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Name:White Coomb
Hill number:1832
Height:821m / 2694ft
RHB Section:28B: The River Tweed to the English Border
Donald area:Moffat Hills
County/UA:Dumfries and Galloway (UA)
County (CoH):Dumfriesshire (CoH)
Catchment:Annan
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Corbett, Donald,
Historic County Top, Yeaman
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,C,D,CoH,DN,Y)
Grid ref:NT 16321 15090
Summit feature:cairn
Drop:374m
Col:447m  NT151201  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 79
(1:25k) 330
Survey:obvious summit
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill
Notes:
  • Dumfriesshire historic county top

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 473 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Beautiful view waterfall on initial ascent. River too high to cross safely until near the Loch (had to take boots off and wade), then went cross-country to get back to path beside fence. Straight forward walk up from there with good 360 views from top. Went back to car park via Nether Tarnberry to avoid crossing river again, followed fence line down but was still extremely steep with no trodden path. Very hard work on ankles and knees, not recommended!Eliza10012/08/2019
1st on the round and took the path at the top of the waterfall following the wall to the top.Fellhugger07/08/2019
Solo from P at Gray Mare's Tail up path to beyond Fall head, crossing Tail Burn and following wall W almost to summit cairn. Left SW to head to Carrifran Gans. Beautiful morning of blue skies and sunshine with only a slight E wind. First visit was also solo whilst pursuing Corbetts on 24/03/2004 when the same route was used for both up and down.jacobus29/04/2019
White Coomb - Lochcraig Head round. Great hill with fantastic views.twg2701/04/2019
Snowy cold excellent visibility till approavh to summit. Little wind till high on ridges.Deep snow. Hard eork. 5h to summit. 7.5hour total. Solo. Lovely.Langbank 23/01/2019
Grey mares Tail car park turn off well before Loch Skeen to cross the Burn and proceed to summit following a broken wall. Noted the helpful zig-zag section about half way across to the summit which has been stepped outG4OBK (Phil)02/01/2019
First hill of Scotland holiday w/ Pete + Joe, started from car park, quite boggypenbet11/11/2018
The Hart Fell heart-shaped horseshoe to White Coomb. Started at Blackhope, up to Swatte Fell then Hart Fell, Under Saddle Yoke & White Coomb then back to the start. Included the Donald tops en route during the long, tough and often pathless hike but it was still a grand day out with good views.Chris Mac22/09/2018
Circuit from TallaN.Morters30/06/2018
From Grey Mare's carpark via Loch Skeen and Lochcraig Head.tomd430/06/2018
Weather fair.MountainMac06/05/2018
Circular walk from Grey Mare's Tail c/p. Solo.John Lee21/02/2018
With Coliniansm04/12/2017
7th Corbett, 16th Donaldlojzi86062125/11/2017
Grey Mares Tail loopHuwel11/11/2017
With Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie. Climbed Watch Knowe and then crossed Tail Burn. Up over Rough Craigs following the wall.Dangerous Dave27/08/2017
ghaley30/04/2017
Parked car at Tailburn Bridge car park, followed track up Tail Burn and branched left after across burn at the top of the falls, followed dyke up onto Rough Craggs and then White Coomb, returned by Loch Skene and path back to car.alanm915/04/2017
Started at Greay Mare's Tail waterfall. Very windy dayjon283611/04/2017
Tree plantingsam.g.guthrie08/04/2017
An anticlockwise round of Loch Skeen: Watch Knowe - Lochcraig Head - Nickies Knowe - Molls Cleuch Dod - Carlavin Hill - Firthybrig Head - Great Hill - Firthhope Rig - White Coomb - Upper Turnberry. Fine views.Nick Down102/04/2017
Parked approx 2km SW of Grey Mare's Tail car park. Walked along road to car park and followed standard ascent track for c 1km then direct climb NE to Watch Knowe, visiting the summit plus other mounds of similar height. Descent NW to col then fairly steep climb to Lochcraig Head. Steep descent W then climb to ridge and diversion NW to Molls Cleuch Dod, back over Firthybrig Head and along ridge to White Coomb. Descent to col then simple climb to Carrifran Gans, camping near summit. Descent W in the morning along ridge then through gap in forestry to reach track and road a short distance from car.RobertP08/10/2016
Parked in the NTS Grey Mare's Tail car park, costing £2. This was JT's first Corbett, at the age of 6, climbed on a round of Loch Skeen. A warm sunny day made it into a fantastic day.Sprog17/09/2016
Last of three tops for today, starting from the Grey Mare's Tail car park off the A708 this 3.5 mile walk with 600m of climb can be found in Jonny Muir's book of UK County tops. The summit is easily reached if you follow the shin high wall on the left of the burn after you pass the top of the waterfall.WAYNE ROWLETT24/08/2016
