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Name:Cauldcleuch Head
Hill number:1906
Height:619m / 2031ft
RHB Section:28B: The River Tweed to the English Border
Donald area:Roxburgh
County/UA:Scottish Borders (UA)
Catchment:Catchment Boundaries, Esk (Gretna), Tweed
Watershed:Tweedmouth, Ardnamurchan Point to Lowestoft, Cardiff to Cape Wrath, Dover to Cape Wrath, Lowestoft to Duncansby Head, Land's End to John o' Groats, Solway Firth, The Lizard to Dunnet Head
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Graham, Donald,
Grid ref:NT 45656 00680
Summit feature:ground by fence junction
Col:363m  NT534016  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 79
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 236 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Saw no one all day, hard to believe the green/blue fence posts are part of way marked path. Tough goingcjo13/07/2019
Parked at Castle, biked to Braidlie farm and onto Braidliehope ruin. Competent bikers could reach top of Queen's Mire. Warm and sunny.iangalbraith07/07/2019
From end of forestry track above Billhope straight up Tudhope Hill then on to Millstone Edge. Out and back to Wether Law before the rough passage to Cauldcleuch Head (no ATV tracks). Came down to Stob Fell then followed markers to Bught Shank with a pleasant enough road walk to finish.SS31/03/2019
Tudhope Hill, Millstone Edge, Caulcleuch Hill, back to Tudhope Hill, steeply down and up Carlin Tooth, Ellson Fell -both tops - then walk out down pathless Glen to Mosspaul and bus to Langholm. Great day. Empty country which deserves exploringtrimarc226/03/2019
With J on a rugby/walking weekend. Parked just S of bridge near Billhope where there is room for a few cars to park off the minor road. Started overcast & chilly. Followed the track up the Billhope Burn & then took first branch up side of trees which briefly doubles back & goes through an old gateway. After that straight up E on to Pennygant Hill on springy moss. Picked up ATV tracks marked by posts which don't stick completely to crest but make the going much easier to the summit. By now the back end of the weather system stretching right across the sky was approaching on a gentle breeze. The sun suddenly came out & the hills took on a totally different look. Magic. Retraced steps to Blackgrain Side where a different set of posts marking a path leading steeply down W to the end of the outbound track. OS maps are way out of date around here with a lot more forestry. The display board located about 1km from the start next to the track showing the paths marked by the posts is usefulNotReallyABagger14/10/2018
With GeraldRob Pen y Garn02/10/2018
G RIdris02/10/2018
From Priesthaugh up Holywell Rig. Eileenís final Graham. Onto Skelfhill Pike with Kenny.N.Morters25/08/2018
Parked in wide entrance to forest track at 439978 & up Tudhope Hill & Millstone Edge. From Millstone Edge, ATV track (sometimes faint or non-existent) on right side of fence follows fence line to summit. Descended S. alongside fence to Muckle Land Knowe & then followed ATV track with marker posts over Pennygant Hill to Stob Fell - ATV track with marker posts down W. ridge to track & then up road to car. (S)gerrybowes17/05/2018
From Billhope. As wet and tedious as everColin Crawford21/02/2018
Solo. Parked at Hermitage Castle. Along road and up track to Braidliehope (dilapidated house) and sheepfold beyond. Rather rough track continues further, going a little to the east of the summit of Winterlair Hill. Up rough ground to Windy Swire (col between Cauldcleuch Head and Greatmoor Hill) and up Windy Edge to Summit of Cauldcleuch Head. Final bit a bit miry. Descended to sheepfold at NY465999 where I found and followed a path that joins the track on Winterlair Hill. A few drops of drizzle early on and then nice and sunny.pwbellarby07/10/2017
2.17hrs up with 2 pals. Sunny with light shower at summit.iangpark02/10/2017
Alone, on way back from Lakes.Grinner24/09/2017
boggy underfoot all the way roundpeebs09/09/2017
A slog to get here from the Marilyn. Glad it was clear as navigation could be a problem. Tedious plateaux.Play2End25/07/2017
From car (9:35)at Braidlie entrance, followed valley to Braidliehope ruin, then up grassy track behind over Queen's Mire. Best to follow this to col then up ridge; attempt to cut corner much rougher. Boggy on plateau. Followed path along ridge to Greatmoor Hill. Good views, some wind. Cont down S ridge to 1st top of Hermitage Hill then down W of woodland. Had to vault fence to avoid inquisitive cows. Finally track to Old Braidlie and back to car (1:30). Hot mainly sunny day.dbb17/06/2017
Solo from nr. Billhope, over Tudhope Hill, Millstone Edge amd Langtae Hill to CH. Fine sunny day with a little SW wind up high. Continued over v rough terrain to Penngant Hill and Stob Fell, then down on atv track to Billhope Burn and road; thence up to P close to regional boundary - Dumfries & Galloway / Scotish Borders. First visit, as a Graham, was on 26/10/2008.jacobus31/05/2017
Round of few hills to get this Donald. Watched the Crow baiting! Not goodnickywood101/05/2017
