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Name:Pikethaw Hill
Hill number:1920
Height:564m / 1850ft
RHB Section:28B: The River Tweed to the English Border
Donald area:Roxburgh
County/UA:Scottish Borders (UA), Dumfries and Galloway (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, Dodd (500-599m), Donald Dewey, Yeaman
Grid ref:NY 36966 97769
Summit feature:ground 1m SW of large pile of stones
Col:338m  NY372986  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 79
(1:25k) 323N
Observations:ground 50m SW is 1m lower
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 159 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Parked on the bridge on the S-bound side of the A7 (do not park on the N side it obscures the farm exit). Through Eweslees farm, paddled the river, then up an ATV track and step over the fence onto the E ridge of Frodaw Height. Easy, dry grass to the top of FH but the top is a foul bog/hag fest. Fortunately this is the only bad part of the walk and an ATV track on the S side of the fence conveys you easily to Pikethaw Hill, huge cairn. Animal tracks down the N ridge on the E side of the fence, swapping to the W side part way down for an easy ATV track. Up Wisp Hill very easily using an ATV track through the bogs on the S side of the fence. Down is easy, a bearing in mist will bring you to the ATV track heading down the S ridge over Whin Fell. Gates bring you across the fields to the silage bags at the entrance to Eweslees.Gill23/01/2020
From Eweslees beside burn and up NE spur. Return via wisp Hillm0jla14/10/2019
With Wisp and Ellson from Glenrief on hot sunny day. Tough underfoot, particularly towards end. Rounsfell24/08/2019
After Wisp Hill, from Ewesdoors up right hand side of fence on ATV track to summit. Snowy and some lying. Summit photo is out of date as observed by Dangerous Dave, there is a large well made cairn on top. Back down by east ridge, sometimes on very steep ground to just south of farm then north on busy A7 to car in laybyCoinneach02/04/2019
Taxi to Eweslees from Langholm. Easy walk up via Ewes Doors. Then Wisp Hill and Comb Hill. Down to Mosspaul for bus back to Langholmtrimarc228/03/2019
Followed fence from Wisp Hill. The pile of stones is now a superbly constructed cairn. Solo.Dangerous Dave11/02/2019
Climbed with Wisp Hill from the A7 layby north of Ewelees Farm. Animal tracks/ATV tracks can be followed down off Wisp Hill to the steep ascent up Pikethaw Hill from Ewes Doors. Watched the sunset over the Lakes before descending in the dark back to Ewes Doors and the track down the glen to the farm.Clach Liath09/01/2019
Third visit, collecting surrounding TumpsColin Crawford15/10/2018
From hall at Meilkedalehaugh out by Burngrains where my great great grandfather was a shepherd then on up by Jock's Hope on very good track to the col. ATV tracks over some pretty wet ground to Faw Side and Pikethaw Hill and its substantial cairn. Return was by Swingill and out on another excellent track to the hall.SS13/01/2018
Parked on east side of bridge (cannot obstruct line of sight from the farm, and, road from layby seriously dangerous. Asked by farmer not to use track, gathering sheep in. Went up Frodaw Height first. From summit good views, but trip cut short as mist settled in, so gave up.iangalbraith04/12/2017
From Wisp Hill. Cloudy windy summit but easy addition.N.Morters28/10/2017
Parked in layby on A7 north of farm entrance then walkyd back to farm for acess to fell. Plan was to go on to Wisp Hill but as was first walk of trip decided on steep ascent up Fordham Height via Peach Hill that would come back another day for this. Any doubt I might change my mind was dashed when hail driven by cold north westerly which changed to fast settling snow at summit confirmed the revised plan. Followed fence and boundary from summit to Ewes Doors then straight forward descent to farm and back along A7 to van.SteveSmith24/04/2017
