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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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11th and penultimate hill of 12 on a 33.3km route from the Glen Afton road, climbing Yarngallows Knowe, Struthers Brae, Auchincally Hill, Strandlud Hill, Milray Hill, Craignane, White Hill, Meaul, Upper Hill and Dugland heading Nne to rejoin track and following it just South of the 601m spot then across rough ground East to rejoin track heading below Trostan and and then continuing Ene for the summit over the track then steeply to the Trigpoint. Descent Nw then Nne onto track heading for Black Hill, my final top of the day...Dazingdale22/09/2019
Parked in woods just beyond water works (11:05). Walked towards dam then took faint track up hill to wind farm road above. Followed this to col then along the ridge through the windmills to just beyond Wedder Hill. Then path along fence led along ridge to road SE of summit and past smaller windmills to trig. Back same route. Fair views, occasional drizzle. Finish 14:20. Fortunately I like windmills (or at least what they're for) and they provided an easy route.dbb30/07/2019
With RobLynfa Penygarn07/07/2019
fa, solo, sunny and breeze on the tops, wet underfoot on the hills, with some land rover tracks, 25.5km, 9hr from clennoch bothy to new cumnock via, tracks, hillside to keoch rig with a new mast on its top, past the putting stone to windy standard along the wind farm tracks, down to a col and along a fence then up to Alhang, alwhat , meikledodd hill, then across a new track not marked on the maps or viewranger, blacklorg hill, blackcraig hill and down to quintin knowe to pick up the track down to blackcraig farm, then the minor road all the way to the train station in new cumnockrum doodle 07/06/2019
Solo trip to wind farm central. Bright and breezy. Why they had to plough up most of the surrounding peat in this particular wind farm escapes me.Invicta1422/05/2019
from Afton Waterworks via Windfarm access roads to Wedder Hill, then up the ridge. Afterwards round ring of Donalds to Blackcraig Hill. Mostly easy going.IanHHill19/05/2019
Great views. The wind farm tracks to Wedder Hill get you within easy reach of this top. Headed down to 624040 on the wind farm tracks and then up to Black Hill. Solo.bolton05/05/2019
Final hill in a good walk from Blackcraig Farm including Blackcraig, Blacklorg Alwhat and Alhang. Certainly lived up to it's name.MichaelF27/03/2019
Parked in front of large green prefab in Craigdarroch & up Struther's Brae & Black Hill. From Black Hill, continued along the wind farm track to the most southerly turbine & the end of the track at 630022 - SSW along fence line to the adjoining wind farm & a short walk along track before heading up to trig point. Reverse to junction at 625040 & then followed track back to Craigdarroch. (S)gerrybowes23/01/2019
Driven in same as Carole Engel, so short hoof up to top. 1200th HuMP summit. 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.Man of Kernow126/03/2011
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
Trig revisit. Summit in cloud, cold wind. Circuit from S, Graigengillan, up the long ridge, back via Cairnsmore.RHW17/04/2010
Trigpoint, mistcjo26/09/2009
Solo Uisdean2503/11/2007
From Glen Afton car park. Windfarm central.benalder28401/09/2007
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