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Name:Hill of Wirren
Hill number:501
Height:678m / 2224ft
RHB Section:07B: Braemar to Montrose
County/UA:Angus (UA)
Catchment:North Esk
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Graham, Yeaman
Grid ref:NO 52285 73928
Summit feature:no feature: 7m SSW of trig point
Col:367m  NO493752  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 44
(1:25k) 389
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 201 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From Bridgend school on tracks via Dikehead Cottage and Shank of Ledmanie. Back via East Wirren.Winterfloodian25/08/2019
From Lethnot PS up to new lodge then old track along ridge until new scar arrives from right. Took right branch at fork (mistake) then through hags (but still found a bit of the Liberator). Tricky fence crossing at summit due to bog either side. Back by East Wirren and track.SS30/07/2019
2nd Repeatchalky195301/07/2019
On TGO Challenge. Traverse of the hill. Approached from the north. Lots of the bridges shown are either no longer there or unsafe. We used the one at NO 534 782. Followed tracks virtually to the summit trig and surrounding bog. Descended west to Edzell. Lots of new tracks not shown on the map. Strange mannequins all over the hills. Would frighten you to death if you walked up to one in mist! Also gas powered bird scarers which kept loudly going bang, bang like a double action shotgun.geralddavison22/05/2019
From Edzell via the Lethnot Road and bulldozed tracks. Last part over rough ground.Windy Corner12/05/2019
GHC Sunday bus to Edzell. Clear and sunny, a lovely day.Play2End10/02/2019
Parked at the apparently defunct Bridgend primary school. Up the track past the cottage and ugly new mansion to pick up a grassy ATV track with very fine views. This joins the tracks coming from the valleys by a fence, then an easy pog up the bulldozed track in soft snow and icy wheel marks. I took the left fork at the high junction, guesswork in mist and snow. Cut up to a gate in a fence just above, then off piste heading up hill through snowed up heather and peat hags, following my nose. Relieved to find the mapped fence which provided a clue to locate the summit, which seems to be a stick shoved in the ground. Also visited the trig. Easy downward navigation following my deep footprints in the snow.Gill06/02/2019
Parked beside primary school. Walked up past all the butts. After getting round the double fence reached the trig point which was sitting practically in a wee Lochan. Circled across the adjoining hill and enjoyed the view at the lunch hut.elizyanne14/10/2018
Fences, gates & bulldozed tracks galore. Eerie shop window dummies- presumably to scare off birds of prey. Pity they don't scare the grouse off somewhere safer. Luxurious lodge being built for the grouse assassins at start of track.ngthack03/07/2018
in thick mist above 400m!rdhumble05/05/2018
With Dave Roeder. Up Auchowrie farm road (10:50) then crossed field to track which went much of the way up ridge. Snow near top gave firm way over boggy ground. Overcast; good views. Back same route; finish 12:15.dbb20/04/2018
Parked in area in front of the primary school. 2 hours 30 mins up and back. Enjoyed the curlews, and again plenty of shooters out. Scarecrows a bit too real for my liking especially the highest one. This should be called hill of fences, as loads on summit near trig point. Company: Soloiandesbottes26/05/2017
On our way to pick up Sam from Uni I parked at Stonyford just past the ROW sign 503727. Fortunately, Karen remained in the car (still recovering from radiotherapy). A young farmhand released 14 highland cattle from the field. They charged at the car causing £2,500 damage. It rocked violently frightening my wife. The farmhand herded them into the next field & then walked off ignoring Karen's shouts. On my return I found him. He denied all knowledge. I then went in search of the head keeper & got details of the estate. My insurance Co eventually recovered the losses in Oct after lawyers were involved. BEWARE!ChrisR11/05/2017
Is it really necessary to construct quite so many tracks to pander to the idle rich grouse murderers. Disfiguring scars across the countenance of a once lovely Glen Esk.summitter14/04/2017
With Jen from up the valley. Used track past farm to 485m then shirt cropped heather to fence and summit.nordicstar24/10/2015
MC JC O. Easy ascent via track to summit. Burning the heather.Martin6604/10/2015
From the farm mainly on good track to fence corner, cross fence to a very good track that takes you close to summit. The on ridge to west to pick up more tops.dickscroop10/09/2015
Parked opposite track (don't block beside cattle grid cos of horse driven vehicles) up track to phone masks through gate. There are tracks not shown on map which go within a few m of summit. These are killing fields for those slaughters of Grouse.rogreeves27/06/2015
Weather fair.MountainMac04/06/2015
With Grantclashcityrocker16/03/2014
from track at auchowrie to ridge then summit knee deep snow and a whiteout.robertphillips28/01/2014
Bright but cold wind. The gamekeepers' track mentioned by Martin R leads directly up the SW ridge to about 500m, thereafter animal tracks through moss and short heather to the summit plateau.Topographer5729/10/2013
From Tracks to the North Eastnickywood106/07/2013
From Auchowrie there is an unpaved road - presumably for the use of bird murderers and their accomplices - that gets you easily and quickly way up the hillside. Curious solar panel near summit - for electric fence? Very windy so decided against visiting E or W tops.Martin R23/11/2012
Freezing wind, sunny, warm, good views.iangalbraith04/05/2011
Revisit. Trig by pool at peaty summit, N side of a solar powered electric fence, luckily easily crossed. No trace of mapped bridge at 517703: fairly easy knee-deep ford on a dry day. Good track up S ridge, ends 800m S of summit. Surprised some grouse chicks en route - 2nd time in 2 days. Bits of plane wreck fuselage at 52322.75496. First part of onward route to East Wirren is a bit of a bogflog.RHW25/05/2009
A hot climb from Millden Lodge took us onto the peaty plateau and then E down onto Edzelltorkm12/04/2009
Very WindyLizzieG16/11/2008
Cameron - weekend at Inverberviedonmeister09/09/2007
Solo hill run Uisdean2528/08/2007
Detour on way to evening match at PittodrieGallovidian10/01/2007
with Agav77715/12/2006
Afternoon ascent from Stonyford after morning orienteering event.JohnW23/10/2005
Parked at Clash of Wirren. Road access to Auchowrie, gates to open moor. Uphill on access tracks by a series of very well built stone butts which the Incas would have been proud of. Curlew, kestrel, oystercatcher. Red grouse family moved away quietly as I approached. Hare. One dry peat hag on last 800m on flat grassy top. 11.30. Mist.arranc09/06/2004
Short day trip late in the day. Solo. I drove to Stonyford besides the West Water, parking a little way from the house. Crossed the West Water on the road bridge and went up the hillside to the summit of Hill of Wirren. Descended the same way.pwbellarby16/07/2003
Solo tripInvicta1402/07/2002
On the TGO ChallengeBLACKHILL24/05/2000
Date is first visit. Notes from later...easy ascent from N, big wide view. track from glen esk 534787 RHW17/03/2000
Up and down from Stonyford.Eddie24/11/1996
A Peckish22/05/2019
Wycombe Wanderer31/12/2018