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Name:Kirriereoch Hill (boundary)
Hill number:5454
Height:782m / 2566ft
Parent (Ma):1691  Kirriereoch Hill
RHB Section:27B: Carrick and Galloway
Donald area:Galloway Hills
County/UA:South Ayrshire (UA), Dumfries and Galloway (UA)
County (CoH):Ayrshire (CoH)
Catchment:Catchment Boundaries, Cree, Doon
Watershed:Mull of Galloway to St Abb's Head, Firth of Clyde
Class:Historic County Top, Current County/UA Top
Grid ref:NX 41946 87099
Summit feature:cairn on top of wall
Col:780m  NX419871  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 77
(1:25k) 318
Comments:On boundary NW of summit
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  • Ayrshire historic county top
  • South Ayrshire current county/UA top

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Parked at Stinchar Bridge. Cairnadloch,Caerloch Dhu, Shalloch on Minnoch, Tarfessock both tops and Kirriereoch Hill. Returned same way. 5.5 hours round trip.Longwojo06/06/2019
fa, solo, mist on tops, some heavy rain and windy, 8h 22m, 27.2km, start at kirriereoch cp/picnic area (no sign of any picnic tables!), forest tracks, then path onto west ridge of tarfessock, contorted round then up to nick of carclach, up to the summit of shalloch on minnoch, back down to nick of carclach, now in the rain with mist, along the ridge taking in all the tops, tarfessock, tarfessock, steep and ascent of kirriereoch hill - boulders and scree very slippy/greasy in the rain. mist cleared for the ascent of little spear and the merrick, continued over the nave of the spit, benyellary then across the col to pick up forestry tracks right down to glen trool and the footpath to the bus stop in glen tool villagerum doodle 03/06/2019
Solo. On the Merrick Trail from Bruce memorial. Wet and boggy most of the way with plenty of rain and some sunshine. Picked up some company on the way to Merrick. Cloud came in and visibility severely reduced on my way to Kirriereoch Hill. Returned by my outward route.Buck09/09/2018
Reached via a eleven mile walk from Bruce’s stone carpark on the north side Of Loch Trool, followed Merrick trail over Benyellary and onto Merrick before going onto Kirriereoch top and shoulder returned the same way in six hours.WAYNE ROWLETT22/07/2018
Parked over bridge near picnic area then walked along track passed Kirriereoch to continue along forest track to below SW of ridge of Tarfessock. Up path of sorts by wood edge then east to Tarfessock. Then onto Tarfessock South Top then aiming for the boundary wall on Kirriereoch Hill then onto its summit boulder. Easy amble to Kirriereoch Hill (boundary) before heading back down the west ridge towards the forest a river crossing before regaining the forest track.Dugswell224/03/2018
Solo. I followed the Merrick Trail from the road end in Glen Trool over Benyellary to Merrick. From the summit of Merrick I descended north over Little Spear and then ascended northwestwards up Kirriereoch Hill. I located the large smooth rock where the highest point lies. I also went to the cairn on the wall that marks the highest point of the historic county of Ayrshire as well as of the current unitary authority of South Ayrshire. I returned by my outward route. A pleasant dry day.pwbellarby02/09/2017
Glen Trool up tourist route to Benyellary, Merrick, over Little Spear to Kirriereoch Hill and down to Loch Twachtan and camped at Loch Enoch.John Eley26/08/2017
With Katy. Sunny walk 2 TopsGeorge Thompson16/07/2017
Visited after Kirriemore hill en-route to Kirrireoch hill in rain, mist and wind and then re-visited after visiting Kirriereoch. Included as part of my South Ayrshire completion walk so needed this for completeness being the highest point in South Ayrshire.Dazingdale20/05/2017
Just a pile of rocks. No interest here.....move on.Play2End04/05/2017
