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Name:White Meldon
Hill number:1821
Height:427m / 1401ft
RHB Section:28A: Firth of Forth to the River Tweed
County/UA:Scottish Borders (UA)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (400-499m), Yeaman
Grid ref:NT 21935 42839
Summit feature:rock 3m SW of trig point
Col:268m  NT220451  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 73
(1:25k) 337
Observations:rock 10cm higher than base of trig point (fb 25cm above base); cairn 30m W is lower
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 228 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Solo. Parked at NT210416. Circuit of South Hill Head (the name used on OS maps), White Meldon and Black Meldon.A beautiful sunny day with a light breeze.pwbellarby08/09/2019
Direct from the CP with defunct toilet block.summitsup18/08/2019
Fine hill and view, with the weather improving right through the course of the day.Alex C02/08/2019
19.00 final summit of three and listened/watched the women's world cup Gomshall.vegibagger07/07/2019
Trig pillarcjo05/07/2019
Parked at toilet block. 15CM of snow lying but could see track for half way up then just avoiding heather and final section on easier ground to cairn and onto trig No views. 50 minutesCoinneach03/04/2019
A nice hill. Parked at the disused toilet block, over the bridge and steeply up dry, grassy/mossy sheep tracks through the heather to join a nastier quad bike track. This disappears off in the wrong direction at a mossy shelf, and it's a nice climb thereafter on grass/moss past a low rocky outcrop and onwards to a large cairn, then across a dip to the trig.Gill20/01/2019
Second of two Peebles Marilyns on a 'rest' day during New Year trip with Shaky & Smithy. From the toilet block, got blown up the W flank by a very strong wind.NotReallyABagger31/12/2018
Clear and cold. Good visibility and views and with the bracken dead for the winter clear sight of the various Iron Age forts.Roblex03/12/2018
From the road that runs through the valley. Up the moor from the northern end. Parking at NT 217439 where there are 2 stiles to cross the fences on to the moorland. Operated ham radio for SOTA from the summit.G4OBK (Phil)26/10/2018
I couldn't resist a late evening ascent whilst camping belowColin Crawford18/06/2018
From toilet block (closed). Over burn (bridge), follow well worn trod through heather to summit. High cloud, windy and good views.iangalbraith12/10/2017
From minor road just north of Meldon Cottage...plenty parking, quick hop over river then up the path/track crossing the hill, them up final ridge to the old fort summit. Clear, but showers to the east, splendid rainbowN.Morters30/09/2017
Good parking at 212428. A 40 minute return pleasant walk on good terrain and in good weather after the earlier rain. Solo.bolton21/09/2017
Across small bridge by former toilet block, then straight up and down west flank. Traces of path all the way. Sunny with good views but windy.Winterfloodian30/04/2017
Lots of parking at NT212 428. Easy, but kept losing path up and down. Great view of round settlement from above.Jhimmy26/03/2017
I used to cycle out from Peebles to do this one in the 60's. This was the first time logging it. Very windy but still a great view point. There's supposedly a large cross on it's north side which only shows up in snowy conditions. No snow today so no cross.BigJ03/01/2017
Nice hill, easy to park at bottom. After work hike.Danmawr13/04/2016
From Rosetta camp site.ngthack11/09/2015
From the disused P.C. Steep but easy. Egg piece after walk.Play2End21/02/2015
from toilet block could barely stand at the trig with the force of the wind.robertphillips10/01/2015
With my brother for his 600th Marilyn. Balmy evening walk after drive up from Warwick. There were thin paths worn up from most of the parking places by Meldon Burn- we went up from by the closed toilet block. Champagne on top, then a nice circuit to include Black Meldon as well.pwheeler13/09/2014
Camped nearby, walked up and down Black Meldon, then up and down White Meldon. Bagged Ben Nevis for the first time the day before but had to head until the Southern Uplands after a terrible weather forecast in the Highlands the night before.DanTrig11/06/2014
Easy up and down from the westAndrewFinnimore10/02/2014
Run from Peebles (D&P wedding)richardsun30/11/2013
Self, Peter and BonnieInvicta1403/09/2013
from the toilets on the Eddleston Rd - simple ascent 1st of 5 on the day. PleasantThearlaichdubh20/07/2013
Straight up and down from the road. Bagged just to take away the memories of Cademuir Hill!tim74714/10/2012
Came up from the Meldons Road over South Hill Head to Edston Hill trig. Back via Hamilton Hill & White Meldon.agentmancuso12/09/2012
MC Climbed from west. Interesting archaeological remainsMartin6629/08/2012
Climbed this hill to reach the halfway point in climbing all Scottish sub 2000ft Marilyns On a day of gloomy weather forecasts, this was the one bright part of Scotland - however still very blustery at summit went over Black Meldon as well and made AlisonFox66 18/02/2012
W Jenx, circuit of White and Black Meldon from picnic spot to south following rough paths. Steady going and great viewsnordicstar11/12/2011
with Sean, Wesley and Calvin. brief, steep, easy walk from closed toilets car park. Good all round views. old hill fortniallp20/08/2011
Hot morning after camping by the roadside below -with many many other families and large groups - a popular spot - some stripping the forest for branches for camp fires! hmm. Public toilets at this out of the way spot were closed due to vandalism.Chris Pearson06/08/2011
Strolled up from the car park to the north with the family. Excellent views in late afternoon sunshine. Turns out I lost the key to my roof box in the car park, which put a bit of a downer on the holiday, wifes suitcase in the box!garyhoney05/08/2011
Afternoon ascent after orienteering on Cademuir. Pleasant grassy hill.JohnW10/04/2011
Straightforward from parking spot due W. Summit has trig on one bump and cairn on another.Aye Jimmy23/11/2009
Camping at RosettaZanderH08/07/2009
Camping at Rosetta.BeccaKate08/07/2009
With kids, camping at Rosetta.agentmancuso08/07/2009
2nd ascent - 15/02/2013.russell6116/05/2009
Revisit. Nice grassy summit, earthworks, fine view.RHW27/02/2009
An evening ascent from the Public toilets to the west. Hot and sunny and hill forts to inspect.mindlessflogger16/08/2008
Good access from info point to the west on the road. just head straight up the slope.SJ17/05/2006
Straight up from road on good and clear morning.Dugswell221/03/2006
date not accurateTopographer5726/07/2005
JEB, FJB, ERB, RIB Uisdean2529/02/2004
Ample parking to west. Iron age (?) fortifications.agentmancuso28/07/2002
From Meldons. Stream crossing to green bridal path zig zagging over heather to high point and over wire fence and direct climb to top at 13.40.arranc22/09/2001