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Name:Kaimes Hill
Hill number:14177
Height:259m / 850ft
Parent (Ma):1809  East Cairn Hill
RHB Section:28A: Firth of Forth to the River Tweed
County/UA:Edinburgh (UA)
Catchment:Forth
Class:Tump (200-299m)
(Tu,2)
Grid ref:NT 12956 66513
Summit feature:outcrop
Drop:71m
Col:188m  NT129662  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 65
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GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 32 users)ByDate of Ascent
After Dalmahoy Hill. Path gets quite close to edge of the quarry. With Christine Page.jonglew10/10/2018
With Chris Bienkowski to assist him with vertigo past the cliff edge gorse path. I'd broken down some of the gorse bush on Saturday to make a way through that wasn't right next to the edge. It worked as he was able to brave the demons and get across to the summit. Delighted to be of help in facilitating this.vegibagger04/07/2018
Wouldn't have made it without Charles - thanks. P03 and Edinburgh completed.chrisbien04/07/2018
Final piece of the jigsaw. Edinburgh UA TuMP. sunny final June day of slightly higher companion of these two hills.. has bit of crest path through a bit of gorse close to a cliff that gives some people vertigo.vegibagger30/06/2018
Got within 30m of top but didn't want to go right to the edge by large bush of gorse.chrisbien19/05/2018
Down from Dalmahoy Hill to the wall and turned south. Over the wall at gap then through gate on the left. Turned sharp right (north) then followed track to summit. Final 5or 6 metres of ascent was a muddy scramble. Total traverse of summit involved a few moments (h)airier than I would have liked with my yearsJubilado09/03/2018
Kestrels, cows and gas pipes.summitter30/08/2017
From n, quarry entrance, straight up W face then L to summit outcrop, obvious hp with mapped 240co to E presumably lost to quarrying (c.10m lower there - grassy ground apparently landscaped). Ridge not the exciting scramble advertised but a little exposed at one point. Dalmahoy not revisited, descended from above col finding gap in wall and gorseRHW11/12/2016
from Kirknewton railway station along minor rd to North then up the quarry road and through the field to the col. You avoid a barbed wire fence by following the track which is 2m inside the quarry gate. Super wee ridge with cloud in the valleys. On to Dalmahoy hill.Thearlaichdubh21/11/2016
From Dalmahoy Hill. A fab ridge line, exposed and tricky. Back to the A70 via the vent pipes.Play2End12/07/2016
From Kirknewton. Walked SW along B7031 and then cut across airfield, through a wood, and then a field to east end of Kaimes Hill. - Totally daft route. From there walked under crags on south side of hill and headed north for ridge. Great wee hill.russell6128/02/2016
from the quarry road.robertphillips03/06/2015
Parked to the north on the quarry road,path alongside wall to col and then summit ridge to trig then to back east end of hill before going to bag Kaimes Hill and complete the 23 TUMPs of Edinburgh.Dugswell215/02/2015
Remarkable. Drove all the way to 128665, spoke to farmer, no problem parking there, took diagonal route past binbag trees up steep north face, felt like proper hillwalking, kestrel, vole etc, splendid. For circuit with Dalmahoy Hill, better to park on quarry road around 131670.alda08/01/2015
Up from quarry road where there is ample parking. Quarryed top. Good views.Adrian15/11/2014
From the north. Parking at junction (bend) in quarry access road. Up though 1 field to open hill. Almost an arete-like summit ridge, with steep natural rock to the N, and quarried rock to the S. The remains of former quarry looked to have been used for lanfill judging by all the strange vent pipes. I guess this hill may have been even higher at some point in the distant past.Minto20/10/2014
Broke train journey with two hour walk from Kirknewton to Curriehill.campagvelocet15/02/2014
Access now straightforward from Kaimes Hill track. Parking just down minor road opposite this.agentmancuso08/03/2008
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