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Name:Shalloch on Minnoch
Hill number:1692
Height:774.2m / 2540ft
RHB Section:27B: Carrick and Galloway
Donald area:Galloway Hills
County/UA:South Ayrshire (UA)
Catchment:Cree, Catchment Boundaries, Doon
Watershed:Mull of Galloway to St Abb's Head, Firth of Clyde
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Corbett, Donald,
Yeaman
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,C,D,DN,Y)
Grid ref:NX 40766 90561
Summit feature:pointed rock by cairn
Drop:193.6m
Col:580.6m  NX 4143 8816  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 77
(1:25k) 318
Observations:cairn is about 330m ESE of trig point
Survey:Leica Disto D510/Leica RX1250
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 358 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
MMC walk with Noelle Ryan, Allan Gililland, Paul Stokes,Harry Birbeck and Lily. Low cloud and damp moorland. Faint path most of way, which took us off track onto the west ridge of Tarfessock. 7 1/2 hours.alexmaclennan24/11/2019
From Stinchar Bridge, on to Tarfessock and Back. Warm day, midgey out of the wind. With Penda, 1030 to 1515. Great views, not too hard.beorwulf24/08/2019
From Bens Memorial parking area near Laglanny, then along tracks to Shalloch on Monnoch cottage, continuing by Shalloch Burn until clear of forest, then up Shalloch on Minnoch's W ridge, past trig point to summit, then S along ridge over Tarfessock to Kirriereoch Hill (ascending N ridge), descending to W roughly following county boundary, along extremely wet and tussocky forest ride to track leading towards Kirriereoch house, back to road, return to parkingkdbennett08/07/2019
Parked at Stinchar Bridge. Cairnadloch,Caerloch Dhu, Shalloch on Minnoch, Tarfessock both tops and Kirriereoch Hill. Returned same way. 5.5 hours round trip.Longwojo06/06/2019
fa, solo, mist on tops, some heavy rain and windy, 8h 22m, 27.2km, start at kirriereoch cp/picnic area (no sign of any picnic tables!), forest tracks, then path onto west ridge of tarfessock, contorted round then up to nick of carclach, up to the summit of shalloch on minnoch, back down to nick of carclach, now in the rain with mist, along the ridge taking in all the tops, tarfessock, tarfessock s.top, steep and ascent of kirriereoch hill - boulders and scree very slippy/greasy in the rain. mist cleared for the ascent of little spear and the merrick, continued over the nave of the spit, benyellary then across the col to pick up forestry tracks right down to glen trool and the footpath to the bus stop in glen tool villagerum doodle 03/06/2019
Verge parking by entrance to Kirriereoch Farm at 362869 - Up to end of track at 388881 & then followed a decent path up side of wide firebreak to W. ridge of Tarfessoch - Up ridge to height of about 620m & then NE to Nick of Carclach - Steady climb to summit rock by small cairn & across to trig point. Out & back to Caerloch Dhu & then on to Tarfessoch & its S. Top. (S)gerrybowes28/05/2019
With Sue from memorial carpark, followed path by burn but was blocked several places with fallen trees. Found way through to summit. Hot and windy for time of year. Found better route back through forest cutting through N of shielding.Frank22/04/2019
With Rue, Davie, Graham in mist, unfortunately. Clear on the ridge over from Merrick though - surprisingly wild - well worth doing as two Corbetts.davechaffey01/03/2019
Onto Kirriereoch afterwardsN.Morters02/10/2018
There is a path, but I didn't find it until later. Ploughed through a lot of thick heather at the start.iansm23/09/2018
Northern tops of the range from Tunskeen bothyColin Crawford28/08/2018
Circuit from Kirriereochrjf3530/07/2018
On the way back from Kirriereoch to Loch Riecawr. Descent of east face is uncomfortable, steep at first then seriously uneven ground lower down.Topographer5719/05/2018
From Kirriereoch out on forest track then decent path up ridge of Tarfessock flanking it to gain Shalloch on Minnoch in thick mist. Took in trig then down and up to Tarfessock returning by west ridge to upward route. Sun broke through on descent - an hour earlier and I'd have carried on to Kirriereoch Hill.SS06/05/2018
Round including Shalloch, Tarfessock and Kirriereoch from Kirriereoch farm.Roblex06/10/2017
with maggievegibagger23/09/2017
5th hill of 9 today on my South Ayrshire completion walk cimbing Kirriemore,visiting Kirriereoch hill boundary, Kirriereoch, Tarfessock south top, Tarfessock and onto this plateaux spotting the cairn and rock but climbing every other rock to be sure doing the same next to the Trig to the West before proceeding to the North top.Dazingdale20/05/2017
Merrick then onto Shalloch on Minnoch, Lovely day, slight breeze taking the heat away. Made sure to bag the true summit.Jhimmy06/05/2017
