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Name:Craigowl Hill
Hill number:1665
Height:455m / 1493ft
RHB Section:26A: Central Scotland from Dumbarton to Montrose
County/UA:Angus (UA)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (400-499m), Yeaman
Grid ref:NO 37696 39985
Summit feature:trig point
Col:62m  NO421518  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 54
(1:25k) 380E
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 217 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
As others from Hillside of Prieston. Straight up access road, cattle in field but placid. Great views from topLongwojo12/11/2019
From Hillside of Prieston, limited parking, NO390395. Up Tx road. Private car came up - wondered how when gate has lots of locks - investigation revealed that the locks don't actually lock the gate.Isbjorn08/06/2019
Third visit; TGOC 19, last hill of the crossingColin Crawford22/05/2019
Craigowl Hill, Balkello Hill and Auchterhouse Hill (respectively) from P in Balkello Woodland at NO364385.summitsup09/05/2019
Foggy and frozen. Up the track until I got bored with it, then up the grassy hillside direct to the top. The cairn is nicer than the trig.Gill29/01/2019
A circuit from Coldstream. Track and direct hillside to Craigowl (passing what could have been two rings of a hill fort?), outfklanking the heather where possible to the summit and cairn on Gallow Hill, then by increasingly tenuous tracks through the heather to Ironside Hill and back via the track descending from the nearby mast and a right turn through the farm at Balcalk.Nick Down111/08/2018
2/4 (Gallow Hill/Craigowl Hill/Fottringham Hill/Dunnichan Hill)Fergalh30/07/2018
Walk from Balkello wood car park to Auchterhouse hill, Balkello hill and Craigowl hill. Good paths and good conditions.PsyCrow24/07/2018
LSjohn steel13/07/2018
Rode to the top on my bike - quite the hill.victimofmathema05/05/2018
2 of 2: From Hillside of Prieston.ChrisR30/03/2018
From Balkello woodland car parkBLACKHILL24/03/2018
From car park at Balkello woodland, followed tracks up to summitkdbennett11/11/2017
Ascent from the west, up to the transmitters on the top, and descent to the south west.brandybordeaux21/07/2017
From Balkello Hill, descent via mast track.Chris Peart26/05/2017
Second visit. same route from Balkello.Windy Corner16/04/2017
From community woodland. Rain at first, v windy. Hurrying. Rounsfell08/03/2017
Muddy wet ascent with Katie Belle to the crappest top yet. A mess of stuff with the trig between it all. Not unexpected, but not what I'm used to.dandaran13/11/2016
Parked at Hillside of Prieston. Walked up tarmac road to summit (in my brogues after business meeting!) Returned via same route.raffemeister28/06/2016
From Balkello Woods via Auchterhouse Hill. Cloudy but clear.Windy Corner22/05/2016
Warm stroll up the access road to the telecommunications filled summit.N.Morters06/05/2016
Enjoyable walk up but - Disappointing summit. Surrounded by barbed wire fences.menmuic24/03/2016
With Jenx from Prieston. Followed access road to summit trig. Gate at bottom not locked and met someone up the hill that had been dog walking. But its a big gate with lots of locks and as near dusk thought better of going on further.nordicstar02/12/2015
The gate was bristling with padlocks, so though open, seemed best to leave the car and walk. Dusk then dark. Nice views of the Dundee lights. Cattle ok.jenx02/12/2015
Parked at Coldstream to the S.E. A straightforward walk via the service road of around 50 mimutes. Good views from the trig point. Solo.bolton05/10/2015
Parked at Coldstream then 2km up the tarmac tract to the trig point with fine views.Dugswell223/07/2015
With alda. 19 of 32.Lindsay M30/05/2015
Via paths from Balkello Hill, a much more enjoyable route than previous one via the road to the east. Time for a little preventive foot maintenance and a gamble on the sock exchange. 19 of 32.alda30/05/2015
From car park in community woodland at NO365385. Followed waymarked trail through woodland to an old track, then after 200m went through pedestrian gate from where a trodden line went right to summit. Route and write-up at:
Weather fairMountainMac27/03/2015
parked at hillside of prieston tar road to summit.robertphillips02/12/2014
With FS. A fine viewpoint.amswanston02/10/2014
Solo. From end of public road at Hillside of Prieston up tarred access track to the four masts on the summit and the summit trig point. Rather a lot of cattle about.pwbellarby26/08/2014
Took a chance and drove up to the top. Not a hillwalker's hill!AndrewFinnimore27/05/2014
Self, Peter and BonnieInvicta1410/02/2014
Solo ascent in very deep snow.thenomad24/01/2013
Shopping to Dundee, with Kathy and Cow.Play2End17/01/2013
Stayed at a farm underneath the hill and walked up it following the road and turning up onto it.steverd16/08/2012
Parked at Hillside of Prieston and then walked up the track to the top. Plenty of cows with young but unlike Hill of Garvock these were placid,garyhoney11/08/2011
Walked directly up the long tarmac lane to the profusion of masts on the top. Trig with graffiti.Aye Jimmy17/06/2011
Easy walk up a concrete path. No views because of the mist.Craftinessa22/02/2011
RIB Uisdean2505/02/2011
early morning walk up the track from the s/e, my 1st scottish marilyn.asbown20/12/2009
Ascended by track from the south east.JohnW09/08/2009
Revisit. grassy summit, easily accessed although surrounded by 3 comms compounds. The tarmac access road has gained a fancy gate and a somewhat drunken looking stile since my last visit.RHW01/01/2009
Sunny, warm, calm, good views.iangalbraith08/09/2008
Straight up the tarmac. Needn't have bothered with boots.agentmancuso26/05/2005
Up tarmac track from Coldstream and back.Eddie30/06/2003