|Height:||398m / 1306ft|
|RHB Section:||27C: The Glenkens to Annandale|
|County/UA:||Dumfries and Galloway (UA)|
|Class:||Marilyn, Hump, Tump (300-399m), Yeaman|
|Grid ref:||NX 82186 76963|
|Summit feature:||Turner's Monument|
|OS map sheet(s):||(1:50k) 84|
(1:25k) 313 321
|GPS data:||show GPS entries for this hill|
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|Logged Descriptions (logged by 160 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)||By||Date of Ascent|
|Park on W side of road in a space big enough for a couple of vehicles at NX82647562. Walk N up road for 40m, then follow track W to junction at NX82187583. Take the right fork NW. This major vehicle track looks recently upgraded and continues high onto the hill and beyond to the NE. Due to high winds from the W we continued around to E of the summit on this excellent vehicle track to NX82347686. Then NW over easy ground following the easiest line we could find to the summit.||geralddavison||12/03/2020|
|From tight parking by the gate. Second visit on a fine, crisp morning||Colin Crawford||09/12/2019|
|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.||SS||24/02/2019|
|Unsure of date - during Feb 2019||limelight986||10/02/2019|
|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 it||Clach Liath||09/12/2018|
|Car park at 839 784. Old gate to leave road at about 8420780. Follow wall almost to top, crossing at gate about 830 772||PeteN||03/06/2018|
|Parked NX829763,no problems||G0HIO||06/05/2018|
|From gate to south as many others||Alan Caine||25/03/2018|
|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.||Gill||10/12/2017|
|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 walk||N.Morters||23/08/2017|
|From SE along invisible Core Path, on to Craigelwhan.||agentmancuso||28/05/2017|
|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 Sims||01/02/2017|
|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 B||03/11/2016|
|Followed the non-existent path from the SE.||Chris Peart||25/07/2016|
|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.||pwheeler||10/05/2016|
|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.html||Gayle||06/05/2016|
|Parked at 829762 and headed directly north west to Turners monument with GB.||bolton||19/03/2015|
|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)||gerrybowes||19/03/2015|