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Name:Duchray Hill [Mealna Letter]
Hill number:500
Height:702m / 2303ft
RHB Section:07A: Braemar to Montrose
County/UA:Angus (UA), Perth and Kinross (UA)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Graham, Yeaman
Grid ref:NO 16152 67248
Summit feature:no feature: ground at bend in wall
Col:438m  NO168683  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 43
(1:25k) OL52S 387S
Observations:large cairn about 70m away is lower
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 230 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Creag na Bruaich, Duchray Hill, and Care an Fhidhieir, starting and finishing at the road up to Dainaglar Castle (a rather smart gaff). Followed the Cataran trail (seeing an Osprey fishing the pond) before heading onto the hills. Took around 3hrs in total.summitter17/08/2019
Under blue skies in base layer only (amazing given forecast was torrential rain) up forest rack then short heather to wall. Followed path to summit, visiting cairn for view, then came back by wall/fence until I could see new scar below me and just dropped to it and back to car.SS27/07/2019
From Mt Blair, dropped down to road and up by earthworks. Chilly on top. Descent via wall and edge of forest back to car on Angus/Perth boundary.MichaelF18/05/2019
After Mount Blair, from B951, based on a way suggested in the SMC guide to the Grahams. A gate on the E edge of a plantation gave access, over a tiresome section of bog. Once the ridge materialised, with a fence all the way, the route became pleasant, with rocky patches near the summit. Indeed, from the B951 summit, the hill has a much more rugged appearance than Mt Blair. returned via Carn an Fhidhleir, keeping on pastures and avoiding anything that looked boggy (most of the open valley between the ridges). Gates gave access all the way down to the B951 50 yds below the Balloch farm gate. Cloudy but fine. With Pete.pwheeler26/03/2019
Up good track with parking on the minor road to Dalnaglar castle.cjo16/09/2018
Started from road to Dalnaglar Castle up on good track through mainly felled forest then up open ground to wall corner and then good path on right hand side of wall to summit.Lionel Bidwell07/10/2017
With Mora, from B951BLACKHILL21/07/2017
Nice stroll from Craigenloch, passed by loch and had a paddle. Then unto summit for a butty. Good views. Decided to head back to car then do Mount Blair also. Company: Soloiandesbottes17/05/2017
With GHC up through the forest on an easy track.Play2End28/08/2016
Duchray Hill NO 161672 S/F NO 155642 Glorious sunny day, great views in all directions, light wind. Bog early on, first test for gaiters, no problem. Summit cairn a little way from highest point.John Young01/04/2016
cold day with snowoatcake01/03/2016
Weather fair, deep snow on ascent.MountainMac14/12/2015
Bagged on a sunny afternoon, bit damp at the start.Dugswell217/10/2015
From high point of B951 road. On own.MorecambeMonkey22/04/2015
Climbed with Anne on cold and sunny day, with thin coating of snow. Parked on B951 below Mount Blair. Return trip took 3 hours. Turkey sandwiches and Christmas cake consumed just below summit.David Greaves28/12/2014
1 of 2: From B951 roadside: 163647ChrisR08/10/2014
Left Jenx at Dalvanie (she'd done this before) and went solo up track, crossed before deer fence and angled up easy ground to bealach/deer gate. Steady slopes then to summit wall and top. Cairn set back with views to Spittal of Glenshee hills. (Had to return back up from the col below for 2nd time as had left cap at summit, grr!)nordicstar29/06/2014
1 of 3 today from the B951.robertphillips09/03/2014
with Alex Thomsondavidsbatty05/06/2013
Alone, via Glen Beanie.Grinner06/01/2013
Poor weather arrived as I set off from the road. Sort of followed wall/fence all the way and back. Occasional views.Martin R18/11/2012
From B951 to S, outside edge of forest then fence & wall to top. First 500m very boggy, better just inside forest as found on return. Saw herd of deer, maybe 200. Summit at wall bend; large cairn is about 70m from summit.Aye Jimmy19/09/2011
High cloud, some sun, warm, calm, good views.iangalbraith24/06/2011
CK SheilaS31/12/2006
Solo tripInvicta1424/06/2005
Ascended from Glen Beanie. A very pleasant hill and ascent.JohnW25/10/2004
Solo hill run Uisdean2516/08/2003
Threw Arran over fence. Downhill over thistle sheep grass to swamp and small stream. Rough plod uphill to edge of forest and a stout wall all the way to top. 10.40.arranc19/07/2003
Ron McCraw Alistair Dave Cumminsdonmeister29/12/2002
good shapely hill. Dalvanie @ 188660, path to 179669 then up RHW24/12/1999
Burns Supper at Muir Cottage (Carngorm Club hut). Solo. I drove over to Glen Shee and the B951 road. I walked to the summit of Mount Blair from a point immediately east of woods. I returned to the road further east, crossed the road and continued to the summit of Mealna Letter also known as Duchray Hill passing over Carn Derig.pwbellarby23/01/1999
Morning round of Duchray Hill, Monamenach and Badandun Hill from Glen Isla.Eddie28/10/1995
With DaveOik17/10/1993
Wycombe Wanderer29/12/2018