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Name:Cardon Hill
Hill number:1878
Height:675m / 2215ft
Parent (Ma):1843  Culter Fell
Parent (SMC):1862  Chapelgill Hill
RHB Section:28B: The River Tweed to the English Border
Donald area:Culter Hills and Tinto
County/UA:Scottish Borders (UA)
Class:Simm, Graham Top
Grid ref:NT 06529 31477
Summit feature:cairn
Col:638m  NT063313  
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Parked by bridge opposite quarry, by Nisbet along track then fairly direct ascent to Scawdmans Hill. Continued to Birnies Bowrock,Cardon Hill and Chapelgill Hill. Descent W to Culter Allers.benalder28424/11/2019
Hudderstone, Coomb Dod, Hillshaw Head, Gathersnow, Hill, Coomb Hill, Moss Law, Culter Fell, Chapelgill Hill, Cardon Hill.PGCE19/10/2019
Easy parking W. of bridge at 033332 & up Scawdmans Hill. From Scawdmans Hill, down ATV track to col & then ATV track on left side of fence before heading across to fenceline & path up to summit. Continued to Chapelgill Hill. (S)gerrybowes10/04/2019
Steepish descent in heather back to adjacent forest road.Tony S19/01/2019
Final hill of the day. Easy walk down the north ridge back to Nisbet. Solo.Dangerous Dave14/01/2019
With Shaky & Smithy on a beautful cold, clear Ne'er Day walk from Culter Allers Farm. Up Fell Shin to the summit of Culter Fell & then following the fence line down & across to Chapelgill Hill. Crossed the fence to reach Birnies Bowrock directly & then followed the E side of the fence to the summit of Cardon Hill. Followed the other side of the fence back to the col underneath Culter Fell dodging a lot of detritus from the old fence. Dropped very steeply down next to Kings Beck to gain the track back to the start. A better plan would be to stay high on the shoulder to the N of the gully & then drop down the heathery slope to pick up the track lower down.NotReallyABagger01/01/2019
Continuation of solo walk from Chapelgill Hill and Birnie's Bowrock. Crossed fence to get cairn but did not linger as wind was even stronger and colder than earlier. Descended SW beside fence, stopping to tighten laces, and went over peat hags on col, stopping again to tog-up. First visit was, also solo, on 10/06/2015.jacobus19/11/2018
Culter Fell round using SMC suggested route from GlenkirkCrib Goch17/11/2018
Forest track from Glenhighton. Firebreak easily found leading to NE ridge.AndrewFinnimore24/08/2018
From Culter Allers Farm up King's Beck (lost path) to emerge under Culter Fell. Stiff pull then returned out to Chapelgill Hill and on to Cardon Hill. Retuned by Scawdmans Hill. Easy enough day apart from the pull out of King's Beck.SS07/05/2018
Parked by bridge opposite quarry, by Nisbet along track then fairly direct ascent to Scawdmans Hill. Continued to Birnies Bowrock, Chapelgill Hill, Cardon Hill. Descent N along ridge then at beallach turned W into glen, where camped overnight (with some blustery snow). Ciontinued N down glen, then steep ascent to White Hill, descent WSW and on to Cow Castle and Bendrie and return to start. Bitterly cold and windy.RobertP17/03/2018
Straight up the steep slope from the east. With Brian R. on a lovely day.Play2End25/02/2018
Lunch run in the powder snow from GlenhightonN.Morters06/02/2018
Climbed as round of 5 DonaldsFlyingrabbit12/10/2017
Alone, circuit from Culter Allers.Grinner20/08/2017
LynfaRob Pen y Garn17/08/2017
Continuation of walk from Chapelgill Hill. Followed a bit of a path around the edge of the Cardon Burn corrie, over Birnies Bowbank 673m/19m, down to a bealach, then up to the summit on a good path. Walk continued to Culter Fell. Solo.Man of Kernow109/10/2016
From Glenkirk.ngthack19/09/2015
With Chapelgill Hill and Goseland Hillnickywood117/08/2015
Solo: continued from D Chapelgill Hill over Birnie's Bowrock to this D Top: returned to BB (lunch) and onto King Bank Head, dropping SE on atv track over Congrie Hill to join main track back to Glenkirk. Grand weather, if a touch too hot (!).seumas10/06/2015
round of 7 new donalds.robertphillips07/08/2014
See Culter Fell and Chapelgill.dickscroop11/06/2014
Culter Fell-Chapelgill Hill-Cardon Hillborderterrier17/11/2012
Solo. From road junction near Culter Allers Farm. To end of public road and along track that goes to Coulter Reservoir. There is a path/track up the broad ridge coming down from Culter Fell. It's particularly boggy on a flattish section. Contoured round the slopes of Culter Fell to join a track going towards King Bank Head. Over minor tops to Chapelgill Hill and Cardon Hill and then back to Culter Fell before descending.pwbellarby08/09/2012
Sunny spells, dry, col wind, -2c, good views.iangalbraith15/01/2012
After Culter Fell and Chapelgill Hill. Very pleasant descent to road beneath Gosland Hill.campagvelocet24/10/2011
Culter Hill Circuit / Donald bagging run with Darren.Chris Pearson06/08/2011
Followed ridge from Culter Fell.derekblackburn09/10/2010
from Chapelgill. Followed track north and over fence. Bee line over very rough stuff downhill and back up to SW top of Cardon. Large pile of stones at meeting of 3 fences. Re-crossed fence on WDP on north side downhill and steeply up to top at 12.35. Culter, Tinto, Biggar, Goseland, West and East Cairn hills and Trehenna.arranc06/04/2009
RIB Uisdean2501/11/2008
Culter Fell, Chapelgill Hill, Cardon Hill & Scawdmans Hill, P quarry south of Coulter, up via Nisbet & The Bracs.agentmancuso26/04/2003
Afternoon round Culter Fell to Cardon Hill (when it was a Donald summit) on way home from Glasgow.Eddie26/06/1992
Culter Fell and tops RHW09/07/1989
Climbed as part of roundTheflyingrabbitblank
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