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Name:Cauldcleuch Head
Hill number:1906
Height:619m / 2031ft
RHB Section:28B: The River Tweed to the English Border
Donald area:Roxburgh
County/UA:Scottish Borders (UA)
Catchment:Catchment Boundaries, Esk (Gretna), Tweed
Watershed:Tweedmouth, Ardnamurchan Point to Lowestoft, Cardiff to Cape Wrath, Dover to Cape Wrath, Lowestoft to Duncansby Head, Land's End to John o' Groats, Solway Firth, The Lizard to Dunnet Head
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Graham, Donald,
Grid ref:NT 45656 00680
Summit feature:ground by fence junction
Col:363m  NT534016  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 79
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 254 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Stavanger Toestub14/03/2020
CW circuit from car park in Billhope forest access road. ATV track up Tudhope Hill, Millstone Edge, an out and back to Wether Law, over Langtae Hill to Skelfhill Fell and Cauldcleugh Head. The return by North Mid Hill leads to a good vehicle track alongside the Billhope Burn. I'm fairly sure I had an eagle circling overhead for company, along with the third Borders fox in as many walks, as I started back along the track and evening fell.Nick Down106/03/2020
Sixth visit. why do I keep punishing myself on this dreary hill?Colin Crawford05/02/2020
Parked on verge at the end of the passing place after the bridge to Braidlie. Up the Braidley Burn track, very scenic and easy going, to Braidliehope ruin. Easy river crossings to get onto the E ridge of Crossbow Hill, step over the electric fence and gain the ridge by the landslips. Firm, easy grassy going, contour round to the col below Little Land Knowe, then easy going on an ATV track to MLK, where it all goes to shit, swampy ATV track marked with poles to Cauldcleuch Head. More of the same to the descent down Windy Edge, then track goes through pillowy vegetables. Glad it was a circuit, climbing and descending the same way would be a recipe for suicide. Great relief to get onto decent terrain going up Great Moor, except for a short bit of hags about 1/2 way up. Dry ATV track down but it goes to shit on the way up to the Kipp, but here you can step over the fence and contour round on mossy grass down to a gate onto Shiel Knowe. Muddy field leads to the track to Old BraidlieGill22/01/2020
Started at the forest entrance car park area - along the road to the track starting at Billhope, following the line of the Billhope Burn until it reaches a small quarry. A steep path marked with a green-topped fence stobs heads to a grassy path up Stob Fell, which remains marked by green posts along its ridge to Pennygant Hill, Muckle Land Knowe and almost to Cauldcleuch Head itself. The ground was frozen solid today so was pretty straight-forward, but I would imagine that more temperate weather would make it a mud-hopping trial. Once around the head of Langtae Sike it is a steady climb to Millstone Edge, following a fence line and more markers most of the way. Tudhope Hill is easily added, then a nice SW descent down grassy ATV tracks leads all the way back to the start. Should take no more than 3 hours.summitter01/12/2019
via Greatmoor and S following edge for better going. Fording at Braidliehopem0jla17/10/2019
Car in quarry at Billhope Hass. Gap in electric fence next to old wood, and ATV track to the top of Tudhope Hill. ATV track around fences to Millstone edge and onto Cauldcleugh Head. Return the same.Moorponder09/10/2019
Our first walk from the Hermitage valley. Parked just N of bridge S of Billhope and followed the track up the Billhope Burn. After < 1 km there is an information board the Gorrenberry woodland trails. It could be useful to photograph as this woodland, regenerating and plantation, covers most of this hill's area. In the end, we followed our planned route on the N side of Woodie Sike as it was obvious and marked by posts. We followed posts all the way to the HP- wet going once on the peat moor but not too bad. After yesterday's rain, the views were fabulously clear. Next, on to Greatmoor Hill. With brother, Petepwheeler23/09/2019
Saw no one all day, hard to believe the green/blue fence posts are part of way marked path. Tough goingcjo13/07/2019
Parked at Castle, biked to Braidlie farm and onto Braidliehope ruin. Competent bikers could reach top of Queen's Mire. Warm and sunny.iangalbraith07/07/2019
Clach Liath19/05/2019
