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Name:Bengairn
Hill number:1790
Height:391m / 1283ft
RHB Section:27C: The Glenkens to Annandale
County/UA:Dumfries and Galloway (UA)
Catchment:Dee (Kirkcudbright)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (300-399m), Yeaman
(Ma,Hu,Tu,3,Y)
Grid ref:NX 77061 54514
Summit feature:outcrop 2m NW of trig point
Drop:338m
Col:53m  NX777617  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 84
(1:25k) 312
Observations:outcrop is 2cm higher than trig point flush bracket; large cairn 10m W at NX 77052 54515 is lower
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 134 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From Scree Hill car park up core path then down to west and across intriguing path to Bengairn. Returned to core path and followed to car.SS23/06/2019
Following Cairnsmore of Fleet... evening short extra. Track to Foresthill then path and animal tracks to summitN.Morters03/10/2018
Room for a couple of cars at NX 79077 52335. Good fairly level track to egde of the field systems beyond the Foresthill ruins, then rough and steep to the top. Across to Mid Hill after. With Alec C.jonglew22/03/2018
Slightly rough going coming up here, but you are rewarded with the feeling that you've really come to somewhere very much worth visiting.Alex C22/03/2018
A wonderful walk in the snow, blue skies and sunshine, and all bogs frozen. An easy route: from Bengairn house as per usual, follow the ATV track across the bogs after the last gate, then follow the track leftwards below the hill until it comes to a grinding halt at a deep stream way. Follow the edge of the stream way up on easy grass/snow, then follow the wide stream bed easily, up to a rocky outcrop on the right, where an animal track heads left and up to the top through the heather. Not very rough at all.Gill08/12/2017
SoloUisdean2529/10/2017
With Screel Hill, tough terraine between the two and then back over Screel summit in lovely sunshine.nickywood102/09/2017
Screel Hill, Mid Hill & Bengairn from Screel Hill carpark.agentmancuso26/08/2017
2/5.PGCE08/07/2017
Run up Screel and BengairnEggletina20/05/2017
Weather fair.MountainMac14/05/2017
With AB after CB stag-do. Parked near Castlehill and approached via Over-linkins. The higher you get, the rougher it gets. No views due to thick mist.raffemeister19/02/2017
Parked at NX791523 (16:45) and took signed track past Forresthill ruin to its end. Then made directly for top, finally up steep gully to summit (17:55). Deep grass but not too hard; faint path from top corner of pasture. Dry on top; good views. Finish 18:55.dbb29/09/2016
From Foresthill track junction. Couldn't see where path went after Foresthill, so headed W, fighting through bracken, deep heather, and midges. Excellent views from summit. Route and write-up at: http://gayleybird.blogspot.co.uk/2016/09/bengray-and-bengairn.htmlGayle04/09/2016
From carpark to E - round of Bengairn and Screel Hill.Chris Peart19/07/2016
Very wet underfoothillsman24/02/2016
Parked by junction at NX79080 52327 Good track to metal gate beyond Foresthill ruins From metal gate an ATV track heads through the rough grassland to a prominent spur above a ruin at 776546 Up spur & picked up an ATV track which headed up above the col & then up the north ridge to the summit. (S)gerrybowes20/11/2015
Parked at the 'walkers' sign at 791523. Beyond Foresthill the path generally disappears but head for the tongue between Bengairn and Screel and this brings you out above the col. Horrendously wet and hard going in places. Solo.bolton10/08/2015
Marked track / path starting from just before Bengairn House. A bit difficult to follow after last gate but no problem at this time of year with no bracken. Path goes up to col with Screel Hill and then turns left to summit.chriswatson26/04/2015
Parked at bottom of track near Bengairn House. After Foresthill path winds up to the summit.Lionel Bidwell23/04/2015
parked near bengairn house good track to foresthill ruins then onto the top.robertphillips07/02/2015
Trigpointcjo02/02/2015
Parked junction before Bengairn House. Dry, cold wind, sunny, deep snow, good views.iangalbraith01/02/2015
Track from Bengairn HoAndrewFinnimore23/10/2014
OtisGlenford25/01/2014
Climbed Screel Hill and then walked across to Bengairn summit. Completed caches on both. Weather ok on hills but turned nasty on descent. Found multi cache. Climbed with Jack.meltdiceburg30/10/2013
via Screel hill then across the felled area of Mid Hill to the gate at approx. NX772549GmacT07/10/2013
From north end of Screel Hill, forestry clearance tracks lead across Mid Hill to Bengairn.neimcv20/06/2013
from Bengairn loch. Delightful walk and delightful hill with excellent views of the Solway coastThearlaichdubh30/05/2013
Solo ascent on a dreich, low cloud morning, from the junction of tarmac road to Bengairn House and track to Foresthill. Saw nothing for most of the hill. 1 1/2 hours round tripalexmaclennan05/05/2013
Parked in small lay-by just N of Auchencairn on A711. Took lane west and then signed forest track above Bengairn House. Good path ended after ruins at Foresthill, then boggy faint tracks up NE flank of hill. Returned much the same way. With Andy and James T.marktrengove18/11/2012
Up the track past Forsthill ruins then back down over Forest hill.borderterrier09/06/2012
Started from Kirkmirran (NX800547), up forestry tracks to 786542, then left through a kissing gate and into 6ft high bracken. Back through felled tree cuttings and over Screel Hill. Has anyone tried any better routes?Topographer5724/07/2011
Parked nr Bengairn house - walked up past Foresthill buildings on good track, became path up onto shoulder of hill and top. return same waynordicstar30/05/2011
GPS shows top within 3m of trigPeteN13/03/2011
Started climbing screel and then climbed over midhill and onto Bengairn. Very steep and also difficult terrain due to forestry work.biggaz77727/02/2011
Revisit. Grass and rock, fine coastal view, cold wind. Signposted track from SERHW14/03/2010
From Castlehill to NW. Ground frozen hard. Trig and cairn at summit.Aye Jimmy05/02/2009
solovegibagger10/06/2007
Climbed from layby on main road to S. Intermittent path wanders across hillside. Many big cairns. Fab view.maknipe09/06/2007
Operated ham radio from summit making 9 contacts.G4OBK (Phil)27/05/2006
With Phil (G4OBK)judy55cat27/05/2006
Used CP at Kirkmirran and took the very good path up to Screel Hill. From there we dropped using the good path until it headed back to the car park. Then struck off down a ride for about a mile. Once back on open hillside easy matter to reach the topgaryhoney06/07/2003
From the car park at Kirkmirran we walked through forests and found the west edge - followed this up to a col and straight up boggy moorland to the top. Great day with plenty of midges. Got lost in the forest on descent - ended up on the A711ChinnockC25/05/2003
Friendly sign from Bengairn House couldn't be complied with when bridleway fizzled out at Foresthill ruins. Made bee line to top.Eddie09/02/2003
Parked on road to House. On track through forest and herd of black cattle blocking progress. Virgin snow from now on. 1/2 mile on the track to gate in outer stone wall with 2 electric wires. Very heavy going with 3' to 4' drifts in places. Horizon disappeared in white glare. Uphill over one bump after another to top at 12.45. Howling gale with snow. Wind break facing wind! No view - whiteout. 5m - 4 hrs.arranc23/02/2002
Date is first visit. Notes from later...decent summit & view, pleasant ascent from SW. park @ 791523, follow tk to end then path intermittent to top RHW12/11/1999
IainT07/10/2018
SteveSmith20/03/2018
Tricky05/02/2018