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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 146 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
m0untain_n0mad09/03/2020
Afternoon walk from Screel carpark to col. Squelchy tramp up Bengairn. Return over Screel.vuirich10/01/2020
MC by way of a small track from Mid Hill. Muddy track leading to the summit.Martin6626/12/2019
Clach Liath01/12/2019
duchally10/09/2019
Up the usual path to Screel Hill (very well built for much of its length) from the FC carpark, then over the narrow path through sedge, grass and heather to Mid Hill (nice and open now trees felled, but replacements growing quickly), then more boggy path to Bengairn. Returned eastwards down a worn route through the bracken until a footbridge over the Troudale Burn and gate onto a forest track leads back to the carpark. About 2hrs in total to walk.summitter08/09/2019
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
Simon Winton13/04/2019
IainT07/10/2018
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
SteveSmith20/03/2018
Tricky05/02/2018
Dave Geere09/01/2018
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
Isbjorn18/09/2017
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
Rambling Ray13/08/2017
2/5.PGCE08/07/2017
Run up Screel and BengairnEggletina20/05/2017
Weather fair.MountainMac14/05/2017
With Jack, Iain and Csaba. Worst weather I've encountered on the hill.iangpark17/03/2017
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
JFT_9614/07/2016
tomandivy08/06/2016
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
Gallovidian12/07/2015
iainwalton02/05/2015
chrispine01/05/2015
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
Susan Bidwell23/04/2015
Bruckner704/04/2015
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
Tony S08/10/2014
Lorna S08/10/2014
ger30/06/2014
peterstanding30/06/2014
carole engel02/06/2014