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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 161 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Run with Iain.iangpark27/08/2019
hill walker19/08/2019
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
Ben Rinnes12/11/2018
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
Fife Walking01/07/2018
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
Dave Geere30/07/2016
carole engel17/07/2016
Circuit including East Cairn HillN.Morters16/07/2016
MC JC OMartin6613/12/2015
Pete R03/10/2015
Nick Down118/04/2015
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
Mr Apples05/05/2014
after E Cairn hill. from Baddingsgill. Pleasanter than E Cairn HillThearlaichdubh28/12/2013