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Name:Bennan
Hill number:1788
Height:398m / 1306ft
RHB Section:27C: The Glenkens to Annandale
County/UA:Dumfries and Galloway (UA)
Catchment:Nith
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (300-399m), Yeaman
(Ma,Hu,Tu,3,Y)
Grid ref:NX 82186 76963
Summit feature:Turner's Monument
Drop:186m
Col:212m  NX784828  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 84
(1:25k) 313 321
Survey:obvious summit
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 151 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From sign through gate and up. There are two gates in bwf. I took the left but the right looks shorter in hindsight. Very misty but nice to see the monument on my six hundredth Marilyn.SS24/02/2019
Unsure of date - during Feb 2019limelight98610/02/2019
From Glenkiln reservoir car park. We walked north along the road for 400m and took a left at the junction. At the junction, once upon a time, there was a Rodin sculpture. The Wikipedia page for Glenkiln sculpture park makes interesting reading. The sculpture is no longer there because one of the others was stolen. We walked past Shalloch and continued on the forest road for a further kilometre and a half to a T-junction. Here we took a left, the road deteriorating. After another 750m there is a narrow, wet track branching off on the right. This is shown on the 1:25000 (but not the 1:50000). We took that to the forest edge. From this point it is possible to follow ATV tracks (still within the forest boundary) until a stile over the wall is reached. We crossed that and then followed the wall on the other side through often marshy ground until a further junction of walls at the 350m mark. The wall here is easily surmounted and then you find your way up to the summit of Bennan and itClach Liath09/12/2018
Car park at 839 784. Old gate to leave road at about 8420780. Follow wall almost to top, crossing at gate about 830 772PeteN03/06/2018
Parked NX829763,no problemsG0HIO06/05/2018
From gate to south as many othersAlan Caine25/03/2018
A lovely walk on snow from the small forestry plantation, up the ATV track, step over the fence, then heather and grass to the top. Stunning views: blue skies and sunshine, and snowy hills all round.Gill10/12/2017
From near the large farm (too pink to think) at Glen. Up through fields aided by 3 gates to the wall which was followed to summit. Evening walkN.Morters23/08/2017
From SE along invisible Core Path, on to Craigelwhan.agentmancuso28/05/2017
From south east as others. Watch the first gate -not on its hinges- I couldn't stop it falling then fell on it and bruised my knee. In the clag today which made the navigation interesting where it gets pretty pathless after the fence. Did find the gate to save possible injury getting over the triple barbed wire fence onto open ground.Mark Sims01/02/2017
From the SE, direct line taken. About 300m from the road, a triple layered barbed wire fence with no obvious stiles. If slim, easier to go between the lowest barbed wire section and the regular wire mesh lower down, rather than trying to over the top.Owen B03/11/2016
Followed the non-existent path from the SE.Chris Peart25/07/2016
From gate at ......, like others. There is a signpost here now for Core Path 70 to the Turner Monument and another on the road 500m SW. I doubt if I followed the route though. I went through the gate onto the grouse moor then followed lines of shooting hides and beaters' (?)tracks to the cairn S of the monument and then to the top. Followed the wall E on the way down but didn't cross the stiles and kept to the W side of the burn.pwheeler10/05/2016
From car park at N end of Glenkiln Reservoir. Up mainly via forest tracks. Direct line taken down. Route and write-up at: http://gayleybird.blogspot.co.uk/2016/05/marilyning-around-dumfries.htmlGayle06/05/2016
Weather fair.MountainMac03/02/2016
Parked at 829762 and headed directly north west to Turners monument with GB.bolton19/03/2015
Roadside parking at W. side of small forest area (NX82957 76262) – Up 4x4 track to metal gate & then picked way along faint paths up through heather to Turner’s Monument. (PM)gerrybowes19/03/2015
parked at small wood at 829763 up south side of the wood, crossed fence, then wet ground to the top.robertphillips09/11/2014
Easy bag from the SEAndrewFinnimore24/10/2014
Solo Uisdean2506/10/2013
Climb on grass from C class road just 300m SW of Glen. Walk to metal gate above small wood to save climbing fence. Operated for SOTA on HF/VHF.G4OBK (Phil)01/10/2013
From Glenkiln Reservoir, further than it looked from Bishop Forest Hill. Hill track rather vague higher up on rough heathery ground.neimcv25/06/2013
from 829763, i.e to w of forest. there is 4wd track much of way. enjoy the sculpturesThearlaichdubh31/05/2013
MC alone.Martin6629/08/2012
W Jenx frm GR829762. Easily on pasture then track thru heather. 30 mins and great views. Back same way.nordicstar06/05/2012
Started from SE at 829762, initially on short grass through two gates, some rough heather higher up.Topographer5703/07/2011
From reservoir car park. Sunny, warm, sharp wind, great views.iangalbraith07/04/2011
Started from laybey near farm. Walked through farm fields up to summit, very marshly insome placesbiggaz77727/03/2011
Walked up from a copse of trees near Glen Farm over firm grass, following sheep trails, then down heading roughly east to Glenkiln in grass and heather which proved quite boggy. Could hear water flowing even when it looked dry. Surprisingly good views froborderterrier10/04/2010
Parked past the pink Glen Farm on left below small conifer clump on right then thro' 2 gates then NW to summit over easy grass and occasional heather. 3rd M of morning during detour from Preston to LanarkDugswell213/02/2010
good clear dayTom Mundell01/01/2009
From road to SE. Fairly rough ground, boggy in places to Turner's Monument on top.Aye Jimmy14/02/2008
Pleasant climb from S. Big memorial cairn (looks like a chimney) on top.maknipe10/06/2007
Ascended from the south east. The sculptures were a pleasant surprise.JohnW08/08/2006
six little Galloway gemsvegibagger10/09/2005
Rain started for rest of day. Into mist on compass over vast rough wet moor. Butts loomed in mist. Forest edge came into view and followed SW edge to a wall. Gap on the crest and monument hove into view. 13.10. Bleak and lonely spot.arranc28/10/2000
A nasty little hill. From the road to the south slogged through various types of vegetation to get to Turner's Monument.garyhoney22/07/2000
easy damp plod, wide unremarkable view. from road (forest edge) 829763 RHW23/10/1999
Keeping up with Rob towards his 1,000th.Eddie23/10/1999
duchally08/08/2019
Dave McG07/08/2019
PGCE26/05/2019
iangpark07/10/2018
aul-fogie06/10/2018
trimarc222/08/2018
Tony J23/03/2018
SteveG23/03/2018
scoob17/02/2018
Fi17/02/2018
ARM17/02/2018