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Name:Carleatheran
Hill number:1661
Height:485m / 1591ft
RHB Section:26A: Central Scotland from Dumbarton to Montrose
County/UA:Stirling (UA)
Catchment:Catchment Boundaries, Forth, Leven (Dumbarton)
Watershed:Firth of Forth, Ardnamurchan Point to Lowestoft, Cardiff to Cape Wrath, Dover to Cape Wrath, Lowestoft to Duncansby Head, Firth of Clyde, Land's End to John o' Groats, The Lizard to Dunnet Head
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (400-499m), Yeaman
(Ma,Hu,Tu,4,Y)
Grid ref:NS 68793 91869
Summit feature:no feature: ground 3m W of trig point in shelter
Drop:168m
Col:317m  NS655896  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 57
(1:25k) 348
Survey:obvious summit
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 179 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Parked just off road at Garrique, WNW of top, very little space on road. Followed track past Garrique, taking first right branch until clear felled area. Headed straight up to upper forestry and found a route through trees, then on to open hill, contoured up steep face and then 1.5km to the top. 8.11km 2hrsSimon Winton13/01/2020
First decent day in weeks so I revisited Carleatheran and Stronend. Wet ground all frozen hard and superb views to the Highland LineColin Crawford31/12/2019
Group walk to Stronend from Kippen then down and up the windfarm track to Carleatheran as the visibility and view improved before returning along the excarpment path. A long but enjoyable hike in great company.Chris Mac01/06/2019
With Stronend - a dreary 7 plus hour exercise in low viz navigation - thank goodness for the ATV tracks easing the way through the tussocky terrain. From Ballochleam, parking near the 'weak bridge' at NS 652922. An unhelpfull 'no parking' sign at the track start, a proliferation of fences inc E fences and several locked gates/hurdles further up detracted from any atmosphere of a warm welcome. The ATV track extends beyond the mapped track and leads, vanishing occasionally in bog, all the way to the top which, in the mist, had the profile of the upper half of a mid-20th century sci-fi movie flying saucer.Isbjorn20/03/2019
As per Bolton. With PM.CJM05/12/2018
Parked next to the bridge at 652922. NE up the road and then the track south past Ballochleam to the Spout. Took the track NE until it disappears short of the summit. Rough going! Thankful for once that a windfarm access road descends to 668897 as Stonend was next. With CM.bolton05/12/2018
1of2: From Gargunnock.ChrisR16/10/2018
From near the Broch. At end of track, following the wall ahead leads to a reasonable way up.PGCE23/02/2018
From Ballochleam Farm,a week after heavy snowfalls. Easily up the track to the Spout of Ballochleam, then soggily across the Sponge of Gargunnock to the cairned summit, surprisingly prominent above the plateau. A superb panorama of snow-capped Southern Highlands peaks compensated for wet boots.Nick Down126/01/2018
A tough cookie this one! Snow, slush, ice and boggy conditions. With GHC mid weekers. A wee bit of a view but not worth the effort.Play2End09/02/2017
With Earls Hill, new track for kingsburn windfarm goes to within 300m of summit, be a great bike run this now. wonderful views over the highland line.hils03/10/2016
with Willimott/Sime/Taylor/McNabdavidsbatty02/07/2016
Solo trip from Hillhead farm. Lovely day. Taking advantage of exceptionally dry conditions underfoot.Invicta1416/05/2016
Up track from Hillhead and across plateau to summitAndrewFinnimore26/04/2016
From east of Gargunnock, taking track up lane to parking by gate. Track and marked FP before striking up hill to visible high point. Trig lies just beyond.nordicstar03/12/2015
Along track at east side of Gargunnock.then followed marked path west along foot of slopes for approx 1km before heading up through lower crags. Then up and across to top. Interesting route.jenx03/12/2015
Carleatheran & Stonend same day in a 24k circular tour from NS652992. Lots of machining going on near the summit of Carleatheran extending the windfarm.GmacT01/05/2015
Carried on to Stronendduchally10/03/2015
2nd hill after stronend.robertphillips15/08/2014
Straightforward walk from Ballocheam, returning via Stroned as per circular route on WalkhighlandsTRG31821/04/2014
First hill of the morning walking in from the north from Ballochleam then straight up to east of Lees Hill with Jim Bloomer.Dugswell226/04/2013
with scottrekThearlaichdubh03/02/2013
Up from Ballochleam - good path climbs steeply to plateau. Bog dodging along the quadbike track on the plateau. Last time I went up via Scout Head.fasgadh26/05/2012
Ascended from track up from Ballochleam.JohnW06/06/2011
2nd timerussell6114/05/2011
Left car near Gargunnock parish church. Turned right at east end of village and walked up to a disused quarry, then east of Gargunnock Water up to plateau, from where a track - very wet in places - led to the summit.Topographer5725/02/2011
Revisit. From road near Ballochleam, via Stronend. Track along escarpment mostly good but boggy on final approach. Steep grassy descent thru crags at 671917.RHW27/09/2009
Before the 2009 Gargunnock Beer Festival. Combined with Stronend. Various inc JC and DCMartin6618/09/2009
Solo. From east end of Gargunnock up a narrow lane, bits of track/footpath. I followed the track as it cuts through the escarpment to reach Gargunnock Burn. It is not clear where the track goes after this so I followed the burn for a while before climbing through a second escarpment, which was not difficult. I joined a track and followed it. The track goes very close to the summit of Carleatheran, though the OS 1:25,000 map does not show this. I returned more or less the same way. Weather was warm and humid, but dry. It clouded over as the afternoon progressed.pwbellarby14/09/2008
Up from the west after Stronend and then descended to Stirling via Scout Head.campagvelocet06/06/2007
Dry, high cloud, mild, good views.iangalbraith29/10/2006
FJB Uisdean2515/10/2005
Parked on busy A811. On back roads, bridge over stream onto final steep grass slopes for 500' to moor. 10.05 Skylarks.arranc20/05/2003
From just W of Gargunnock, via Broch and straight up. Along ridge to Lees Hill & Spout of Ballochleam then down. With Fiona, Chalmers No.19agentmancuso19/01/2002
Date is first visit. Notes from later...plateau v boggy, hence keep low. Fine view. park @ 711951, good tk then follow path along base, find way thru crags to summit RHW14/11/1999
Up and own from Ballochleam. Many repeats from Graguuock.Eddie21/02/1998
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Sick Kid28/06/2020
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dhulmes22/03/2020
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