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Name:Tinto
Hill number:1678
Height:711m / 2333ft
RHB Section:27A: Ayr to the River Clyde
Donald area:Culter Hills and Tinto
County/UA:South Lanarkshire (UA)
Catchment:Clyde
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Graham, Donald,
Yeaman
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,G,D,DN,Y)
Grid ref:NS 95322 34368
Summit feature:very large cairn
Drop:442m
Col:269m  NS840203  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 72
(1:25k) 335
Observations:trig point 65m W at NS 95287 34366 is lower
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 551 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Climbed after work, from the Tea room car park on north side, up and down in 2hrs. Beautiful sunny evening.chillyman828/08/2019
Hot and tiring but had 2 pleasant chats on the way down.chrisbien02/08/2019
from north, up the tourist path. with K.IanHHill24/07/2019
Climbed Tinto with our Margaret. Fab views. Good work out. Remembered the cairn from when we climbed as wee weans over 50 years ago and first time back since then.GraceMul20/07/2019
#662 From Fallburn car park up the tourist route with Creakinghiker.tim74704/07/2019
From north car park at Fallburn up 'motorway', with Tim747CreakingHiker04/07/2019
Lovely fine day albeit hazy. We raced up from Fallburn late afternoon. Nice to meet both regular and occasional walkers. With Ikuko.GWR Chris13/05/2019
Steep!KevPalmer10/05/2019
Fine, cold wind. Cafe good. Direct to summit with a regular pilgrimage of walkers. Descent over Scaut Hill and return to car park by very devious route as described in Terry Marsh book On Foot in Southern Scotland. Goes through “managed” land. Any chance of a bit of way marking to get a sustainable path established and avoid much to ing and fro ing which always feels uncomfortable when one sees the damage caused to fences by “displaced” walkers? Anyway a nice walk with Wack.iredale04/05/2019
Saturday afternoon climb in training for bigger things. Nice weather.Thomas McIlvaney04/05/2019
1000th Donald from Wiston. Gale force winds on top.Colin Crawford17/02/2019
Debs & Talisker, heading back from New Year with Annette & Phil in West Kilbride. Sunny day. Tinto heaving, the lower top, surprisingly just us!Mountain Goat01/01/2019
Via Lochlyoch. Biting cold wind, mist.Thearlaichdubh25/12/2018
Pleasant, straightforward walk. Track to summit. Clear with great views. Tinto from North.Langbank 19/11/2018
With Christine on way home from the lakestallblond15/10/2018
Straightforward walk up from Fallburn.willyross14/10/2018
From Fallburn car park up the tourist route. A one hour Sunday afternoon stroll with the crowds. Very clear with views to Arran, Arrochar, Ben More and Ben Lomond. Rain showers to south.MichaelF23/09/2018
From CP 1:01 to top. Very windy + showers.chrisbien12/09/2018
From Tinto CP. With Karen and Lauren.ChrisR07/08/2018
From Fallburn CP- surprised how many people were on the hill on a late afternoon during the week. Good stand alone hill. About 1 1/2 hours up and down.Mark Sims12/07/2018
Parked in forestry track entrance (B7055 between Broomhead cottage and Greenhill - walked along the red A7055 to Wiston (quiet) - just before the 30MPH sign took path through Wiston Lodge grounds , beyond along field edge heading straight for Tinto - ascended and into the cloud via Wallace's Seat and Pap Craig - Blowy on the top cairn the trig (other walkers here ascending from Biggar direction) we follow ridge fence to Lochyloch Hill (cloud clears sunny and warm) and then on towards Howgate Mouth taking the footpath down (be careful to avoid the old quarries if the cloud is down) to Broomfield Cottage on the B7055 then a short road walk back to the car.briandavies05/05/2018
Tinto and Scaut Hill from Wiston Lodge. Up Tinto then across to Scaut Hill. Went off piste after Scaut Hill to avoid reascending Tinto with mixed results. 2 hours 4.29 miles.clivevilla14/04/2018
From Fallburn CP. Up Tinto tourist track, contouring round to Scaut Hill, then Tinto, then along ridge over Lochlyoch Hill, dropping down to Howgate Mouth and back along minor road to CP. A good round.Crib Goch01/04/2018
Good views of Gathersnow Hillthekirkie pirate26/02/2018
From Fallburn car park. 2.5 hour return in icy and cold conditions but with clear views. With CM.bolton12/12/2017
From car park. Frozen ground, icy underfoot. 8/8 cloud, cold S’ly wind. Good vis. With PM.CJM12/12/2017
Walked from car park to north, very windy and intermittent rain early on. Bagged trig and cache too - wind was incredibly strong at the summit. Visibility at summit around 150m.Chingwakabungya25/10/2017
A quick jog up to the top and back from the north. Great views to Arran. Shame about the wind farms. Was warm and still. Saw a few Grouse. Time there and back about 50 minutes.isabelle28/05/2017
Approached from the south (40 mins walk up). Parked in Wiston Lodge grounds. Operated for SOTA on HF.G4OBK (Phil)27/04/2017
Clear day, pleasant walk up from south with Peternix_snilloc22/04/2017
From the carpark at Fallburn. Not very busy and amazingly I was the only one on the summit, which I believe is unusual for this popular hill.Peterb06/04/2017
With Rosie.mid journey break on way to st andrews. Under two hours up and down.Longwojo24/03/2017
Standard out & back route from the North. On own.MorecambeMonkey24/03/2017
From Fallburn car park, follow major track up and down. A little snow on top, very busy today.rhalstead29/12/2016
Solo from the C.P. Uneventful except for the hoards of people ascending on the excellent path. Cool and breezy.Play2End27/12/2016
At Chris Watson's promotion to the Marilyn Upper Hall of Fame. Great celebration at the summit.NormanW16/10/2016
25th time up Tinto for Chris Watson's promotion to the Marilyn Upper Hall of Fame then to The Crown in Biggar for a lovely meal.Dugswell216/10/2016
With Chris Watson on his 1,000th Marilynchrisbien16/10/2016
Repeat w Jenx at Chris' 1000th Marilyn. From good CP to NE.nordicstar16/10/2016
Chris Watson 1000th Upper Hall entry. Clearing weatherN.Morters16/10/2016
With Chris Watson on his 1000th Marilyn.andrew brown16/10/2016
With Chris watsons party on his 1000th. MarilynDARRENG16/10/2016
A new way up for me, from NE. A grand day out.jenx16/10/2016
Thankerton to Lochlyoch: Revisited to celebrate Humpmeister's admission to Marilyn Upper Hall.Smudge16/10/2016
My 1000th Marilyn in the company of 34 friends and fellow baggers. Real Watson-Tomkins weather on the ascent from Fallburn but it cleared out to give great views once Tomkins had departed. Celebrations on the top and at The Crown in Biggar afterwards.chriswatson16/10/2016
From the Fallburn car park, on CW's 1000th Marilyn celebration walk. With AT and some 30 others. Dreich and windy on the ascent, but then the sun shone.marktrengove16/10/2016
With David to celebrate brother Chris's 1000th Marilyn. An excellent gathering, good to see so many familiar faces.citygent16/10/2016
From Fallburn car park, for Chris Watson's 1000th Marilyn.Tony J16/10/2016
Started at car park. Easy walk unto summit. Great views. Back at car in 90 mins. Company: Soloiandesbottes26/08/2016
Easy climb, good day for it, spectacular views. Really good greasy spoon place near bottom of hill.Thomas McIlvaney25/06/2016