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Name:Roan Fell
Hill number:1918
Height:568m / 1864ft
RHB Section:28B: The River Tweed to the English Border
Donald area:Roxburgh
County/UA:Scottish Borders (UA)
Catchment:Esk (Gretna)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Dodd (500-599m), Donald Dewey, Yeaman
(Ma,Hu,Tu,5,DDew,Y)
Grid ref:NY 45172 93110
Summit feature:cairn by fence
Drop:256m
Col:312m  NY437978  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 79
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A surprisingly nice walk along the shooting track through Twislehope, easy parking at the entrance. Fox hounds in a cage will howl at you then a wooden footbridge takes you across the river. The track follows a beautiful valley, then up onto Hartsgarth Fell with wonderful views (when the mist cleared). After the gate, the track conveys you easily and miraculously to the summit through some of the nastiest looking peat bogs and mega hags anywhere. My final Marilyn in Section 28.Gill23/01/2020
A nine summit trek around what I'm calling the Twislehope Horseshoe (cos I love the name), taking just shy of six hours in total. Up the track from Twislehope farmhouse (hounds still very yappy) besides Caulker Grain. Doubled back to take in Ewe Hill, then skirted the glen head to Din Fell. Pretty tough heathery ground occasionally made easier by old 4x4 tracks had to be reversed to get back on the large stone track that now goes all the way to Roan Fell. From here there was another heathery detour to take in Wetherhorn Hill, before getting back on the main ridge to Scawd Bank. Heading west involved an up-n-down to Pike Fell before the homeward straight across Mid Hill, Tamond Heights and finally Geordie's Hill. As the winter sun finally dropped, sheep scattered as we crossed grazed fields back to the car parked at the entrance to the track to Twislehope. Frozen ground certainly helped today - this could be a wet-footed wander on a milder day.summitter30/11/2019
From Twislehope, misty at start but cleared for great views over the Border hills.alanm914/10/2019
From Twislehope on trackand straight up spur to rejoin trackm0jla12/10/2019
beautiful dayrosieoflarriston24/11/2018
From entrance for Twislehope, along track to 424 and up to Din Fell. Then too Roan Fell & back. 7/8/ cloud, light rain showers. With PM.CJM11/10/2018
From Din Fell after parking at 451968. Easy enough as the vehicle track goes past the summit. Other places look higher! With CM.bolton11/10/2018
Parked at NY451968. Cycled to summit and back - mountain bike with granny gears essential as the track beyond Twiselhope is rough, loose and steep. Good fun on the way back!raffemeister16/09/2018
Easy parking by entrance to Twislehope at 451968 & up Din Fell. From Din Fell, back down intermittent ATV track & across to main track - Up extended track to the summit cairn. Continued to Scawd Bank and Wetherhorn Hill. (S)gerrybowes26/06/2018
From Twiselhope road end. Returned over Din Fell.NormanW24/04/2018
Landrover track all the way to the summitdaviemore03/07/2017
Parked at entrance to farm road 451968. Followed the very good track all the way to the summit. Very straightforward. Lovely sunlit views in a clear northerly airstream after rain. Numerous very noisy dogs behind high railings at Twislehope, I gave them and the farmhouse a wide berth.Owen B17/04/2017
Parked on roadside at entrance to Twiselehope Farm (NY 45111 96794) following access drive to farm then beyond up track between Ewe Hill on left and Carlintooth Rig on right to fence and 551m spot height at Hartsgart Fell. Expected a mini Kinder Scout experience from here following fence to summit, however thanks to our shooting friends a rough composite mud/stone track been laid following fence line to summit and ¾ mile beyond to the trig pillar. Absolute blessing given terrain and poor visibility of the day.SteveSmith20/01/2017
Up and down via track to Hartsgarth Fell and over to Roan Fell summit on extended muddy track.AndrewFinnimore12/07/2016