Another perfect day for bagging Donalds. Number one with George W. Breezy, sunny, a bit cool.Play2End04/05/2017
Parked on forest road (not on map) at 376926 and climbed through longish grass following animal tracks over Shalloch to top of ridge. Then took path to summit at E of plateau (11:25). Clear; good views. Returned same route; finish 13:05dbb01/10/2016
Weather fair.MountainMac29/07/2016
Linear, from road 1km south of Stinchar Bridge, entire Awful Hand range, ending Bruce's Stone CP. Solo, tough walk, 11 miles, 3300ft ascent, 6 hours.Crib Goch27/07/2016
N-S traverse of ridge. Trig obviously not the top.Minto04/06/2016
From road to north, over the lower top. All remarkably dryColin Crawford02/06/2016
From Stinchar Bridge via Cornish Hill, Craigmasheenie and N ridge. Descent via broad NNE ridge. With Tess, 5 hrs, Sunshine all day and cool easterly breeze. Views to Arran, NI, IoM, snowy Cumbrian hills. Good mix of tortuous marsh, plateau, rocky ridge and paths (few)niallp10/04/2016
1 of 6: From Kirriereoch picnic area. TP 1st. With Tim.ChrisR13/10/2015
Mostly good path from Caerloch Dhu, with small cairn newly separated from summit rock and short grass all the way to trig point.alda18/08/2015
I parked up at the Bell Memorial car park and headed to the abandoned farm at Shalloch on Minnoch. It was very pleasant in light winds with a bit of cloud and some sun. Beyond the farm the path was terrible it was just boggy and tussocky. I couldn't cross the river so I followed the Shalloch burn round to the north of the trees and struck up the slopes to the summit. The higher I climbed the better the going became. I visited the trig and the summit cairn and got decent views shame about the wind farm. I will say no more other than they ruin many a good view with little reward. I continued easily to Tarfessock. I then followed the ridge west. I then followed the Knocklach burn back to the abandoned farm this stretch of the walk was also terrible the ground was horrid. From the farm it was an easy walk to the car.isabelle29/07/2015
With Merricknickywood115/07/2015
The hottest day on record - 27C at the carpark at Kirriereoch. Good job it was a nice easy stroll, up the forest track, to the firebreak towards Tarfessock and contouring round to the Nick of Carclach on easy sheep trods. An easy stroll to the top and fantastic views. Back over Tarfessock.Gill01/07/2015
SoloVin21/04/2015
Circuit from summit of Newton Stewart road to Shalloch on Minnoch and Tarfessock, long trudge back to car.neimcv19/03/2015
Climbed from the north starting at Stinchar Bridge. A faint and fairly wet path goes from the roadside all the way to the summit via Cairnadloch, Caerloch Dhu and .689 Weather was awful so again just retraced my steps on return.bowlesy07/03/2015
Glorious day! From Kirriereoch Farm taking in Tarfessock and Kirriereoch Hill as well.bolton05/11/2014
Parked up on forest drive used track to Tunshea. Meet a ghillie who had taken a hind and was happy for me to head to Shalloch. Friendly chap. Pleasant walk. Company: Soloiandesbottes07/10/2014
See Merrickdickscroop04/06/2014
Two-day backpack from Loch Doon: Coran of Portmark - Corserine - Backhill of Bush - Craignaw - Mullwharchar - Loch Enoch (camped near outflow) - Merrick - Shalloch on Minnoch - Forest Drivedavidpettit8404/05/2014
From Laglanny, west through the trees and up the endless west slope. Return by Tarfessock and Knocklach Burn. Typical Galloway hard going all the way.peebs28/08/2013
Solo.Dangerous Dave28/08/2013
with renee round of shalloch, tarfessocck, and kirriereoch from forest near cross burn.robertphillips28/07/2013
selfdavidsbatty27/07/2013
with Markgrimjimm19/05/2013
Second ascent 06/08/2015 on way from Caerloch Dhu to Kirriereoch and beyond. Visited trig and summit cairn in good visibility unlike first visit in thick mist.NormanW12/10/2012
bad path in the forrest, doesnt look used much.tallblond11/04/2012
solo on way to newcastlejohnm27/10/2011
2nd hill of day. Followed on South from the north top.derekblackburn24/09/2011
Approximate date - was a Saturday in May 2011. Very long approach via Merrick & Kirriereoch Hill, bypassing Tarfessock. Too long; nearly got benighted on the way home - I wouldn't recommend this. Summit is confusing - the trig point isn't the true summit which is a tiny cairn on a high area to the SE. Think I bagged it nevertheless.milngavie_kenny25/05/2011
Access via the damp north side of the Shallock Burn, onto Shallock then onward to S on M. Parked at Bells memorial car park.Dugswell216/04/2011
up from stinchar bridge in deep snow.robertphillips07/01/2011
Came up from Stinchar bridge over Cornish hill, up the flank of Caerloch Dhu then up to SOM. Down over Caerloch Dhu and Cairnadloch. All easy going except the part between Cornish hill and Caerloch Dhu which is boggy with tussocks. Would be less pleasant borderterrier05/06/2010