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Name:Windy Standard
Hill number:1744
Height:698m / 2290ft
RHB Section:27C: The Glenkens to Annandale
Donald area:Carsphairn Hills
County/UA:Dumfries and Galloway (UA)
Catchment:Dee (Kirkcudbright)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Graham, Donald
Grid ref:NS 62014 01466
Summit feature:trig point
Col:486m  NS633015  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 77
(1:25k) 328S
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 221 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Driven in same as Carole Engel, so short hoof up to top. Deeply poignant day. Four of us met for the height checking of Dugland to confirm Alan Dawson's previous survey & its Re-instatement as a Donald top and lunchtime blether over tea and coffee in Norman Wares camper van. David Batty collapsed and died on his walk out east back to his car.vegibagger20/11/2018
Round of Windy Standard, Alhang, Alwhat, Meikledodd, Blacklorg and Blackcraig.PGCE24/09/2018
Solo, P at Afton WTP and walked up signed path on R to meet construction roads of expanded Windfarm: spoke with manager who advised route to WS (OS map is completly out-of-date) over Lamb Hill and Wedder Hill on wide tracks. Found path over Millaneoch Hill, col with wooden gate and up to ridge, turning R to reach trig pillar of WS. Threat of rain which didn't come to much. Returned to col to turn SE down to boggy col with Alhang. First visit to WS was on 28/01/2006 with Jackie and the Beatties, coming from Dalquairn up SE ridge.jacobus20/08/2018
Final hill in circuit of Afton water - down from Alhang along the fence to col, then up diagonally left (about West I think) to reach fence line over to summit. Beware the electric fence close to the summit. Summit is amongst the Wind farm, with a trig point. Descended through a forest ride to nearest track which led us down through wind farm and back to reservoir. Forest ride was very steep but got you onto the tracks quickly. Nicer way would be over Webber hill with the views (if you like wind farms!!)nickywood119/08/2018
Loop of Glen Afton from water works (car park closed but plenty room) taking in Black Hill, Struther's Brae, Windy Standard, Alhang, Alwhat, Meikledodd Hill, Blacklorg Hill, Cannock Hill and Craigbraneoch Hill. Excellent walking though lots of new wind farm stuff (restricted currently as construction site).SS14/07/2018
Cycled up to and along Afton reservoir, then further up Afton Water. Excessive wind turbine development and tree felling debris.Topographer5719/05/2018
From Afton CP via William's Castle, then Black Hill, Wedder Hill, Millaneoch Hill, Windy Standard, Jedburgh Knees, Trostan Hill, Dugland, across the Clennoch Burn to Keoch Rig and return. Afton is now surrounded by the sprawling and expanding ugliness of Brocklog Rig wind farm. To add insult to injury, construction workers were putting up a radio mast on the summit of Keoch Rig as I arrivedNick Down124/03/2018
From nr. Darnscaw, up from the west, down to the northquadbarrel03/12/2017
First of five Donalds. Warm and sunny. Lots of construction traffic and noise.Play2End09/08/2017
Circuit of Afton reservoir.Grinner28/08/2016
On a circuit of the Afton Hills. Dry, reasonable visibility. 90 minutes to the top from the road end.Roblex05/08/2016
From Alhang. Part of an 11 summit clockwise circuit of Glen Afton. On to Milaneoch Hill.Minto05/06/2016
sore foothornet04/04/2016
Acw round struthers brae, black hill, jedburgh knees, windy standard, trostan hill, dugland,keoch rig, millaneoch hill, wedder hill,cannock hill, craigbraneoch hill, from afton water works.robertphillips27/12/2015
From Craigengillan .ngthack16/10/2015
