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Name:Kirriereoch Hill
Hill number:1691
Height:786.8m / 2581ft
Section:27B: Carrick and Galloway
Area:Galloway Hills
County/UA:Dumfries and Galloway (UA)
Catchment:Cree, Doubles, Doon
Watershed:Mull of Galloway to St Abb's Head
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Donald, Deleted Corbett,
Corbett Top
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,D,DN,xC,CT)
Grid ref:NX 42093 86949
Summit feature:large smooth rock
Drop:150.2m
Col:636.6m  NX 4258 8650  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 77
(1:25k) 318
Observations:all cairns are lower
Survey:Leica Disto/Leica RX1250
Comments:new Marilyn August 2015
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GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 205 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
carole engel09/09/2017
Solo. I followed the Merrick Trail from the road end in Glen Trool over Benyellary to Merrick. From the summit of Merrick I descended north over Little Spear and then ascended northwestwards up Kirriereoch Hill. I located the large smooth rock where the highest point lies. I also went to the cairn on the wall that marks the highest point of the historic county of Ayrshire as well as of the current unitary authority of South Ayrshire. I returned by my outward route. A pleasant dry day.pwbellarby02/09/2017
Glen Trool up tourist route to Benyellary, Merrick, over Little Spear to Kirriereoch Hill and down to Loch Twachtan and camped at Loch Enoch.John Eley26/08/2017
duchally10/08/2017
From Merrick. Easy to find the way even in thick hill fog and light rain.Owen B20/05/2017
2nd hill of 9 today on my South Ayrshire completion walk visiting Kirriemore hill and the boundary high point before wandering around here in mist, wind and rain. The smooth rock is pretty much a feature in a barren lunar-like atmosphere. Re-visited the boundary high point before continuing on to Tarfessock South top. I took a harder descent line than necessary necessitating some scrambling but views through mist appearing sporadically.Dazingdale20/05/2017
Had feared the worst after seeing impenetrable forest blocking access to the open hillside, but turned out to be a delightful ridge walk. No forest operations evident so drove to end of track from picnic site, along ATV track to cairn, turned right down to Cross Burn and onto ridge where a faint path leads most of the way to the summit.AndrewFinnimore07/05/2017
Merrick then onto Kirriereoch then Shalloch on Minnoch, Lovely day, slight breeze taking the heat away.Jhimmy06/05/2017
Third and last Donald of the day. Great views in the sunny but cool weather.Play2End04/05/2017
Gavin Theobald19/04/2017
3rd of 8 hills on a 16 mile round from Bruce's Stone CP with Alex C. Toss up between a smooth embedded rock and a small cairn 35m SW, I'd go for the cairn, but seems the rock is the HP. From Merrick and on to the county boundary top 5m lower with its 2m prominence.jonglew09/04/2017
Alex C09/04/2017
Alone: Kirriereoch Hill, Tarfessock, SoM & Caerloch Dubh.Grinner02/04/2017
easers04/01/2017
peterstanding05/11/2016
grumpy09/10/2016
From Bruce's Stone (8:50) took good path over Benyellary to Merrick summit (in cloud, 10:55). Descended ESE to L Enoch; crossed stream at outflow; up over grass and granite slabs to Mullwharcar (12:30). Hills all clear now. Descended back to obvious crossing lower down stream; followed wall across valley bottom towards Kirriereoch. Climbed to col and then to summit boulder (14:30). Returned to col, up ridge to Merrick and down path back to car (17:20). Dry day, good views after midday.dbb30/09/2016
5/6 Fifth of Six on Scottish Borders (Craigairie Fell/Benyellary/Meerick/Kirrieroch Hill Boundary/Kirrieroch Hill/Bennan)Fergalh13/08/2016
DaveMcS06/08/2016
walk livi01/08/2016
PaulineD01/08/2016
Weather fair.MountainMac29/07/2016
Linear, from road 1km south of Stinchar Bridge, entire Awful Hand range, ending Bruce's Stone CP. Solo, tough walk, 11 miles, 3300ft ascent, 6 hours.Crib Goch27/07/2016
mm0walker13/07/2016
Revisit for the Boundary top. From westRHW05/06/2016
N-S traverse of ridge. A bit steep coming up.Minto04/06/2016
mm0walker18/05/2016
A big gap in my Galloway Hills anyway but its promotion made it a must-do. Long walk from the Water of Minnoch CP; SMC Corbetts guide route was good until the advice to follow Pillow Burn where I encountered boggy ground bordering on dangerous for 200 to 300 m. A firebreak from the end of a forest road at GR 388881 might have been better. W ridge joined with relief, for an enjoyable ascent to a fine mountain summit. Continued to Tarfessock down NE ridge then cut across corrie. This was pleasant but not necessary as there was a well trodden route down the N slope, intermittent in places across Tarfessock, then good down Tarfessock's W ridge, down a firebreak, direct to the aforementioned forest road at GR 388881 for an easy walk out. Another great day in the Galloway hills. Sunny, strong NE breeze.pwheeler11/05/2016
mm0walker06/05/2016
Tony S18/04/2016
Lorna S18/04/2016
Loch Trool, Benyellary, Merrick, Kirriereoch - thought about retuning via the Lochs, but very very wet so decided to retrace back over Merrick which was quite hard work second time round!callumorr29/03/2016
AndyS25/03/2016
bogdodger21/03/2016
Jon F18/03/2016
With Tarfessock from picnic site.ngthack19/10/2015
fedupofuserids18/10/2015
GmacT15/10/2015
elizyanne15/10/2015
Nick Down110/10/2015
Parked at the picnic site but there is closer parking at NX388880 (there was a car parked there on my return via Tarfessock) which would have saved 80 mins of walking. Followed path along the fence SW then E across Cross Burn and easy walking to the many cairned summit. Steep descent NNW then easy round over Tarfessock.Jim.Fothergill30/09/2015
Round of Tarfesock, Kirriereoch Hill and Kirriemore Hill from W. Camped overnight approx 730m on W ridge of Kirriereoch.RobertP19/09/2015
steven morrice04/09/2015
ARM23/08/2015
I'd forgotten what great walking there is on some Galloway Hills, making the long-overdue survey more enjoyable than expected. There was even some rare warmth at times out of the wind.alda18/08/2015
NormanW06/08/2015
m0untain_n0mad26/06/2015
Solo continuation from Tarfessock and its S Top to climb steeply up N grassy/scree face onto plateau: visited three cairns (first at 420869 highest at 792m), lunched at second: returned to wall and descended W ridge then rusty fence pole line to reach and ford Cross Burn: around forest W then v boggy N to reach end of track at 889881: walked the 4km back to P at Kirrieroch picnic site: weather remained dry, mist came off KH but held onto Merrick with base at ca.800m.trienbrae22/06/2015
geoffreycurnock30/05/2015
Paul and Terri18/04/2015