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Name:Meikle Millyea
Hill number:1693
Height:748.64m / 2456ft
Parent (Ma):1689  Corserine
RHB Section:27B: Carrick and Galloway
Donald area:Galloway Hills
County/UA:Dumfries and Galloway (UA)
Catchment:Dee (Kirkcudbright)
Class:Hump, Simm, Donald, Graham Top
Grid ref:NX 51616 82555
Summit feature:rock 20m NE of cairn
Col:628m  NX502855  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 77
(1:25k) 318
Observations:rock 10m E at NX 51628 82557 is 3cm lower; cairn is at NX 51606 82540
Survey:Leica NA730/Leica GS15
Survey of Meikle Millyea.pdf
Comments:Munro's Tables (1997) gives the grid reference for hill 1694, 3m lower. See Database Notes.
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 210 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Parked at Hen Craig via Meikle Lump up the wall to summitN.Morters04/10/2018
From Forrest Lodge by tracks and excellent path to Corserine then out and back to Carlin's Cairn. Steady walk mainly on atv tracks over Millfire and Milldown to Meikle Millyea. Followed wall down but took path before turn (one interesting bit) down to new track at forest edge and back to car park.SS05/08/2018
Meikle Millyea and nearby tops from E (where Southern Upland Way joins the minor road). Ascent by Rig of Clenrie and Meikle Lump, to Meikle Millyea trig then true top, then Milldown and traverse to Little Millyea. Descent ENE to rejoin Southern Upland Way at ClenrieRobertP04/08/2018
Slogged slowly up atv and close to dyke from Milldown to reach cairn and TP of MM. Ten minutes out and ten minutes back to putative summit at 516825, to have second phase lunch at the cairn next to the TP. The first vist, 18/03/2015, was also solo, coming from/returning to Glenrie and including Milldown. Descended via the dyke running down over Meikle Lump to reach stile and into forest, walking along excellent track named Prof. Hans Heiberg Road past Burnhead to reach P at Forest Lodge, 7h 40m after leavng it. The weather all day had been very good for walking.jacobus23/05/2018
from Forrest Lodge emerging to N side of Folk Burn and onto Polmaddy Gairy (WH route). Sunny and very warm with hazy views. Solo, met 1 other walker. Followed ridge from Corserine to Meikle Millyea (SW top). Stunning views from latter into Loch Dee. Rough descent over Meikle Lump to forest. 6 hrs. Great paths for this part of the world. A classic day.niallp07/05/2018
Parked at road end, Craigencallie. Long walk along forest track. On to open hillside and easily found summit cairn despite thick mist. Then along ridge to Milldown. Eventually found way down to forest track where friendly lorry driver offered me a lift back, saving me a 4 mile hike.AndrewFinnimore19/04/2018
Fine top to round out this particular trip up to Scotland on. Tony and Adrian great company to share the first class walking with today.Alex C26/03/2018
Corserine round using Walkhighlands route from Forest Lodge CPCrib Goch10/08/2017
Very dry, warm. Round included Corserine, Carlin's cairn, Millfire, Milldown and Meikle Millyea from Forrest Lodge car park.Roblex10/05/2017
Last Donald of the day with George W. The true top and a better view but a smaller cairn. Can I suggest that the cairn is moved here.Play2End03/05/2017
Weather clag to East.MountainMac21/10/2016
full Rhinns of Kells Ridge walk with cars at each end - Burnhead Bridge and Drumjohn. Superb walkcarole engel24/08/2016
Bagged after Corserine. Did both tops, more by accident then planning.Jhimmy31/07/2016
Passed over again on way from Clenrie to Little Millyea.agentmancuso11/06/2016