From Meggat Stane, diversion after Mid Craig.agentmancuso18/06/2016
GLSS hillwalk. White Coomb from the Grey Mare's Tail carpark, via Lochcraig Head, Firthybrig Head and Firthhope Rig.killiedaft24/04/2016
Grey Mare's Tale, round the Loch and up to Lochcraig Head. Round the ridges and up to the summit. Back to Tail Burn - in full spate and couldn't find anywhere to ford it! Had to detour back up Nether Tarbery leading to a very very steep descent.callumorr28/03/2016
Loch Skeen Horseshoe with GoskaMountain Goat28/03/2016
From Gray Mares tail car park, crossed the icy Tail Burn above the water falls. Continued up to summit which required crampons on the refrozen snow and ice. Walked on to Lochcraig Head with a short detour to the true summit. Then down to the east side of Loch Skeen. A fine winter tramp.mindlessflogger26/02/2016
Started Grey Mare's Tail, horrendous conditions. Very wet and windy especially at cairn. No views at all. Excellent. Company: My suffering nephew Chris Frost.iandesbottes19/02/2016
With: hb; Circular route from Grey Mare carpark via Rough Craigs then Firthhope Rig & Donald's Cleuch Head and Firthybrig Head returning via Loch Skeen and Tail Burn.Ian Baines12/10/2015
anticlockwise round from talla linnfoots lairds cleuch rig, erie hill, garelet dod, din law, cape law, carrifran gans, white comb, lochcraig head, molls cleuch dod,and some donald tops along the way. dry and sunny day.robertphillips27/06/2015
Started just before 4am quick up and back from the NTS car park. Took 1 hour 50 minutes. Summit had a cairn and some dyed pinky purple grass announcing the word CENG very weird no idea what it means.isabelle18/06/2015
Epic 9 mountain walk, parked nearby Capelgill walked along the not very busy main road to Carrifran farm, bagged Carrifran Gans, White Coomb, Firthhope Rig, through the boggy Rotten Bottom, up to Under Saddle Yoke, and the lower Saddle Yoke, forded the burn up onto Hart Fell, Falcon Craig, Swatte Fell and Nether Coomb Craig picking a steep route back down to Capelgill, fantastic walk in fantastic weather.DanTrig12/06/2015
2nd Hill of 8 starting from The Grey Mare's Tail car park and ending in Moffat. Having got a taxi from Moffat i climbed up on the path beside the Waterfall and then crossed the tail burn higher up before cutting back to Upper Tarnberry (getting windy) and then climbed up a zig-zagging path eventually meeting a fence which I followed close to the summit. I couldnt stay long as the wind was too strong.Dazingdale12/05/2015
Capplegill - Hart Fell - Rotten Bottom - White Coomb - Carrifran Gans - Carrifran - Capplegilldavidpettit8402/05/2015
En route to the islands we detour to bag this gem. Parking up at the base of the Grey Mares Tail on a blue crisp and clear morning (08.45)we take the stone path that climbs the side of the waterfall up to Loch Skeen - From here we meander along the bughas and caochans climbing Whitecomb via the Crags - A sudden change grassy rounded expanse with snowy patches. We descend to loch Skeen via Donald's Cleuch Head slowly - soaking up the rays.briandavies23/04/2015
Grey Mares Tail to Loch Skeen 510mKPvLSF20/02/2015
Staight up and downer from Carrifran via Carrifran Gans. Frozen deep snow from Dun Knowe with crust giving way in many places. Not quite crampons but close on ridge between summits.SteveSmith24/01/2015
From Grey Mare's Tail car park, a circuit over White Coomb and a few other tops. The following day I decided to give the Marilyn list a serious look, and thus my Marilyn bagging habit commenced. Route and write-up of this day at: http://gayleybird.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/gt-day-15-white-coomb-co.htmlGayle10/11/2014
From the SNT car park at the Grey Mare's Tail. Solo.ADT22/05/2014
As part of round with all its northern and western tops,13 in total, from Gameshope Bothydickscroop06/05/2014
With Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave15/04/2014
With DB and PW. White Coombe plus Firthhope Rig, Donald's Clench Head, Great Hill and Firthybrig Head. Started at Carrifan Gans and finished at Grey Mare's Tail car park. 5 hrs.Badrallach 10/03/2014
With GHC. Shortened day. Windy, clear and cold. 8 man shelter tried out.Play2End09/02/2014
A very early start. Up and down in just over 2 hours.bolton14/07/2013
Grey Mare’s Tail NT car park – Follow path up the side of the waterfall – Once above waterfall cross the burn & head for Rough Craigs – Follow wall & then head for the summit. (PM)gerrybowes14/07/2013
Carlavin Hill, Molls Cleuch dod, White Coomb, Great Hillborderterrier06/07/2013
With Claire on round starting at Grey Mares Tail CPCrib Goch29/06/2013
Horseshoe from Grey Mare's Tail with 6 Donaldsnickywood102/06/2013