From end of forestry track above Billhope straight up Tudhope Hill then on to Millstone Edge. Out and back to Wether Law before the rough passage to Cauldcleuch Head (no ATV tracks). Came down to Stob Fell then followed markers to Bught Shank with a pleasant enough road walk to finish.SS31/03/2019
Tudhope Hill, Millstone Edge, Caulcleuch Hill, back to Tudhope Hill, steeply down and up Carlin Tooth, Ellson Fell -both tops - then walk out down pathless Glen to Mosspaul and bus to Langholm. Great day. Empty country which deserves exploringtrimarc226/03/2019
dave g26/10/2018
hill walker15/10/2018
With J on a rugby/walking weekend. Parked just S of bridge near Billhope where there is room for a few cars to park off the minor road. Started overcast & chilly. Followed the track up the Billhope Burn & then took first branch up side of trees which briefly doubles back & goes through an old gateway. After that straight up E on to Pennygant Hill on springy moss. Picked up ATV tracks marked by posts which don't stick completely to crest but make the going much easier to the summit. By now the back end of the weather system stretching right across the sky was approaching on a gentle breeze. The sun suddenly came out & the hills took on a totally different look. Magic. Retraced steps to Blackgrain Side where a different set of posts marking a path leading steeply down W to the end of the outbound track. OS maps are way out of date around here with a lot more forestry. The display board located about 1km from the start next to the track showing the paths marked by the posts is usefulNotReallyABagger14/10/2018
With GeraldRob Pen y Garn02/10/2018
G RIdris02/10/2018
From Priesthaugh up Holywell Rig. Eileenís final Graham. Onto Skelfhill Pike with Kenny.N.Morters25/08/2018
GavinTheobald 216/07/2018
Parked in wide entrance to forest track at 439978 & up Tudhope Hill & Millstone Edge. From Millstone Edge, ATV track (sometimes faint or non-existent) on right side of fence follows fence line to summit. Descended S. alongside fence to Muckle Land Knowe & then followed ATV track with marker posts over Pennygant Hill to Stob Fell - ATV track with marker posts down W. ridge to track & then up road to car. (S)gerrybowes17/05/2018
From Billhope. As wet and tedious as everColin Crawford21/02/2018
walk livi12/10/2017
Solo. Parked at Hermitage Castle. Along road and up track to Braidliehope (dilapidated house) and sheepfold beyond. Rather rough track continues further, going a little to the east of the summit of Winterlair Hill. Up rough ground to Windy Swire (col between Cauldcleuch Head and Greatmoor Hill) and up Windy Edge to Summit of Cauldcleuch Head. Final bit a bit miry. Descended to sheepfold at NY465999 where I found and followed a path that joins the track on Winterlair Hill. A few drops of drizzle early on and then nice and sunny.pwbellarby07/10/2017
2.17hrs up with 2 pals. Sunny with light shower at summit.iangpark02/10/2017
Alone, on way back from Lakes.Grinner24/09/2017
boggy underfoot all the way roundpeebs09/09/2017
A slog to get here from the Marilyn. Glad it was clear as navigation could be a problem. Tedious plateaux.Play2End25/07/2017
From car (9:35)at Braidlie entrance, followed valley to Braidliehope ruin, then up grassy track behind over Queen's Mire. Best to follow this to col then up ridge; attempt to cut corner much rougher. Boggy on plateau. Followed path along ridge to Greatmoor Hill. Good views, some wind. Cont down S ridge to 1st top of Hermitage Hill then down W of woodland. Had to vault fence to avoid inquisitive cows. Finally track to Old Braidlie and back to car (1:30). Hot mainly sunny day.dbb17/06/2017
Solo from nr. Billhope, over Tudhope Hill, Millstone Edge amd Langtae Hill to CH. Fine sunny day with a little SW wind up high. Continued over v rough terrain to Penngant Hill and Stob Fell, then down on atv track to Billhope Burn and road; thence up to P close to regional boundary - Dumfries & Galloway / Scotish Borders. First visit, as a Graham, was on 26/10/2008.jacobus31/05/2017
Round of few hills to get this Donald. Watched the Crow baiting! Not goodnickywood101/05/2017
Simon Winton22/04/2017
From Braidlee Farm. Very friendly farm workers. Docile cows by Braidley Burn. Headed up between Mid Sike and Crib Sike. Continued to Greatmoor Hill, wind behind me.Owen B15/04/2017
Parked at Priesthaugh Farm road end, followed track to Priesthaugh-hill cottage, crossed burn and followed faint sheep track up onto Skelfhill Fell then Cauldcleuch Head, return by Skelfhill Fell and Holywell Rig to Priesthaugh Farmalanm907/03/2017