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Name:Gathersnow Hill
Hill number:1870
Height:688m / 2257ft
RHB Section:28B: The River Tweed to the English Border
Donald area:Culter Hills and Tinto
County/UA:South Lanarkshire (UA), Scottish Borders (UA)
Catchment:Catchment Boundaries, Clyde, Tweed
Watershed:Tweedmouth, Mull of Galloway to St Abb's Head, Ardnamurchan Point to Lowestoft, Cardiff to Cape Wrath, Dover to Cape Wrath, Lowestoft to Duncansby Head, Land's End to John o' Groats, Firth of Clyde, The Lizard to Dunnet Head
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Graham, Donald,
Grid ref:NT 05879 25692
Summit feature:small cairn by fence
Col:478m  NT057265  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 72
(1:25k) 336
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 326 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Chris Mac01/06/2020
Aptly named in the conditions, plenty of snow lying. From Coob Hill and onto Hillshaw Head and Coomb Dodd. Back to bikes at Hopehead and back to Kingledores. With GNtrimarc205/03/2020
Hudderstone, Coomb Dod, Hillshaw Head, Gathersnow, Hill, Coomb Hill, Moss Law, Culter Fell, Chapelgill Hill, Cardon Hill.PGCE19/10/2019
Colin Crawford26/08/2019
From Kingledores - glen track to windfarm road up Kingle Rig, then Glenlood, Broomy Law,Coomb Hill, Gathersnow, Hillshaw Head and Coomb Dod, then near 4 mile walk back down the glen to the car. The new windfarms are adding lots of new roads on these hills - not shown on my OS mapCrib Goch24/08/2019
A nice walk from Glenkirk, over Congrie Hill on a good track then a path all the way to Culter Fell, for Marilyn No. 1200. On to Gathersnow Hill taking a direct route up from Holm Nick on sheep trods and short grass and bilberry higher up. Met Alda on the way down. Down via Coomb Hill to Holms Waterhead on a vague path, then heather and long grass to a rough ATV track through deep heather, improving lower down. Excellent cafe in Broughton, open until 18.00Gill08/07/2019
From Culter Fell then back to valley and Glenkirk farm.willyross11/06/2019
From Glenkirk then off to Culter Fell.KevPalmer14/05/2019
With Culter FellClach Liath04/05/2019
On a round of the 5 Donalds. From Coulter Allers Farm. On own.MorecambeMonkey23/04/2019
The 4th of 6 D/DT/DDew on N. side of Kingledoors valley, starting with Glenlood Hill & finishing on Coomb Dod. From Coomb Hill, a straightforward walk over decent terrain to the summit cairn, making use of frequent trods. Continued to Hillshaw Head. (S)gerrybowes09/04/2019
Kingledores circuit, camping overnight by summit of Coomb Dod. Cocklie Rig Head, Glenlood Hill, Broomy Law, Coomb Hill, Gathersnow Hill, Hillshaw Head, Coomb Dodd, Glenwhappen Dod, Upper Oliver Dodd, Nether Oliver Dodd. Mist down over the tops, but just occasional drizzle.RobertP06/04/2019
CK SheilaS02/01/2019
A circuit from Kingledores on a mild, misty December day. Across the foot bridge, up trods onto the broad SE ridge of Cocklie Rig Head, across the windfarm track to the summit, along the fence line over Glenlood Hill, Broomy Law, Coomb Hill, Gathersnow Hill, Hillshaw Head, Coomb Dod and Glenwhappen Dod, steeply down heather slopes to the track down the glen below the sheepfold. There is a curious gallery of summit markers on the Donalds and Donald Tops!Nick Down123/12/2018
MMC walk on a lovely bright clear autumnal dayalexmaclennan06/10/2018
From Culter Fell in windy and misty conditions - an exercise in navigation. Descent via zigzag track to reservoir and farm.MichaelF26/09/2018
Part of Culter Fell Circularzoedem2424/09/2018
Round/circuit of Culter Reservoir from the north.N.Morters22/09/2018
9th of a 13 Top day along what I am going to call the Kingledoors.summitter24/08/2018
Culter Horseshoequadbarrel12/08/2018
3 of 4: From Moss Law.ChrisR09/08/2018
Solo trip, with Culter Fell, from GlenkirkInvicta1423/07/2018
18th Donaldlojzi86062114/07/2018
dave g06/07/2018
Stavanger Toestub26/05/2018
Steve Q13/05/2018
Onto hill after Culter Fell, nice walk back to car in snow.Hutchie29/03/2018
No snow!thekirkie pirate22/03/2018
Followed ridge from Culter Hill, then descended NW to Culter Waterdavidpettit8416/03/2018
Sick Kid16/02/2018
Apt name. Snow seemed deeper on this hill. Good sheep's skull on summitt. Views taken over by massive wind turbine farm. Company: Soloiandesbottes07/01/2018
After Culter Fell, returned to bike at reservoir. Sun came out at summit. Unseasonably warm. Rounsfell23/12/2017
From Kingledores using windfarm access road to keep feet dry. Out to Glewnlood Hill then along ridge over Broomy Law and Coomb Hill to Gathersnaw Hill. Walked to Hillshaw Head in compant with walker doing a horseshoe from north but sadly saw nothing. Then came the huge surprise as a wind turbine appeared as I descended to Coomb Dod. Returned by way of east flank and valley floor. Shame about the weather.SS14/10/2017
Climbed as round of 5 DonaldsFlyingrabbit12/10/2017
Simon Winton25/09/2017