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Name:Broughton Heights [Pyked Stane Hill]
Hill number:1808
Height:571m / 1873ft
RHB Section:28A: Firth of Forth to the River Tweed
County/UA:Scottish Borders (UA)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Dodd (500-599m), Donald Dewey, Yeaman
Grid ref:NT 12298 41095
Summit feature:knoll c 2m NE of trig point
Col:224m  NT099486  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 72
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 226 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Parked at Lochurd car park and followed WalkHighlands/ route. Extremely cold so Brown Dod was given a miss and firebreak followed back to car parkJubilado20/01/2020
From the walkers' car park at 120374, the 2nd of 5 DDew above Broughton, starting with Green Law & finishing on Trahenna Hill. From Green Law, continued along well-used ATV track to the trig point & summit knoll. Continued to Brown Dodd. (S)gerrybowes15/01/2020
Broughton Heights circuit from walkers' car park at end of track past Broughton PlaceRobB05/09/2019
From Broughton Place walkers carpark, along footpath to Broomy Law, Green Law, Broughton Heights. Then followed it back down to the John Buchan Way, and then off piste up to Penvalla. With Shekeelia, Dad and Linda.otis.laws06/07/2019
From Broughton Place carpark, up to saddle by Broomy Law, on to Green Law, up to Pyked Stane HillDanmawr19/06/2019
Easy going from Broughton Place. 2nd of the day in a clockwise round. Solo.bolton24/04/2019
Great views, loads of skeins of geese honking overhead. Couple of showers, slightly wintery otherwise pleasant peak. Company: Soloiandesbottes23/03/2019
Solo. Parked at the Walkers' car park just beyond Broughton Place. Along John Buchan Way and then ATV track from col between Clover Law and Broomy Side up to Green Law and Broughton Heights. Deviated to include Lochurd Hills and rejoined track to reach Brown Dod. Continued to the summit of Flint Hill and descended southwards to reach Stobo Hopehead. Back to car on JBW. Misty on tops to start with but it had lifted by the time I reached the summits.pwbellarby10/01/2019
With GHC. Rain on the horizon. Decided to head east to the forest for shelter then low level back to the car.Play2End19/10/2018
Standard route clockwise from Broughton Heights Walkers Car Park. An enjoyable walk and good viewpoint.Chris Mac21/07/2018
A super circuit around hills I haven't visited before.Walker Dan11/07/2018
Much burnt heather on the initial climb up to the ridge. Clockwise circuit over TuMPs and Marilyns Broughton Heights, Penvalla and Trahennavegibagger10/07/2018
From car park then over to Penvalle and Trehanna Hill. Good paths apart from Penvalle.KevPalmer13/05/2018
Excellent loop from Broughton Place up over Green Law, Broughton Heights and Brown Dodd. Decided to leave Penvala for another day and headed back over Hammer Head and Trahenna Hill in glorious conditions.SS13/05/2018
A superb circuit in snow and sunshine from Stobo, taking in Penvalla, Broughton Heights and Trahenna, and all the ups and downs in between. Easy peasy route finding, Southern Upland way, then up Penvalla first, and follow the fences and ATV tracks over the hills. The descent from Trahenna follows the fence (steep, no path), then a small path sneaks round the back of Louden Knowe to pick up an ATV track past a small plantation down to the Lake. Cute path crosses below the lake, then back to the road on a track.Gill09/02/2018
Almost no visibility. Up from Broughton Park, before Penvalla and Trahenna. Breezy and warm. Rounsfell19/12/2017
From Broughton Place walkers car park, picked up Trahenna hill on the way back.G4OBK (Phil)02/11/2017
Last in circuit of 3. With Richard previously on Penvalla and Trahenna.N.Morters08/10/2017
In poor conditions we (GN/DL) decided to cut a direct line from the path in the pass below Ladyurd Hill to this top. Tough ground to cross but it saved a lot of up and down which was preferable in view of the ongoing stormtrimarc208/06/2017
From Green Law. Down north along the ridge and up to the summit. Then retraced route northwards towards Clover Law. With AT and JT.Man of Kernow103/06/2017
Circular walk over Green Law, Broughton Heights, Wether Law, Brown Dod, Penhalla, Hammer Head and Trahenna.PaulineD03/05/2017
