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Name:Castlelaw Hill
Hill number:13764
Height:488m / 1601ft
Parent (Ma):1816  Allermuir Hill
RHB Section:28A: Firth of Forth to the River Tweed
County/UA:Midlothian (UA)
Catchment:Esk (Musselburgh), Catchment Boundaries, Forth
Class:Tump (400-499m)
Grid ref:NT 22472 64778
Summit feature:no feature: ground near pile of stones
Col:407m  NT225657  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 66
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 94 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From Allemuir Hill on the return to the car at the Castlelaw car park. Solo.bolton27/07/2019
Parked at carpark at top of Castlelaw Fort road. Through the gate and followed the busy Dreghorn path. After walking past Castlelaw his took a left turn to follow the track to circle back to approach the summit from the north. Return by same route on a cold, dry but not too windy day..Jubilado10/02/2019
Curriehill-Warklaw Hill-Castlelaw Hill-Turnhouse Hill-Carnethy Hill-Hare Hill-trig near Threipmuir Reservoir-Balerno-Curriehillcampagvelocet02/11/2018
Pentland Skyline Hill Racequadbarrel14/10/2018
Last hill on a very pleasant day from Flotterstone. Turn house Hill, Carnethy Hill, Cald Law, South Black Hill, East Kip, West Kip, Hare Hill, Black Hill, Bell's Hill, Harbour Hill, Capelaw Hill, Allemuir Hill, Fala Knowe & Castlelaw Hill. Solo.Dangerous Dave30/07/2018
Cloud had enveloped the summit hiding view of Allermuir shortly beforevegibagger30/06/2018
castlelaw hill, allermuir hill, caerketton hill, capelaw hill, harbour hill, bells hill from castlelaw cp mostly on good tracks/atv tracks.robertphillips20/12/2017
No flag, light off, summit bagged.summitter02/11/2017
Abandoned attempt because red flag up - Graham accused me of being too English! Apparently flag often left up when nothing happening.Fionalevey19/08/2017
From ski slope, Caerketton Hill, Allermuir Hiljl, Castle Law Hill, Capelaw Hill and back over Allermuir all in 2.5 hours before a long drive back south. Good view of the Pentland Hills and North over Edinburgh and the Firth of Forth.PeterD14/05/2017
Simple traverse from Capelaw, enlivened by the burning Bell's Hill - see log and live firing at Castlelaw. On to Allermuir.Thearlaichdubh10/04/2017
Pentlands Round from Flotterstone on a fine and sunny day. Turnhouse Hill (North and main summits) - Carnethy Hill - Scald Law - South Black Hill - East and West Kip - Hare Hill - Black Hill - Bell's Hill (main and North summits) - Harbour Hill - Capelaw Hill - Fala Knowe - Castlelaw Hill.Nick Down125/03/2017
Passed on way up to Allemuir Hill from Castlelaw car park (NT 23002 63731. Could not resist coming up on way back. Summit looks like on safe side of fence near impromptu cairn but may also be on other side near gate. Sign said do not enter if lights are flashing and red flags flying. They weren't so I did, just in case it is higher.SteveSmith22/02/2017
Castlelaw, Capelaw, Harbour and Bells from Castlelaw car parkRHW11/12/2016
It was very windy,rainy and cold.Went with friend and his dad.Halszka Musialowicz17/10/2016
Great 10.7 mile walk from Castlelaw car park, walked up good lane then steep path up to Castlelaw Hill, along lanes to Allermuir Hill with a great view of Edinburgh, out-and-back to Caerketton Hill, then along ridge to Capelaw Hill, followed good trails to Harbour Hill then onto Bell's Hill, then one final long pull up onto Black Hill (where weather turned from sunny to rain), then along main lane from summit down to farmland (weather improving), joined surfaced road along Glencorse Reservoir I had previously walked in 2015 after doing Scald Law ridge, then up path not marked on map along rifle range boundary back to Castlelaw car park.DanTrig11/10/2016
From Harlaw car park to Harbour Hill, Capelaw Hill, Allermuir Hill and Castlelaw Hill.pnecelt12/09/2016
Number 15 bus from Princes Street to the Ski Centre then up and round 6 x 400m Tumps.clivevilla23/05/2015
Walked up from the Castlelaw Hill car park to bag Castlelaw Hill, Capelaw Hill and then a repeat of Allermuir Hill on a mist morning.Dugswell214/02/2015
From Harlaw, sunny, cold strong wind, dry mild, good views.iangalbraith02/11/2014
Part of Pentland Skyline Hill Racegandrew12/10/2014
Done as part of a circuit of five summits. I started from The visitor centre at Harlaw Reservoir. My first visit to The Pentlands, it will certainly not be my last. great little hills and so close to Edinburgh too!thenomad05/09/2014
Caerketon, Allermuir, Castlelaw. Misty but then clearedcallumorr25/08/2013
From CP at Castlelaw Farm - Castlelaw Hill - Capelaw Hill - Harbour Hill - Bell's Hill - Kirk Bridge - CPchrisbien23/06/2013
15.4 mile figure-of-8 round trip from Harelaw carpark over 7 P30s. Scorching hot. Turns out I'd been up here before after all, but no idea when.agentmancuso08/06/2013
From car park next to fortArte Et Labore20/02/2011
JEB, RIBUisdean2502/10/2010
Snow coverered, late afternoon.fasgadh01/03/2010
No idea of 1st ascentcallumblack03/04/1976
unknown datealunhewinsonblank
Ben Rinnes04/02/2019
Fife Walking01/07/2018
walk livi11/09/2017
Michal Musialowicz30/12/2016
Colin Crawford20/12/2016
Collinvs 18/10/2015