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Name:Cat Law
Hill number:502
Height:671m / 2201ft
RHB Section:07A: Braemar to Montrose
County/UA:Angus (UA)
Catchment:Tay, Catchment Boundaries, South Esk
Watershed:Firth of Tay
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Graham, Yeaman
Grid ref:NO 31888 61065
Summit feature:tiny cairn 80m N of trig point
Col:375m  NO294641  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 44
(1:25k) OL53S 388S
Observations:summit is c 1.5m higher than trig point base (NO 31881 60989)
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 222 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Who can resist a circular walk over 3 Marilyns? Parked at the end of Westerton track, up the road to Balintore castle track, then grassy track straight uphill past the quarry, becoming a path, then joined main track up Cat Law. Followed the fence down, then track to Cormaud. Track fades so traversed down to col, and track to Corwharn. Good enough tracks to Milldewan Hill; followed fence (track) then grassy sheep tracks down to col. Up deer tracks and vague tracks to Creigh Hill. On to Cairn Plew and down to Middle Coul, and road back.Gill13/04/2019
Third visit by same route from Balintore. Cold, clear windless conditions with snow above 1,000 feet.Windy Corner23/01/2019
Mist and rain, started at sunrise.Waterlog11/12/2018
Marilyn No.600kiltedbiggles09/09/2018
With Raisinalways_more_up18/05/2018
From Bykenhillock, so as to visit a couple of other Tumps. A lot of snowy footprints by the trig, but only one set to the summit.Pete R10/02/2018
With Brian R. from Corwham, on a good winters day. Fab views.Play2End26/01/2018
First for a long day. Here to do circuit then three marilyns near Backwater reservoir. Set off at 6.00 back at 10 am. Cloud on summit. Easy walk up. Company: Soloiandesbottes24/05/2017
With Dianne Scorgie & Linda Lawson. A 7.40 mile round walk taking in Cat Law a Graham Bodandere Hill 538m Hill of Stanks 484m Tombay 377m. Very warm no breeze. Saw the wind turbines at Netherley. Montrose Basin, East & West Lomond & North Berwick Law, Schiehallion & snow covered hills that could have been Ben Lawers range. Dreish & Mayer, The Goat & Loch Brandy. A Brilliant day outLizzieG26/03/2017
Ran up track from near old castle gates at Balintore before moving round into Glen Clovadickscroop20/09/2016
Weekend to Kirriemuir. Started from Balintore up the main track to summit. Descended via The Crendard to road. Walk back to Kirriemuir. Heavy rain shower from start to summit. Flag cleared on descent then lovely afternoon. Time taken 4hoursmunromurph04/09/2016
I did this one with Corwharn, which seems to have been demoted.IanHHill01/09/2016
With Dave Roeder. From Glen Prosen Hostel (9:50) to Corwharn (12:15). Down fairly direct to col and along ridge to Cat Law (15:00). Soft snow, often waist deep on paths slowed progress. Nearly trod on a hare. Down to W Lednathie & back to hostel (17:30). Overcast & windy but clear.dbb29/04/2016
Weather fair mixed with snow flurries.MountainMac06/12/2015
1 of 4: From gate of Ballintore Castle.ChrisR05/04/2015
any several other timesoatcake01/04/2015
Poor visibility and plenty of snowDavid Greaves25/01/2015
CK, Chris A, Georgina SheilaS29/12/2014
Dry, partly sunny, warm, calm, good views. Parked near castle track, walk slightly east to farm track and start there.iangalbraith07/08/2014
From the gates to old castle at Auldallan. This track goes to castle, not the hill, so go up the road to farm (no parking) and take the track that leads virtually to summit. Easy walking, fine top.nordicstar28/06/2014
Good day out good viewsNozzer01/06/2014
From Easter Lednathie (park NO 3391 6354). Long Goat, Cat Law, Tarapetmile, Corwharn, Hill of Adenaich & Finlet. Roe Deer (and a few Red) and mountain hares.jimbloomer13/05/2014
round of 2 grahams from balintore anti clockwise.robertphillips02/03/2014
Solo run from Balintore over Cat Law and Corwharn. Ground ~100 m N of trig point clearly higher.amswanston24/05/2013
Up from Balintore, then headed northwards to go uo Corwharn.russell6127/04/2013
MC JC O MH BH. Sunny with snow on the ground. Cold wind. Beautiful day.Martin6602/03/2013
What a lot of GOML signs. Started from 203 spotmark and behaved by following track to summit. Whichever lumpy tussock the summit is. Touched the trigpoint too. Bagged Long Goat too. Then 'misbehaved' by beelining back in defiance of the damaged and misleading sign at the walk start. Animal and bird slaughtering country - yeuch.Martin R21/11/2012
Final Graham 2nd round having been 1st of the 1st in 1968. Also compleats 2nd full house of SMC hill lists.chalky195311/07/2012
club walktallblond11/03/2012
2nd ascent. Did after Corwharn.duchally26/02/2012
1st Grahamduchally05/01/2012
Trig revisit. From SW, track obscure at first, but obvious once beyond the tree belt.RHW24/07/2010
Quick tag from Glen Uig after Cormaudtorkm27/09/2009
Solo Uisdean2503/03/2007
Un-ticked, trig only with Mrs W & Hazel.chalky195306/01/2007
Walked from Corwharn via Cormaud to ascend. Descended back to Glen Uig.JohnW25/10/2005
With the McNicoll clan.islamidget15/05/2005
From Balintore Castle. Followed edge of wood to top, across a small stream to gain path up to ridge and steady ascent to top at 10.45. Heavy rain.arranc20/07/2003
Same route as two weeks previously. Windier conditions but much clearer. Good view east to Montrose Basin and Steeple.Windy Corner30/03/2003
Up the path from Burnside of Balintore. Clear but a little hazy.Windy Corner16/03/2003
Self and SallyInvicta1401/07/2002
Not correct dateclashcityrocker01/01/2001
pleasant hill, ancient cairn, good descent off Peat Shank, via burn to W Lednathie. Cormuir 307666 - Wester Lednathie 331632 RHW05/04/1999
Cat Law and Corwharn from Glen Prosen.Eddie08/04/1996
date very uncertainTopographer5701/04/1994
1992 - with MarionOik05/01/1992
Late 70s - Steve C & othersOik01/01/1975
Rambling Ray15/06/2019