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Name:Coiliochbhar Hill
Hill number:1514
Height:533m / 1749ft
RHB Section:21B: Fraserburgh to the Dee Valley
County/UA:Aberdeenshire (UA)
Catchment:Don (Aberdeen)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Dodd (500-599m), Highland Five, Yeaman
(Ma,Hu,Tu,5,HF,Y)
Grid ref:NJ 50357 16331
Summit feature:cairn
Drop:205m
Col:328m  NJ511130  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 37
(1:25k) OL59E OL62E 405E 420E
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 133 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Parked beside shipping container near Upper Minmore, NJ501136. Up road to track start at NJ498137. Parking and route OK'd by shepherd. Track becomes faint in grass on ridge and leads to two 'gates' just before forest edge - sun bleached simple stile over fence, R, leads to vague path in young trees - stick with it, it soon joins a forest 'green lane', which leads through young plantation, then over open moor to top cluster of trees. You can take thin path through trees, or use ATV track which goes around on W side, to top. In reverse, the forest 'green lane' heads slightly L to join a new forest access road and a link down to a solitary wind turbine - a new granite stone track heads down from the turbine back to the shipping container.Isbjorn25/05/2019
From verge P at NJ498137. A very pleasant route with superb views to a somewhat prosaic summit.summitsup12/05/2019
visited with big JNozzer30/11/2018
Bagging the nearby trig and couldn't resist the Marilyn.BigJ30/11/2018
Lovely walk from gate and track at NJ 499 137 to south. Track leads to woods - rickety gate and feint path to good track thru' wood NJ 5048 1431. At NJ 5055 1590, amazing well-defined path thru' wood direct to topcarole engel26/10/2018
Used track below Langgadlie Hill (not on map)chrisbien05/08/2018
Parked on bend by wood to west of Upper Minmore. Path all the way but deepish snow from entering first wood. Zig zag through fallen trees in second wood to summit with good views. Back same way.Coinneach20/03/2018
Parked at the start of the track at 499137. A late afternoon walk taking 90 minutes. The forest walk close to the summit is very pleasant. Solo.bolton22/02/2018
From Upper Minmore. Lovely hill. 4th of 5 today: Tap o'Noth, The Buck, Lord Arthur's Hill, Coiliochbhar Hill, Pressendye.PGCE21/02/2018
Third hill today. A strange route from Mill of Brux, where there is a parking space. There's a signposted footpath, looks promising until it runs out into a boggy hollow completely blocked with broom. Fortunately, the barbed wire can be crossed easily into the adjacent field, and the route can be followed OK. The track on the other side of Craigie is blocked by a massive padlocked deer gate topped with barbed wire. So much for right to roam. But just follow the fence, and pick up the track leading easily to the top. Probably easier taking my descent route to the track at Newton.Gill07/09/2017
4 of 5: From minor road an south at Upper Minmore.ChrisR13/03/2017
Weather fair.MountainMac06/06/2016
Good track from Upper Minmore, eiry forest needing foliage near summit...all lichen and branches. Fine views on a cold grey day, weather closing inN.Morters01/04/2016
With Jenx. Parked down just on from Upper Minimore, room for two cars side of road at house under beech trees. Followed goodish-good track all way inc through final spruce copse on top. Fine views, summit appears at cairn into fell from wood but not clear.nordicstar22/10/2015
From track near Upper Minmore.Lionel Bidwell19/10/2015
from upper minmore good tracks all the way to the summit.robertphillips06/12/2014
Parked near Upper Minmore and up track to summit.AndrewFinnimore12/09/2014
parked at road junction at 490185 and followed the track towards Ferneybrae. Then bravely kept on track till it reached the ridge line at which there was an easy 4wd track along the crest to the summit which gave me a good view of Lord Arthur's Hill which I had just climbed.Thearlaichdubh08/05/2014
Parked at the oversized entrance area of Tulloch at NJ524172 and walked back west along A944, then across bridge and along track to Bithnie. Crossed fields and found break in fence to climb up along wood fringe next to small stream. Steep and tough going, not recommended. There are better routes easily found on the internet. Summit is a pleasant small cairn near a wood.sotabagger15/03/2013
Along track from south. Wood near summit well worth a visit. Hill threatened by the wind farmers - incredible.fasgadh22/11/2012
Solo runamswanston23/12/2011
From south, along 3km long track.Topographer5702/11/2011
An awkward day walk circuit of uncertain access at times linking Collichbhar Hill and Lord Arthur's Hill. With L borrowed Neil's car for day before flying up next day to Shetland on the oil workers plane.Chris Pearson23/05/2009
Dry, sunny spells, high cloud, calm, good views.iangalbraith04/06/2006
Ascended by track from Upper Minmore after an orienteering event on Deeside.JohnW04/08/2005
Track from Minmore necessitating a few crawls under pines while shooting below.Eddie01/09/2004
Parked at Ardhuncart. On farm road to Ferneybrae. Followed new low fence uphill towards horizon and the up through bracken and heather to cross deer fence at a corner. To bottom of sparse wood then more heather bashing over trackless knee high stuff. To emerge on a heather dome with forest on 3 sides.15.00.arranc18/06/2004
AloneSpudGunn23/04/2003
pleasant ascent, dullish summit, wide view. park A944 jct 491185, tk to Ferneybrae, pasture then heather RHW25/12/2001
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