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Name:Lamachan Hill
Hill number:1697
Height:717m / 2352ft
RHB Section:27B: Carrick and Galloway
Donald area:Galloway Hills
County/UA:Dumfries and Galloway (UA)
Catchment:Cree, Catchment Boundaries, Dee (Kirkcudbright)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Graham, Donald,
Grid ref:NX 43536 76996
Summit feature:boulder in grass
Col:264m  NX449786  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 77
(1:25k) 319
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 231 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Drove up track a couple of kilometres then out and up Bennan Hill, followed by Curlywee, Scars of Mildown, Bennanbrook, Lamachan Hill and Larg Hill then down to firebreak and relatively short walk to car.SS06/07/2019
Walked from Bruces Stone CP and up to col between L H and Bennabrack. Very hard going through deep, wet tussocks. Afterwards to Millfore, bypassing Curlywee.IanHHill16/05/2019
Beginning from Loch Trool I followed the forest track and the turned off and made my way up to the summit of Curleywee (674m). From there I dropped down to Bennan Hill and White Bennan Hill before then climbing back up to Bennanbrack and onto the highest point of the day at Lamachan (716m). I then dropped down to Mulldonanch and finished with a difficult descent through tussocks and felled forest to Loch Trool. Including a walk around the Loch at the end I clocked up about 15 miles on a dry sunny day.meltdiceburg22/04/2019
From Glen Trool's Merrick trailhead in perfect weather. Cycled down and back up to top of forest, then directly up the north face. Kahtoolas for steep slippery wet ground and gaiters for long wet vegetation. Higher up it gets better. Flat summit area.Topographer5715/10/2018
Second of the day. Now on to Curlywee.Play2End11/09/2018
From Glen Trool car park and directly up from the north.Winterfloodian07/06/2018
Parking area at end of Loch Trool road (416804) & up Mulldonoch & Larg Hill. From Larg Hill, back to Nick of the Brushy & then good path up to large summit boulder. Continued to Scars of Milldown & Curleywee. (S)gerrybowes06/06/2018
Largs Hill, Lamachan, Bennanbrack, Curleywee, white hillLongwojo06/06/2018
G and Aarthurwhittaker12/03/2018
3rd of round of 4.iangpark09/12/2017
Alone, circuit south of Glen Trool.Grinner16/07/2016
C/W round of cairngarroch, millfore, milfore sw top, gairy of pulnee, bennan hill, scars of milldown, lamachan hill, craignaw, mulldonach from craigencallie house.robertphillips12/06/2016
On a backpack from Craigencallie Ho.mick29/05/2016
Revisit on way from Mulldonach to Craignaw.agentmancuso28/05/2016
The hardest of the Donalds in my view. Extremely hard way up, long walk in and the wettest of the wet.nickywood113/07/2015
A glorious day, with views of Isle of Man, Arran, and half of Scotland and England. Walking over Curleywee and over the top of Lamachan is a great stroll, really easy, even on the steep bits. Getting onto and off the hills from the forest road from Glen Trool is another matter. It is unbelievably rough going for the first 1000 feet or so, and this is one of the very few times I have regretted wearing trainers rather than boots. The rough stuff would probably be easier at any time when the vegetables are not in full growth mode, i.e. any time other than mid-summer! Anyway, it was worth the suffering - overall it is a brilliant walk.Gill03/07/2015
3rd Hill of 5 today on an alternative Southern Upland way route from Bargrennan to St. John's town of Dalry. I wasted a lot of time climbing Borgan Hill and then I traversed the slopes to get to Craignaw and then the long and tedious slog over Mulmein Moss and Mulmein Burn to the Trig and from there to the summit.Dazingdale09/05/2015
Second ascent occurred when walking solo from Larg Hill over LH to Curleywee. P at Glen Trool, requiring using SUW out and back but good weather. Third visit was solo on 18/06/2019, whilst passing again from Larg Hill to Curleywee.jacobus08/05/2015
