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Name:Keoch Rig
Hill number:1768
Height:612.4m / 2009ft
Parent (Ma):1744  Windy Standard
Parent (SMC):1744  Windy Standard
RHB Section:27C: The Glenkens to Annandale
Donald area:Carsphairn Hills
County/UA:Dumfries and Galloway (UA)
Catchment:Dee (Kirkcudbright)
Class:
(DT)
Grid ref:NX 61705 99981
Summit feature:no feature: ground 8m S of mast
Drop:18.3m
Col:594.1m  NS 6186 0027  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 77
(1:25k) 328S
Observations:very flat summit area
Survey:Abney level/Leica RX1250
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 118 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
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
Came across from Beninner via a slightly wet col, although walking not too bad this time of year. Followed messy tracks made by large tracked vehicles. Some new wind turbines are being considered here. Out over Moorbrock Hill, and via the main Moorbrock Estate track.LizH10/04/2019
Parked in wide entrance to forest track at 641953 & up Moorbrock Hill. From Moorbrock Hill, followed an ATV track over the N. Top & Alwat to the unmarked summit which lies close to mast. Without the ATV track it would have been a tough walk as plenty of tussock! Continued to Dugland. (S)gerrybowes27/02/2019
Solo, continuation of walk over Moorbrock Hill up from intervening col on atv track which deteriorated amongst tussocks on ridge to summit of KR which now sports a tall coms. mast powered by photo-voltaic panels at its base. Returned back to col and turned R to descend over v rough terrain to main track at 611987 where lunch was taken perched on base of a hive. Walked S on track back through Estate houses, over old bridge and along track to P nr Craigengillan. Wind dropped in early a/noon so that Saltire on pole at Moorbrock House hung limply; some welcome sunshine. First visit was, also solo, on 22/07/2015 coming from Beninner and going onto Moorbrock Hill: there was no coms. mast on KR at that date.jacobus29/10/2018
From Moorbrock Hill, and yes that is a mast in the summit area not shown on the map. Onto Cairnsmore of Carsphairn in low cloud and light drizzle.N.Morters20/10/2018
Loop from Craigengillan (layby as no parking signs at cottage now) up past new builds at Moorbrock and track to summit. Down and up to mast on Keoch Rig then up to fence and along ridge to Mid Hill of Glenhead. Came down past obvious shooting tower to track.SS29/09/2018
Walked up private road to the immaculate Moorbrock estate buildings (strangely no sign of life despite it being middle of stalking season). Then good track all the way round to northern slopes and final climb to summit where there is now an enormous mast. Took a more direct sw line on the way back to join track.AndrewFinnimore28/09/2018
Walked over from Moorbrock hill - about 2k to complete our round of the Carsphairn Hills. These have been our hardest of all the Donalds so far because of the weather we have experienced and the underfoot conditions being quite wet and limited trods. But still very manageable.nickywood120/08/2018
Two day walk from New Cumnock to Carsphairn with an overnight at ClennochColin Crawford15/04/2018
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
On the way south to do the 2nd Donald.Play2End09/08/2017
Alone. Circuit from Craigengillan, taking in Cleddoch bothy.Grinner23/07/2017
Heatwave. Started at Craigengillan / Water of Ken and climbed the east side of Beninner, Cairnsmore, crossed to Keoch Rig and Moorbrock and then down via Moorbrock Estate house. The climb over tussocky grass going up Keoch Rig was torturous. SMC guide route.Roblex26/05/2017
Great little walk from NS 623012 - ATV on fenceline all way to Moorbrock Hill (SIM) via Keoch Rig. Trods from col between Moorbrock and Alwhat to Bawnland, allowing easy access to Mid Hill of Glendeah (5D)carole engel11/09/2016
From Craigengillan, circle via Keoch Rigg and Dodd Hill. Sunny, cold and good views.iangalbraith11/02/2016
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
Solo; continuation of walk from Beninner onto main track coming under Green and Moorbrook Hills; left the track at an elevated hive and went up Hog Hill and round to KR plateau but found no marker and used GPS to confirm. Descended to col with Moorbrock Hill and climbed its N shoulder. Weather sunny intervals but overcast.seumas22/07/2015
See Cairnsmore of Carsphairndickscroop08/06/2014
19/03/2019chrispine29/05/2014
selfdavidsbatty29/04/2014
Final top of a long day. Very indistinct summit. Down to Clennoch as the light faded.campagvelocet31/05/2011
Dropped down and around ridge from Windy Standard to Keoch Rig.derekblackburn24/10/2010
from Moorbrock N top. Difficult spongy tussock and moor grass trudge down to col and up to the right to another flat brown tussock area. 13.20. to Beninner.arranc02/04/2008
Solo Uisdean2503/11/2007
Moorbrock Hill, NT, Keoch Rig, Windy Standard, Dugland, Clennoch Bothy, Cairnsmore, Beninner, from Craigengillan.agentmancuso25/10/2003
Afternoon Donald round from Water of Ken, Beninner to Moorbrock Hill, on the way home.Eddie17/06/1994
Keoch and TrostanRHW24/03/1989
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