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Name:Traprain Law
Hill number:5105
Height:221m / 725ft
Parent (Ma):1813  Meikle Says Law
RHB Section:28A: Firth of Forth to the River Tweed
County/UA:East Lothian (UA)
Catchment:Tyne (Dunbar), Biel, Catchment Boundaries
Class:Hump, Tump (200-299m), Yeaman
Grid ref:NT 58165 74663
Summit feature:shelter 10m N of trig point
Col:87m  NT564729  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 67
(1:25k) 351E
Survey:obvious summit
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 115 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Up main path - pleasant walk on warm bright dayRobertP14/07/2019
Up main path from carpark with info boards. Very cold and dusting of snow. In sun at top long distant views of snow covered highlandscjo02/02/2019
A pleasant walk up in the sunshine once we got out of the shadow of the hill. Didn't see anyone up here although there were a couple of cars in the car park. Excellent viewpoint.Walker Dan23/09/2018
A smashing hill and surprisingly quiet.Chris Peart21/06/2018
From carpark. Good path to top. Great viewpoint. Watch out for the resident ponies. They came looking for me when I was having lunch at the top but I got away.KevPalmer05/05/2018
Nice little hill - my second visit.ger11/04/2018
Good viewpoint. Quick and easy ascent.jenx19/12/2017
With Jenx and the pup Bryher before Bass Rock. Fine little hill. Volunteers clearing gorse on the lower slopesnordicstar19/12/2017
With Alex Cameron. Short steep grass ascent up the N face.jonglew18/10/2017
Interesting hill but a damp, grey start to the day didn't really do it justice.Alex C18/10/2017
An easy walk up to the summit, we were alone looking North out to North Berwick Law and Bass Rock and South to the Lammermuirs.ThomasMcLachlan20/08/2017
With Ben. Fabulous view point.hillsman31/05/2017
HP N of small stone windshelter, itself very near Trig. Superb views. Grazing ponies. Carpark to N side with info board- Geologically speaking it is a lacolith with interesting historical use- bronze age burial site, Iron Age hill fort, with Roman silverware discovery. Former capital of Votadini tribe.Denise 15/04/2017
from cp good path to the top,wild ponies mulling around the trig.robertphillips28/01/2017
From the carpark to N. Tremendous views between the snow showers. 1,500th HuMPThearlaichdubh26/12/2016
On way to Edinburgh for a few nights, seen this hill before from A1 thought it looked worthy of bagging, nice walk up from car park, surprised more people haven't bagged this hill considering its shape and prominence, after drove to North Berwick Law to bag that, much more popular.DanTrig10/10/2016
Nice sunny afternoon!!Seasider0618/09/2016
From the CP. A break in the journey south.summitsup13/09/2016
A quick jaunt on an overcast day. By obscuring the higher Pentlands, the cloud ceiling made Traprain Law more imposing, seeming higher than all the other visible tops from Arthur's Seat by the Fife Laws, North Berwick Law and the Bass Rock to the lower Lammermuirs.Nick Down117/07/2016
Tourist path from car park. Wild ponies on summit.Topographer5711/06/2016
This hill always looked interesting from the A1 and proved a worthy diversion.JohnW18/07/2015
From carpark. Came rock climbing in 1972.jimbloomer15/02/2015
Doing the trig but enjoyed the hill despite the snell wind. Thought it was a Marilyn. I can live with the disappointment.BigJ13/10/2014
Murky day, views limited. Much evidence of easter egg rolling.neimcv28/04/2014
A lovely walk on a bright and breezy Christmas morning, just a bit chilly.Dugswell225/12/2013
The mere sight of the Do not continue sign had me deciding that has to be the descent route.Martin R27/04/2013
Self, Peter and dogInvicta1406/10/2012
Came up the advised path from the car park. Read the very interesting boards then made my way up to the summit. Great views from the top.hillhiker18/08/2012
JEB, RIB Uisdean2518/08/2012
Car park and path up. Great viewschrisbien15/05/2010
Fabulous landmark. I remember first spotting Traprain Law from the A1 when driving back having completed the SUW many years ago. This and an interest in the Gododdin had made this a longstanding target. Came up the tourist route from the north.agentmancuso03/04/2010
Revisit. Popular path from car park leads NW then E to summit.RHW23/09/2007
Climbed several times normally from car park near quarry.SJ00/05/2007
Really interesting history explained well by the signs at the car park combine with a lovely prominent hill to get full marks from me. Trig point as well!andy10/03/2007
fine volcanic plug, good climb, great view. park 584750, scrambly path to summit, easy return path to main car pk 583750 RHW18/02/2000
Many rock climbing visits over the years.ARM07/06/1980
nice wee walk.Lauren C blank
Tom Mundell24/02/2019
sarah mundell24/02/2019
Trekking toes24/02/2019
carole engel04/10/2017
walk livi07/06/2017