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Name:Black Law
Hill number:1861
Height:698m / 2290ft
Parent (Ma):1845  Dun Rig
RHB Section:28B: The River Tweed to the English Border
Donald area:Manor Hills
County/UA:Scottish Borders (UA)
Class:Hump, Simm, Donald, Graham Top, Yeaman
Grid ref:NT 22273 27922
Summit feature:tiny cairn
Col:595m  NT232299  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 73
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 188 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Heather hack from Deepslack Knowe, which got mercifully short higher up. Surprisingly nice summit made it worth the effort, leisurely lunch. Decided to leave NE tops for another day as unexpectedly tough walking sapped our time and energy. Could see Ben Vorlich, Skiddaw and the Cheviot. On to SW top.Wycombe Wanderer21/07/2020
Black Law: parked off road and bought eggs from lad on quad bike, who emphasised his hope that we enjoy them. Beautiful approach to ascent: breezy, sunny day, not too hot, along a track through green hillsides with very vocal sheep in organised move. Unfortunately, the brutal interminably heathery ascent caused abrupt change in mood - grim silence, but oh, what a reward (very beautiful, stunning view and a lie-down on comfy, short heather in sun).Bag For Life21/07/2020
From Greenside Law as part of round from Megget Resevoir.benalder28427/10/2019
Stob Law, Glenrath Heights, Blackhouse Heights, Black Law, Conscleuch Head, Deer Law, Greenside Law, Norman Law, Fifescar Knowe, Dollar Law, Taberon Law, Middle Hill, Drumelzier Law, Pykestone Hill, The Scrape. 10 hours 30.PGCE24/10/2019
Hardest Manor Donald by a mile in my estimation!iangpark13/09/2019
From parking area on N. side of bridge at 199307, the 2nd of 5 Donalds on E. side of the Manor valley, starting with Black Cleuch Hill & finishing on Greenside Law. From Black Cleuch Hill, along right side of fence which is deeply rutted. Eventually crossed over to left & much easier going; should have crossed over earlier. Continued to Conscleuch Head. (S)gerrybowes03/09/2019
Came from Black Cleuch Hill with Gus McN along fence to reach BL summit at gate. This was Final Donald on second round. Continued SW to lower top of BL and then down/up to Conscleuch Hill. Weather was fine for walking, clouding over as forecast but dry. First visit was solo on 07/07/2015.jacobus03/08/2019
Long haul out here and back from Peebles. Absolute stunner of a day for it though.Alex C03/08/2019
A long walk through from Glenrath Castle farm to the Megget Dam. With B and R.jenx20/04/2019
Rutted side or smooth side. Company: Soloiandesbottes25/03/2019
From Conscleuch Head, over the 696 point, then NE to the summit. Easy walking.LizH14/02/2019
Last day of a New Year week in Peebles. Parked where the RoW leading to the Megget Reservoir leaves the Manorhead road. Space for about 3 cars. Enjoyed a very easy stroll up to the pile of stones marking the high point of the RoW. An ATV track/path leads easily W to the summit of Greenside Law. Back to the RoW making a short detour for the S summit. The next bit was much easier than it looked. A path leads E to a shed & then continues faintly down Black Rig to cross the burn at about NT212259. Paths rise beside a stream coming to an ATV track passing underneath Conscleuch Head & straight to Deer Law. Switchbacked along the fenceline over Conscleuch Head to Black Law summit. Returned to SW top of Black Law & followed fence WSW to pt598m on Redsike Head. Faint sheep tracks slanted down easily W to rejoin the RoW back to the start. Cold & overcast but with decent views except for Dollar Law which was firmly stuck in cloud all day. A good round when the ground is frozen.NotReallyABagger04/01/2019
Up SUW from St Marys Loch over Deepslack Knowe then on to Black Law (Out and back to Black Cleuch Hill) then on to Conscleuch Head and Deer Law. Finished over Henderland Hill and down to St Marys Kirkyard then along track and road to car. Very heavy going in heather most of the day.SS27/10/2018
