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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
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 249 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Straight up from old toilet block (roadside camping right up the glen in huge numbers). Came off north just to create a circuit - hardly worth it.SS08/08/2020
Clach Liath19/07/2020
14:00, 15 degrees, sun, cloud, westerlies at on lane 271 to NE. Via drover's road and Peat Knowe with Bag For Life, Steve, Becca and Freya. On to South Head Hill.Wycombe Wanderer18/07/2020
Bag For Life18/07/2020
Sick Kid27/03/2020
Parked at the entrance to Nether Stewarton wood, plenty of spaces, 1km north of the hill,216438. Then a simple climb through thick heather and up grassy runners to the top.Simon Winton10/01/2020
4 of 4: From the closed toilet block on the minor road at 212429. There and back in 35 mins inc 5 mins at the top. 4.00pm so not much daylight left. Karen waited in the car.ChrisR16/11/2019
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
David S23/02/2018
Crawford Lindsay30/01/2018
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
Overcast but good view, no rain. Rounsfell18/09/2017
DSjohn steel20/08/2017
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
walk livi23/11/2016