4th of 8 hills on a 16 mile round from Bruce's Stone CP with Alex C. HP is a cairn built on an old broken-down stone wall. From Kiriereoch Hill, now starting our return by contouring round E side of Merrick, well above Loch Twachtan, and up on to Mullwharchar; rough but farily easy ground.jonglew09/04/2017
4/6 Fourth of Six on Scottish Borders (Craigairie Fell/Benyellary/Meerick/Kirrieroch Hill Boundary/Kirrieroch Hill/Bennan)Fergalh13/08/2016
Linear, from road 1km south of Stinchar Bridge, entire Awful Hand range, ending Bruce's Stone CP. Solo, tough walk, 11 miles, 3300ft ascent, 6 hours.Crib Goch27/07/2016
From west, to recomplete the Scottish Council Tops. Last hill of the MarHoF weekend at Girvan. Agree about P2m maybe a fraction moreRHW05/06/2016
N-S traverse of ridge. High point of county boundary wallMinto04/06/2016
With Dazzle from Loch Troolmagirob18/05/2016
Loch Trool, Benyellary, Merrick, Kirriereoch - thought about retuning via the Lochs, but very very wet so decided to retrace back over Merrick which was quite hard work second time round!callumorr29/03/2016
Quick bag from main summit.ngthack19/10/2015
4 of 6: From Tarfessock South Top. With Tim.ChrisR13/10/2015
Round of Tarfesock, Kirriereoch Hill and Kirriemore Hill from W. Camped overnight approx 730m on W ridge of Kirriereoch.RobertP19/09/2015
More like P2 than P0.alda18/08/2015
County Top on the way to Merricknickywood115/07/2015
Parked just beyond Kirriereoch farm where the rod splits. Crossed the Pillow burn and took the forest track soon afterwards that runs parellel to the Cross Burn. Headed up the S.W slope of Tarfessock took in the Shalloch of Minnoch before heading south and going up the northern slope of Kirriereoch. Headed west to descend and pickes the same track at 388881. Glorious day.bolton05/11/2014
Parked at track junction (364870) E. of Kirriereoch Farm – NE & then E. along forest road to 388881 – Headed S. along edge of forest & then followed fence before getting across Cross Burn – Along a faint path to NE ridge & followed iron fence posts to Carnirock Stone – Continued following metal fence posts & then stone wall to the county top. (S)gerrybowes05/11/2014
Two-day backpack from Loch Doon: Coran of Portmark - Corserine - Backhill of Bush - Craignaw - Mullwharchar - Loch Enoch (camped near outflow) - Merrick - Shalloch on Minnoch - Forest Drivedavidpettit8404/05/2014
With Steve Poore and his dog.Dangerous Dave28/08/2013
Tarfessock and Kirriereoch from the westborderterrier29/03/2012
Insignificant area passed on way from Tarfessock South Top.derekblackburn24/09/2011
With Merrick - entered separately as corbett top and hump??nordicstar25/05/2009
Sunny spells, biting wind, cool, good views.iangalbraith03/05/2009
Did as a continuation of the Merrick. Lots of snow and a stiff climb back up the Fang. Snow drifting to waist/chest in places. Top as a prominent cairn on the dyke wall.Jimbob06/12/2008
From K Hill. Stone wall ran 150m north to highest point - small stick jammed into stones. Back into eye of gale and gingerly down out of mist to road and car. 10 1/2m; 5 1/2hrs.arranc28/02/2005
Long two car N-S traverse from Shalloch on Minnoch to Merrick.PeteF03/11/2001
From W, past Kirriereoch Fm and up Pillow Burn. With Fiona, Chalmers No.82.agentmancuso04/06/1995
CJ, NJ Uisdean2506/06/1993
with Liz,Glen Trool over Merrick to Tuskeen bothyChris Pearson30/09/1989
Estimated date of first of many ascents from various directions. Parking at Ballochbeatties gate near S end of Loch Doon & the forest tracks & the rough stuff to Tunskeen bothy. From there a zig-zagging ascent on to the Shalloch plateau, taking out N top, main summit, then on S over Tarfessock, Kirriereoch Hill & finally Merrick. Descended E flank to Loch Enoch & then back to Tunskeen along the Eglin Lane via Macaterick.NotReallyABagger01/07/1985
Steve Q24/08/2019
A Peckish28/07/2018
andrew brown14/04/2018