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Name:Glenleith Fell
Hill number:1767
Height:612m / 2008ft
Parent (Ma):1746  Ballencleuch Law
Parent (SMC):1754  Scaw'd Law
RHB Section:27C: The Glenkens to Annandale
Donald area:Lowther Hills
County/UA:Dumfries and Galloway (UA)
Catchment:Nith
Class:Subsimm
(DT,sSim)
Grid ref:NS 92237 02376
Summit feature:small cairn
Drop:21m
Col:591m  NS924028  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 78
(1:25k) 329
Observations:ground within 20m radius is as high
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 127 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Kirkhope to Shiel Dod, Wedder Law, Glenleith Fell, Scaw'd Law, Ballencleuch Law, Rodger Law, Comb Law.PGCE03/08/2019
fa, solo, heavy showers, 6h, 16.7km, wet under foot, from durisdeer to burleywhag bothy over the tops, tracks to whiteside shoulder track, to pt 663 and scaw'd law, back to track then glenleith fell and back to track, wedder law and shiel dod and back, then along a boundary fence into a col, past five wells and up to gang hill, gang shank and down vochums cleuch to burleywhag bothy.rum doodle 09/06/2019
Weather fair.MountainMac12/05/2019
Second hill of a good day from Durisdeer in wild weather.MichaelF24/03/2019
CK SheilaS03/01/2019
with others from durisdeer.hils05/11/2018
Track all the way from Kirkhope.AndrewFinnimore15/10/2018
From Durisdeer up track having bypassed on earlier visit over 20 years earlier... Buzzards and Red Kites everywhere...N.Morters05/10/2018
From Kirkhope Cleugh anticlockwise round of Four Donalds, two Donald Tops and an xDT. Ground bone dry which was a huge help. Distance 11.4 miles, 2400ft ascent - just under six hours.Crib Goch19/07/2018
Solo from P at Durisdeer along Glenaggart past Blackhill Moss and up track N/SE/N, leaving it to reach pile of stones at summit of GF. Returned to track heading for Scaw'd Law. Weather was v warm with a little welcome and cooling SE wind. First climbed, also solo, on 02/09/2015.jacobus02/07/2018
Parked by cattle grid at Kirkhope Cleuch 967073. The 5th of 6 Donalds/Donald Tops on an anticlockwise circuit SW of Daer Reservoir. From Scaw’d Law, continued along fence line for a short distance, through gate & then S. by side of fence to vehicle track - SE & then S. along track; small summit cairn lies about 200 yd W. of track. Continued to Wedder Law. (S)gerrybowes02/05/2018
Fittingly from Durisdeer war memorial taking well made track up to just short of Glenleith Fell. Returned to track and followed to very near to Wedder Law before returning same way avoiding wet ground and angling up to Scaw'd Law from gate. Followed ridge to Ballencleuch Law with two minute stop at 11:00, then on to Rodger Law on ATV track. Bit of cross country from there to Comb Law descending to Meikle Shag and then over very wet ground to take the old Roman Road back to Durisdeer. The fort is very impressive.SS11/11/2017
Alone, Glenleith Fell to Queensbury.Grinner09/09/2017
Took Mark Trengove's route to Shield Dod over Ewe Gair. Then Wedder Law, Glenleith Fell, Scaw'd Law North and South tops, Ballencleuch Law, Rodger Law, Comb Law and back to the road through Marshwiggle Territory where the Kirkhope Burn meanders.Nick Down117/12/2016
MMC walk with John Berry, Eunice Coop and Jon Moss to and from Kirkhope parking. Sunny occasionally overcast dry calm day with great viz.8 1/2 hours Daer 6 round.alexmaclennan15/05/2016
I somehow missed this one when I did the round a few years ago. A cracking cold, sunny day with snow on the ground was worthwhile today. Up from Durisdeer.Alan29/04/2016
Up from Durisdeer . All the Donalds & Tops completed with this one. Then did Ashycleuch Hill & East Morton Hill.ngthack18/04/2016
clockwise round of black hill, penbane,turn hill, capel hill, well hill,durisdeer hill, scawd law, glenleith fell, from durisdeer parked at the church, breezy on the tops today.robertphillips28/12/2015
Solo; en route from Scaw'd Law to Wedder Law, came down from SL, across track and out on rough heather to summit of GF: returned by direct line to col at 540 and climbed up track to WL. Fine day with increasing wind speed and decreasing T.seumas02/09/2015
See Ballencleuch Law. Easy running this section,dickscroop12/09/2014
selfdavidsbatty24/05/2014
And 23/03/2018chrispine04/04/2014
Durisdeer, along to Blackhill Moss, up Glenleith Fell, over to Scawd Law and back via Dirisdeer Rig. Lower levels on tracks, the tops heather, moss and grass. Scaw'd Law squelchy the remainder surprisingly firm.borderterrier13/04/2013
From Daer Reservoirnickywood125/02/2013
Dropped down from Scaw'd Law, over road, then up over heather tussock to Glenleith Fell.derekblackburn20/11/2010
Parked at Durisdeer church. Track, snow covered in places went all the way to a col between today's hills. Flecks of sleet. Across a tussock moor to follow wire fence to a corner. Over and to top at 15.30. Untidy pile of stones. Wedder Law, Lowther, Green ditto, Scaw'd Law. to Scaw'd.arranc10/02/2010
From Durisdeer, on to Bellybought Hill.agentmancuso17/05/2008
Sunny spells, mild, cool wind, good views.iangalbraith08/07/2007
From the war memorial at Durisdeer with Shaky. Followed same ascent route for the neighbouring hills from 4 months earlier: headed NE initially & then took the track winding generally E on to Durisdeer Rig with the view gradually opening up. At fence turned SE over Little Scawd Law to the 3 way fence junction then S over Scawd Law & on to Wedder Law & eventually Gana Hill. Walked back almost to summit of Wedder Law before taking track W & then SW branch 1 km later over Glenleith Fell. Headed directly SW to Kettleton Byre & then out on the track to Durisdeer. Excellent walk completed at dusk.NotReallyABagger26/12/2006
Solo Uisdean2509/09/2006
Approximate date.Night at Kettleton Byre.ARM01/01/2000
Early morning Donalds round from Coomb Law to Shiel Dodd.Eddie22/03/1993
All Ballencleuch Law and Queensberry Donalds and Donald Tops on horseshoe from Daer Reservoir RHW27/03/1989
Scaw'd Law and Glenleith Fell via Blackgrain Shoulder from Durisdeer. Calm, dry, frosty. Soloalexmaclennan29/10/1988
Christo197921/08/2019
Tony S07/06/2019
Blair28228/03/2019
weaselmaster14/09/2018
49pp15/06/2018
alda25/03/2018
LizH03/12/2017
PeterAH03/12/2017
bogdodger05/09/2017
thenomad13/05/2017
silverhow21/10/2016
bertbarnett12309/10/2016
Frogreen30/09/2016
Andrew Simmons06/08/2016
Gavin Theobald22/07/2016
BrianMatthews14/06/2016