Solo.Dangerous Dave25/04/2015
From Glen Trool. Rough ascent alongside Sheil Burn, then improving. Galltywenallt01/09/2014
From Bruce's Stone car park round of 4 Grahams/Donalds. Route up stream not at all clear polus problems finding this first summit due to cloud. Mislead by a cairned top to west of Lamachan which is not picked up by contouring on map. Wasted an hour on this but after lunch all cloud cleared from tops and a good finish to the daydickscroop05/06/2014
Part sun, cold, strengthening wind, warm, good views.iangalbraith13/05/2014
On a three day backpack circuit from Glen Troolalistairpooler20/04/2014
Long hot walk-in from Graigencallie, then over Curleywee to Lamachan. Back over Nick of Curleywee and skirted round to path down to Laggan bothy. Hotter walk back to car.neimcv18/07/2013
round of 3 millfore, lamachan hill, curleywee, from craigencallie with reneerobertphillips19/06/2013
Largs Hill, Lamachan, Bennanbrack, Curleyweeborderterrier03/07/2011
Parked nr Craigencallie ruin, followed track to White Laggan bothy. Cut up onto Curleywee Hill before Lamachan Hill. Back around Curleywee before dropping to col and ascending rough ground to Millfore - to track and car.nordicstar29/05/2011
walked from white laggan bothy after spending a few nights in the loch dee area. walked up curlywee fron waterfall at bothy then followed ridge along to lamachan hill, returned to saddle and contoured around curlywees south side to come back to bothy fromRekrab12/11/2010
and 18/01/2014chrispine16/03/2010
PMI Uisdean2504/10/2009
Climbed after a night in Minigaff Youth Hostel.Man of Kernow119/09/2009
With J and Beatties, from/to Loch Trool direct beside Sheil Burn. Not a bad day. Second visit, 08/05/2015, en route from Larg Hill to Curleywee; solo: dry, sometimes sunny but cold S wind later.trienbrae04/03/2006
P Glentrool, up Shiel Burn to Lamachan Hill, along ridge to Scars of Milldown, Curleywee & White Hill, down to bothy.agentmancuso22/02/2004
from Curleywee. WDP downhill around crags to cross a fence at the col. 10 goats and a kid. to Lamachan at 14.00. to Larg.arranc06/05/2002
From Glen TroolBLACKHILL05/10/2000
Misty andlow cloud to start, clear dry laterTom Mundell08/04/2000
While we were all camping in a heatwave at Newton Stewart! Dead goat in the burn, no wonder the water tasted funny!Colinmac200501/08/1999
Capricorn Elite course Day 2. summit visited. Rain all day -messy- bog underfoot most of day and in cloud on tops up here. HARD -really felt tested - holding it together although only out for 5hrs 40mins today. Cold and wet, soaked through and tricky stream crossings . Satisfying to complete.Chris Pearson26/07/1998
Donald round of Minnigaff Hills, Larg Hill to Millfore SW Top.Eddie22/11/1997
Solo from car park at end of road at Loch Trool. Followed the Southern Upland Way as far as White Laggan, then bashed up the usual Galloway rough stuff to the summit of Curleywee. Followed the obvious line round to Lamachan Hill for a superb view over the central Galloway hills. Headed out & back to Larg Hill. Took a rough N bearing skirting the worst of the rougher ground & followed the Sheil Burn until reaching the old boundary fence. Followed that easily down to the forest track which led back to SUW & Loch Trool. A tough day out.NotReallyABagger01/06/1996
Did the Minigaff Hills.hillgorilla01/01/1996
Lamachan Hill, Millfore and accompanying Donalds RHW20/06/1992
With India.beorwulf08/05/1991
Ascended by Caldons Burn via Larg Hill.JohnW24/07/1990
From Caldrons Campsite.mountainmunki07/05/1990
Larg hill, Lamachan and Curleywee from Glen Trool, solo, Sunny, calm, and clear.alexmaclennan05/11/1988
My log says I went for a run in the morning, on forest roads, then the weather cleared and I walked up this hill from Caldons via Hags of Borgan- actually just a long walk on forest roads. Then somehow to an open ridge, and over Larg Hill. Snow and 'diamond hard visibility'pwheeler02/05/1987