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Name:Dun Rig
Hill number:1845
Height:744m / 2441ft
RHB Section:28B: The River Tweed to the English Border
Donald area:Manor Hills
County/UA:Scottish Borders (UA)
Catchment:Tweed
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Graham, Donald,
Yeaman
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,G,D,DN,Y)
Grid ref:NT 25317 31547
Summit feature:grassy mound 65m SW of trig point
Drop:243m
Col:501m  NT204262  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 73
(1:25k) 337
Observations:trig point at NT 25370 31585
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Parked at end of public road (2:15) and cycled up the glen to Glenshiel Banks (12:45). From the end of the enclosure a path leads directly quite a long way up the hill before getting lost. Trackless thereafter but not too difficult. Dry and clear on top with fair views. Back to bike (16:55) and car (17:15).dbb09/09/2019
Good path / ATV track leads all the way down the N ridge towards Glensax for shorter circuit49pp06/09/2019
Have been aware of this one since seeing it from a distance on the Southern Upland Way in September 2008. Glorious day for it, and I even managed a 15 minute snooze beside the trig in lovely warm sunshine.Alex C03/08/2019
Trigpoint Dunrig horseshoecjo07/07/2019
With Shaky & Smithy on a windy day during a New Year week in Peebles. Parked at the end of Glen Road & walked up the pleasant track along Glen Sax just past the boarded up house at the end of the glen. The track marked on the map branching across the burn & past the stand of trees up to the fence line SW of Birkscairn Hill is now very indistinct. In the end we just heather bashed further up, getting increasingly buffeted by the strong wind. Continued over Stake Law to Dun Rig & then round the very rough head of the glen. There are ATV tracks near the white marker posts to help. Followed the fence easily on to Middle Hill & then the out & back to Stob Law, a good viewpoint. Over Hundleshope Heights & down NE to join the track running along Dead Side. Dropped to outward track & wandered back in the gathering gloom. A fine round.NotReallyABagger30/12/2018
Parking area at end of Glen Road at 259392. The 3rd of 6 Donalds & Donald Deweys climbed on a CW circuit of Glen Sax, starting with Kirkhope Law & finishing on Newby Kipps. Some bog, peat hags & tussock on approach from Stake Law. (S)gerrybowes17/10/2018
A clockwise circuit of the Glensax round from Glen Road in Peebles. Craig Head - Kirkhope Law - Birkscairn Hill - Birks Hill - Stake law - Dun Rig - Glenrath Heights - Stob Law - Hundhope Law - Newby Kipps. John Buchan territory: sweeping horizon views, hidden green dells in side valleys and a fierce south-westerly.Nick Down116/09/2018
Solo trip. Forecast of SE gale suggested an ascent from the south. Parking 500m E of Craig Douglas farm; excellent track to Blackhouse, up the Douglas Burn and turn right up Black Cleuch. All this could be cycled. At the top of the forest a steep but brief ascent to the SE ridge of the hill, then follow the fence to the summit. Descent by the old drove road (shown on 1:50k map and optimistically signed from NT273278) is not recommended; the section NW of Whiteknowe Head does not exist. Walking right over the hill and down to Peebles would be a great trip if transport could be arranged.Invicta1411/05/2018
From Glen Road taking Cross Borders Drove Road out in a clockwise circuit to Dun Rig returning by Newby Kipps. Cloudy but a pleasant change in temperature.SS07/04/2018
From 301335, good parking. Easy track to Glenshiel Banks, then heather bashing and latterly soft snow plodding.Owen B01/04/2018
Glensax Horseshoe from Peebles.davidpettit8417/03/2018
Parked at start of drive to Glen House at NT305336. Solo. After ascending Little Craigie Side and Birkscairn Hill continued to Stake Law and Dun Rig, going to trig point and highest point a little beyond marked by a pole. Descended to Glenshiel Banks, finding a bit of a path, and then on the track that gives access to Glenshiel Banks. Beautiful sunny day feeling cold in the wind.pwbellarby18/11/2017
Weather fair.MountainMac30/08/2017
Solo, after leaving J on summit of Birkscairn Hill, over Stake Law to trig pillar of DR, then N down to Glensax and along long track through Haystoun to car where J awaited. Weather continued good with no rain. First visit was, as a Graham also with J, on 24/10/2008.jacobus26/06/2017
On bikesam.g.guthrie07/05/2017
Alone, circuit of GlensaxGrinner23/04/2017
Parked Glen Rd Peebles. Followed estate road & ATV beside Glensax Burn to derelict cottage Glensax. Up ridge to summit only 18m short of being Corbett. Back same way in horizontal hail. 5 hours total.rogreeves10/01/2017
