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Name:Brown Carrick Hill
Hill number:1687
Height:287.5m / 943ft
RHB Section:27A: Ayr to the River Clyde
County/UA:South Ayrshire (UA)
Watershed:Firth of Clyde
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (200-299m), Yeaman
Grid ref:NS 28361 15949
Summit feature:small rock by trig point
Col:59m  NS314091  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 70
(1:25k) 326N 326S
Observations:0.13m higher than grassy mound 240m NE at NS 28586 16030, 0.2m higher than ground 120m E at NS 28483 15944 and all other ground lower
Survey:Leica RX1250
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 186 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Parked at 297165 near viewpoint (7:50) and walked up track to masts and then onward to summit. Pleasant morning, good views. Back same route then walked down and up road a bit to get 150m ascent. Finish 8:55dbb27/07/2019
As others. From road to east via masts- great views on a lovely dayMark Sims26/06/2019
Pleasant stroll to telecoms masts. Gates and stile lead to trig point. Good views.mindlessflogger19/06/2019
Short walk, 50 minutes return, on a breezy drizzly day.willyross08/03/2019
Warm and sunny stroll to the trig. No views, haze.Play2End26/02/2019
Parked by the mast and strolled to the top for splendid views and an easy tick. The bogs at the col are less wet at the high point.Gill26/03/2018
A hands in pockets saunter via the mast track.Chris Peart26/03/2018
A quick ascent from the mast access track then back over rough ground, easy to spend longer at the summit taking photos than climbing the hill! Great views of Arran, Ayrshire and the Galloway Hills.Chris Mac04/02/2018
From start of gated mast access track. Rough boggy ground beyond the masts.jonglew28/01/2018
Drove up to the access road to the masts. Walked up the road then short walk over to the trigpoint summit. Evening short walk.N.Morters06/10/2017
3rd hill of 6 today, having climbed Kirkland hill from Achensoul then after leaving car in Ayr walked along coastal path, veering off to climb Heads of Ayr, dropping down to track past attractive burn to main road then took minor road up to connect with transmitter tower access road. Climbed in and out of compound and over to trig. Rain clouds approaching and getting windier. Next hill: Drumshang hill.Dazingdale13/05/2017
From viewpoint (298164) along ridge to masts. Pass on southern side of masts and continue across 2 fences, both with stiles, to summit. Sunny, but too hazy for good views. Returned the same way.Winterfloodian01/05/2017
Whilst in the area, I realised, quite coincidentally, that I'd ascended this hill on the same day fifteen years ago. A good excuse for a second visit, by the mast access roadColin Crawford14/02/2017
From viewpoint on minor road, directly to onto east ridge. Pasture and low fences.Topographer5724/11/2016
Easy parking at 299164. Cut up to the road on just below the masts then headed over to the trig point. One hour return with SG.bolton05/06/2016
Parked by the viewpoint at 299164 Down road for about 200m & then up service road to transmitters Across rough pasture, boggy in places, to the trig point. (S)gerrybowes04/09/2015
from road to mast to trig, early morning before ailsa trip.robertphillips10/08/2015
A damp and windy day in Ayr. From VP via mast track. Visited all lumps/knolls to make sure.summitsup01/06/2015
From the view point to the east. Easy parking then a nice walk to the trig and all the other points. Absolutely stunning views from the top on a pretty clear day.bolieve26/05/2015
summit reached during long run from Prestwick. Trig point was overrun with angry cowsreno23/05/2015
Usual route from the E.AndrewFinnimore11/10/2014
With Jenx and Mark T after Ailsa return. Easy up in clear sunny day from ATV track nr mast road. Parking nr viewpoint. Route over the stiles, superb views to Aisa and north to Ayr. Now relocated to the spot we thought was higher using the walking pole levelling trick.... got a photo of new top somewhere.nordicstar26/04/2014
With Rick and Jen after Ailsa return. Easy up in clear sunny day from ATV track nr mast road. Parking nr viewpoint. Route over the stiles, superb views to Aisa and north to AyrMark T26/04/2014
From viewpoint on road, top in thick cloud, blowwing a gale,took in as many knolls as possible!tim74716/03/2014
1 of 2 today on track up towards masts on to summit.robertphillips09/01/2014
Solo Uisdean2501/03/2012
Parked near viewpoint at road crest and took ATV track to start, avoiding surfaced road to masts. Great views, stiles at most fences, meadow behind MOD installation was lovely today.mattmcv30/07/2011
Parked on the grass at the junction with the radio masts access road, and strolled up to just beyond the trig point. Climbed every knoll and hillock, as I forgot to note the actual HP. Surprised that trig is not the HP. Sunny but hazy.malcorbett09/04/2011
Short walk from lane near access road to MoD installation. Trig point, although not HP, has best views.Man of Kernow113/02/2011
Beautiful sunny morning with good views of coast, hills and gorse. Dry now and sunny.Dugswell215/05/2010
Easy walk, fine view of Ailsa Craig. Trig had cap missing. FB S1583.HI JIMMY11/04/2009
On way N to Gourock - Dunoon ferry and eventually to Bute. Superb views of Ailsa Craig.Aye Jimmy11/04/2009
Up through fields from close to the church between Largs and Fisherton. Down via transmitter access road.campagvelocet22/10/2008
& several other times too. Mainly a drive to the view point & then a walk up the road or 4x4 to the masts. Great views.clyde20/09/2008
MC JC DC DSMartin6625/12/2006
Walked up track in torrential rain and along ridge to trig point, picking up grassy knolls as I went.chriswatson20/06/2006
Alone en-route to ArranSpudGunn28/05/2006
First of several ascents. Even though I was brought up across the bay in full sight of the hill, I'd never bothered to climb it... From the road along the track to the masts & then over thankfully frozen ground to the trig. A grand view.NotReallyABagger24/12/2004
Sun & cloud, good views.iangalbraith02/05/2004
From E via masts.agentmancuso02/03/2003
Date is first visit. Notes from cloud. tk from road to E RHW15/09/2002
Burnt out car and litter everywhere at top of access road. On tarmac zig zag road to masts and 1/2 mile further to top at 15.30.arranc17/02/2001
Up and down track to mast.Eddie08/10/2000
After running the Ayr Half Marathon, legs just about made this amble via track to masts.Minto22/09/1996
Ultima Thule21/03/2020
dave g13/09/2019