Last time I was on Windy Standard the mist was so thick i could hardly read the FB; today the panorama was glorious. North to Ben Lomond, West to Ailsa Craig, South to Skiddaw plus a myriad of SU hills beyond the Lowther golf ball. On way to final xDTs from Glen Afton.agentmancuso05/09/2015
From Glen Afton Water works,(car park still closed) via road all the way to Jedburgh Knees via forest ride (NS 615030) then along through the windmills to the summit. No wind nothing moving. Return same routeGmacT16/04/2015
From Glen Afton Water works, via road above. All the way to Jedburgh Knees, then back via Wedder hill (s5D). Cool and breezy.iangalbraith14/09/2014
See Cairnsmore of Carsphaitn.dickscroop08/06/2014
From Glen Afton water works, a dull winter day with cloud coming and going. Soft snow underfoot.neimcv14/01/2014
MC aloneMartin6606/08/2013
Trostan Hill, Windy Standard, Dugland, from Water of Deughborderterrier15/06/2013
W Jenx from Afton reservoir car park (closed due to tree fall but still space nearby). Track to Black Hill then fence line around forest to the travesty that's the windfarmed top. Scandalous. Back same way on cold New Years daynordicstar01/01/2012
Up from New Cumnock. Down to Clennoch via Dugland.campagvelocet31/05/2011
Car park at Water of Ken. Watch for dogs at Nether Holm Farm. Ascent via Mid Hill, and down via Alhang and Ewe Hill.marktrengove26/03/2011
round of windy standard and blackcraig hill.robertphillips31/12/2010
Long walk in along reservoir then climb up Wedder Hill to ridge. Followed along and round up by wind turbines to Windy Standard.derekblackburn24/10/2010
Trigpoint, mistcjo26/09/2009
Solo Uisdean2503/11/2007
Climbed with J and the Beaties from/to Nether Holm of Dalquhairn over Mid Hill of Glenhead and Deil's Putting Stone. Thick mist - heard turbine blade swishing before seeing them, even Willie ! Tackity Bit on way down.trienbrae28/01/2006
from Mid Hill. 300' drop to col and recovered height and steady plod on faint paths to plateau. Only 4 turbines in view until summit when about 30 others appeared to W and N. To trig 6124 at 15.30. Footprints in snow - 1 adult and 1 smaller, plus dog. Cairnsmore, Arran and Green Lowther.arranc27/02/2005
Moorbrock Hill, NT, Keoch Rig, Windy Standard, Dugland, Clennoch Bothy, Cairnsmore, Beninner, from Craigengillan.agentmancuso25/10/2003
Wedder Hill, Milaneoch Rig & Windy Standard in thick mist from track a mile to N of Afton dam, with Fiona.agentmancuso30/11/2002
Possible to drive to summit.PeteF30/11/2002
A cold but clear Christmas Day jaunt with Shaky from Glen Afton. Parked short of Craigdarroch & took higher of two tracks above waterworks. R branch at the fork up to edge of forest near Black Hill & then followed boundary over Wedder Hill, Millaneoch Hill to Windy Standard. At the time, wind turbines were a novelty(!) but the area is as good as ruined now. Curved generally E towards Alhang & on to Alwhat & Meikledodd Hill. With daylight running out we headed due W over rough stuff aiming at the Alwhat burn & forest firebreaks leading to track round reservoir back to the car. Met lady shepherd with dog on track who agreed that this was all much better than mince pies & booze in front of the telly!NotReallyABagger25/12/2001
Bagged some time ago by mountain bike, through the forest from the west. Had to push the last bit to the trig, otherwise the whole route is rideable. This is likely to be the most interesting and aesthetically pleasing way to bag this hill given the huge wind farm spreading over this and neighbouring hills.Gill01/01/2000
Walked from Sanqhaur on way to Clennochhillgorilla01/01/1998
Afternoon Donald round from Water of Ken, Beninner to Moorbrock Hill, on the way home.Eddie17/06/1994
Walked in from Carsphairn. There were new tracks, but no wind turbines.JohnW24/07/1993
Clennoch horseshoe RHW24/03/1989
Colin Crawford25/02/2018