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Name:Kirkland Hill
Hill number:1783
Height:511m / 1677ft
RHB Section:27C: The Glenkens to Annandale
County/UA:Dumfries and Galloway (UA)
Catchment:Nith
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Dodd (500-599m), Donald Dewey, Yeaman
(Ma,Hu,Tu,5,DDew,Y)
Grid ref:NS 73162 16286
Summit feature:no feature
Drop:163m
Col:348m  NS727188  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 71
(1:25k) 328N
Observations:about 15m NE of trig point
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 153 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
A quick and easy tick from the Fingland Road. Along the grassy valley track then up a very clear grassy, partly stone-surfaced track starting just before the fence. This gives a quick climb to the ridge before it veers off towards High Knypes. A short crossing of the col towards Kirkland Hill, first through easy, well-spaced tussocks (hard ground in between them) then impressive mossy bogs with large islands to give a dry-ish crossing to arrive at a gate in the fence. An ATV track then leads to the top. The ATV track gives an equally easy route down, following the W side of the fence to a strange dip with multiple gates and fences to rejoin the outward track.Gill21/01/2020
From the C class road at NS745164, a single track road, grass-in-the-middle, with no 'engineered' passing places - informal places to pass were few and far between. Limited parking on a rare wide bit of grass verge, just E of cattle grid. Along track, WSW, almost to fence/stream, then NNW up wide track made by a TLV, to crest of ridge. There is a wicket gate in the fence, with a sophisticated rotational mechanism for keeping the chain held in place.Isbjorn28/06/2019
From small car park by Kirkland taking good track up to Little Kirkland Hill then ATV track to ridge. Came back by ridge and the interesting feature 'The Can'. A really pleasant ninety minutes.SS27/05/2019
Solo trip. Drove up the lane NW from Crawick to tackle the hill from the east, rather than walking from Kirkland.Invicta1422/05/2019
Easy verge parking about 75 yards NE of bend at 745167. Sw to a gate, followed the fence along distinct track then directly to the summit. Solo under one hour.bolton09/05/2019
From Kirkland, using small car park by start of wood near end of road. Track/path most of the way, climbed to top at SW end of summit ridge then along to the summit. Another bright day.RobertP10/12/2018
Parked tight against side of track at 745164 - Along track for about 700m to metal kissing gate - Sheep trod & then ATV track up E. side of rivulet to gate/wooden fence - Over fence & along ATV track to unmarked summit & trig point. (S)gerrybowes21/11/2018
From the E, Fingland road, just space to park at start of track. Went along this for a few 100m, then diagonally up to meet track along fence. Over a hurdle, and track continues to the summit.Minto27/10/2018
Train from Dumfries to Kirkconnel then walk via minor road to Kirkland and Vennel. Very straightforward despite the mist. Enjoyable too.trimarc221/08/2018
A quick ascent from the Fingland roadChris Peart04/08/2018
From Kirkconnel. Great geology.iangpark08/05/2018
From the east near bend at March Sike, excuse being it was chucking it down. Brightened up on the way down so popped over to Muirkirk and Middlefield LawN.Morters21/10/2017
From cattle grid on road to Fingland (744164), along track to SW to stream, then up stream directly to summit. Easy going. Back along ridge to High Knype, then direct descent to cattle grid. Sunny with good views.Winterfloodian01/05/2017
Signed FP from NS746165. Stay on ATV track for 90m after KG where it turns uphill to fence corner. From here it turns left to trigcarole engel12/09/2016
Public footpath from cattle grid to kissing gate up West side of fence on trod/track to top.Anton04/06/2016
From south, parking at Old Kirkland. Mild, windy, intermittent showers, flooded everywhere, good views.iangalbraith06/12/2015
From the east, starting at track just after bend in road. Late afternoon sunshine which would have become moonlight if I had returned any later.Topographer5722/11/2015
From B740 at NS 82382 17926 doing several hills.Alan Moore01/10/2015
Diagonally up to top of ridge from (NS745164), across gate and along quad track to summit. return same route.GmacT16/04/2015
Easy bag from the eastAndrewFinnimore11/10/2014
up from high point on road met 20 local ramblers on route.robertphillips18/06/2014
trig pillarcjo31/12/2013
Highest hill yet for Fraser at 11 months. Nice walk up in sunshine from road to SE.andy27/04/2013
LDWA AGM A-WALKEVERTON09/03/2013
LDWA 2013 AGM A-Walk Recce 2EVERTON26/02/2013
LDWA 2013 AGM A-Walk Recce 1EVERTON15/01/2013
w Jnx from GR NS745164, verge parking. Slanted up hill from poor track (not useful) toward ridge. gate in high barbed wire fence leads to trig top. Further point looked higher so visited.nordicstar01/01/2012
Solo Uisdean2520/08/2011
Profusion of gin-traps by walls and becks in this area. Hill not very inspiring, nor were the morning midges. In fact the most exciting thing was seeing a meadow pipit chase and catch a moth then eat it. Didn't realise they were carnivores!Aye Jimmy23/07/2011
Gloaming ascent and descent in darkness.Man of Kernow125/09/2010
Short easy walk from minor road to east on a very warm summer's morning. Saw a buzzard and a pair of curlews.Dugswell221/05/2010
straightforward walk through long grass from road bend.JohnW05/06/2009
solovegibagger02/06/2007
Quick bag after climbing Wauk and Cairn Hills earlier in day.chriswatson26/03/2007
Revisit. Moorland, decent viewRHW08/04/2006
From junct to East.agentmancuso15/06/2003
Kirkland Hill and High Knypes from the bend in the lane to Blackgannoch.Eddie22/11/2002
Half an hour stroll up over tussock to top at 12.15. Wind farm on Common Hill, Tinto, Dungavel and Lowthers on skyline.arranc19/02/2001
Date is first visit. Notes from later...fairly ordinary, doubtless more scenic climb from Kirkland village to S. road @ 755164, tk then easy damp climb RHW24/10/1999
Simon Winton01/02/2020
sarah mundell28/06/2019
hillhunter22/06/2019
curlebd07/04/2019
kiltedbiggles06/04/2019
thenomad19/02/2019
ARM07/02/2019
aul-fogie06/10/2018
duchally29/03/2018
Tricky01/02/2018
iainwalton02/12/2017