Manor Hill circuit from Manorhead.N.Morters29/09/2018
From the north via Langhaugh Hill, Black Cleuch Hill and then on to Conscleuch Head and Deer Law before heading down to the Manor valley track and heading back to car.Roblex11/08/2018
Round of 4 Donalds anti-clockwise from small parking area before Manorhead.AndrewFinnimore17/05/2018
Second of the day. Slightly better weather but no shelter until on the southern slopes.Play2End18/11/2017
Alone. Circuit of Manor Water valley.Grinner06/08/2017
Horse Hope Hill - Blackhouse Heights - Black Law - Black Law SW top - Conscleuch Hill - Deer Law - Greenside Law. Started from just S of Langhaugh at approx 8.30pm, climbing steep slopes to reach col and tussocky climb to Horsehope Hill and pitch tent close to summit. In morning continued S along broad ridge to Deer Law and then W to Greenside Law. Descent to path back to glen and short road walk back to car on hot sunny day.RobertP18/06/2017
Solo round of the Manorhead hills, with Lily, from the parking spot close to Manorhead Farm. Sunny, chilly day with snow falling, in the last 30 minutes. 5 hours.alexmaclennan28/04/2016
C/W Round of horse hope hill, blackhouse heights, black law,conscleuch head, greenside law, notman law, fifescar knowe, dollar law from just south of langhaugh parked on verge.robertphillips19/03/2016
2nd time.russell6126/10/2015
Crossed with Darren during Tweedsmuir OMM 2015 on Day 1, 6 hr Medium Score on a long leg to a 50 point c/point , but only walking (with a pole)due to my torn calf muscle which held up amazingly wellChris Pearson24/10/2015
From Langhaugh.ngthack14/09/2015
Solo; from P at confluence of Kirkhope Burn and Manor Water, walked over Langhaugh Hill and around Waddyside Rig, inadvertently missing Blackhouse Heights and having to go back to summit it (25mins lost). Returned to go over Black Law and its SW top, veering S to climb Conscleuch Head and Deer Law; retraced to col DL/CH and then W to jump across Glengaber Burn and up v deep heather and moss to reach through-track to Megget. Very heavy rain at start, easing later with a little sunshine prompting discarding waterproofs but 10 mins later had them back on for the remainder of walk to Greenside and Dollar Laws.trienbrae07/07/2015
With Deer Law, Greenside Law and Conscleuch Headnickywood107/09/2014
Another circuit of five summits as i near the completion of the Donalds. I started from the eastern end of the Megget reservoir. A day of gentle sunshine and good views.thenomad03/09/2014
From Manor valley a nice anticlockwise round of two Donalds and three Donald Topsdickscroop01/07/2014
round of 3 new donaldsrobertphillips12/04/2014
Langhaugh Hill, Waddyside Rig, Black Cleuch Hill, White Cleuch Hill, Black Law, Sting Rig.borderterrier29/06/2013
MC Up in 45m on a wet day that wa supposed to get brighter. It didn't. Cloud on summit Route to Deer LAw dull in the rain.Martin6627/06/2013
Ascent from Langhaugh over Horse Hope Hill. Descent of Sting Rig, which is rather lovely.fasgadh29/09/2012
Black Law, Greenside Lawborderterrier09/09/2012
Overcast, windy, mild, some showers, good views.iangalbraith15/07/2012
Continued along ridge from SW top.derekblackburn30/04/2011
On the way to Black Cleuch Hill 11.00 No cairn. Junction of 3 fencesarranc07/08/2009
With Lynsey on Moffat to Pebbles backpackalistairpooler27/04/2008
Solo Uisdean2513/04/2008
From Meggat Dam, track from Craigierig, on to Black Law then south over various tops. First walk using a GPSr.agentmancuso02/01/2007
Not sure of the date, but did as part of the Tweed Valley Mountain Rescue Challenge Walk.hillgorilla08/08/1998
With Kevin on the KIMM short score class.mikejacobs22/10/1994
Evening Donald round on the way home from Deer Law to White Cleuch Hill.Eddie04/06/1993
Manor Water horseshoe including Pykestone Hill, Dollar Law, Cramalt Craig, Black Law, Dun Rig and assorted Donalds and Tops RHW08/07/1989