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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
Grid ref:NS 68793 91869
Summit feature:no feature: ground 3m W of trig point in shelter
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 182 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Cycled (rather slowly) up through the wind farm from Todholes. Took an hour then 10 min walk to top. Overcast, mist threatening, but dry. Back same route; 50 min down total.dbb24/07/2020
With Chantell and Chris. Had to abandon Stronend as boot sole came off :-(kojak24/07/2020
Sick Kid28/06/2020
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
dave g14/06/2019
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
sarah mundell28/04/2019
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
carole engel06/10/2017
walk livi27/08/2017
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
Pete R20/04/2016
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