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Name:Blacklorg Hill
Hill number:1749
Height:681m / 2234ft
Parent (Ma):1743  Blackcraig Hill
RHB Section:27C: The Glenkens to Annandale
Donald area:Carsphairn Hills
County/UA:Dumfries and Galloway (UA), East Ayrshire (UA)
Catchment:Nith
Class:Hump, Simm, Donald, Submarilyn, Graham Top
(Hu,Tu,Sim,D,sMa,GT,DN)
Grid ref:NS 65392 04237
Summit feature:cairn by fence
Drop:148m
Col:533m  NS 6497 0551  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 77
(1:25k) 328S
Survey:Abney level/Leica RX1250
Comments:summit and col measured as 681.0m and 533.0m
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Climbed up from MH col/contractors station on rough atv track to reach stile and cairn on summit of BH; had second phase lunch - just as wet as first phase on Alwhat. Returned down to col rather than going over Cannock Hill and shoulder descending to dam of Afton reservoir: this route in reverse had been my ascent on the first visit, also solo, on 08/08/2015. Had a chat with bored contractor sitting in his van, who advised that only small vehicles were expected on the descending W track beside the new pylon line. On approaching SE end of reservoir, the landscape had been so changed from 2015 that I mistakenly took the wrong track along the reservoir bank; about turn and continued over new bridges over Montraw Burn and Afton Water, hoping to find the original track on the W bank. Fortunately the new tracks leading up to the expanded windfarm on Wedder and Lamb Hills have diverted from the original track which is still serviceable, allowing me to veer off at the dam wall and then to P.jacobus20/08/2018
Walked along fence line from Blackcraig Hill. Easy enough, very misty day. Bit boggy. Could not see the wind farms (or the hills) today.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
From parking near Afton Dam, path on east side of reservoir before striking up easy grass onto first Cannock Hill. Fine views, ok slightly harmed by the wind farm, new extension and power transmission track cutting over the bealach to Meikledodd Hill.N.Morters14/07/2018
Parking area beyond waterworks at 627055 & up Craigbraneoch Hill & Cannock Hill. From Cannock Hill, followed a decent path alongside fence to summit cairn. Continued to Meikledodd Hill, Alwhat & Alhang. (S)gerrybowes23/05/2018
S/F Water of Ken carpark (campervan-friendly). Via Alhang, Alwhat and Meikledodd. Misty so would have been very tricky without the fences to follow. Back down via Larg Hill. Easy ground for the most part and not too boggy.AndrewFinnimore11/04/2018
Climbed from Blackcraig Hill by following fence down then ascending BlacklorgFlyingrabbit11/11/2017
A lovely day doing five Donalds.Play2End09/08/2017
Climbed by an unmapped forestry track from Craigdarroch towards Cannock Hill. Only the last short climb to the fence is grim tussocks, and the non-opening gate has to be climbed. After Cannock Hill, on to Blacklorgs and Blackcraig Hills, with only modest amounts of squelchy bog. Down on the good path to Blackcraig.Gill16/02/2017
Circuit of Afton reservoir.Grinner28/08/2016
ghaley21/08/2016
On a round of the Afton Hills, Windy Standard to Blackcraig Hill.Roblex05/08/2016
From Blackcraig hill. Part of an 11 summit clockwise circuit of Glen Afton. On to Meikledodd Hill.Minto05/06/2016
Parked on the minor road beyond the entrance to Blackcraig farm. Then up towards this farm beford diverting across a small bridge to use gate to get onto hill. Then north through some fields before taking a more direct route to Blackcraig Hill with 2 inches of snow on its northern side. Then onto Blacklorg Hill which was easy enough before returning by a route crossing the Craig Burn to join a track lower down to Craig Farm and then back to the minor road.Dugswell210/04/2016
From Afton water works.ngthack18/10/2015
Solo; P at Waterworks, Glen Afton, S to dam and off L up Cannock Hill; L down and NE up to summit of BH. Weather bright until approach to BH which was swirling in mist; v wet underfoot. Turned to SE along county fence to Meikledodd Hill and then to Alwhat and finally Alhang.trienbrae08/08/2015
See Blackcraig Hilldickscroop10/06/2014
selfdavidsbatty26/04/2014
round of 5 NDrobertphillips30/01/2014
MC aloneMartin6606/08/2013
Blackcraig, Blacklorg, Meikledodd, Alwhat, Craigbraneochborderterrier15/04/2012
From Meikledodd Hill and on to Blackcraig Hill. Misty on top.campagvelocet01/06/2011
High cloud, one shower, cold wind, goo views, with Jack.iangalbraith17/03/2011
Horseshoe including Blackcraig Hill, Blacklorg Hill, Cannock Hilltcrannoch05/03/2011
Dropped down to boggy saddle after Meikledodd Hill, the climbed up to top of Blacklorg.derekblackburn06/11/2010
Climbed on route to Blackcraig Hill from Afton Reservoir.Jimbob20/12/2008
from Meikledodd. Followed fence downhill and up the other side to top, junction of three fences. No view - mist. to Alwhat.arranc01/04/2008
Solo Uisdean2503/11/2007
Another clear but cold Christmas Day Afton wander with Shaky. After walking the W & S hills the previous year, set off again from just short of Craigdarroch on lower track past the waterworks & the along an unmarked forestry track on E side of reservoir whichwe had spotted the previous year - a bit of a bonus. Headed up over Cannock Hill with views opening up & on to Blacklorg Hill summit. Carried on over Blackcraig Hill & from Quinton Knowe, followed the path leading down to Blackcraig farm. A brilliant Afton day out before the windfarms took over.NotReallyABagger25/12/2002
KeithByTheC08/07/2000
Galltywenallt29/01/2000
From Blackcraig Farm, Blackcraig Hill, Blacklorg Hill, Cannock Hill & Craigbraneoch Hill, with Fiona, Chalmers No.79.agentmancuso10/01/1999
Donald bagging clockwise around Afton Res, Blackcraig Hill to Alhang on glorious afternoon.Eddie13/05/1994
Ascended from Blackcraig Hill. Headed for Cannock Hill.JohnW18/08/1993
Blackcraig Hill and its Donalds and Tops - last Donalds! RHW23/06/1992
JimTblank
Climbed along with Blackcraig hillTheflyingrabbitblank
try9fan10/05/2018
Colin Crawford25/02/2018
anne336623/09/2017
bertbarnett12314/09/2017
Ralph23/07/2017
PaulineD03/06/2017
walk livi03/06/2017
Frogreen25/03/2017
clanbonham10/02/2017
weaselmaster02/12/2016
Sick Kid02/12/2016
mm0walker20/10/2016
silverhow20/10/2016