From Eweslees Farm. Easy from Frodaw Height.Owen B15/04/2017
From Eweslees via col.Lionel Bidwell27/08/2016
Parked in Layby opp Mosspaul Hotel. Comb Hill, Wisp Hill, Pikethaw Hill, Frodaw Height and Dan's Hags. Steeply down over Peach Hill ridge and long walk back along A7Crib Goch18/06/2016
Parked in layby then up steep slope to Dan's Hags, Frodaw Heigh, Pikethaw Hill then back to Dan's Hags before bagging Stibbiegill Head before returning back to the A7.Dugswell215/10/2015
Parked in the layby north of the farm entrance on the A7. Walked past Eweslees farm after a friendly chat with the farmer. An easy climb up the N.E ridge to the suumit - then onto Wisp Hill.bolton05/06/2015
Parked in layby at NY39224 97658 600m down roadside to Eweslees Through farmyard & then alongside Eweslees Burn for about 1¼km to large tributary Up alongside tributary for about ½km & then up NE ridge to summit (PM)gerrybowes05/06/2015
After Wisp Hill - see my log of that for this route. Went on to Ellson Fell in afternon but droke to Mosspaul Hotel in between and walk up from there.G4OBK (Phil)04/06/2015
wisp hill and pikethaw hill acw over whin fell from laybye A7.robertphillips24/05/2015
From Eweslees up the glen to burn rising to the east of the summit area - the 'easy way' according to the farmer. Continued to Wisp Hill.neimcv16/04/2015
From Ewes Doors up snow slopes to the top. Continued over Frodaw Height, Dan's Hag, and Upper Hill for a direct descent to the gate at the road junction at Fiddleton. Thus ended a fine circuit (after Ellson Fell and Wisp Hill) which is recommended.mindlessflogger24/01/2015
Parked on the bridge at Ewesless- southbound side. Polite notice asking you not to park on the northbound side. Up to Ewes Door, followed fence to summit. Cold and windy.Minto18/01/2015
After Whin Hill from layby on A7AndrewFinnimore16/11/2014
See log for wisp hill.thenomad18/02/2014
Circuit from Ellison Fell, just straight up the front from Eweslees road end, then hard going along Frodaw in mist drizzle and biting E wind. On to Wisp HillThearlaichdubh12/10/2013
From Wisp Hill, then down to A7. Hurried a bit to ensure I got down before the darkness, cloud and drizzle.Topographer5728/02/2013
From Ewe Hall, anticlockwise round tops to Crumpton Hill, 8 hours.agentmancuso02/06/2012
W Jenx, from Mosspaul hotel, up valley to Ellson fell, then round in circuit to Pikethaw and Wisp Hill. Some steep slopes but excellent walkingnordicstar27/03/2011
With: hb sb ab; Parked on main road close to Eweslees then walked up track to Ewes Doors. We then climbed Pikethaw Hill first the back and up Wisp Hill. We descended over Whin Hill and back down to the car.Ian Baines24/05/2009
With: ib sb ab; Helen Baines24/05/2009
Continued round from Wisp Hill. Cairn on top and remains of old radio mast.Aye Jimmy06/06/2008
Solo Uisdean2525/11/2007
Parked opposite Mosspaul Hotel on layby on southbound A7. From Wisp Hill to Pikethaw Hill. Rough ground to Dan's Hag and very steep descent to Fiddleton on A7 for a slog upto Ellison Fell.Jhimmy01/04/2007
solo, 8.30am after kipping in the valley in orange Vango Force Ten tent. On to Wisp hillvegibagger23/08/2005
Ascended from the A7 at Eweslees.JohnW19/10/2002
from Wisp. Watershed. Down by wire fence to bealach. Fox unaware of my presence. Magic! Through gate and up on buggy tracks. 700' plod to top at 11.25.arranc23/09/2002
Round of Wisp Hill and Pikethaw Hill from the road.Eddie12/04/2002
tussocky ascent, fine grassed tumuli/circles on summit. park with care, layby S of Eweslees, or ask at fm (2007) fiddleton-mosspaul-braidlie-twislehope RHW16/05/1999
Solo tripInvicta1424/02/1999
Sick Kid21/03/2020
dave g28/10/2019
Simon Winton30/11/2018
Alan Moore29/10/2016