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Hill number:1709
Height:645m / 2116ft
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 45925 83332
Summit feature:cairn on top of large boulder
Col:494m  NX454843  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 77
(1:25k) 318
Survey:obvious summit
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 240 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
6/6 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
After Mullwarchar and Dungeon Hill. Return to Bruces Stone CP.IanHHill17/05/2019
8th hill of 11 on an epic traverse from the Forest drive near Loch Riecawr to the Minor road leading from Caldons towards Glen Trool, climbing Macaterick, Hoodens Hill, Mullwharcher, Dungeon Hill, Craignairny, Craig Neldricken then with intensive rain and wind I sheltered to eat my lunch behind three large boulders that gave a modicum of protection before working my way round the ridge leading to Craignaw, exploring the rocks and boulders close to the summit before descending Sw and then heading towards Meaul,my next top...Dazingdale11/10/2018
Solo from P Glen Trool, out to Buchan and up path to L. Neldricken: path was dry and serviceable - much improved from quagmire of previous and aborted attempt at C and DH on 09/09/2017. Mid Burn was low in water, easy to cross, then up E by N to lochan (dry) on S ridge of C and on to summit for first phase lunch. Contiued N for Dungeon Hill. Weather was v warm but with a cooling light wind. First visit was 03/05/2009 with J.jacobus09/07/2018
From Glentrool via Buchan Hill, Mullwharchar and Dungeon Hill.Winterfloodian06/06/2018
From Buchan via Gairland Burn and Loch Neldriken. Up to a col north of Snibe Hill. camped under summit with Andy. Fantastic!mick18/05/2018
From Dungeon Hill via DBG. 4th for the day. South to Craiglee in great conditions. Solo.bolton07/05/2018
From Bruce's Stone C/Pk with Steve G. Approached from Craiglee then descent SW for straightforward crossing of the burn near the sheepfold.Smudge24/03/2018
With SmudgeSteveG24/03/2018
From the camp at the eastern end of Loch Valley, ascended to Snibe Hill and then on to summit. Then NNW to coll with Craignairny, which was passed by the coll with Dungeon Hill. Finally camped on the northern shores of Loch Enoch. A fine granite hill.mindlessflogger17/09/2017
From Craignairny. Enjoyed the jumble of easy slabs.Owen B20/05/2017
From Wild Camp on Loch Enoch, did Mullwharchar - Craignaw. Bad knee prevent me completing intended route to Craiglee.Jhimmy07/05/2017
Last of 8 hills on a 16 mile round from Bruce's Stone CP with Alex C. Fine hill with small cairn on large boulder at HP. Old 19thC pivot benchmark on slab rock near summit. From Craignairny; 6k slog back to CP in rain over rough descending ground picking up a poor peaty track at outflow of Loch Neldricken.jonglew09/04/2017
From Bruce's Stone (8:45) took path (boggy but not too bad) to L Neldricken. Fainter path along S shore, trackless thereafter - hard going in long grass. Followed stream then ridge on L to top (11:25). Huge granite slabs. Sunshine, great views. Continued down S ridge, across valley and steeply up to Craiglee NW ridge (Rig of Jarkness) and to summit (13:40). Hard going low down in deep trackless grass; easier on granite higher up. Down SW ridge (easier, grazed by cattle) to S Upland Way and thus back to car (16:10). Lovely day.dbb02/10/2016
Continued to Craignaw after Craiglee N Top on a solo backpack from Glen Trool.Sprog05/06/2016
Parked at the end of Glen Trool then walked to the south beach of Loch Neldrickery before climbing NE to Craignaw with Chris Watson. Then we headed south via Snibe Hill and Craiglee N Top to Craiglee before returning via the Rig of Jarkness.Dugswell204/06/2016
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
First hill on our ascent to Merrick.Play2End28/06/2014
See Merrickdickscroop04/06/2014
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 Troolalistairpooler18/04/2014
From Craiglee via Loch Narroch and onto upper hill with astonishing glacial debris on way to summit. Descent via Loch Neldricken to very rough path back to Glen Troolneimcv14/04/2014
round of 5 craignaw, dungeon hill, mullwharcher,merrick,benyellary, from loch trool carpark.robertphillips10/11/2013
1st summit on a glorious day via Gairland Burn and extremely soggy paths. Loved the granite and the amazing Devil's Bowling Green to the north. Then off to Merrick.signyred19/04/2013
W Jenx from Glen Trool CP. Grand tour of Marilyns and lesser tops to east of Merrick to finish on Craiglee. Buchan Hill > Rig of Loch Enoch > Mullwharcher > Dungeon Hill > Craignairny > Neldricken > Craignaw. Finest hill of day, splendid top albeit w dodgy balanced cairn but superb 360 degree views.nordicstar21/07/2012
5th hill of day. Dropped down from Dungeon Hill to skirt Craignairny and reach saddle. Climbed up NE spur over rocky pavements and ridges to top.derekblackburn27/08/2011
On route Glentrool - Mullwharchar - Craignaw - Craiglee - Glentrool. A hill mountain with great views.Topographer5723/07/2011
Backhill of Bush, Silver Flowe, Dungeon Hill, Craignawborderterrier16/07/2011
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
Climbed with J from/to Loch Trool via Lochs Valley and Neldricken. Good weather. Met strange lady when returning - something of a political activist, concerned about absence of animals, inc. sheep, from hills.trienbrae03/05/2009
High cloud, cold strong wind, good views.iangalbraith20/07/2008
From Glen Trool carpark, via Buchan Hill, Craig Neldricken, Craignairny and Dungeon Hill.agentmancuso21/06/2008
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
Parked at the farthest west car park of Glen Trool. Used the Gairland Burn path to Loch Valley. Then made way to Loch Neldricken which we then circled clockwise under Ewe Rig. From there ascended directly to the summit. Good views into the Silver Flowe.garyhoney30/06/2003
End of road in Glen Trool. WDP but muddy over hags. Over stream at outlet from Loch dry shod. Found a camera in its case lying on lank grass. Left it in shop with a note. Plod up over lank grass and boiler plate slabs to top at 12.50. to Dungeonarranc05/05/2002
Day trip from home. Rain most of the time. Second ascent with JdF on 23/07/2011.Man of Kernow114/09/2001
From Glen TroolBLACKHILL06/10/2000
Walked across from Mullwharchar then headed back to Bruce's Stone car park via Gairland Burn. yorkie27/05/1998
Over the summit on KIMM Elite Day 2 with Simon. Very wet, very windy, very cold - battling against hypothermia, exhaustion and tricky navigation. A classic KIMM. Our first go at Elite - Day 1 took us 9hrs 39mins (leaders Mark Seddon & Pete James 6hrs 43) Today we were out a mere 7hrs 51mins (leaders 4hr 06) Finished 45 of 47 finishers after a combined 17 hrs 31m 23 secs of effort and a night out in a small tent with 19 teams retiring. Mighty pleased to have stuck the course . virtually everyone had gone home by the time we finished -no queues for our meal!Chris Pearson27/10/1996
A great wee hill.hillgorilla12/06/1995
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