From Walkers car park at Broughton Place. Went clockwise for this round (Broughton Heights -> Penvalla -> Trehenna). Surprisingly lots of tracks all over the place, but decided to go direct as possible. Lovely walking weather.Jhimmy26/03/2017
Green Law, Pyked Stane, Lochurd Hills, Clover Law. Mist all the way.agentmancuso04/03/2017
From NW end of Broughton Woods, car park provided. Track to Clover Law, up ridge, back in a straight(ish) line WSW. Snow, cold wind overcast, clear, good views.iangalbraith19/11/2016
There and back from Broughton Place car park. Good views once on the ridge.mindlessflogger14/08/2016
Another Scottish holiday - and to start a walk that bags 3 Marilyns at once - Park just outside Broughton on the Walker car park next to Broughton Place - 1. Trahenna Hill then via Grey Yade,Green Liars and Hammer Head its 2. Penvalla - then down Strobo Hope along the John Buchan Way we ascend Green Law before finishing the walk with 3. Broughton Heights (Pykedstane Hill)& Trig - A good start.briandavies21/04/2016
round of hammer head, ladyurd hill, brown dod, broughton heights,green law ACW from the cp.robertphillips03/02/2016
Came up from the walker's car park at Broughton Place. Very hot day with lots of flies. Superb 360 views. Carried on round and bagged Penvalla. Had intended doing Trahenna as well but the heat was just too much. Not a normal complaint! With JSW from Australia.BigJ17/08/2015
From the parking area beyond Broughton Place NT120374.aul-fogie18/07/2015
A quick walk in a bitter wind, from Broughton Place, with CC.Chris Peart01/12/2014
glorious sunshine, parked at the entrance of the farm, there isn't really a track up it. We did the Donald first.tallblond10/11/2014
From Hammer Head over Green Law- summit-Wether Law-Brown Dod, ridges all the way. Then a direct path shown on the map didn't exist so we went to Stobo Hopehead (< 1km) and followed the charming John Buchan Way back to Broughton Place. More than 39 steps! Cloud on the highest hills today but clear on the Broughton Heights.pwheeler23/09/2014
Parked Broughton Place. The 3 Marilyns, anti-clockwise. Easy ground for the most part.AndrewFinnimore01/09/2014
final hill in round of 3, nice views to the pentlands.robertphillips09/07/2014
Broughton Heights from Broughton Place then back over Broomy Law and Hammer Head to Trahanna Hillborderterrier01/03/2014
From the Shepherd's house car park.sotabagger14/10/2013
Climbed from Broughton Place with Trahenna.Lionel Bidwell24/02/2013
Parked up the the foresty road just south of Castle Craig hospital. Forest tracks and a steep assent to the ridge then along to the summit.andy macp29/12/2012
Circuit of the Broughton Hills from the walker friendly car park.tim74715/10/2012
From walker friendly CP at NT119374 w Jenx. After Trahenna and Penvalla tops cont. to Wether Law via Flint Hill and Brown Dod on circuit of the Broughton hills. Showers caught up w us so ran faster! Good ATV tracks from here to Wether Law. Storm passed to leave post storm sunshine and views to Edinburgh!nordicstar14/07/2012
went up from Kaimrig , and descended south to Broughton. ascent route a grind , descent route pleasant. Had done the other two Marilyns in this block of hills previouslyAlisonFox66 25/02/2012
From the walker-friendly carpark at Broughton. Strange wind contraption near summit. Continued round ridge in heavy rain/hail over several summits to Penvalla, a Marilyn. Back via John Buchan Way.Aye Jimmy16/06/2011
Ascended from A701 and descended over Green Law.JohnW09/04/2011
Revisit. Walkers car park at 119374. Via Hammer Head to Riding Hill (a Yeaman) then back over a couple of 500ers to the trig, returning via Clover Law. Excellent day out, rounded off with a late lunch of haggis neaps and tatties at the tearoom in the village :-)RHW15/11/2009
Left car at 103400 (13:40) and did clockwise circuit over Broughton Heights, Penvalla and Trahenna Hill. Lovely day, easy walking, but harder than expected; met nobody. Back to car 18:35 for drive to Glencoe. dbb07/05/2008
Up from west and then made my way around to Penvalla. Missed thunderstorm by about an hour.campagvelocet21/06/2007
Walked in on the path from the walkers car park.SJ30/04/2007
Parked at Bryland where my veterinary colleagues Sheila and Andrew Voas live.Dugswell222/03/2006
Visited again: 22/4/12 from Broughton Place.fasgadh26/08/2005