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Name:Ward Hill
Hill number:12192
Height:269m / 883ft
Parent (Ma):1552  Mid Hill
RHB Section:23: Orkney Islands
County/UA:Orkney Islands (UA)
Island:Orkney Mainland
Maritime area:Orkney - South
Class:Tump (200-299m)
Grid ref:HY 33547 07989
Summit feature:no feature: ground 5m NNW of trig point
Col:238m  HY335081  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 6 7
(1:25k) 462 463
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 52 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Bus to Orphir, then track towards Ireland to col and round of Ward Hill, Mid Hill, Ward Hill, Gruf Hill and Hill of Midland to meet bus again at Houton pier. Mist so views a mystery until got below the cloud again.Thearlaichdubh31/07/2019
From Scorra Dale, en-route to Mid Hills.curlebd05/07/2019
From Scorra Dale, Gruf Hill, Ward Hill, and Mid Hill, passing over Ward Hill again on way back, following paths where possible. Trig and HP.PeterD25/06/2019
From Scorra Dale, en-route to Mid Hill.jonglew24/02/2019
After Gruf Hill on the way to Mid Hill. Some boggy stuff on the way down from Gruf Hill, then a good track to the summit.Gill24/02/2019
On the way to Mid Hill.the pigguy 12/07/2018
After Gruf Hill and on my way to Mid Hill.NormanW17/06/2018
From layby at top of Scaradale road - Mid Hill then back over Ward Hill. 1 hour 50 mins return. Ground very dry - would be grim after a lot of rain.Crib Goch12/06/2018
With Lily and Rosie. Dry and good viz. From top of Scorradale road followed path to the two Gruf hill cairns, over moorland, as I missed the Gruf track, to shoulder of Ward Hill then onto Mid Hill. Back via Ward hill trig. Easy moorland walking. 90 mins.alexmaclennan10/06/2018
Ward Hill, then Mid Hill and lastly Gruf Hill from the Scorradale Road bealach at HY321054.summitsup05/05/2018
Soggy climb!thekirkie pirate05/09/2017
As mid hillBLACKHILL05/09/2017
Second visit, catching Chris Peart en route to Mid HillColin Crawford26/06/2016
From S en route to Mid Hill.Chris Peart26/06/2016
Traditionally the highest point of Orkney Mainland, but Mid Hill is rather higher.David Purchase31/05/2016
With Val. On the way to Mid Hill. Very windy. From south via track and good path.mike.hoult10/06/2015
Bagged after Gruf Hill and Mid Hill with Jim Bloomer and Tricky Speirs as day became cooler and cloudy.Dugswell201/06/2014
Heather. Trig n pipe thing.Adrian01/06/2014
From Scorra Dale tumuluschrisbien31/05/2014
Rapid gentle progress on access track through 2 gates to domey top and trig 10572 and then to highest point at 16.40. to Midarranc04/06/2002
dave g06/08/2019
A Peckish16/06/2019
Tom Mundell01/07/2018
Trekking toes01/07/2018
Nick Down102/09/2015
Neil Midgley14/07/2014
Martin R12/05/2012
Colin Crawford10/03/2004