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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
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 179 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
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
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
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
GavinTheobald 221/07/2017
elma spencer23/05/2016
Sick Kid29/04/2016