|Height:||659m / 2162ft|
|Parent (Ma):||1689 Corserine|
|RHB Section:||27B: Carrick and Galloway|
|Donald area:||Galloway Hills|
|County/UA:||Dumfries and Galloway (UA)|
|Class:||Hump, Simm, Donald, Graham Top, Yeaman|
|Grid ref:||NX 51554 91353|
|Summit feature:||embedded boulder 4m W of cairn|
|OS map sheet(s):||(1:50k) 77|
|GPS data:||show GPS entries for this hill|
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|Logged Descriptions (logged by 168 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)||By||Date of Ascent|
|Round of 4 above Garryhorn from Carsphairn village: Coran of Portmark, Bow, Meaul and Cairnsgarroch. Descent by NE ridge - going is purgatorial as only Galloway can be as you reach the floor of the glen before Craighit. Crossed burn as others on log carrying fence. Ground on the N side of the burn to regain the lead mines area is little better!||benalder284||18/01/2020|
|Round of 5 above Garryhorn: Coran of Portmark, Bow, Meaul, Carlin's Cairn, Cairnsgarroch.||PGCE||16/11/2019|
|The last of 5 Donalds on an anticlockwise circuit of the hills above Garryhorn, starting with Coran of Portmark. From Carlin's Cairn, headed back over Meaul & then followed path, faint in places, on right side of wall to the summit boulder and cairn. Descended NE ridge to gate at 528927 & then down ATV track to sheep fence across Garryhorn Burn. Used fence to cross burn & then followed wall to old lead mine; very rough terrain with a mixture of Grade 1 tussock, bog & ditches. Track back to car. (S)||gerrybowes||19/06/2019|
|7th hill of 10 today on a North to Mid-ridge Rhinns traverse climbing Cullendoch, Craigencolon, Black Craig, Knockower, Coran of Portmark and Bow and its X Donald tops, descending the ridge and then profiling around to the King's Well before descending along the wall whith lovely accompanying Wheatears to climb upto the Cairn and outcrops. I had my lunch here, trying to ration my water as I clearly had not taken enough. Descent and re-ascent to the ridge to climb upto Meaul...||Dazingdale||20/04/2019|
|From Great Well of Scotland along mine track past Garryhorn, then an anticlockwise circuit of Knockower, Black Craig, Corran of Portmark, Bow's three tops, Meaul and Cairnsgarroch. Rough going over the first two tops, then a glorious ridge walk looking over Loch Doon to the Awful Hand. I followed a pleasant grassy trod off the NE ridge of Cairnsgarroch, which led me to a man-eating tussock grass swamp at the foot of the ridge, and a tight-rope walk over a wooden weir pole to escape to the mine track.||Nick Down1||30/03/2019|
|Continuation from Meaul down and up connecting spur to C summit for lunch and descended NE/NNE to rusty girders of old bridge at 524930 over Garryhorn Burn; clambered on wooden barrier suspended below girders. Then staggered close to dyke on its NW side over v difficult tussocks and holes to reach Lead mine; 30 minutes were taken to cover about 1 km. Walked back on track to Green Well. Rain threatened but came to nothing. First visit was also solo on 13/05/2015.||jacobus||22/10/2018|
|Finally a clear summit.. circuit from Garryhorn / Carlin’s Cairn||N.Morters||06/08/2018|
|From cairlins cairn on way back to green well of scotland||cjo||02/06/2018|
|From GWoS to lead mines then pretty much straight up Knockower. Back to col and atv track to Coran of Portmoak than along ridge in heat and strong winds to Meaul. Followed dyke to Cairnsgarroch then off east flank picking up atv at fence junction to ford at Garryhorn.||SS||27/05/2018|
|Round of 4 Donalds anticlockwise from Garryhorn. (See Coran of Portmark for details)||AndrewFinnimore||10/04/2018|
|Last of the day with Brian R. Rocky top now back to Lamloch via the ruins of the old lead mine.||Play2End||31/03/2018|
|Solo. Came over from Carlin's Cairn, traversing under Meaul. Descended easily down to Black Craig. Crossed burn on stones by old footbridge.||Dangerous Dave||08/08/2017|
|From the A713, including Corran of Portmark, Bow, Meaul and Cairnsgarroch. Warm, no wind.||Roblex||12/07/2017|
|Out and back from Meaul on way to Carlin's Cairn||nickywood1||12/03/2017|
|Circuit from Green Well of Scotland.||Grinner||26/11/2016|
|Continuation of walk from Corserine. Retraced my steps north back over Carlin's Cairn and Meaul. Then descended steeply east to bealach and followed wall and fence up to summit. Then descended by north-east ridge to the marshes (dry that day), crossed Garryhorn Burn (would be tricky in spate) and worked my way up to leadmines to rejoin my outward route. Total of 26km, with 1240m of ascent. Solo.||Man of Kernow1||03/06/2016|
|From Green Well.||ngthack||15/10/2015|
|From second visit to Meaul, down E to col then up to cairn for second phase lunch: weather cleared, rain jacket off.
Descended NE past lower cairn, continued then veered N towards Garryhorn Burn: went too far N, missed indicated crossing point but found suitable steping stones on loop of burn: terrain was difficult humps and bog: reached wall running NE and followed it into Mine area, using atv and rejoining track back to Green Well: sun came out and windproof came off.||trienbrae||13/05/2015|