From Corserine- a fine high level walk over Millfire and Milldown. Visited the W top for views and suspecting it might be higher. It isn't but the views are fine, over Silver Flowe to the rocky summit of Craignaw and beyond. Trodden path continued down the NE ridge and had two alternative finishes. I chose the one through heathery knolls to the gate/ ride at GR 534838. Wild goats encountered on way down. Warm and sunny day.pwheeler12/05/2016
With Corserinenickywood112/07/2015
SMMC meet to Galloway, with Mary Stewart, Nic Bullivant and John Rooney.clashcityrocker24/06/2015
Solo. Parked up Glenlee and Garroch Estate road at entrance to track to Clenrie farm. Walked over Rig of Clenrie to Meikle Lump; electric fences! but jumped first at wall and gates at NX 539 828 allowed passage. Joined stane dyke to Meikle Millyea trig/cairn; went out to true summit then directly to Milldown and returned to MM trig for lunch. Returned by reversing uphill route. Overcast by thin cloud; occasional sunny intervals: hazy visiblility. Missed the opportunity to go to D/T Millfire - no knowledge of D/Ts - but returned to M direct from Forest Lodge and Memorial at a later date.trienbrae18/03/2015
See Corserine, first summit of round.dickscroop09/06/2014
On a three day backpack circuit from Glen Troolalistairpooler20/04/2014
from forest lodge then onto milldown.robertphillips08/04/2014
With Ian, Alfie, Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu & Coel.Dangerous Dave19/07/2013
High cloud, part sun, cold wind, good views.iangalbraith23/02/2013
3rd and last hill of day. Continued SSE along ridge from Milldown, then SSW from other top crossing the wall.derekblackburn25/06/2011
From Forrest Lodge to Meikle Millyea, then along the ridge to Meaul and Cairnsgarroch. A long walk with the final descent through tussocks to Garryhorn quite a slog. The bridge over the Garryhorn burn is no more.borderterrier10/10/2010
Solo Uisdean2504/09/2010
Big day out from Forrest Lodge car park. Carlin's Cairn - Corserine - Millfire - Milldown & Meikle Millyea. Look out for the newts in the Lochans of Auchniebut!David Gradwell30/05/2010
By Polharrow Burn on Hans Heiberg road. Small soggy footpath to stile over deer fence. Cuckoo heard. Good path led straight up the prow with rocky sections to a substantial ruined stone wall to the top. A long pull on wet path by the wall over tussock to the top at 11.50. Huge pile of stones by column 8292.arranc30/04/2010
Alone, circuit of hills from Forest Lodge.Grinner06/10/2007
With PGJohnIvor09/08/2003
P Polharrow road end, Corserine, Millfire, Milldown, Meikle Millyea, down NE ridge.agentmancuso19/07/2003
On way back to Forrest Lodge after Corserine.Aye Jimmy15/08/1999
Ridge walk. Walked from Sanqhuar to Clennoch Bothy, then along to White Laggan.hillgorilla01/01/1998
Donald round of Rhinns of Kells from Carlin's Cairn to Meikle Millyea.Eddie22/11/1997
Ascended from Craigencallie House.JohnW22/07/1993
With India.beorwulf06/05/1991
MC estMartin6618/12/1989
Two-car south to north Rhinns traverse RHW25/03/1989
I organised a crossover walk with Dumfries GPs. Misty but we met and exchanged car keys midway on the Rhinns.alexmaclennan17/04/1988
Estimated first ascent of quite a few. Solo on a sunny late summer's day. From Forrest Lodge, almost immediately encountered an adder sunbathing on the track. SW past Burnhead along line of McAdam's Burn to the edge of the forest, then a slog over Meikle Lump on to Meikle Millyea. Along the Rhinns Of Kells over Milldown, Millfire and on to Corserine. Along E to North Gairy Top & then steeply down towards Loch Harrow, startling a large herd of deer as I rounded a craglet. Some bolted, some remained impassive chewing away! A firebreak led to the track just S of Loch Harrow & this in turn passed Fore Bush back to Forrest Lodge. One of my favourite walks which I've done several times since.NotReallyABagger01/09/1987
andrew brown15/04/2018