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Hill number:1702
Height:692m / 2270ft
RHB Section:27B: Carrick and Galloway
Donald area:Galloway Hills
County/UA:East Ayrshire (UA)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Graham, Donald,
Grid ref:NX 45419 86634
Summit feature:rock 35m E of cairn
Col:505m  NX454856  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 77
(1:25k) 318
Observations:rock 25m SW at NX 45408 86611 is 0.1m lower; cairn 35m W at NX 45383 86628 is 0.4m lower; summit boulder is 6m E of obvious pointed boulder
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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From Bruce's Stone up Merrick usual route then down to Loch Enoch (difficult burn crossing) and up Mulwharchar through long clinging grass. Over to Dungeon Hill in similar wet conditions then to Craignairny. Descended to south shore of Loch Enoch where we found the remains of the Whitley bomber from 1940 then down 'path' to track and back via bothy to the car. Hardest day I've had on the hill since my early Munro bagging (pre paths).SS07/09/2019
3/6 Buchan Hill, Craig Neldricken, Mullwharchar, Dungeon Hill, Craignairny and Craignaw on Donald Completion Day with Ian, Caroline and Barry. Great 10 hour day, and successful project.nickywood114/07/2019
From Bruces Stone CP via Lochs Valley, Neldricken and Enoch. Afterwards to Dungeon Hill and Craignaw. Long, hard day.IanHHill17/05/2019
3rd hill of 11 on an epic traverse from the forest drive near Loch Riecawr to the minor lane leading from Caldons near Glen Trool, climbing Macaterick and Hoodens Hill continuing onto Mullwharchar, again exploring the rocky tops in the high winds. Continuing to Hooden's Hill...Dazingdale11/10/2018
From P on Forest Drive, along track, turning L and onto second firebreak (last before track end) running SE to bridge over Elgin Lane. FK started with me but bowel problems caused him to stop at 11:05 and return to car. I continued over rough ground, traces of path, onto ridge, down after Hoodens Hill and up directly to summit of M for lunch, 13:00. Returned N but had difficulty in climbing up to HH, due to extremely high T and lightheadedness: paused on rock for five mins till head cleared. Continued along ridge and found path to descend to FK's resting cairn low down. Caught path to bridge and retraced outward route to car. Weather was too hot for exertion of hill-walking; this was one of my most demanding single Donalds. First visit, also by this route, was on 10/10/2009 with J, MB and JS.jacobus25/07/2018
From the north part of the way on my bike. Warm and sunny with storm clouds gathering. 4hr round trip from the wee bridge.Play2End09/06/2018
From Glentrool via Buchan Hill.Winterfloodian06/06/2018
From the camp on the northern shores of Loch Enoch, a short flog to a fine top. Walked out the next day along the Rig of Loch Enoch and Buchan Hill.mindlessflogger17/09/2017
Camped at Loch Enoch and went up this peak seeing red deer on the way. More arduous than expected because of the boggy terrain but awesome views of the area.John Eley26/08/2017
my last Donaldhornet03/06/2017
From Kirriereoch Hill. Descended to Loch Twachtan in fog, rain and a headwind. Weather then cleared. Contoured round to below Loch Enoch outflow, then up easy grassy / slabby slopes.Owen B20/05/2017
From Wild Camp on Loch Enoch, Mullwharchar is fairly easy, but couldn't find a path.Jhimmy07/05/2017
5th of 8 hills on a 16 mile round from Bruce's Stone CP with Alex C. Initially plumped for cairn as HP, but clear enough it wasn't, just a case of picking a suitable rock from the group 30+m W. From Kirriereoch Hill (bdy), on to a fine looking Dungeon Hill.jonglew09/04/2017
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
Bagged on a solo backpack from Glen Trool. Camped by Loch Enoch.Sprog05/06/2016
From Bruce's Stone cp. Over Buchan Hill & Rig of Loch Enoch.ngthack20/10/2015
A wet and windy day in a pretty poor summer of weather was no surprise. I set off from Glen Trool and took in Craignaw, Mullwharchar, Merrick and Benyellary. I did get a bit of a view from Craignaw. The other summits well!!! This area was wild and pathless apart from the descent from Merrick. Distance 22k in 6 hours 40 minutes.isabelle02/08/2015
