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Name:Creag na Criche
Hill number:14
Height:456.8m / 1499ft
RHB Section:01A: Loch Tay to Perth
County/UA:Perth and Kinross (UA)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (400-499m), Yeaman
Grid ref:NN 98575 35079
Summit feature:cairn on rocky knoll
Col:305.9m  NN 97000 36892  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 52 53
(1:25k) 379E
Observations:heathery knoll 30m E at NN 98607 35079 is 1m lower
Survey:Leica NA730/Leica 530
Survey of Creag na Criche (Final).doc
Comments:Promoted in June 2009 after surveying increased the drop from 148m
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 176 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Parked south of ford in sunshine (15:55), crossed bridge, road and first stile. Easy route up fence to cut off the big zigzag, then followed track to 2nd stile. Then path curved round north of hill past shooting butts leaving only a short steep thrash through deep heather to the summit. Intermittent sun. Nice hill. Finish 17:35.dbb05/07/2020
Parking at the end of road to Little Glenshee. Best not follow the track north but walk up the road west to avoid the deer fence, especially if you have a dog. Then head north to the top. Look out for blackcock, I saw at least 20, what a sight.Simon Winton04/01/2020
Creag na Criche from the ford-side car park then we continued northwards up the track to Moine Folaich and then (although not on my map) westwards to almost the top of Creag Liath. Returned via Glen Shee. Nice pre-Crimbo circular walk.summitter22/12/2019
Signs prohibiting parking at start of track, NN987340, but good parking on S side of ford, with footbridge over, NN988339. On good tracks to about NN985353, then straight up - the wet moss beneath the heather was extremely slippery.Isbjorn05/06/2019
Parked in car park by the Ford. Climbed stile and followed track all the way to second stile then grassier track up hil and round the back before last 100m throughheather to the top. A lovely wee hill.the pigguy 06/10/2018
From Little Glenshee CP. With Sam.ChrisR02/05/2018
From car park next to Shochie Burn. Followed the track until the gradient begins to level out; then climbed over the fence at a rare strainer post and then climbed up steep ground with deep heather to the summit. Returned via a similar route, but short-cut the zig zag in the track on grassy ground remaining adjacent to the fence (this is probably a better ascent route)raffemeister26/04/2018
Great spot for campervan at carpark next to ford. Took direct line up from the track, didn't see second stile but found handy holes cut in deer fence making it easy to climb over. Some nasty thick heather below the summit, otherwise a pure delight.AndrewFinnimore01/12/2017
A lovely walk in the sun, clear, cold, wonderful views. Followed my nose up the track and an ATV track after the second stile. This leads easily through the various knolly tops, up close to the top, though overshot a bit (maybe I should get a GPS). A more direct descent.Gill10/11/2017
Parked in the small carpark by the ford as previously mentioned and used the footpath over the bridge thus avoiding walking through the quite high water over the ford. I was pleased that there was a dog friendly stile as I had wondered if I was going to have to carry the dog over in my arms which may have been a challenge. Just followed the track initially before cutting out a loop by sticking by the fence, at the second stile there is a path to the top before the final heathery climb. For such a small hill the viewpoint was really impressive.Peterb03/10/2017
Good parking at 987340. 2 high stiles over the deer fence make things easier. After the second a visible path on the left goes to within 100 metres of the summit. Solo. 80 minutes.bolton18/09/2017
Late afternoon walk from near Little Glenshee. Followed track over both metal styles and AV track round back and to within hundred meters of summit. Sunshine and Snow squallsN.Morters21/03/2017
Solo night jog/walk from Little Glenshee.amswanston05/01/2017
Weather fair.MountainMac04/01/2017
