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Name:Moorbrock Hill
Hill number:1756
Height:651.4m / 2137ft
Parent (Ma):1744  Windy Standard
RHB Section:27C: The Glenkens to Annandale
Donald area:Carsphairn Hills
County/UA:Dumfries and Galloway (UA)
Catchment:Dee (Kirkcudbright)
Class:Hump, Simm, Donald, Graham Top, Yeaman
(Hu,Tu,Sim,D,GT,DN,Y)
Grid ref:NX 62068 98388
Summit feature:no feature: ground 14m SW of tiny cairn
Drop:113.4m
Col:538m  NX 6143 9925  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 77
(1:25k) 328S
Observations:ground at cairn (NX 62074 98398) is of very similar height
Survey:Abney level/Leica RX1250
Comments:col measured at 538.0
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GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 169 users)ByDate of Ascent
Parked at Craigengillan (just space for one car off road). Moorbrock Hill, Keoch Rig, Dugland, Benniner.PGCE18/11/2019
No parking now at either Craigengillan or start of track to Moorbrock Farm, so parked off-road over 1km to the south. Took the track up past Craigengillan and Moorbrock Farm (gates in deer fences). Then track round Green Hill and NE to flat summit plateau. Solo. Continued to Dugland.Man of Kernow128/06/2019
Came across from Keoch Rig past site exploration for new wind turbines. Followed an ATV track across the top, and then dropped more steeply to meet the track at the Poltie Burn. Very tussocky ground in places, and would be worse in summer. Followed the good and fairly new looking track out over the bridge at the Polifferie Burn,and through the forest to the road. This track was better than our inward route past Craigengillan. A lovely day and good walk around Beninner, Keoch Rig and Moorbrock Hill.LizH10/04/2019
Parked in wide entrance to forest track at 641953 - Along road to Craigengillan & up track to junction at 613976 - Turned right & up stone track & then ATV track to unmarked summit. Continued to Keoch Rig & Dugland. (S)gerrybowes27/02/2019
Solo from P nr. Craigengillan up track past Moorbrock House and around Green Hill to junction at 613976, turning R steeply up to summit of MH. Continued N to drop on atv track to col with Keoch Rig. Weather was v cold at start then sun came out although with a brezzy E wind. First visit was, also solo, on 22/07/2015, coming from Beninner over Keoch Rig.jacobus29/10/2018
From Craigengillan, tracks on map can be confusing after recent felling makes last part near Tup Knowe less obvious. Once solved it joins the smooth almost road to Moorbrock. Low mist/cloudsN.Morters20/10/2018
Loop from Craigengillan (layby as no parking signs at cottage now) up past new builds at Moorbrock and track to summit. Down and up to mast on Keoch Rig then up to fence and along ridge to Mid Hill of Glenhead. Came down past obvious shooting tower to track.SS29/09/2018
Walked up from Ken Water, using forest tracks almost to the summit. Easy going but misty yet again.nickywood120/08/2018
Track all the way to summit plateau from Craigengillan, taking direct line down easy ground on descentAndrewFinnimore09/04/2018
Nice summit done from Windy Standard. Best views ever!Play2End09/08/2017
Alone. Circuit from Craigengillan, taking in Cleddoch bothy.Grinner23/07/2017
Heatwave. Started at Craigengillan / Water of Ken and climbed the east side of Beninner, Cairnsmore, crossed to Keoch Rig and Moorbrock and then down via Moorbrock Estate house. The climb over tussocky grass going up Keoch Rig was torturous. SMC guide route.Roblex26/05/2017
Two day walk from New Cumnock to Carsphairn with an overnight at ClennochColin Crawford15/04/2017
See Keoch Rig logcarole engel11/09/2016
From Craigengillan, circle via Keoch Rigg and Dodd Hill. Sunny, cold and good views.iangalbraith11/02/2016
From Craigengillan.ngthack16/10/2015
Solo; P at Craigengillan, walked over Beninner and Keoch Rig before climbing from N up to MH. Descended to meet a track then SE to re-join at Poltie Burn the track going past Moorbrock House (no-one home) and onto over-grown track and old bridge to track back to P. Weather sunny intervals but overcast; shower earlier in day.trienbrae22/07/2015
SoloVin22/04/2015
See Cairnsmore of Carshairn.dickscroop08/06/2014
And 19/03/2019chrispine29/05/2014
selfdavidsbatty29/04/2014
beninner and moorbrock hill from craigengillan.robertphillips16/12/2013
Ascent from a little south of col with Carinsmore. Not as wet as I had expected down there. Pleasant summit ridge. Continued to north top and Keoch Rig.campagvelocet31/05/2011
Dropped down from Beninner via saddle to cross boogy tussock of valley floor and climb up Moorbrock towards southern end. Walked back along ridge to determine top.derekblackburn24/10/2010
Solo - LAST Donald Uisdean2509/10/2010
Parked at cattle grid 2 miles into Long road. 1/2 mile to Craigengillan, up track to Moorbrock Farm. Wheatear. Bulldozed track uphill into mist to its end at 2000'. To top at 12.25. 6 small stones could be a cairnlet on this large tussocky expanse. To N top.arranc02/04/2008
With Martin66 & JC. His estimated date is way out! From minor road near Craigengillan, took track up side of forest to Moorbrock. Left hand fork led up towards Green Hill. The track goes round this hill & then high on to Moorbrock Hill itself, but my brother of course fancied the direttissima. So followed the burn directly up the tussocky slope admiring the drop over Moorbrock Gairy to the summit. Wandered over to Green Hill & then dropped back to the track to join the route of ascent.NotReallyABagger05/02/2006
MC JC DC estMartin6601/06/2004
Moorbrock Hill, NT, Keoch Rig, Windy Standard, Dugland, Clennoch Bothy, Cairnsmore, Beninner, from Craigengillan.agentmancuso25/10/2003
Very wet day.PeteF30/11/2002
Afternoon Donald round from Water of Ken, Beninner to Moorbrock Hill, on the way home.Eddie17/06/1994
Walked in from the Water of Ken, heading for Windy Standard.JohnW24/07/1993
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