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Name:Croft Head
Hill number:1894
Height:637m / 2090ft
RHB Section:28B: The River Tweed to the English Border
Donald area:Ettrick Hills
County/UA:Dumfries and Galloway (UA)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Graham, Donald,
Grid ref:NT 15309 05648
Summit feature:no feature: ground 2m NW of fence junction
Col:443m  NT159058  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 79
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 290 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Parked at road end and set off at 06:15 by moonlight with a temperature of-4C. Ettrick Pen (beautiful sunrise), Hopetoun Craig, Wind Fell, West Knowe, Loch Fell, Scaw'd Fell, Gateshaw Rig, Croft Head (met a badger), Capel Fell, Smidhope Hill, White Shank. Returned at 14:45.PGCE19/11/2019
Stavanger Toestub15/09/2019
From bridge up SUW high route and down SUW alternative route - both excellent going.SS08/09/2019
Deserted on sunny bank holiday Monday. Up from Selcoth, to pick upWest Knowe and Loch Fell. Back over Croft Head. With B and R.jenx26/08/2019
Capel and Croft from Sailfoot. SUW over summit then descended NW ridge to Selcoth.Topographer5724/05/2019
With Ikuko a long day over three Marilyns!GWR Chris21/05/2019
Capel Fell then Croft Head, from Sailfoot, up via zigzag forest roads then on to hillside. Between two hills by heading to small bridge near Ettrick Head then following SUW to good path up Croft Head.willyross14/05/2019
Clach Liath21/04/2019
From West Knowe. Spent some time admiring the view from West Knowe and the grand Capel Fell. The pass is a great spot. Had a chat with another walker coming down Cat Shoulder (double Munroist, Grahamist and Corbetteer 'doing' the Donalds. On to Capel Fell.Wycombe Wanderer20/04/2019
From Selcoth, with three other Marilyns (+ 2 non-Marilyn Donalds). Breezy, some sunshine, cold. Time excludes breaks. Rounsfell23/03/2019
Run from Moffat C&C site. Tat weather so called it a day after Croft Head. Had intended on doing Loch fell & a couple of others.Mountain Goat26/01/2019
CK SheilaS30/12/2018
Second time on this hill this yearColin Crawford28/12/2018
Parked N of bridge by Bellshaw Pool. Along SUW then hard right up to Comb Cairn and onto Scaw'd Fell. Back down to SUW alternate route along to, and up, E ridge of Croft Head. Had a wander over all contenders for summit. Back on SUW over Gateshaw Rig. 12 miles. With PM.CJM13/11/2018
From Scaw'd Fell with CM. A very pleasant walk from 158044 to the eats side of the hill and then an easy path to the summit. Descended over Gateshaw Rig and the alternative SUW path back to 106044. 12 miles and just over 6 hours.bolton13/11/2018
From fish farm, via signposted path just before Selcoth. Then over Selcoth Burn which I did at top of small plantation. Up grassy slope opposite and onto ridge. Down NE ridge to SU pathtrimarc225/09/2018
From bridge at 106044 up SUW high level route; as part of round of three Grahams. Keen wind, gusty at times.MichaelF25/09/2018
dave g25/08/2018
Parked in layby on N. side of bridge at 106043 & up Scaw’d Fell. From Scaw’d Fell, back down to track junction & then along SUW to foot of E. ridge - Good path up ridge to unmarked summit. Descended over Gateshaw Rig, following waymarked SUW Alternative Route. This rejoins the main route by the cattle grid at 121043. (S)gerrybowes07/08/2018
Capel Fell and Croft Head with David Alexander on very hot sunny day. From fish farm (11:35), followed track on N side of valley then steeply up S ridge and fence to Capel Fell summit. Down to bridge on S Upland way past deep defile and then new 'alternative route' track up very steep ridge to Cfort Head. Descended NW ridge all the way to the Settlement. Finish 17:50. Leisurely day with long stops. Good views all round.dbb25/06/2018
From end of public road Ettrick valley. Followed Southern Uplands Way to Over Phawhope then track up Ettrick Pen over Wind Fell a Donald. Not easy to work out which bump is which hill. Down to Ettrick Head along fairly boggy SUW to excellent zig zag path up Croft Head. Back almost to Ettrick Head & followed fence to Capel Fell summit. 7 hours 35 in snow.rogreeves06/04/2018
Colin Crawford07/02/2018
hill walker13/01/2018
Continuation of route from West Knowe to CH by 15 zigzags and path leading to gated summit of Croft Head. (Note: SUW route over CH is closed for harvesting but the area is SW,or beyond summit, of CH) Returned by upward route and then NE along SUW, using new bridge over burn, to Ettrick Head. Entered forest and made lunch stop (14:30) as path exited forest onto SUW track back to Potburn. Rain and wind only abated when lower down as Over Phawhope bothy was passed. First visit was with J and MB on 25/07/2009.jacobus14/10/2017
First of the day. Just over an hour from the fishy plaice.Play2End06/10/2017
Good path up east ridge (Southern Uplands Way) and back down same way. Great hill. With Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave29/07/2017
Descended the SW shoulder of Capel Fell at a fence. Crossed the Selcoth Burn north of the fence as the fence leads to a small gorge. Steep grass up to summit and heavy rain. Down Southern uplands path - great views - back to Etterick head. Decided not to do Etterick Pen because of the rain.mindlessflogger30/05/2017
Simon Winton23/05/2017
600th Marilyn. Deep joy. Third Marilyn on round of four. From Scaw'd Fell, descent was easy, joined the forestry track. Forestry on south east side of Gateshaw Rig has been cleared, and there is a good line up the left hand side of the remaining trees. Above the tree line is steep, thick heather, really horrible, to the ridge line. Then easy to Croft Head.Owen B14/04/2017
Weather fair.MountainMac02/04/2017
Barry Smith27/03/2017
Sick Kid31/12/2016