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Name:Grey Hill
Hill number:1733
Height:297m / 974ft
RHB Section:27B: Carrick and Galloway
County/UA:South Ayrshire (UA)
Catchment:Minor Rivers only (North)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (200-299m)
(Ma,Hu,Tu,2)
Grid ref:NX 16473 92792
Summit feature:trig point
Drop:154m
Col:143m  NX227959  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 76
(1:25k) 317
Survey:obvious summit
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 133 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From Girvanquadbarrel25/08/2018
From Girvan up Byne Hill, Mains Hill, Cairn Hill, Fell Hill and Grey Hill then back to the start. Brilliant views of Arran, Ailsa Craig, the Ayrshire Coast and Galloway Hills.Chris Mac13/05/2018
Also done after Ailsa Craig. Parked at top of farm track on sharp bend and followed footpath for a bit, then took a beeline for the summit. Some hard going through tussocky grass.Chris Peart25/03/2018
A little something for after Ailsa Craig. Parked at the cattle grid (not good near the bend), and went through the gate directly above to pick up an ATV track. This petered out above the wall, but not too hard getting across the bogs and a fence to the base of the hill, then an easy climb to the top.Gill24/03/2018
Great viewpointthekirkie pirate02/02/2018
4/4 Marilyn for the day. Parked at the obvious hairpin at Knocklaugh. Took one look at the path disappearing into thick bracken then switched to the field gate 50m further along the road. Good choice, easy walking on grass to a gate at top. Short cut over small stream and boggy section towards wall. Thick knee lipenght grassland up along the wall (may be better in winter/spring). Finally crossing wall/fence at a style near sign welcoming to Grey Hill Grasslands Wildlife Reserve. Then a patch picks it way up to a track below final slopes.N.Morters08/07/2017
An enjoyable amble over Byne Hill, Mains Hill and Grey Hill from Woodland Bay Farm/Hotel.summitsup05/07/2017
4th hill of 11 today on an elongated loop from Girvan climbing Shalloch, Byne and Mains Hill then continuing Sw over Fell Hill and then up to the summit Trig point. Views limited by the mist today but quite mild still. Descent Sse to a minor road heading for Knockdaw.Dazingdale16/05/2017
From Knocklaugh. Over stile by hairpin bend and follow path NE until no more trees by stream to left. Descend steeply into gully and continue NNW to stile over fence by Grey Fell information board. Turn left along wall up to corner. Head directly up to summit. Sunny.Winterfloodian02/05/2017
From bend in the road at NX171919Tony J06/06/2016
Delightful leisurely walk up from the track to the NNW Three beautiful dappled white Dalmatian spotted horses were at the col between it and the northern tump. We lay for a considerable time at the summit trig as Ailsa Craig gradually receded in the pale grey heat haze as the sea and sky merged in a subtle pale grey and AC became like a subtle castle suspended in the airvegibagger05/06/2016
Late afternoon from good parking at the bend just west of Knocklaugh. I crossed the burn after about 300 metres and then headed for a visible stile before a direct line to the summit. Great views and friendly farmer at the top on his quad. Solo.bolton03/06/2016
Came in from Knocklaugh, good parking at farm entrance near hairpin. Hazy sun, hot, calm, good views.iangalbraith03/06/2016
From the west. Track then easy ground to the summit.AndrewFinnimore02/06/2016
Weather fair.MountainMac15/02/2016
Self, Peter and dogInvicta1414/03/2015
parked on bend on road NX 171 919 up the side of the burn, through field to summit.robertphillips18/10/2014
After a drive from Aberdeen I needed to stretch the legs, so as this hill is right behind the Woodland Bay hotel I headed up it at 20.30 . there is a track but once you get to the monument rock it gets muddy with big holes (cows have been around). I contoured round and got to the top in an hour, decided due to lack of daylight approaching go straight down the hill (saw a big badger), and ended up on top of a quarry, but there is a little path to the left which gets you down safely. Walking on the road wasn't very good so walked on the beach instead back to the hotel. all in all took 2 hours.tallblond30/05/2014
From bend on lane west of Knocklaugh Farm at NX 17147 91931 - room for 1-2 cars on grass by burn. Followed marked path north above gorge, crossed burn further up, over open moor (one wall and barbed wire fence to tackle) and on to summit. Fine hill with good sea views. Continued north on ridge to Byne Hill.marktrengove26/04/2014
Seems like I must have only just missed Mark. Lovely bright sunny late afternoon with views across to Antrim and all up the Firth of Clyde. Circular walk from Girvan following the coast to start with and then back down via Byne Hill TuMP.Alex C26/04/2014
From bend in road to SW, then on to Byne Hilltim74719/03/2014
W Jenx from Knocklaugh. Followed path to NE, tracking burn and bracken. At Lochan cut up onto Hill. Over Fell Hill (P30?) and to Byne Hill / Mains Hill. Went back for car while Jen dropped to road.nordicstar25/08/2013
From layby on main Girvan / Stranraer road west of top.russell6119/04/2013
Parked just east of Knockdaugh, back along road to stile at start of path to Loch Lochton then onto hill. Followed wall then tussocky grass towards summit (not the best) - smashing views.mattmcv30/07/2011
Parked just past second cattle grid to SE. Followed wall and then across boggy bit before climbing up to trig.chriswatson06/12/2010
Parked at cattle grid a bit after Knocklaugh Farm. Met 30+ school kids + adults helping on Duke of Edinburgh. Dry and clear with some cloud. Probably my 600th Marilyn on count back.Dugswell215/05/2010
Up from Pinmore passing just south of Loch Lochton. Descent to the NW hitting the road below waterfalls at Barniecairn Glen.campagvelocet23/02/2009
Started at Woodlands farm up valley & onto Cairn Hill, then along the tops. Brill visibility - able to see Mountains Mourne (NI), Kintyre & Cobbler. Back via Byne Hill. Great sea views.clyde10/05/2006
PMI, BL, JTh, TW Uisdean2510/09/2005
P Girvan south end, 1k up the A714, Byrne Hill, Grey Hill, Mains Hill, back down track to Woodland Fm.agentmancuso26/07/2003
fine steep hill, in cloud, TP has no FB. direct steep ascent from road bend to E RHW15/09/2002
Over stile on signed path above stream in cleft for 600m and uphill over sheep pastures. Raven. Threw Arran over a double wire fence to cross lank dry grass uphill to foot of hill and steeply up grassy prow to top at 9.50. No cairn.arranc04/05/2002
Up and down from nearest point on the shore road.Eddie08/10/2000
Susan Bidwell09/10/2018
grumpy05/05/2018
tomandivy27/04/2018
Isbjorn24/03/2018
weaselmaster10/12/2017
Sick Kid10/12/2017
govanah04/08/2017
nicolajane05/06/2016
Sprog04/06/2016
NormanW03/06/2016
Bruckner728/03/2016
iainwalton11/11/2015
chrispine15/07/2015
Johnny Corbett20/06/2015
ger15/03/2015
Crumblie231/01/2015
peterstanding31/05/2014