From Braidlee Farm. Very friendly farm workers. Docile cows by Braidley Burn. Headed up between Mid Sike and Crib Sike. Continued to Greatmoor Hill, wind behind me.Owen B15/04/2017
Parked at Priesthaugh Farm road end, followed track to Priesthaugh-hill cottage, crossed burn and followed faint sheep track up onto Skelfhill Fell then Cauldcleuch Head, return by Skelfhill Fell and Holywell Rig to Priesthaugh Farmalanm907/03/2017
From Priesthaugh along farm tracks to empty looking cottage Priesthaugh-hill. Ripped trousers getting over barbed wire fence:- drat. Followed forest edge-tough going on tussocks & under fallen trees. Found a bit of a track on Skelfhill Fell on way back. Total 3 hours 40.rogreeves09/01/2017
Did with Greatmoor Hill from Priesthaughduchally29/11/2016
Tudhope Hill, Millstone Edge, Langtae Hill, Caldcleuch Head, Muckle Land Knowe, Pennygant Hill & Stob Fell. Frozen ground made it more pleasant than it could have been! With Eire, Evan, Sail, Coel, Alfie & Ian.Dangerous Dave26/11/2016
From old Quarry on Carewood Rigg via Billhope Burn then steeply up Pennygant Hill. Muddy misty pretty miserable. On a backpack.mick20/10/2016
Just followed fence from Greatmoor. Could see nothing so far. Sun trying to break through. Got to top and then retraced steps back to Greatmoor. As leaving Greatmoor, sun came out to reward me with some views. Would have been good if this had happened earlier. So decided to do Ellson Fell another marilyn and sun bathe. Company: Soloiandesbottes12/05/2016
A heart shaped route from bridge at Braidlie Farm. Greatmoor Hill > Windy Edge > Cauldcleuch Head > Muckle Land Knowe then back to the easily crossed ford.G4OBK (Phil)24/02/2016
From forest entrance over Tudhope Hill & Millstone Edge to CH. Superb weather. Last day of four weeks in Southern Scotland in the last two months. Only two Donald's left to do.ngthack26/10/2015
Approached from Priesthaugh, north side. 3 hours up and down. 'Interrupted' views.Roblex24/10/2014
On own. Parked in forest entrance at NY439,977 then Tudhope Hill, very boggy return trip to Millstone Edge and Cauldcleuch Head, then Bye Hill, Carlin Tooth, Ellson Fell and Ellson Fell West top. Lovely day with great views - would have been perfect if drier underfoot.Crib Goch07/10/2014
with Alex Thomson last Donalddavidsbatty14/09/2014
A drab tramp from Priesthaugh on a wet windy day through much very long wet grass. Found on descent better to stick with fence until turn east and then walk inside forest boundary fence - but still not a walk I would recommenddickscroop04/07/2014
2nd hill today from priesthaugh along tracks then over boggy ground to top.robertphillips11/04/2014
Second Marilyn today after Greatmoor Hill with Chris Watson on a grey windy day.Dugswell215/03/2014
Cloudy and boggy - a very forgettable hill. My 1999th Tump so ready for the big day on 16th.chriswatson15/03/2014
MC alone.Martin6629/09/2013
From Priesthaugh via Greatmoor. Back over Skelfhill Fell and down through long wet grass to Priesthaugh-hill.Topographer5728/07/2013
Set off from track up hills about halfway along single track road from Hermitage Castle. Gained ridge over Stob Fell, Pennygart Hill and Muckle Land Knowe to pick up fence on to the top.derekblackburn13/08/2011
With Darren after Greatmoor Hill. Uprighted a filthy stranded sheep stuck upside down on its back. A nice long run back down SE ridge. Then a long drive to Megget Stone to camp by car ready for a big day tomorrow.Chris Pearson02/08/2011
From minor road to south, out up track and ridge across moor top to Cauldcleugh summit, then east to pick up Greatmoor Hill before track back to carnordicstar26/02/2011
Parked at side of road more or less due S of hill. Ascent over Stob, Pennygant, and Muckle Land Knowe. Last km mostly a bog trot. Highest point near fence/gates junction.Aye Jimmy19/04/2009
Climbed with J on Melrose weekend from Priesthaugh Farm, S of Hawick, S/SW along track, forded P Burn at P-hill and SW up side of forest to Skelfhill Fell and S to summit of CH. Fair day. Returned over SF and continued over Holywell Rig, dropping down to PF. Encounter with electrified fence on HR - ouch!trienbrae26/10/2008
JW Uisdean2515/12/2007
Parked south of burn at approx NY477966. From the semi-ruin at Braidiehope, when up Crib Burn, however this was very soggy under foot. Looks like a fence post was the highest point, went due east to Greatmoor Hill.Jhimmy14/04/2006
Caldcleuch head and Greatmoor Hill with Rich and Denisevegibagger27/11/2005
From Priesthaugh. In a hurry en route from EK to Sunderland, missed the intended firebreak and got lost in the trees, so had to abandon the plan to visit Greatmoor Hill, and just headed down ridge over Skelfhill Fell instead.agentmancuso18/07/2005
from Greatmoor. Retraced steps to bealach and trudge by fence before final pull to large flat are of swamp and tussock and around angle to top at 13.00. 3 wire fences met here. Watershed - Tweed to N, Esk to S.arranc21/09/2002
From BraidlieBLACKHILL06/01/2001
Ascended from Priesthaugh.JohnW23/03/1998