taberon Law and back again over MH, making second and third ascents of MH. Then out to Drumelzier Law.||jacobus||14/10/2015|
|Round from Drumelzier. The stick had fallen over. I replaced it & secured it by craftily wedged stones. No need to inform anyone, Play2end.||ngthack||16/09/2015|
|Last Donald of the day. Started at Crook Inn then went to Talla and ended up here. The stick in the cairn is a bit lose...who do I inform?||Play2End||11/08/2015|
|Third of the day. ascent much nicer compared with Dollar Law but less of a path. really good grassy running along the top with a flat summit and no cairn.||GravelMonkey||11/06/2015|
|(Continuation of 1847, Pykestone Hill)Crossed fence at NT 168298 gate, between Grey Weather Law and Long Grain Knowe, walked up directly to summit of MH (two posts). Descended slightly onto Glenstivon Dod, lunching at cairn before top; turned NE down to col leading to Drumelzier Law.
Second visit on 14/10/2015, en route from The Scrape, Pykestone Hill, Grey Weather Hill and Long Grain Knowe; continued from MH down to Taberon Law and returned for third visit before descending to Glenstivon, lunch at shepherds' cairn, and onto Drumelzier Law. Weather was a little cloudy with sunny intervals and light wind.||trienbrae||15/04/2015|
|High cloud, part sun, cool wind, warm, good views.||iangalbraith||15/07/2014|
|See Dollar Law||dickscroop||05/05/2014|
|round of 5 ND||robertphillips||02/02/2014|
|Long trudge on 8 Donalds on Dollar Law circuit. Grand day out.||nickywood1||29/09/2013|
|Kirkhope, Middle Hill, Taberon Law, Middle Hill, Pykestone Hill, The Scrape||borderterrier||02/06/2013|
|A big ambitious running bagging day with Darren on snow covered hills from Meggethead. From Taberon Law before curving round to outlier of Drumelzier law. Could have skirted and done this on return leg south 50/50 as to which was best.||Chris Pearson||12/04/2013|
|During a long weekend based in Moffat. Parked at Drumelzier with Martin66, walked up the track to Den Knowes Head & then headed off to pick up The Scrape, Back along the fence to Pykestone Hill continuing over Grey Weather Law to Long Grain Knowe & then W to Middle Hill. An out & back to Taberon Law & then leaving the fence lines, across to Drumelzier Law & then dropping due N to rejoin the outward track. An easy round on frosted ground on a beautiful clear, windless day.||NotReallyABagger||30/11/2012|
|Pykestone Hill, Middle Hill, Drumelzier Law||borderterrier||03/11/2012|
|Not one that lingers in the memory for more than a few seconds. The 'one' between Pykestone and Drumelzier.||Roblex||04/05/2012|
|From Long Grain Knowe to Taberon Law.||Alan||11/05/2011|
|Followed fence from Long Grain Knowe.||derekblackburn||16/04/2011|
|from Pykestone. Laying in shelter of column put o trousers on with difficulty, as rain came on. Followed fence down to the Thief's Road WDP by fence and aimed at flat heathery horizon for lunch lying flat with back to wind. Up to very large flat mossy area at 13.20. Used GPS to locate top. No cairn. to Drumelzier.||arranc||07/04/2009|
|Solo hill run||Uisdean25||13/07/2008|
|Drumelzier Law, Middle Law, Pykestone Hill & The Scrape from Drumelzier with Fiona, Chalmers No. 96||agentmancuso||23/03/2002|
|Ascended on the descent from Dollar heading for Drumelzier Law.||JohnW||31/10/1998|
|Evening Donald round on the way home south: Dulyard Brae to Drumelzier.||Eddie||11/03/1993|
|Manor Water horseshoe including Pykestone Hill, Dollar Law, Cramalt Craig, Black Law, Dun Rig and assorted Donalds and Tops||RHW||08/07/1989|