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Name:Hillshaw Head
Hill number:1888
Height:652m / 2139ft
Parent (Ma):1870  Gathersnow Hill
RHB Section:28B: The River Tweed to the English Border
Donald area:Culter Hills and Tinto
County/UA:South Lanarkshire (UA), Scottish Borders (UA)
Catchment:Catchment Boundaries, Clyde, Tweed
Watershed:Tweedmouth, Mull of Galloway to St Abb's Head, Ardnamurchan Point to Lowestoft, Cardiff to Cape Wrath, Dover to Cape Wrath, Lowestoft to Duncansby Head, Land's End to John o' Groats, Firth of Clyde, The Lizard to Dunnet Head
Class:Simm, Donald, Graham Top
Grid ref:NT 04839 24595
Summit feature:small cairn 10m from E side of fence
Col:598m  NT051253  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 72
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 201 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Hudderstone, Coomb Dod, Hillshaw Head, Gathersnow, Hill, Coomb Hill, Moss Law, Culter Fell, Chapelgill Hill, Cardon Hill.PGCE19/10/2019
From Kingledores - glen track to windfarm road up Kingle Rig, then Glenlood, Broomy Law,Coomb Hill, Gathersnow, Hillshaw Head and Coomb Dod, then near 4 mile walk back down the glen to the car. The new windfarms are adding lots of new roads on these hills - not shown on my OS mapCrib Goch24/08/2019
Came, solo, from Coomb Hill via Gathersnow Hill following boundary fence, S Lanarkshire/Borders, onto HH which is festooned with wind turbines, the nearest, no 219, being only 300 yds from summit. Contiued on to Coomb Dod; weather clouding over with rain/mist around. First visit was also solo on 16/06/2015.jacobus21/07/2019
On a round of the 5 Donalds. From Coulter Allers Farm. On own.MorecambeMonkey23/04/2019
From Coomb Dod. Returned to the grit road north to the col, then on grass to the summit. Onwards to Whitecamp Brae. Solo.Man of Kernow123/04/2019
Parked in the inshot off the A701, just at the entrance to Kingledores. Friendly farmers and dogs. Followed the windfarm track just after Glenkerie Burn, up onto Broomy Law, then across to Coomb Hill, Gathersnow Hill, Hillshaw Head and Coomb Dod. Easy walking. Descended east shoulder of Coomb Dod to join track back to the farm. Clear day with good views.LizH14/04/2019
The 5th of 6 D/DT/DDew on N. side of Kingledoors valley, starting with Glenlood Hill & finishing on Coomb Dod. From Gathersnow Hill, followed path along right side of fence & then over fence to summit cairn. Continued to Coomb Dod. (S)gerrybowes09/04/2019
Kingledores circuit, camping overnight by summit of Coomb Dod. Cocklie Rig Head, Glenlood Hill, Broomy Law, Coomb Hill, Gathersnow Hill, Hillshaw Head, Coomb Dodd, Glenwhappen Dod, Upper Oliver Dodd, Nether Oliver Dodd. Mist down over the tops, but just occasional drizzle.RobertP06/04/2019
Tony S20/01/2019
CK SheilaS02/01/2019
A circuit from Kingledores on a mild, misty December day. Across the foot bridge, up trods onto the broad SE ridge of Cocklie Rig Head, across the windfarm track to the summit, along the fence line over Glenlood Hill, Broomy Law, Coomb Hill, Gathersnow Hill, Hillshaw Head, Coomb Dod and Glenwhappen Dod, steeply down heather slopes to the track down the glen below the sheepfold. There is a curious gallery of summit markers on the Donalds and Donald Tops!Nick Down123/12/2018
N side of valley from Kingledoresbenalder28414/12/2018
MMC walk on a lovely bright clear autumnal dayalexmaclennan06/10/2018
Part of Culter Fells Circularzoedem2424/09/2018
Culter Reservoir round after Gathersnow HillN.Morters22/09/2018
10th of a 13 Top day along what I am going to call the Kingledoors.summitter24/08/2018
Culter Horseshoequadbarrel12/08/2018
19th Donaldlojzi86062114/07/2018
Parked small layby at end of public road. Walked up to reservoir, up easy ground to Hudderstone and over to Hillshaw via windfarm road and back down.AndrewFinnimore07/06/2018
Stavanger Toestub26/05/2018
Masses of wind turbinesthekirkie pirate22/03/2018
Sick Kid16/02/2018
Short stroll from Gathersnow in minor snow. Very cold. Not a cloud all day. Company: Soloiandesbottes07/01/2018
From Kingledores using windfarm access road to keep feet dry. Out to Glewnlood Hill then along ridge over Broomy Law and Coomb Hill to Gathersnaw Hill. Walked to Hillshaw Head in compant with walker doing a horseshoe from north but sadly saw nothing. Then came the huge surprise as a wind turbine appeared as I descended to Coomb Dod. Returned by way of east flank and valley floor. Shame about the weather.SS14/10/2017
Climbed as a round of 5 DonaldsFlyingrabbit12/10/2017
Simon Winton25/09/2017
4/5 (Cutler Fell/Moss Law/Gathersnow Hill/Hillshaw Head/Hudderstone Hill)Fergalh27/05/2017
Sick Kid01/01/2017