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Name:Carlavin Hill
Hill number:1848
Height:736m / 2415ft
Parent (Ma):1832  White Coomb
Parent (SMC):1838  Molls Cleuch Dod
RHB Section:28B: The River Tweed to the English Border
Donald area:Moffat Hills
County/UA:Scottish Borders (UA)
Catchment:Tweed
Class:Subsimm
(DT,sSim)
Grid ref:NT 14204 18879
Summit feature:ground under high point of old wall
Drop:23m
Col:713m  NT145184  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 78
(1:25k) 330
Observations:higher than nearby cairn
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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The final Donald on an anticlockwise circuit of the 10 Donalds around the Gameshope Valley, starting with Garelet Hill. From Molls Cleuch Dod, followed a path, faint in places, to the high point of the wall which lies next to a cairn. A tussocky descent N. to farm track & then along track & down road back to car. (S)gerrybowes07/06/2019
Reached small summit cairn of CH after following fence/atv track from MCD. Left approx N to descend to track leading to Talla Water bridge and then to P. Weather was good all day, even warm at P. First visit was also solo on 20/05/2015.jacobus11/05/2019
From parking spot just E of the Meggat Stone, an anti-clockwise circuit of Carlavan Hill, Molls Cleuch Dod, Firthybrig Head, Lochcraig Head and Nickies Knowe.LizH10/01/2019
From White Mare's Tail NTS car park.Grinner14/10/2018
From small car park near bridge to north. Storm Callum raged, Water sprites on Talla, walked up in the lea of the hill. Battered at the top barely crouch let alone stand near Cairn/walll but strangely clear, rain on descent.N.Morters12/10/2018
Parking above Megget Stone bridge. Straight up and down.AndrewFinnimore24/08/2018
13.1 mile walk from Talla Linnfoots, followed pass up east then lane, turned onto and climbed fairly steep slopes to top of Carlavin Hill, followed wall to Molls Cleuch Dod, descended and ascended Lochcraig Head up to summit then to edge to see the stunning view down on Loch Skeen, followed edge around to Mid Craig, climbed ridge then across to Great Hill, considerable descent to Games Hope Burn, then re-ascent of Cape Law after followed nice grassy ridge onto Din Law, Garelet Dod, shapely Erie Hill, Lairds Cleuch Rig and finally Garelet Hill with its very damaged trig, then descended very steeply back down to Car. Not a cloud in the sky all day, easy terrain mainly throughout, hot but with lovely breeze, saw about 10 people all day mostly from a far, this must be be a popular area of the Southern Uplands!DanTrig30/06/2018
Weather fair.MountainMac06/05/2018
From the Megget Stone, over Nickies Knowe, Lochcraig Head, Firthybrig Head, Molls Cleuch Dod and Carlavin Head.Alan31/05/2017
Missed this first time round. From bridge at Megget Stone, track all the way to Molls Cleuch Dod. Sunny, cold wind, great views.iangalbraith23/04/2017
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
My final Donald / Donald top.russell6124/08/2016
From Molls Cleuch Dod after Great Hill.ngthack23/09/2015
Circuit from Megget Stone to Nickies Knowe, Lochcraig Head, Firthybrig Head, Molls Cleuch Dod and Carlavin Hill. Clear day with excellent views and completely empty hills.andy16/08/2015
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
NW from Firthybrig Head and Molls Cleuch Dod on to CH; dropped N to track leading to bridge over Talla Water and nearby P.seumas20/05/2015
See White Coombdickscroop06/05/2014
selfdavidsbatty09/12/2013
With Garelet Dod from Talla Reservoirnickywood128/11/2013
Carlavin Hill, Molls Cleuch dod, White Coomb, Great Hillborderterrier06/07/2013
alone SheilaS22/09/2011
1st hill of a big 30km+ circuit linking 20 tops with Darren, running when possible.Lovely dry day.From a camp by Megget Stone.Start frustratingly delayed until mid day whilst we took car into Moffat to have a cracked oil sump looked at. Decided to go for it anyway - inevitable dark descent (in August!) and river to cross for added fun.Chris Pearson03/08/2011
Followed ridge from Molls Cleuch Dod down then up Carlavin Hill as a dog leg.derekblackburn21/11/2010
from Molls Cleuch. Down again and up to the top 13.40. Cairn made from stones from the wall and another 100m away could be higher. Reservoir full length.arranc08/08/2009
FJB Uisdean2508/07/2007
From Gameshope, via Molls Cleuch Dod.agentmancuso30/10/2005
With May.mainnirnamfiadh11/10/2003
Evening Donald round on the way home: Lochcraig Head to Firthbrig Head.Eddie02/04/1993
Talla Linfoot circuit over Lochcraig Head, Under Saddle Yoke, Garelet Dod and neighbouring Donalds and tops RHW26/08/1991
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