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Hill number:1745
Height:697m / 2287ft
RHB Section:27C: The Glenkens to Annandale
Donald area:Lowther Hills
County/UA:Dumfries and Galloway (UA)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Graham, Donald,
Grid ref:NX 98909 99746
Summit feature:cairn
Col:334m  NS914083  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 78
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 261 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From Michellslacks. Fence line from Earncraig Hill.Moorponder11/10/2019
ROC C day 1nix_snilloc28/09/2019
From Mitchellslacks. The Law, Wee Queensberry, Queensberry, Penbreck, Earncraig Hill, Gana Hill, Hard Hill & Haggie Hill. A good day out with Ian.Dangerous Dave17/08/2019
fa, solo, warm and sunny, still wet under foot till the forestry tracks were reached, 18.5km, 5hrs 43m, burleywhag bothy to moffat, burley bog, grit hill and straight to the summit of queensberry, descended via a fence line through pot of Ae, into the forest to pick up the forestry tracks, romans and rivers route to moffat, via tracks minor roads and across a few fieldsrum doodle 10/06/2019
Ring of Donalds from and back to kirkhope in Daer valley. Last in day. views included Galloway hills and Skiddaw.IanHHill20/05/2019
Weather fair.MountainMac12/05/2019
Via The Law and Wee QueensburyClach Liath19/04/2019
From Mitchellslacks, route from SMC Grahams and Donalds bookCrib Goch13/04/2019
From Mitchellstacks via Wee Queenberry to Queensberry then out to Harestanes Heights and Mid Height coming back over Earncraig Hill and Gana Hill. Track down starts at summit, not as per OS. Windy but cracking day.SS13/04/2019
An easy solo climb up from Wee Queensberry. Great views apart from the many turbines. Headed to Penbreck.bolton28/03/2019
From Mitchellslacks, up ATV track and then over The Law followed by steady plod to the summit. Breezy and cold but good views of numerous windfarms and muirburning. On to Earncraig, Gana to return via Burleywhag bothy.MichaelF26/03/2019
Solo from P near Mitchellslacks Farm, up track N: took first L fork which track ended at bridge over Capel Burn then a sheep path high up on E bank - abandoned by climbing over stile E to find the correct track taking me to atv track up Q: the old sign pointing to Q has gone. A quick break at cairn then onto Penbreck and down to Capel Yetts col with Earncraig. Bright day with cold N wind. First visit was with J on 11/10/2010; a glorious sunny day.jacobus25/03/2019
Usual route from Mitchellslacks road end. Operated short wave radio from summit for SOTA.G4OBK (Phil)22/02/2019
From Mitchellslacks. It looked like an easy cycle up as far as the ruins at New House but when I tried it a few months ago the track was so diabolical that I saved no time, then turned back with heat exhaustion. This time I walked in, only to find the track had been repaired and would have been a nice cycle ride. Continued up a quad track leading around the north of Grit Hill and approached summit from the west, giving much desired shelter from a chilly east wind.Topographer5729/10/2018
Yet another visit to Queensberry, whilst staying at Burleywhag bothyColin Crawford25/10/2018
Final Donald of the day of three. Great views and sunny out of the wind besides the cairn. Penultimate Donald.Play2End06/10/2018
From Mitchellslacks. Also included Earncraig Hill and Gana Hill.PGCE23/09/2018
Parked in very wide entrance to Mitchellslacks at 9653 9595 & up Wee Queensberry - From Wee Queensberry, ATV track down to col & a short distance up lower slopes of Queensberry - Track disappeared so, where possible, tried to avoid tussocky areas on long climb up to the summit cairn. Continued to Earncraig Hill & Gana Hill. (S)gerrybowes01/05/2018
Anti-clockwise route of the 3 Donalds from Mitchellslack. With Gavin.MorecambeMonkey24/02/2018
Great Viewpointthekirkie pirate23/02/2018
Alone, Glenleith Fell to Queensbury.Grinner09/09/2017
A very enjoyable walk despite thick mist and drizzle. From Mitchellslacks, around the back of The Law, via High Church (good rocky scenery and a pond), Craih Hill (triffids) and Wee Queensberry, which is a nice hill and should not be missed. A triffid-plagued col, unable to find a good line in mist so just bludgeoned my way through the tussocks, and then an easy climb off piste to Queensberry. Down via an easy ATV track to pick up the outward track below New House. And for afters? A quick pog up The Law. It had to be done, and is well worthwhile. Was it just the mist concealing something nasty, or is this one of the few areas in Southern Scotland that has not been sacrificed for our insatiable desire for electricity?Gill17/02/2017
