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Name:Hill of Tillymorgan
Hill number:1523
Height:380.8m / 1249ft
RHB Section:21B: Fraserburgh to the Dee Valley
County/UA:Aberdeenshire (UA)
Catchment:Don (Aberdeen), Catchment Boundaries, Ythan
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (300-399m), Yeaman
Grid ref:NJ 65236 34804
Summit feature:trig point
Col:227.6m  NJ 64278 35685  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 29
(1:25k) 425S
Observations:pile of quarry spoil 65m SSW at NJ 65220 34741 is 0.8m lower
Survey:Leica NA730/Leica 530
Survey of Hill of Tillymorgan (Final).doc
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Room for one car at the elbow on the road at 644 348, then back along the road to follow the track through a few pines then follow it up through a couple of gates then took the left track before striking up past the spoil heaps and onto the trig. Great views.Peterb13/11/2019
06.30 from south windfarm track windmill at about 310m.vegibagger06/07/2019
Not as straightforward as I expected - track from Kirkton Farm appears to end at a wind turbine that is not shown on the map. Found myself in an area of old quarries with a fence to cross before reaching TP at summitButeobuteo28/05/2019
Parked in church lay-bay at NJ648326 - not recommended - difficult to exit as vehicles come round corner at speed. Up track, N, to meet trees and zig R at control cabin, then zag L to middle turbine. From turbine straight up on track, then thin path to BWF - 50m L of fence apex the top BW strand is missing, affording a safe crossing.Isbjorn24/05/2019
Mapped track from South (Kirkton Farm). Track ends NJ 6488 3435 - not mapped to here. From here (a turbine) old track continues up fence line. Must decide when to strike off up hill - sooner better, once steepness easescarole engel24/10/2018
Solo trip; same route as iangalbraithInvicta1423/08/2018
It doesn't seem easy parking along the Cadgers Road without inconveniencing the locals, so I left the car at the wide bit near the A920 junction, and walked up the road and the track past Kirkton Farm. Straight up leads to the westernmost wind turbine, then hard right onto a roughish peaty track which leads almost to the top, ending by slate workings. A faint path leads to an easy step over a BWF then across grass and more workings to the trig. The wind turbine track would also make a less pleasant route. Several tracks on the map don't match those on the hill. My 200th Marilyn for 2018.Gill21/07/2018
Parked at right angled bend in road to the north, 644358, followed track then fairly steeply up grass to spoil heaps and trig. Overcast and misty above 450m.iangalbraith09/06/2018
Wind farm track nearly to summit.Chris Peart22/05/2018
From Colpy. Road walk at first then up lane to old kirk and straight on (going north) along a good track to the unsightly turbines and beyond to the trig. There is a track almost to the top which leads from the Middle turbine.trimarc220/05/2018
P on hard-standing just off road a few hundred m E of turn off to Kirkton Farm, S of summit. Could drive along road past farm to beyond the woods (as a mountain biker did).ger20/04/2018
Drove up track in forest, leaving road at approx NJ 656 333. Plenty of parking at track junction. Left hand branch heads uphill then West to join wind farm access track just above the field corner. Easy from there to wind turbines and onwards to summit. 6th of 7 today, on a lovely sunny day: Ben Aidan, Knockan, Meikle Balloch, Knock Hill, Fourman Hill, Hill of Tillymorgan, Hill of Foudland.PGCE20/02/2018
Left car at passing place on the Cadgers Rd just before Cairnhill farms and over a metal gate , followed the field edge up to a barbed wire fence at a small stand of trees , once over that it's a straightforward trundle through the mine workings to the trig point.torkm30/04/2017
Walk up from the old church past the new wind turbine good viewsNozzer14/04/2017
Bagging the trig. Loved this hill.BigJ14/04/2017
3 of 4: From Cadgers Road layby at 656333ChrisR21/02/2017
Pleasant walk with Elizyanne. Parked at NJ648326. Much has changed on this hill recently with the addition of wind turbines. A suggested route would be up from Kirkton Farm to NJ649337 (new power cabin) turn right and continue on this track to the middle of the 3 turbines. Go straight ahead past the turbine. the track goes round to the right of the old quarry then its on to the summit.GmacT20/02/2017
very snowygettingonabit26/12/2016
Parked at bend in road to the north, followed track then fairly steeply up easy grass to spoil heaps and trig.Lionel Bidwell01/11/2016
Post work walk in fine sunny weather from Cadgers Road to the east through fields then various slate quarry workings to a fine view point, esp towards Bennachie and Hill of Foundland before heading over to the latter to end the evening.N.Morters18/10/2016
Weather fair.MountainMac23/01/2016
Here for the trigpoint. TP:UK log: Started at derelict church and up the very good and probably drive-able track to quarry (1km). Went to the quarry in error and then ended up on the wrong side of the fence heading up to the trigpoint, crossed over and found the going much easier. Some steps drops and holes at the top, be careful. 1.5 hours round trip 4km, not bad for me!thejackrustles22/01/2016
With Jenx, easiest of five today. Parked to East near old quarry at road high point. At end of a passing space but room enough. Straight up pasture to fence by old beech trees then rougher ground to summit. Up and down in 40 mins.nordicstar19/01/2016
No path but easy walking. A nice hill.jenx19/01/2016
From NW, as RHW. Very pleasant walk. Parking at bend in road, not start of track.Minto14/11/2015
A bit of an industrialised hillhillsman28/09/2015
From the layby outside of the graveyard at Kirkton of Culsalmond. Track/path took us further than expected. Route and write-up at:
Parked 650329 by ruined church. Took track N across farmland and through wood. Near far edge took path towards top to quarries; OK but best to go on to open country and follow path along wood edge; returned this way. T Pt among quarries (18:50). Dry. Finish 19:15dbb21/05/2015
from high point on cadgers road.robertphillips15/05/2015
Parked high up the farm track heading north from Kirkton. The 1:50000 ordnance survey map does not resemble a lot on the ground! A round trip of just over one hour with Lex and Bec.bolton16/02/2015
With Phil massey!!Becc16/02/2015
Approach from SW via forest tracks.Adrian23/01/2015
Direct line up from Cadgers Road. Easy walking surface.AndrewFinnimore04/08/2014
Slightly odd ascent, including a fence and slate quarry along the way.sotabagger06/06/2014
parked at 650328 and followed the path to the top which was a mass of abandoned slate quarries and also mist and drizzle so saw not a thing. On way down just went down the edge of the forest and walked along the road.Thearlaichdubh09/05/2014
From church in Kirkton. Clear day.mcbboyd02/08/2013
With Islaamswanston16/03/2012
With AS. Part Carried. With Isla iks16/03/2012
Up through the woods to the south and along the western edge of the larches. Back down the eastern side of the plantation.fasgadh21/12/2011
On my Mull of Kintyre to Fraserburgh walkBLACKHILL19/05/2007
Revisit. Roughish pasture, just S of disused quarry & vegetated spoil heaps. Mist, no view. #21 of 24 Marilyns in 24h with Brent Lynam in the driving seatRHW25/02/2007
Afternoon ascent whilst heading for Huntly.JohnW30/07/2005
Skirted fields from W. But, combines just too busy to bother (thrashing until the early hours).Eddie01/09/2004
Up on bridal path over agricultural land over several gates to moor. Around the back of hill to forest edge and bee line to top 10.30. Black lamb sitting against column did not run away - possibly blind or deaf. Buzzard.arranc22/06/2004
Date is first visit. Notes from later...fine steep hill, dis quarry gully by TP, wide view. tk from 643357, pasture from 647350 RHW26/12/2001