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Name:Cairnsmore of Fleet
Hill number:1699
Height:711m / 2333ft
RHB Section:27B: Carrick and Galloway
Donald area:Galloway Hills
County/UA:Dumfries and Galloway (UA)
Catchment:Cree, Catchment Boundaries, Fleet (Gatehouse)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Graham, Donald,
Grid ref:NX 50121 67048
Summit feature:ground by cairn
Col:189m  NX535740  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 83
(1:25k) 319
Observations:rock by trig point 35m NE at NX 50161 67072 is probably lower
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 311 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Revisit called by after arriving back on belfast ferry. Cool wind with great views, nice gentle gradient path from small carpark off A75cjo16/09/2019
From the CP at NX463632 - via the main path passing Cairnsmore Farm.summitsup13/08/2019
fa, solo, mist and light rain with a period of bad vis round summit, 13.8km, 3h 47m, from c.p. by gruddoch bridge, past house and farm, up through the forestry following the path all the way to the summit - which was a bit grim and back the same wayrum doodle 31/05/2019
Walked up from Cairnsmore Farm.IanHHill15/05/2019
4th top of 10 on a traverse from the Deer Range car park to Gatehouse of Fleet, climbing Round Fell, Millfore hill, Meikle Mulltaggart and then upto the Trig and cairn. Very strong winds and rain. Continuing on the exposed ridge to the Knee of Cairnsmore, having a quick look at the Airmen memorial en-route but too cold to stop and study it. .Dazingdale07/10/2018
From other tops... down via the good pathN.Morters03/10/2018
Good family walk from the cp to the SW. A memorial near the summit to an astonishing number of airmen who have crashed into the hill.Herbert Anchovy25/08/2018
With Brian R. from the C.P. Good footpath. Clearing murk. Excellent cake on the summit.Play2End21/07/2018
Parked by the Big Water of Fleet Viaduct at 558643 & up Knee of Cairnsmore - From Knee of Cairnsmore, faint path down to col & then up over easy terrain to the granite memorial, ancient summit cairn & trig point. Continued to Meikle Mulltaggart. (S)gerrybowes05/06/2018
Mizzle early on turning into a nice day. Climbed cairnsmore and then Mueller mulltaggartLongwojo03/06/2018
From Mulltaggart and on to the Knee with a small group of fellow baggers. Fine 22k ridge walk from Brocklock Bridge to Gatehouse rly stn.jonglew24/03/2018
Solo S1561 pillar glorious views. Essex woman from Dumfries.vegibagger24/03/2018
Trig pillar. Great views on way to gatehouse stationcjo24/03/2018
Couldn't have had better weather and views for the only prearranged (non boat trip) group walk during the Triggers Weekend.Alex C24/03/2018
G and Aarthurwhittaker10/03/2018
After wild camp at edge of forestry.Grinner29/09/2017
Up from car park on main path (dry shod). Came down by Knocktim.SS16/09/2017
beautiful day with good views of IoMoatcake09/08/2017
From car park taking standard route before continuing on to Meikle Mulltaggart and then Knee of Cairnsmore. Cloud base just above top so some views.garyhoney01/08/2017
From NX462632 where parking is available beside a lane. Solo. Standard route to summit of Cairnsmore of Fleet, which rises on a good path at an easy angle through forest and then the open hillside. Very misty on upper parts of hill so no views. Continued to Knee of Cairnsmore and Meikle Mulltaggart before descending to start.pwbellarby25/07/2017
Repeat climb. Very poor visibilityLongwojo13/06/2017
Cloudy but dry. Visited Meikle M and Knee of C. 4 hours.iangpark07/06/2017
From Graddoch Bridge, via Knee of Cairnsmore. Sunny but very windy.Winterfloodian03/05/2017
Tourist route, easy ascent but the summit was in mistborderterrier22/10/2016
From car park to SW. Nice and easy path the whole way. Write-up at:
Tourist route, there and back. Great views over the Cree Estuary, once clear of the forest which accounts for about half of the walk.Crib Goch29/07/2016
Parked in public car park. An easy and enjoyable 110 minutes to the summit on good tracks. Great views. With R.T.bolton05/07/2016
Solo from P near Cairnsmore farm up track and path to CoF and then down to Meikle Mulltaggart and back up again to CoF, making second and third ascents; continued on to Knee of C and down to join track back to C. First visit with J without map on 21/10/2007. Fourth visit also solo was on 13/04/2019 during a repeat of 2015 walk although fifth summiting was avoided by contouring coming up from MM on way to KoC.jacobus25/09/2015
A quick up and back on a pleasant summers late afternoon. Time up and back 1 hour 50 minutes. I did run down. Submit gave decent views but was rather hazy.isabelle03/08/2015
From Cairnsmore lovely round of threenickywood114/07/2015
A nice stroll, up through the forest and then on a good path all the way up. Great views, except at the top, when the mist rolled in.Gill29/06/2015
Straightforward hill walk with no route finding problems. Warm in the valley but a cool breeze up here. Views hazy today.Walker Dan23/04/2015
Walked up usual route from Cairnsmore Estate to Cairnsmore of Fleet, perfect path to the top, climbed down a long way to bag Meikle Mulltaggart, and a wilderness wonder over to Millfore Hill, then struggled back to Cairnsmore of Fleet bagged Knee of Cairnsmore (most southern mountain in Scotland) and Climbed back down to the car park.DanTrig23/04/2015
Self, Peter and dogInvicta1418/03/2015
Up the well made path to the top. Fine views of the Galloway hills to the north. Headed SE along the ridge to the south top and then decended rocky slopes SW to pick up the track that heads west at the edge of the forest. Found an old war time shell amongest the boulders on the way down which is a bit strange as all the aircraft wrecks are east and west of the summit.mindlessflogger06/09/2014
A short half day walk including the two tops on a pleasant sunny morning. Best weather so far of this trip.dickscroop06/06/2014
round of 3 new donalds from cairnsmore with pat.robertphillips16/03/2014
from tourist route car park NX463632GmacT08/10/2013
Dry, sunny, warm, calm, good views.iangalbraith28/09/2013
With Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave05/08/2013
From estate car park, by hill path through forestry to summit. Very dry underfoot. Views limited by hazy sunshine.neimcv06/06/2013
and 28/03/2014chrispine08/06/2012
With Tim, Roger, Ingrid, Jenny, Rob, Michael, Iain & Mad MarleyLoz_mck19/05/2012
Knee of Cairnsmore-Cairnsmore-Meikle Multaggartborderterrier05/05/2012
climbed from carpark, path to follow all the way with a trig point, cairn and rough stone shelter at summit.biggaz77702/02/2012
CKJ SheilaS31/12/2011
cloud on top. no viewTeasyChris13/11/2011
~Last Graham and donaldPeteN12/03/2011
Solo Uisdean2503/09/2010