From minor road, followed the track southwards to the summit. Track has been extended beyond the summit and all the way to the trig point. Fine views to Criffel in the west, Eildons and The Cheviot in the east.N.Morters28/05/2016
Anticlockwise round from Twistlehope road end taking in Geordie's Hill, Tamond Heights, Mid Hill, Pike Fell, Scawd Bank, Roan Fell and Ewe Hill. Clear winter's day, brilliant views. Route followed fence most of the way, tussocky and heathery much of the way, intermittent quad bike tracks - ground part frozen which was a bonus - would have been boggy otherwise. Re earlier comment re peat hags to SW looking higher I thought so too, but having wandered over there, they aren't.Crib Goch28/02/2016
Done on foot but could be achieved on a mountain bike via the longer shooters track. I walked through Twislehope Ford and over Carlingtooth Rig to join the track at NY 453043. Walked to Hartsgarth Fell where I found that the shooters track now extends to the highest point on Roan Fell. Operated SOTA from the summit then returned down the tussocky ridge west of Rough Grain to the junction of the three grains, Fauch, Chapel and Rough. An interesting spot. Then past the sheepfold to join original route up.G4OBK (Phil)10/10/2015
park 451968 good track to the summit.robertphillips24/05/2015
Track from Twislehope by Caulken Grain to the rather bleak peat hags at the top. New track useful but not attractive.neimcv17/04/2015
From Twislehope, Ewe Hill, Din Fell, Roan Fell & trig, Scawd Bank, Wetherhorn Hill. Nearly 5 hours of zero visibility, intermittent rain & howling wind.agentmancuso14/04/2015
From Twislehope - track to summit - hunt kennels very noisy.Chris Peart25/11/2014
from Twistlehope road end. crossed foot bridge and contoured until col Din Hill/Ewe Hill where I found the track not shown on my 1989 map. Easy walkto summit. Avoided track by going over Din Hill and getting great views. After Sighty Crag which was rubbishThearlaichdubh02/07/2014
I'm not sure that the spot height at the cairn is the highest point. The peat hags to the southwest may be a little higher.Pete R27/02/2014
W Jenx from road head parking, ample room. Easy up track as Viewfinder. New extension looks like grouse moor road, better than the wet bog! Continued down with Ewe Hill and Din Fell trig before direct descent to car.nordicstar08/11/2013
Nice summer evening. The track now goes all the way from Twislehope to the summit and appears to be heavy duty so Roan Fell may resemble Common Hill soon. A short cut over Carlintooth rig may save time.Topographer5726/07/2013
From track to Twislehope, could be biked almost all the way. Warm and sunny.iangalbraith18/02/2013
From road to north passed the pack of hounds at Twislehope and good track to Hartsgarth Fell but then it is a damp trudge to the summit.Dugswell230/09/2011
From N parking at NY 451.968. Track to top of Hartsgarth Fell, then trudge to top and medium sized cairn next to fence. Followed by further trudge to trigpoint. Returned over Din Fell.Aye Jimmy03/06/2011
Parked at entrance NY451968. Mountain biked it up to the end of track. Then a bog hop to summit. Once back on bike it took 17 death defying minutes back to car on steep rubble tracks. Probably go faster if you're brave enough.Jhimmy09/04/2011
Fell run.Man of Kernow118/04/2010
KIMMTheWicken25/10/2008
Solo Uisdean2525/11/2007
Round of Din Fell, Hartgarth Fell, Roan Fell and South trig from track to Wislehope. Got soaked fording river.Eddie21/02/2003
Miles born today! From Twislehope. Noise of 30 hounds behind bars baying followed us into hidden valley on grassy tracks. Gently uphill to heathery moor and end of track. Buzzard. Sparrow hawk. Dipper. 1/2m down and up over hags and swamp to top at 11.25.arranc04/09/2000
pleasant ascent by Dinley Bn, heathery boggy ridge, gorgeous descent by Twislehope Bn. fiddleton-mosspaul-braidlie-twislehope RHW16/05/1999
Ascended from the south during orienteering event. Brief stop at summit to check route.JohnW12/07/1997
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fionnag30/09/2019
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