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Name:Windy Standard
Hill number:1744
Height:698m / 2290ft
Section:27C: The Glenkens to Annandale
Area:Carsphairn Hills
County/UA:Dumfries and Galloway (UA)
Catchment:Dee (Kirkcudbright)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Graham, Donald
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,G,D,DN)
Grid ref:NS 62014 01467
Summit feature:trig point
Drop:212m
Col:486m  NS633015  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 77
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 187 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
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
selfdavidsbatty29/04/2014
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
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
ForgottenBLACKHILL22/10/2000
KeithByTheC08/07/2000
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
weaselmaster03/10/2017
Ralph23/09/2017
anne336623/09/2017
PaulineD03/06/2017
walk livi03/06/2017
Rambling Ray07/05/2017
GavinTheobald 216/04/2017
DaveMcS25/03/2017
Mudskipper03/12/2016
IainK12/10/2016
chalky195311/09/2016
carole engel11/09/2016
Wycombe Wanderer01/08/2016
alda06/06/2016
iaindbrown06/06/2016
govanah16/05/2016
bogdodger23/03/2016