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Name:West Cairn Hill
Hill number:1810
Height:562m / 1844ft
Parent (Ma):1809  East Cairn Hill
RHB Section:28A: Firth of Forth to the River Tweed
County/UA:West Lothian (UA), Scottish Borders (UA)
Catchment:Catchment Boundaries, Forth, Tweed
Watershed:Firth of Forth, Mull of Galloway to St Abb's Head, Tweedmouth
Class:Hump, Dodd (500-599m), Donald Dewey, Current County/UA Top, Yeaman
Grid ref:NT 10734 58399
Summit feature:cairn by trig point
Col:430m  NT118589  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 65 72
(1:25k) 344
Comments:Formerly on Marilyn list
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill
  • West Lothian current county/UA top

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 167 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From Baddinsgill Fm, parked right at end of the public road. Mount Maw, The Mount, Grain Heads, Wether Law, East Cairn, West Cairn, Muckle Knock, Byrehope Mount, King Seat.curlebd21/03/2020
Run with Iain.iangpark27/08/2019
Anti clockwise loop from golf club taking in Mount Maw, The Mount, Wether Law, East Cairn Hill, West Cairn Hill, Craigengar (tough going) and Byrehope Mount. Glorious day.SS19/04/2019
Parked on grass verge 30m S. of cattle grid at 126546. The 3rd of 7 Donald Deweys on a clockwise circuit of Baddingsgill Reservoir, staring with Byrehope Mount & finishing on Mount Maw. From Craigengar, NNE down faint path/track to gas pipeline marker post & then tough going over tussock & heather to fence junction at 096563 - Path/ATV track up alongside fence to summit cairn by trig point. Continued to East Cairn Hill. (S)gerrybowes14/02/2019
From Baddinsgill Fm, parked right at end of the public road. Byrehope - Muckle Knock - West Cairn - East Cairn - Wether - The Mount - GraonHeads - Mount Maw. Nice 17k horseshoe walk on surprisingly good ground, lots of quad tracks and human/animal trods.jonglew28/10/2018
From East Cairn Hill along Cauldstane Slap, then back to Little Vantage. Solo.Dangerous Dave31/07/2018
Parked at Baddinsgill.Campbell Singer15/06/2018
From Baddinsgill with C and then on to East Cairn Hill.PeterD23/05/2018
Parked at end of public road atBaddinsgill thanks to young man moving tractor. On to the road past reservoir, up Thievesí Road then branched left (west) on to track to summit. Rather warm for this time of year but cool and windy on top. Final West Lothian Tump!Jubilado19/04/2018
En route From Kirknewton railway station to West Linton. Unconsolidated snow meant very slow progress over the Cauldstane Slap and on the hill itself resulting in a missed bus back to Edinburgh. Bright clear day with fine views to the north.benalder28420/01/2018
From Baddinsgill. West Cairn Hill, East Cairn Hill, Wether Law, The Mount, Grain Heads, Mount Maw & back to Baddinsgill. 1/8 cloud, lt airs, vg vis, -9C, frozen ground. With PM.CJM10/12/2017
Parked up at Baddinsgill farm with CM. Glorious, sunny weather but very cold and icy. Up Thieves road northwards to 118580 and then a decent track to the summit. NE to East Cairn.bolton10/12/2017
From Baddingsgill. With East Cairn Hill. Cloudy, overcast.Roblex04/12/2017
From West Linton golfclub doing a anti-clockwise circuit of the fells starting with Mount Maw and ending on Mendick Hill. Surprisingly few paths.Alan Moore29/11/2017
A very boggy trot along the muddy path from the Little Vantage car park.summitter22/10/2017
Circuit including East Cairn HillN.Morters16/07/2016
MC JC OMartin6613/12/2015
From good parking at Baddinsgill Farm. Up Thieves road and circuit of Muckle Knock, West cairn, East Cairn, Wether Law, The Mount, Grains Head and Mount Maw, back down crossing near dam to start. Soft but generally good going, some paths esp up on the Cairns.nordicstar28/02/2015
round of east cairn hill, west cairn hill and byrehope mount from baddinsgill farm, no views today.robertphillips25/02/2015
Anticlockwise circuit over West Cairn hill then east Cairn hillvegibagger23/09/2014
after E Cairn hill. from Baddingsgill. Pleasanter than E Cairn HillThearlaichdubh28/12/2013
After East Cairn Hill with the temperature below freezing and the sky turning from blue to black as the moon took over from the sun. The stars came out as I retraced my steps to Cauldstane Slap.campagvelocet01/02/2012
After doing East Cairn Hill. Paths double up as streams in these parts. Cairn on top about 3m from battered trig.Aye Jimmy18/09/2011
Walked from Baddinsgill Reservoir over Muckle Knock and straight up West Cairn Hill Very windy on summit, didn't stay long as could barely stand up. returned by Thieves' Road.Arte Et Labore21/05/2011
Climbed on a business trip to Edinburgh.Man of Kernow111/07/2010
climbed from byrehope mount then back to baddingsgill farm via thieves roadRekrab29/06/2010
Fantastic viewpoint in all directions. Clear afternoon and could see Ochils, Ben More and Schiehallion.andy12/06/2010
Parked at Baddinsgill. Over Byrehope Mount. Luch at Wolf Craigs.chrisbien16/05/2010
Easy walk from the top of the cauldstane slap path. Very wet and boggy.Jimbob09/11/2008
With East Cairn Hillhillsman06/09/2007
On round from West Linton via Byrehope Mount, East Cairn Hill and Mt Maw. Saw nobody on a bank holiday Mondaypaddyirish28/05/2007
Cloudy, cold on top, windy (51mph), good views.iangalbraith10/03/2007
Boggy near the topSJ06/03/2007
Cool journey over frozen ground from west, A70.Dugswell204/01/2006
Along the drove road from the A70, West Cairn Hill then East Cairn Hill.agentmancuso06/03/2004
pleasant unexciting heather summit. RHW30/03/2003
from Baddinsgill. Past cottages on track for 1 1/2 miles to path over open moor. Lots of grouse around. Cut corner over medium heather to top at 10.10. to ECH.arranc25/08/2001
Approximate date with DavyB & KH after watching Northampton/Edinburgh rugby at Myreside & a night out in Edinburgh. A wander up from the A70 on a windy day. Done with East Cairn Hill.NotReallyABagger01/11/1999
Solo Uisdean2507/07/1995
I couldn't remember if I'd been up this on the way to East Cairn Hill, until I realised it was in the book with a date beside it.alda08/04/1995
Estimated date. Climbed in combination with East Cairn Hill.PaulineD30/06/1990
From Harburnhead/Crosswood with Gavin, via Craigengar. Walked back over Corston Hill to Livingston. Overcast, damp underfoot and hard going. Some sporting scrambling at Wolf Craigsniallp22/01/1983
Stavanger Toestub25/06/2020
hill walker19/08/2019