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Hill number:1678
Height:711m / 2333ft
RHB Section:27A: Ayr to the River Clyde
Donald area:Culter Hills and Tinto
County/UA:South Lanarkshire (UA)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Graham, Donald
Grid ref:NS 95322 34368
Summit feature:very large cairn
Col:269m  NS840203  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 72
(1:25k) 335
Observations:trig point 65m W at NS 95287 34366 is lower
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 499 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From CP 1:01 to top. Very windy + showers.chrisbien12/09/2018
From Fallburn CP- surprised how many people were on the hill on a late afternoon during the week. Good stand alone hill. About 1 1/2 hours up and down.Mark Sims12/07/2018
Parked in forestry track entrance (B7055 between Broomhead cottage and Greenhill - walked along the red A7055 to Wiston (quiet) - just before the 30MPH sign took path through Wiston Lodge grounds , beyond along field edge heading straight for Tinto - ascended and into the cloud via Wallace's Seat and Pap Craig - Blowy on the top cairn the trig (other walkers here ascending from Biggar direction) we follow ridge fence to Lochyloch Hill (cloud clears sunny and warm) and then on towards Howgate Mouth taking the footpath down (be careful to avoid the old quarries if the cloud is down) to Broomfield Cottage on the B7055 then a short road walk back to the car.briandavies05/05/2018
Tinto and Scaut Hill from Wiston Lodge. Up Tinto then across to Scaut Hill. Went off piste after Scaut Hill to avoid reascending Tinto with mixed results. 2 hours 4.29 miles.clivevilla14/04/2018
From Fallburn CP. Up Tinto tourist track, contouring round to Scaut Hill, then Tinto, then along ridge over Lochlyoch Hill, dropping down to Howgate Mouth and back along minor road to CP. A good round.Crib Goch01/04/2018
Good views of Gathersnow Hillthekirkie pirate26/02/2018
From Fallburn car park. 2.5 hour return in icy and cold conditions but with clear views. With CM.bolton12/12/2017
From car park. Frozen ground, icy underfoot. 8/8 cloud, cold Síly wind. Good vis. With PM.CJM12/12/2017
Walked from car park to north, very windy and intermittent rain early on. Bagged trig and cache too - wind was incredibly strong at the summit. Visibility at summit around 150m.Chingwakabungya25/10/2017
A quick jog up to the top and back from the north. Great views to Arran. Shame about the wind farms. Was warm and still. Saw a few Grouse. Time there and back about 50 minutes.isabelle28/05/2017
Approached from the south (40 mins walk up). Parked in Wiston Lodge grounds. Operated for SOTA on HF.G4OBK (Phil)27/04/2017
Clear day, pleasant walk up from south with Peternix_snilloc22/04/2017
From the carpark at Fallburn. Not very busy and amazingly I was the only one on the summit, which I believe is unusual for this popular hill.Peterb06/04/2017
With Rosie.mid journey break on way to st andrews. Under two hours up and down.Longwojo24/03/2017
Standard out & back route from the North. On own.MorecambeMonkey24/03/2017
From Fallburn car park, follow major track up and down. A little snow on top, very busy today.rhalstead29/12/2016
Solo from the C.P. Uneventful except for the hoards of people ascending on the excellent path. Cool and breezy.Play2End27/12/2016
At Chris Watson's promotion to the Marilyn Upper Hall of Fame. Great celebration at the summit.NormanW16/10/2016
25th time up Tinto for Chris Watson's promotion to the Marilyn Upper Hall of Fame then to The Crown in Biggar for a lovely meal.Dugswell216/10/2016
With Chris Watson on his 1,000th Marilynchrisbien16/10/2016
Repeat w Jenx at Chris' 1000th Marilyn. From good CP to NE.nordicstar16/10/2016
Chris Watson 1000th Upper Hall entry. Clearing weatherN.Morters16/10/2016
With Chris Watson on his 1000th Marilyn.andrew brown16/10/2016
With Chris watsons party on his 1000th. MarilynDARRENG16/10/2016
A new way up for me, from NE. A grand day out.jenx16/10/2016
Thankerton to Lochlyoch: Revisited to celebrate Humpmeister's admission to Marilyn Upper Hall.Smudge16/10/2016
My 1000th Marilyn in the company of 34 friends and fellow baggers. Real Watson-Tomkins weather on the ascent from Fallburn but it cleared out to give great views once Tomkins had departed. Celebrations on the top and at The Crown in Biggar afterwards.chriswatson16/10/2016
From the Fallburn car park, on CW's 1000th Marilyn celebration walk. With AT and some 30 others. Dreich and windy on the ascent, but then the sun shone.marktrengove16/10/2016
With David to celebrate brother Chris's 1000th Marilyn. An excellent gathering, good to see so many familiar faces.citygent16/10/2016
From Fallburn car park, for Chris Watson's 1000th Marilyn.Tony J16/10/2016
Started at car park. Easy walk unto summit. Great views. Back at car in 90 mins. Company: Soloiandesbottes26/08/2016
training run with jim lambert and the dogsdonmeister12/06/2016
Weather fair.MountainMac08/06/2016
Out-and-back from car park to N. Write-up at:
Bagged as I drove home. Very simple route from the north, which was good because I didn't have a map!Jhimmy07/10/2015
Up from the car park. Windy at the top but a pleasant day. Stopped off at the Carmichael visitor centre (which has some 'interesting' wax dummies on show) enjoyed a venison burger in the café. Date of ascent estimatedBuck22/05/2015
After a wet morning the weather improved so a short hike up here after driving up to the area for the weekend. From the cafe at bottom - really nice bacon butties to set us up for the day after the drive. With Caroline, Barry and Robert and Ian.nickywood103/05/2015
Climbed several times with various peoplemunromurph19/04/2015
Climbed from the north.Chris Mac15/03/2015
With Adam and the nippers, including a crazy rolling descent through the heather! Sunday morning cobwebs blown away.Craigieboy4428/12/2014
An excellent break from the M74. Parked in Wiston and followed the path. Saw two white mountain hares near the top but only encountered patches of snow at the summit. Bitter wind on top so we didn't stay too long to admire the views. Massive prehistoric cairn on top.mindlessflogger20/12/2014
Third ascent. From/to Wiston Lodge on v poor day; blowing a hooley and heavy rain at summit. J, Frank and Grays. Second ascent, KHWC, 05/02/2005, same route. First ascent, JH as youth in 1950s, same route, whilst weekending in Wiston Lodge.trienbrae13/10/2014
From Fallburn, up tourist path then down over Scaut Hill and back over farmland.agentmancuso31/07/2014
Up and down from the car park. Views to east were splendid but heat haze to west. Back at car just after nine and off to the Commonwealth Games.SS26/07/2014
Walking holiday in Scotland, bagging Broad Law, Culter Fell, Beinn Dorain, Beinn An Dothaidh and Ben Nevis the days before. Bagged Black Meldon and White Meldon earlier in the day. Had to bag Tinto after seeing it from the road, I had never heard of it before, excellent mountain, good clear path and far reaching views.DanTrig11/06/2014
With Cubs, heavy rain at times.ZanderH25/05/2014
Ran up with Gareth. Good bit of snow and windy at the top. Good mornings outing.GravelMonkey22/02/2014
Ascended via main path from car park. No difficulties. Great views to hills to south, both coasts visible as well as Forth Bridges.quadbarrel04/08/2013