Alone, from Glen Trool.Grinner18/07/2015
From Glen Trool by the Buchan Burn, using the forest road near Culsharg to its end, fording the burn to then follow the tottering boundary wall past the Old Man of Merrick to get to Loch Enoch. Evening ascent of Mullwharcar from camp (poor ground). Reurned via Merrick and Benyellary in the mist next day.neimcv03/06/2015
From Bruces stone CP over Merrick then down Redstone Rig to (sth) Loch Enoch. Up SW side to top. Exit via Loch Neldricken, Murder hole and Gairland Burn path.GmacT17/04/2015
Look out for the wild goats!elizyanne17/04/2015
From the Forest Drive to the north. Easy ground apart from short stretch alongside Eglin Lane.Galltywenallt03/09/2014
See Merrick.dickscroop04/06/2014
Two-day backpack from Loch Doon: Coran of Portmark - Corserine - Backhill of Bush - Craignaw - Mullwharchar - Loch Enoch (camped near outflow) - Merrick - Shalloch on Minnoch - Forest Drivedavidpettit8403/05/2014
On a three day backpack circuit from Glen Troolalistairpooler19/04/2014
round of 5 craignaw, dungeon hill, mullwharcher,merrick,benyellary, from loch trool carpark.robertphillips10/11/2013
From Merrick via Loch Twachtan across Rig of Munshalloch. The 5 miles from Mullwharchar to Glen Trool was as wet and arduous as anywhere in this country!peebs22/08/2012
W Jenx from Glen Trool CP. Grand tour of Marilyns and lesser tops to east of Merrick to finish on Craiglee. Merrick path to 255m then cross burn & over Buchan Hill > along Rig of Loch Enoch on a good path! High pt at base of Merrick East ridge and rnd Loch Enoch to climb soggy Mullwharcher, same in descent. Dissaptd as thought this would be a rocky hill. Grand spot tho.nordicstar21/07/2012
3rd hill of day. Dropped down Redstone Rig from Merrick to corner of Loch Enoch. Crossed the boggy ground and stream and climbed up SW side to top.derekblackburn27/08/2011
With JdF. Ascent by Merrick path to above Culsharg bothy. Then NE by forest track and fire-breaks to head of Buchan glen and Loch Enoch. A much better route than dreadful path to Loch Valley!Man of Kernow123/07/2011
A fine summer day with a cool NW breeze and views from the Mountains of Mourne to the Southern Highlands. The firebreaks referred to by MT were soggy in places. Returned to Glentrool via Craignaw and Craiglee.Topographer5723/07/2011
From the bridge over Whitespout burn, through the forest, across a bridge over Eglin Lane then up the ridge of Hoodens Hill to Mullwharcharborderterrier12/06/2011
Solo.Dangerous Dave30/04/2011
Parked in Glen Trool. Anti clockwise circuit including Craignaw - Dungeon Hill - Mullwharchar - Merrick & Benyellary. Tricky navigation over Craignaw & Dungeon Hill due to low cloud and nil visibility. Tough day!David Gradwell01/06/2010
Cold windy day; walked from/to near Whitespout Lane on Forest Drive to W of Loch Doon. J, MB and Joyce accompanied; first turn L after bridge was missed but not discovered until well to SW in forest, requiring retracing stage. Proceeded over Elgin Lane and then S.trienbrae10/10/2009
Some sun, high cloud, cold sharp wind, good views.iangalbraith20/07/2008
CK SheilaS23/03/2008
PMI Uisdean2509/06/2007
Came up from Bruce's Stone over Craignaw, Mullwharchar and Merrick. Saw deer, Devils bowling green and Loch Enoch is a superb location. Long day with very few tracks until Merrick.robphys01/10/2005
Hoodens Hill & Mullwharcher from Loch Doon with Fiona, hard going underfoot. Chalmers No.81agentmancuso18/05/2002
from Dungeon.Easily down on shallow slopes and gentle long ascent to top at 15.05. At car 11 1/4m - 7 3/4 hrs.arranc05/05/2002
Done after Merrick. Feeling ill.douglas_easton22/03/2002
From Glen TroolBLACKHILL06/10/2000
Capricorn Elite course Day 1. Summit visited during 28km route 1500m ascent in 6hrs 52mins. Very hard rough going but clear and dry helped accurate route choice and navigation. (unlike the horribly wet Day 2)Chris Pearson25/07/1998
Walked across from Kirrieroch Hill. yorkie27/05/1998
Galloway Forst round from Glen Troll, Craignaw,Mullwharchar across to Shalloch on Minnch down over The Merrick.Eddie26/03/1994
Whole Merrick group of Donalds and Tops including Shalloch on Minnoch, Mullwharchar and Craignaw RHW21/06/1992
With india.beorwulf05/05/1991