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Name:Cairnsmore of Fleet
Hill number:1699
Height:711m / 2333ft
Section:27B: Carrick and Galloway
Area:Galloway Hills
County/UA:Dumfries and Galloway (UA)
Catchment:Cree, Fleet (Gatehouse)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Graham, Donald
Grid ref:NX 50120 67049
Summit feature:cairn
Col:189m  NX535740  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 83
(1:25k) 319
Observations:trig point 35m NE at NX 50160 67075 is probably lower
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 253 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
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
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.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
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
From Cairnsmore House (park below old space overgrown) and up through Bardrochwood. Good path all way, paved in palces.nordicstar14/08/2010
Up and down from Cairnsmore Farm. Good hill. Good day.iredale22/07/2010
Cool bright sunny morning by tourist route. One minibus load doing hill slowly today!!Dugswell212/03/2010
with JC and DC from Cairnsmore FarmMartin6623/01/2010
SOTA activation. 2m only: 34 on SSB, 2 on FM. Best DX probably Cheltenham. A good VHF site!GM8OTI12/09/2009
Up from Cairnsmore.Mist on top.With Bridget and Oscar.catman15/03/2009
With Catman and Oscar.rosiebridge15/03/2009
With Bridget and Catman.oscarrosie15/03/2009
Exceptionally cold day.Smudge07/02/2009
With: hb sb ab; Parked at Cairnsmore and followed the track all the way up to the summit. Returned by same route. Very windy on top but good views.Ian Baines25/05/2008
Returning with J from first wedding anniversary, Lighthouse Corsewall. No OS map 50k; took wrong exit from carpark and had difficulty finding route to ridge and summit in mist. Returned by track. Second and third visits, 25/09/2015, walking up path from Cairnsmore farm, then going out to and returning from Meikle Mulltaggart, Donald Top; lunched in shelter on third visit. Proceeded SSE to other Donald Top of Knee of Cairnsmore. Weather was misty with late morning rain but cleared up after lunch to provide a pleasant afternoon. Leaving KoC, took track past Knocktim back to P nr. Muirfad.trienbrae21/10/2007
Up track from SW, on to Meikle Mulltaggart, then down south ridge over Knee and down to track over Knocktim.agentmancuso12/02/2007
Took tourist route.G4OWG09/10/2006
With Lynsey, Jim and Rachelalistairpooler29/08/2005
Ascent prior to business meeting in Glasgow next day.marktrengove06/10/2003
From caravan at Garlieston. Left car at 6:15, walked along track to S end and traversed S to N over intermediate top (08:00). Presumably then walked down path through wood back to car. dbb03/08/2003