From Mitchellslacks, a few places to park. Used good path round S side of The Law, then landrover tracks where possible over High Church and to Wee Queensbury- a nice summit. Slog up Queensbury on easiest terrain I could find- good going. Fine view but a little shocked how many windfarms are in the view. The descent from the cairn to the fence 200- 300 m S of New House was very good underfoot, with a landrover track most of way, then a quick walk down a good path back to the car. This way round minimised views of the big windfarm on the E side of Queensbury. Fine weather with distant views.pwheeler16/05/2016
From S along the road from Mitchellslacks (didn't realise until we walked through that it was accceptable to park over bridge at Mitchellslacks). Lionel Bidwell's log below gave all the info needed for an easy ascent. Route and write-up at:
from forest track at approx NT005033. traversing the separate 100 km grid square numbers NT NS & NX. Glorious day but becoming much hazier than previous days. With John Green who I'd meet in Rivox bunkhouse. Harestanes heights on to Mid Height and finally on to Queensberry.vegibagger13/08/2015
Started from Mitchellslacks. Followed good track to NX 97274 98511 just after a gate and where a faded blue arrow points uphill. Turned uphill and folowed buggy track to summit.Lionel Bidwell22/04/2015
Included Gana Hill and Earncraig before crossing to Queensberry. Bit of a long trek back to Kirkhope at Daer.Roblex05/11/2014
From Kinnelhead via Blairmark, Craighoar, then Queensberry, Pot of Ae. In mistborderterrier25/10/2014
Easy and short afternoon ascent after Blackcraig Hill and two tops to its south in the morning. Good weather, easy going all the way.dickscroop10/06/2014
From 049025 could have parked 042017 @ Lochanhead go thro small gate beside dry stone wall to track & bridges across burn. Up beside forest in process of being felled (boggy). Down via Harestances & Peat Hill to Lochanhead. 7 hours in foot of fresh snow, superb day. Probably be dull in other conditionsrogreeves14/01/2014
MC alone from Mitchellslacks.Martin6605/10/2013
Solo. From end of public road at Kinnelhead. On track to Lochanhead. Sign pointing to right of way to Queensberry but no obvious path or track. Went along beside forest to begin with but then looped to the north to avoid cattle. On descent cattle had moved so I was able to keep close to forest.pwbellarby05/06/2013
Snowy walk lovely viewsnickywood111/03/2013
started from mithellslacks with renee.robertphillips02/02/2013
From Mitchellslacks Farm, via Wee Queensberry. Very wet day but a good walk, despite no views. It's a scenic area though, as far as I could tell!milngavie_kenny27/06/2012
CK SheilaS29/12/2011
With Jenx, in good snow frm Kinnelhead road head, via Lochenhead and forest edge to Pot of Ale. Excellent neve on top and clear long views. Back same way in dusk.nordicstar17/12/2011
From Mitchell Slacks, followed track to just before ruined buildings, sharp right up fellside following quad tracks to top. Nice day. Back via Wee Queensberry.Aye Jimmy25/07/2011
Started at Mitchellslacks farm and then followed a small farm track to the foot of the hill. Then went onto hillside, no path but not too rough.biggaz77727/03/2011
Final top of the day, before long trek back to Kirkhope Farm. Decended Earncraig Hill round valley to saddle, then up over Penbreck and along ridge over peat hags to top.derekblackburn20/11/2010
Climbed with J on a surprisingly warm Nov. day; insects out at summit ! Parked at Mitchellslacks, E of Thornhill, walked up track N and turned R up unmarked track leading to summit. Returned by reverse route.trienbrae11/11/2010
Unfortunately climbed in low cloud with much GPS and compass work, lack of paths, wet feet etc. Mitchellslacks-Wee Queensberry-Queensberryborderterrier19/09/2010
Walk with Jim Bull, Al Crombdscargill13/03/2010
Part of a lengthy day's walk from main road at Beattock including EarncraigSmudge20/02/2010
Summary - Nothing special as a hill, but excellent views from summit. Route - Drove into Kinnelhead from Beattock where there is a convenient parking space at the road end. Walked up track to Lochanhead and up forest edge to steep climb up Pot of Ae toPeteF11/04/2007
Solo Uisdean2509/09/2006
Left car (11:15) in mist on road by Mitchellslacks and walked up the glen, thn over The Law and up the ridge, mostly along a faint track to the large summit cairn. Cold wind and drizzle on top. Down directly to glen and back to car (13:50) dbb13/02/2006