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Name:Cook's Cairn
Hill number:1492
Height:755m / 2477ft
RHB Section:21A: Tomintoul to Banff
County/UA:Moray (UA)
Catchment:Deveron, Spey
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Graham, Deleted Corbett
Grid ref:NJ 30227 27825
Summit feature:large cairn
Col:545m  NJ293237  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 37
(1:25k) OL62W 420W
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 178 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Ascended to infernal clanking & dust of the diabolical wind factory construction.ngthack30/06/2018
Weather fair.MountainMac30/09/2017
From Allanreid car park, a very pleasant walk. The large cairn seems to have transmogrified into a small cairn. Had to lie down next to the cairn to get shelter from the stiff breeze whilst drinking tea and admiring the view. Visit to Bothy and the the Suie Ruins provided interesting diversions. Bridge out and river crossing back; the water level falls very fast after rain.Gill10/09/2017
From tent at track crossing on Black Water to the east. gaiters kept me dry (just) on crossing after rain then track and heather to Cook's Cairn, just north of W to track and up good track to Corryhabbie Hill and on to Carn a'Bhodaich. Return by similar route bypassing the two intermediate summits. Good weather and pleasant route made easier by several sections of good track.dickscroop20/08/2017
Allanreid car park - Cook's Cairn - Corryhabbie Hill - Carn an t-Suidhe - The Bochel - CP.PGCE05/07/2017
With Corryhabbie in perfect sunny weather. Access from east as north route now blocked by wind farm construction... 20 tough miles on the bike: lots of climbing and deeply rutted tracks. Some nice technical downhill in parts.nix_snilloc05/05/2017
With Mora. From Ellivreid.BLACKHILL18/04/2017
CDMC meet to Tomintoul.clashcityrocker04/06/2016
A circuit from the bothy.ARM20/04/2016
Did after Corryhabbie Hill & before The Bochelduchally08/04/2016
From Corryhabbie Hill and a return the same way. Parked at Ellivreid. 3 climbs and 3 descents. Solo. 6 hours 15 minutes and just under 11 miles.bolton08/02/2016
Carn a'Bhodaich, Corryhabbie Hill, Cook's Cairn and Carn na Bruar from Allanreid car park. Bright blue skies, very little breeze and exceptionally warm for NovemberRobertP02/11/2015
With Jenx, Martin R, Chris W, Lionel, Douglas and George M. From Glenlivet side up the valley, parking at Ellivreid. In over Hump Carn na Bruar, the Graham then back out along track. Chris, Douglas and George went up to Corriehabbie.nordicstar21/10/2015
Parked at the Allanreid car park then walked up the River Livet towards Suie then up to Carn na Bruar, Cook's Cairn, Corryhabbie Hill and Tor of Suie with good company on my journey of 25.4km.Dugswell221/10/2015
A revisit with baggerambles group.Martin R21/10/2015
From car park at NJ 236248 via Carn na Bruar and then on to Corryhabbie Hill.Lionel Bidwell21/10/2015
Another clear and warm day. From the north, starting at Bridgehaugh. Cycled up to 500 metre col and climbed both Corryhabbie and Cook. Tracks mostly good but degenerate higher up.Topographer5730/09/2015
MTB all the way, though bike of marginal benefit on the ascent (significant pushing over rough and wet ground). Useful for the descent, though, despite some technical sections and one over-the-handlebars crash when front wheel got stuck in a rut. 1hr45 up, 1hr down.AndyS30/08/2015
From car park at Allanreid - Cook's Cairn - Corrhabbie Hill. Not intrinsically exciting hills but vast sense of open space.benalder28415/06/2015
Used bike and did another in afternoon.IanHHill10/06/2015
Superb little peak, magnificent views. Company: Jake the Black Lab. A bit of a trek to it.iandesbottes17/05/2015
CK SheilaS02/03/2015
From Ellivreid via Kneedeep and the House of Bruar. Cairn not very exciting. Cognitive dissonance because of hill name.Martin R15/11/2014
2nd graham today cycled along track along river livet, rough in places.robertphillips05/07/2014
Solo cycle in most of the way, windy on the summitNozzer08/04/2014
hot day so started early with Alison Philip, what a day, great views all around, done Corrieable hill after.tallblond07/07/2013
Done as a minor expedition from Ellivreid Farm NJ268325 across Corryhabbie Hill, down the track to the col and up the easiest ground to the summit of Cook's Cairn and return the same route. Wonderful winter conditions. Almost 1000m of ascent, I'm sure there are other, easier routes for Cook's Cairn, but this was fun!sotabagger25/02/2013
With DH and JH. Great day with cold winds.Meagaidh21/11/2012
Traverse with Corryhabbie. Glorious weather. RGB.amswanston15/01/2012
Cycled up track from road end via StruieAndrewFinnimore05/06/2011
Walked in from the road end in Glen Livet.JohnW28/06/2007
climbed this one before Corriehabbie , came up from Sth onto the Blackwater path and then a straightforward walk N onto the toptorkm03/09/2006
Parked 3m up access track by River Livet. Pleasant walk on estate tracks via farm, over footbridge and a long arc to swing NE. Crossed a side stream to Suie. Heron. Occasional grouse, but very quiet. Last mile easy going on spasmodic track of white quartzite over very short heather. 12.50. Small neat cairn with mossy stones - long before Marilynitis.arranc22/07/2004
Bike a lot. Sunny, heavy cloud, wind (43mph gust), good views.iangalbraith04/06/2004
Solo Uisdean2511/04/1999
Round of Cook's Cairn, Corryhabbie Hill and The Bochel from Glenlivet.Eddie14/12/1998
pleasant approach from W, heathery hill. from W: allanreid, glenlivet RHW20/06/1998
Whilst grouse beating.Martin6615/08/1986
with wol, in driving snow. plus one more visit.beorwulf02/10/1983