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Name:Wideford Hill
Hill number:1554
Height:225m / 738ft
RHB Section:23: Orkney Islands
County/UA:Orkney Islands (UA)
Island:Orkney Mainland
Maritime area:Orkney - South
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (200-299m), Yeaman
Grid ref:HY 41148 11609
Summit feature:no feature; grass next to view point 9m NW of trig point
Col:56m  HY348103  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 6
(1:25k) 463
Observations:man-made mound 60m E at HY 41211 11617 is 20cm lower
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 158 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Car park > chambered cairn > summit > car park.Winterfloodian06/06/2019
Drive up the road, park at the top, walk 3 yards to the top. Good views over Kirkwall in the dark.Gill21/02/2019
Drive up on metalled road. Interest factor here was that it was dark. Lovely night views over surrounding area.jonglew21/02/2019
By carTeasyChris28/06/2018
Climbed from Kirkwall. Visited the chambered cairn lower down the hillsideFlyingrabbit21/06/2018
Drive upCrib Goch14/06/2018
Drove to the top and raced over to the high point as the rain started. (On my way back from last Hoy Marilyn to Kirkwall)NormanW13/06/2018
Easy peasy even in thick fog!elizyanne26/05/2018
Bagging the trig.BigJ08/05/2018
Walk from Pickaquoy Centre in Kirkwall.the pigguy 13/10/2017
With Mora.BLACKHILL04/09/2017
Drove upKevin2903513/07/2017
Cold, wet, windy and misty. No view.AndrewFinnimore09/06/2017
With Bevsimon and co04/05/2017
Nice views from the summit :-) Got driven up by my daddy before walking onto grassy summit and also touching trig.Seumas Kerr14/04/2017
After a nice day on Hoy, got driven up and bagged summit with Seumas.LighthouseSarah14/04/2017
Decent walk a little slippery underfoot on the farmers track due to recent rainfall and inappropriate footwear. Walking shoes will be needed next time not trainers. Bear throughly enjoyed himself. Pretty breezy up top thouSam&Bear04/03/2017
Easy bag as you can almost drive right to it. Exceptionally windy today up here. ROC station also well worth a look, the first one I have ventured into, don't know what came over me today!thejackrustles24/09/2016
From Kirkwall. With Gill.ADT06/08/2016
Second drive up. Lunch on top. With Chris PeartColin Crawford23/06/2016
Drive up - with Colin Crawford.Chris Peart23/06/2016
Quick repeat w Jenx and the gang after the Hoy epic. Great views this time.nordicstar11/06/2016
Repeat visit after trip to Hoy.jenx11/06/2016
Up by track from S (Heathfield) and descended to NE to main road for walk back to Lerwick. Chambered cairn is well worth a detour.benalder28402/04/2016
MC J O. Fabulous view of Orkney from top. Windless day!Martin6614/03/2016
A drive-up Marilyn.David Purchase18/06/2015
Easy stroll up from Kirkwall Youth Hostel and then back down into the town centre.campagvelocet18/06/2015
Parked at first bend in track then a short walk to the summit. With Valmike.hoult07/06/2015
Solo trip, part of traverse Orphir to KirkwallInvicta1404/06/2015
Drove to summit.Campbell Singer28/03/2015
Again drove most of the way up.Play2End17/08/2014
With Ali, Ruth and Lucy. Walked to chambered cairn (entrance down ladder through hatch) with ladder from car park on road to S then came back over the summit.paddyirish03/07/2014
With familyruru200803/07/2014
Cloud at summitAdrian02/06/2014
A drive up Marilyn and trig with Jim Bloomer and Tricky Speirs.Dugswell201/06/2014
Drove to near topchrisbien30/05/2014
Left Kate in car at main road at 413107 (17:45), walked N up track, round bend, then direct up path to summit near masts. Returned same route; finish 18:20. Hazy so views not very gooddbb24/08/2013
Drove to top. Great views.bolton03/08/2013
W Jenx en route to Shetlands. Quick dash up. Somewhat misty so no views. Parking by a trig always exciting!nordicstar26/05/2013
Early morning run from the orcades hostel. Not early enough for sunrise though ;)Loz_mck29/05/2012
Fully aided ascent.summitsup24/05/2012
As Keelylang, cycled from Cruan but had to get off and run the final steep climb.Eddie17/08/2011
Revisit. Cluttered drive-up summit but a Marilyn and a fine viewpoint. Nipped up after dinner.RHW27/05/2010
Working but managed to fit one in while it was snowingGlenford22/03/2010
Cheated and rode the bikes to the top twiceLizzieG12/07/2009
Sunny, windy, cold, good views, drove up.iangalbraith25/08/2008
Walked up from Heathfield, no driving to the top today - snow and ice a-plenty! Summit trig, indicator and mast. Chambered cairn round side of hill worth a visit.Aye Jimmy23/03/2008
Parked at the top and then descended to the 80m contour before reascending. Good views today.garyhoney23/06/2005
JEB, FJB, ERB, RIB Uisdean2505/08/2004