Parked before the ford in Little Glenshee then up track and over deer fence and direct route to summit on a cool morning.Dugswell211/11/2016
From Little Glenshee. 2 new galvanized steel ladder styles to ease access over deer fencing.jonglew11/11/2016
Solo. Nice wander up path from NN 987 341. Good stiles in place over fences. It is worth keeping to the track until you have climbed the second stile. A path then leads up to the shooting butts and round towards the summit. Pleasant walk in the sun.assynt_bob30/05/2016
A credit to small Marilyns. Parking for about 5 cars by the ford. Then no need to climb the deer fence: up the big stony track to the stile at NN989351.Pete R09/04/2016
First hill of the year. Carpark over the weir was after deliberation ignored. Too much water. Parked nr gate. Track took you to along a fence which has a stile higher up. Easy from there.tallblond23/01/2016
Round of Formal Hill, Drum Tick and Creag na CricheColin Crawford08/12/2015
From Little Glenshee carpark.Chris Peart08/12/2015
Solo. Used track that goes off from sharp bend in road where another track goes off to Little Glenshee. Recent work done on track. Track continues through a gate in high deer fence. Then not far to summit where there is cairn on rocky knoll. Heathery knoll to east looks lower.pwbellarby23/05/2015
Parked after the ford. Up the track then over the huge deer fence. Heather bashing to get to the top.Play2End05/12/2014
from carpark at little glenshee, good path to stile then to summit, nice views of surrounding hills.robertphillips29/10/2014
after Ben Clach. Carpark before the ford at little Glen Shee and pedestrian bridge. Just follow your nose upwards. Fence is easier to cross from E to W. On way down easy to recross near the quarry. Fine little hill in a place you wouldn't ever go to.Thearlaichdubh29/12/2013
W Jenx near dusk. Parked at road side before stile and followed track to highpoint. Interesting deer fence as noted by others, climber easily enough at corner post. Up through heather on resonable path to top. Fine viewpoint to south, and Grahams just ascended earlier.nordicstar07/12/2013
Good wee hill, good path. High cloud, strong wind, cold, good views.iangalbraith03/11/2013
Car park at 988340, style over deer fence at 988341, landrover track to another style at about 989353, animal tracks through heather to summit.Topographer5727/12/2012
MC JC O. From Little GlensheeMartin6609/09/2012
Interesting new fence on approach to this hill. Full hieght deer fence with chicken wire all the way to the top. Styles are provided.GmacT09/04/2012
On track from Little GlensheeBLACKHILL31/03/2012
From pleasant spot by river below the hill in Little Glenshee. Well it WAS pleasant till I grounded car on the VERY sharp bend at the end! So beware!! Car still driveable but quite a lot of damage underneath. Pieces of debris round about suggested I wasn't the first to do this...Aye Jimmy02/05/2011
JEB, RIB Uisdean2522/04/2011
Parked in a small car park. Over footbridge, over the road, fence and uphill on farm track to a second gate. Faint path through short heather to foot of crags, uphill on green grassy ride to veer left to the top at 14.40. Schiehallion, Vrackie, West Lomond.arranc29/07/2010
Turned off the A9 on the way home for a straightforward ascent of this recently promoted Marilyn.JohnW23/06/2010
From the picnic area at Little Glenshee with BH and LM.Eddie23/08/2009
600th Marilyn party- big group (Janet Munro)fasgadh27/06/2009
interesting summit;fine view;simple ascent from car pk to S. RHW24/03/2003
Flew back from Ecuador day before to Edinburgh - emergency dental visit then Perth YH. Climbed this hill 'in error' thinking it was a marilyn- not a sub-marilyn, but happy to see it got promoted to marilyn status ten years later. Did Knock of Crieff and then met Darren at 3pm for an awfully muggy drizzly midgey ridiculously late afternoon / evening attempt to climb Raven Gully on Buachaille Etive Mor in Glencoe. Abseil retreat before dark-just - road at 11.40pm - camped with no time / energy for supper and too midgey.Chris Pearson12/08/1999
Sick Kid31/01/2020
Fife Walking25/01/2020
dave g15/11/2019
The Rodmiester25/03/2019