An interesting curate's egg type of walk. Up the Drove road to Birks Hill (signposted with Spanish bulls instead of Scottish ones), with an inversion over Innerleithen and Peebles - nice. Nice easy path on to Birkscairn Hill. Hard snow patches on Dun Rig gave slight respite from the bogs. The summit seems to be marked with a fencepost stuck in the highest bit of bog. Down via Peat Hill (a rough thrash even on the faint ATV tracks) and a pleasant grassy climb on to Deuchar Law, which looks grassy but is capped by monstrous vegetables. Perversely, I kept following ATV tracks which went in the wrong direction, so much of the thankfully short walk along the top was a wade through deep vegetables. Bitter irony, I found a good ATV track about 5 feet from the cairn. The descent above Glenshiel Banks and Loch Eddy is utterly fabulous, and makes up for the suffering. The walk back through the Glen is also lovely, passing a mausoleum to the memory of Charles and Henry Tennant.Gill03/12/2016
3rd Donaldlojzi86062127/08/2016
Solo with Lily following the WH Dun Rig Horseshoe. Windy, misty but dry. Good day.alexmaclennan27/10/2015
Glensax horseshoe.ngthack15/09/2015
6th hill of 10 today on an alternative Southern Upland way route from the Tibbie Shiels Inn on St. Mary's loch to the Caddon view country hotel in Innerleithen climbing Nether Hill, The Wiss, Ward Law, Deuchar Law, Whiteknowe head and then following fence-line to the Trig point. Fortunately I also walked west (without rucksack to true summit to check whether hill was higher and after checking the logs It was a good decision. The views across the hills from the slopes were full of colour on this sunny day. I continued on ridgeline heading NE.Dazingdale14/05/2015
4 of 8 today with GHC. Great walk in from Kirkhouse.Play2End15/02/2015
The Glensax horseshoe with the best weather of a 2 wk holiday. We could see from Ben Lawers to Skiddaw. Interesting section on the old drove road, lots of tops as well as Dun Rig and a descent along a narrow, easy angled ridge Dead Side made a very fine (16 mile) day. A notice at the access road (at NT 259392) into Glensax seems to discourage visitors though once you are on the estate there are welcoming signs, helpful directions and local dog-walkers. From Rosetta, Peeblespwheeler24/09/2014
ghaley05/07/2014
From Peebles a round of the four Donalds from Stob Law to Birkscairn Hill. A good round, good underfoot all day and the weather was kind.dickscroop03/07/2014
Parked a T-junction NT302335 near Glen House – Glenshiel Banks – WNW to summit of Dun Rig (Selkirkshire’s historic county top) – Whiteknowe Head – Deuchar Law – N. down Deuchar Rig – Track down The Glen to Glen House. 10½ miles walk. (PM,CM)gerrybowes06/05/2014
Parked near Glen House and up via Glenshiel Banks.bolton06/05/2014
With Gerry B & DTCJM06/05/2014
selfdavidsbatty08/04/2014
round of 1 graham and 3 ND along glensaxrobertphillips22/02/2014
Parked passed Kirkhouse to use the Southern Upland Way to Blake Muir, Deuhar Law, Whiteknowe Head, Dun Rig, Stake Law and Birkscairn Hill before descending to Glen House Estate Farm to use the minor road back to Kirkhouse.Dugswell210/11/2013
MC alone.Martin6618/07/2013
Murray won the tennis. Hot day, good walk with Birkscairn Hill and Glenrath Heights and Stob Lawnickywood107/07/2013
From Peebles, followed path along valley past Glensax then up. Frozen ground made the going a lot easier. Return to Peebles via Birkscairn Hill.Arte Et Labore19/02/2013
The Dun Rig Donalds from Glenrathborderterrier16/02/2013
Dun Rig Horse shoe from Peebles including Kirkhope Law, Birkscairn, Glenrath Heights, Broom Hill and Hundleshope Heights. Missed out the dog leg out to Stob Law at the end of the day.Roblex19/07/2012
Parked nr Glen Ho. With Jenx walked up pretty The Glen. Up frm Loch Eddynordicstar29/10/2011
and 29/03/2014chrispine17/08/2011
Parked at Glen House, very windy so walked up valley to Glenshiel Banks, then directly up hillside to summit. Returned via Birkscairn Hill.Aye Jimmy18/05/2011
Trig revisit. By fence; summit of the Donald is a little way further SW. From S, Dryhope (parking at NT273244), up via the Peebles path, down via Slate Cleugh (easy) and Deepslack Knowe (hard!)RHW27/03/2011
Done as part of the Glensax Horseshoe starting from Peebles on the old drove road.derekblackburn13/06/2010
from Black house at Andy and Sara's wedding, drive up to as high as track will go on SE sidevegibagger13/09/2009
Sunny, bit muddy, cold wind, good views.iangalbraith29/03/2009
From Glenrathope via Windy NeeseSJ04/01/2009
Climbed with J, on 2nd Wedding Anniversary on way to Melrose, from SPeebles through estate to Haystoun and S on track along Glensax Burn to house and then SW onto summit trig. Grand day, weather sunny. Return by reversed route.trienbrae24/10/2008
With Lynsey on Moffat to Pebbles backpackalistairpooler28/04/2008
Very cold but clear day. A 15 mile walk also including the neighbouring 3 Donalds. Started/finished in Peebles taking the well signposed drove road to the Gipsy Glen.patrick16/02/2008
Solo Uisdean2519/11/2005
From Peebles, via Birkscairn Hillcallumblack25/05/2005