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Name:Balgay Hill
Hill number:13032
Height:146m / 479ft
Parent (Ma):1670  King's Seat
RHB Section:26A: Central Scotland from Dumbarton to Montrose
County/UA:Dundee (UA)
Class:Tump (100-199m)
Grid ref:NO 37716 30769
Summit feature:no feature: grass on N side of observatory entrance
Col:83m  NO381313  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 54
(1:25k) 380E
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 53 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From cemetery gates at the northern aspect of hill. Interesting to visit Balgay Park.willyross05/07/2020
Visiting family in Lochee, stroll up round the park.agentmancuso27/06/2020
From cemetery gates To N and up to observatory with cousin Mary. Lovely cemetery.Thearlaichdubh12/11/2019
Went wrong way to highest point in massive old cemetery first then back over blue bridge to find observatory.Mark Sims11/07/2018
From N, pleasant walk to observatory summitRobertP07/07/2018
Parked at park and cemetery entrance. Impressive cemetery with huge monuments.Campbell Singer23/06/2018
Parked near Cemetery just inside gates. Along path to Observatory with C and back over Blue Bridge.PeterD29/05/2018
Found the two benchmarks plus a third one on the Blue Bridge.ngthack12/03/2018
A circuit of the stepped paths and the summit and observatory from the NW entrance to the path, and crossing the blue Bridge of Balgay. Very enjoyable on a frosty November day in bright sunshine.Nick Down126/11/2017
Park looking a bit rough around the edges ... government cut backs insidiously destroy civic heritage.summitter22/09/2017
From N entrance at 37563088, up through cemetery then left over blue bridge. Observatory closed.Topographer5726/08/2017
A day in Dundee with Benhillsman03/07/2017
in park up to Observatoryarranc23/05/2017
With Inez + Wilson.clashcityrocker24/03/2017
parked below blue overbridge quick up and down.robertphillips05/03/2017
From nw gate, stepped path up. Cut benchmark on summit observatory at corner L of door. Another on pillar E side of entrance where I parked. 5th UA completion of the weekend.RHW12/12/2015
Network of paths all round hill and cemetery lead up to Observatory.neimcv09/10/2015
From N GateGordonAdshead05/08/2015
Through cemetery up to observatory.always_more_up16/02/2015
A lovely walk in the woods with Kathy. Over the blue bridge to the observatory. Many dogs about.Play2End13/02/2015
Parked on road under blue bridge (off Glamis Rd), and walked up through cemetery, over the aforementioned bridge, to the top. Deserves more time to explore all the park / hills, (but the sign said the gates were locked at 4pm at I arrived at 3:45.Minto28/12/2014
Walked up from Lochee Park.chrisbien11/01/2014
Second hill in Dundee with Tricky Speirs this morning on our homeward journey from Shetland to Wormit.Dugswell209/06/2013
During visit to observatorycitygent28/11/2006
Can't remember exact date but climbed with children for star gazing event during my university days.Skerryvore12/08/2002
Early 70s - Jim & John MOik01/01/1970
hill walker08/01/2020
andrew brown22/01/2018
Lindsay M01/10/2017
Janet M01/10/2017
Tony S20/08/2016
Colin Crawford29/07/2015