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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
(Ma,Hu,Tu,2,Y)
Grid ref:HY 41148 11609
Summit feature:no feature; grass next to view point 9m NW of trig point
Drop:169m
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)ByDate of Ascent
Thorny23/06/2019
beckybags14/06/2019
A Peckish14/06/2019
IainT09/06/2019
Car park > chambered cairn > summit > car park.Winterfloodian06/06/2019
benarmine03/04/2019
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
PeteN09/08/2018
malcorbett12/07/2018
Tom Mundell01/07/2018
Trekking toes01/07/2018
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
Pommyjon17/10/2017
Walk from Pickaquoy Centre in Kirkwall.the pigguy 13/10/2017
grumpy16/09/2017
vuirich13/09/2017
thekirkie pirate06/09/2017
With Mora.BLACKHILL04/09/2017
Isbjorn20/07/2017
briansv650s14/07/2017
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
PGCE30/03/2016
MC J O. Fabulous view of Orkney from top. Windless day!Martin6614/03/2016
Nick Down128/08/2015
chrispine02/08/2015
twg2729/07/2015
EasternHiker19/07/2015
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
Barbara Singer28/03/2015
Squidgey08/12/2014
Lindsay M14/09/2014
Janet M14/09/2014
Again drove most of the way up.Play2End17/08/2014
RCFC05/08/2014
Neil Midgley16/07/2014
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
h3cla16/06/2014
neilsan10/06/2014
Cloud at summitAdrian02/06/2014
A drive up Marilyn and trig with Jim Bloomer and Tricky Speirs.Dugswell201/06/2014
jimbloomer201/06/2014
Jim.Fothergill01/06/2014
Tricky01/06/2014
Drove to near topchrisbien30/05/2014
Jon F30/05/2014
alanm14/04/2014
softsquare06/09/2013
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
thelonious16/06/2013
Martyn115/06/2013
Glenysj2115/06/2013
W Jenx en route to Shetlands. Quick dash up. Somewhat misty so no views. Parking by a trig always exciting!nordicstar26/05/2013
jenx26/05/2013
richtea504024/05/2013
SteveG23/05/2013
照星星hxin8718/04/2013
Colin Crawford23/09/2012
Lionel Bidwell16/09/2012
Susan Bidwell16/09/2012
iaindbrown09/09/2012
Tony Rogers20/07/2012
Dee Rogers20/07/2012
Early morning run from the orcades hostel. Not early enough for sunrise though ;)Loz_mck29/05/2012
Fully aided ascent.summitsup24/05/2012
LizH06/05/2012
PeterAH06/05/2012
rocket-ron12/02/2012
As Keelylang, cycled from Cruan but had to get off and run the final steep climb.Eddie17/08/2011
chalky195317/08/2011
nicolajane17/07/2011
Ozymandias24/06/2011
foggieclimber17/05/2011
beinn17/05/2011
walk livi17/08/2010
PaulineD17/08/2010
mae14/08/2010
Revisit. Cluttered drive-up summit but a Marilyn and a fine viewpoint. Nipped up after dinner.RHW27/05/2010
GaryJones01/04/2010
Working but managed to fit one in while it was snowingGlenford22/03/2010
RobertP20/03/2010
MIKE NICHOLLS28/07/2009
Cheated and rode the bikes to the top twiceLizzieG12/07/2009
peterstanding05/07/2009
BaggerGutt04/05/2009
Alan Whatley07/04/2009
Sunny, windy, cold, good views, drove up.iangalbraith25/08/2008
AndyS19/07/2008
KRae12/06/2008
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
Halfdecent00/00/2008
alda04/09/2007
Kiltie04/09/2007
hjaltland24/07/2007
Kendall13/07/2007
johnbarnard2513/06/2007
jimbloomer25/08/2006
Smudge18/04/2006
Ultima Thule25/03/2006
Lesley Jackson09/09/2005
bertbarnett12331/07/2005
Parked at the top and then descended to the 80m contour before reascending. Good views today.garyhoney23/06/2005
RichardM30/05/2005
Denise 30/05/2005
assynt_bob28/05/2005
GmacT28/05/2005
stevedixon17/11/2004
citygent14/09/2004
raffemeister22/08/2004
JEB, FJB, ERB, RIB Uisdean2505/08/2004
weaselmaster23/07/2004
bjewing05/07/2004
Tony S29/04/2004
Lorna S29/04/2004
Colin Crawford13/03/2004
Date is first visit. Notes from later...see log on TrigpointingUK.com. RHW29/07/2002
Arctica29/07/2002
PM23/07/2002
Drove up to top on tarmac. Bonfire being built for tomorrow's Jubilee. 20' to top- 10 minutes!arranc02/06/2002
petey01/06/2002
fasgadh11/05/2002
chalky195314/08/2001
oatcake21/08/2000
Alison R22/08/1999
Minto22/07/1998
Calico21/05/1997
Drove most of the way. Up for Caroline's wedding at the cathedral.Play2End02/12/1995
GordonAdshead00/08/1994
Martin R31/12/1990
kdbennett31/10/1990
Date not known but almost certainly pre-1990. Cycled up.callumblack01/01/1976
Jonathan Russell01/01/1970
Fife Walking01/01/1970
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