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Name:Mid Hill
Hill number:1552
Height:275m / 902ft
RHB Section:23: Orkney Islands
County/UA:Orkney Islands (UA)
Island:Orkney Mainland
Maritime area:Orkney - South
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (200-299m), SIB, Yeaman
(Ma,Hu,Tu,2,SIB,Y)
Grid ref:HY 33532 08701
Summit feature:no feature
Drop:275m
Col:Sea
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 6 7
(1:25k) 462 463
Observations:at least 5m higher than trig point and 20cm higher than ground 18m S on far side of dip at HY 33528 08685
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 111 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Bus to Orphir, then track towards Ireland to col and round of Ward Hill, Mid Hill, Ward Hill, Gruf Hill and Hill of Midland to meet bus again at Houton pierThearlaichdubh31/07/2019
From parking spot at top of Scorra Dale via Gruf Hill and Ward Hill.curlebd05/07/2019
From Scorra Dale, Gruf Hill, Ward Hill, and Mid Hill,PeterD25/06/2019
From parking spot at top of Scorra Dale via Gruf Hill and Ward Hill.Winterfloodian08/06/2019
From Scorra Dale on good tracks.jonglew24/02/2019
From Scorradale, over Gruf Hill and Ward Hill, on good paths or easy ground. Back below the fence which runs below Ward Hill. Good weather made it a pleasant Sunday stroll.Gill24/02/2019
From Scorradale Road along track, bearing right at (new?) cairn, along series of vague tracks to pick up fence to near top of Ward Hill, then over to Mid Hill in fairly thick cloud. Still some boggy patches despite lengthy dry spell.the pigguy 12/07/2018
From layby on Scorra Dale road. Via Gruf Hill and Ward Hill to top.Should have done the Tumps on descent as path was hard to find in places.NormanW17/06/2018
From layby at top of Scaradale road - Mid Hill then back over Ward Hill. 1 hour 50 mins return. Ground very dry - would be grim after a lot of rain.Crib Goch12/06/2018
With Lily and Rosie. Dry and good viz. From top of Scorradale road followed path to the two Gruf hill cairns, over moorland, as I missed the Gruf track, to shoulder of Ward Hill then onto Mid Hill. Back via Ward hill trig. Easy moorland walking. 90 mins.alexmaclennan10/06/2018
Gruf Hill, Ward Hill then Mid Hill. Made summit by 7am on the most gorgeous morning. Great views.elizyanne27/05/2018
Ward Hill, then Mid Hill and lastly Gruf Hill from the Scorradale Road bealach at HY321054.summitsup05/05/2018
With Mora, from Scorra Dale road.BLACKHILL05/09/2017
SoloUisdean2513/07/2017
Second visit, just beating the rainColin Crawford26/06/2016
From S via Ward Hill.Chris Peart26/06/2016
Started at top of Scorra Dale road, and climbed over Gruf Hill. Then went to Mid Hill before returning over Ward Hill. Followed Graham Uney's suggestion and descended to the A964.David Purchase31/05/2016
Parked at high point of side road at Scorra Dale and then tracks over Gruf Hill and Ward Hill before rough ground to summit. Thick damp cloud so no views at all. Descent by track to Orphir.benalder28403/04/2016
With Val. Very windy. Plenty of space to park just off the A964 south of the hill. Good track then path to Ward Hill. Less strong path to summit.mike.hoult10/06/2015
Solo trip, part of traverse Orphir to KirkwallInvicta1404/06/2015
Rough, heathery climb after initial track to the quarry.Campbell Singer29/03/2015
Up the track near Dowsgarth. Past the open air swimming pool and across the tough terrain to the summit. Tough hill.Play2End18/08/2014
Bagged after Gruf Hill before bagging Ward Hill with Jim Bloomer and Tricky Speirs as day became cooler and cloudy.Dugswell201/06/2014
Heather top. Brill views.Adrian01/06/2014
From Scorra Dale. A few stoneschrisbien31/05/2014
Rough going on an early evening trek.bolton04/08/2013
W Jenx en route to Shetlands. Quick dash up. Came up the short way as Martin R from Bigswell. OK quick in to quarry and flag pole but horrendously rough going after through scrub, mulberry and heather - avoid!! Come over Ward hill from the south, good path all way plus a trig and two TUMPs.nordicstar26/05/2013
Parked at Bigswell, easy walking to quarry and left at the flag pole. Then, rough going in parts. Wonder how common it is for folks to think that Ward hill is the true summit, e.g. Uney's book makes that mistake. Went over to Ward hill top.Martin R12/05/2012
From wild camp on side of track from Heath Ho. Terrible ground outwards up near ridge less bad on return over traces of track. Better from SE no doubt.Eddie17/08/2011
Track to Naversdale, up to Ward Hill and back to Mid Hill. Rough going in places.AndrewFinnimore28/04/2011
great views over Scapa flow.hjaltland16/11/2008
One shower, overcast, windy but good views.iangalbraith27/08/2008
Came up from the 113 spot height on the road to the south. Then via good paths to the trig. It was then a short walk to the top.garyhoney20/06/2005
RHW29/07/2002
From Ward. Down over rough vegetation, swamp and rush, over rusty BWF up to faint path and top at 16.55.arranc04/06/2002
Climbed nearby Ward Hill, 268m, on April 28, 2013coldfeet7blank
dave g06/08/2019
RobF21/07/2019
Thorny29/06/2019
A Peckish16/06/2019
beckybags15/06/2019
SteveG02/06/2019
PeteN07/08/2018
Tom Mundell01/07/2018
Trekking toes01/07/2018
Pommyjon20/10/2017
grumpy17/09/2017
vuirich12/09/2017
thekirkie pirate05/09/2017
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