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Name:Gallow Hill
Hill number:5500
Height:175m / 574ft
Parent (Ma):1670  King's Seat
RHB Section:26A: Central Scotland from Dumbarton to Montrose
County/UA:Dundee (UA)
Class:Tump (100-199m), Current County/UA Top
Grid ref:NO 36460 34166
Summit feature:no feature: ground outside water tower compound
Col:138m  NO342344  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 54
(1:25k) 380E
Comments:573ft spot height by water tower on 1959-1960 1:10560 map. Dundee Law only has 571.2ft on 1937 1:2500.
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  • Dundee current county/UA top

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 75 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Parked at Templeton Woods CP to west.duchally13/03/2020
From reservoir carpark with cousin Mary. Pleasant park. Final Dundee UA TuMP.Thearlaichdubh12/11/2019
Short walk from Reservoir carpark.rhalstead14/06/2019
Clatto Country Park car park. Good paths to water tower.jonglew05/06/2019
From Clatto country park carpark a short walk head straight out the car park walk up the side of the houses once into Templeton wood turn right.WAYNE ROWLETT30/07/2018
1/4 (Gallow Hill/Craigowl Hill/Fottringham Hill/Dunnichan Hill)Fergalh30/07/2018
From Clatto Country Park car park on hot eveningRobertP07/07/2018
From Clatto Country Park car park.Campbell Singer23/06/2018
From Car Park to west, along track and then around water tower to HP to NE with C. Last hill of a good week in Scotland and Cairngorms with no rain whatsoever. Last of Dundee hills.PeterD29/05/2018
Dundee UA completed on way home from Cairngorms.ngthack12/03/2018
A pile of stones besides the security fence and near the grass path back to the country park car park looks to be the highest (natural) feature.summitter22/09/2017
From Clatto car park, cut across the field and up to and around the water tower. HP outside tower compound, but compound defences have clearly been breached by urban artists. Back on the paths.Topographer5726/08/2017
Day in Dundee with Benhillsman03/07/2017
Visited on the way home from a 12 night camping trip to Scotlandmagirob22/06/2017
Easy walk from Templeton Woods car park.Windy Corner16/04/2017
park clatto country park, up through woods early am.robertphillips05/03/2017
From carpark ENEjimbloomer16/04/2016
From Clatto Park: walked in along gloomy path through wood, but returned NE across field.GordonAdshead05/08/2015
A short walk from Clatto car park in good weather. High point appears to be on the east side. With GM.bolton10/04/2015
Good parking. Excellent path. A good example of brutalist architecture on the top! With Kathy and Cow.Play2End13/02/2015
Car park then easy walk through wood to watertower.Dugswell207/08/2014
From Clatto CP. Highest point is what might be an old boundary E of water tour.chrisbien11/01/2014
Been here loads of times, highest point in Dundee City boundary.clashcityrocker08/08/2013
On way home after work Montrose. Small detour to Clatto park, in dusk followed track through woods to top, just to east of water tower fence.nordicstar08/11/2012
Feels less urban than a look at the map suggested. Walked out to it from Travelodge north of Dundee Law. Back via The Roundie and Camperdown Park.campagvelocet15/12/2011
Walked up from the country park. Plenty of bumps near the water tower to choose as the high point.garyhoney10/08/2011
Visited from car park to the west. Shame this is 1m higher than the much more interesting Dundee Law.andy22/08/2009
Pleasant walk along the country park footpath to the Water Tower. 15 mins total.Jimbob11/11/2008
E bank just outside water tower compound; curious upright structures (sculpture?). RHW18/10/2008
quick walk from clatto country parkasbown28/10/2006
Country park, parking to ENE. East side of old water tower.agentmancuso26/05/2005
From car park to water tower.arranc24/04/2003
hill walker08/01/2020
Alex C22/06/2019
Alan Whatley10/06/2018
andrew brown22/01/2018
Martin R29/05/2017
Tony S20/08/2016
Mark Sims04/05/2016
Nick Down130/11/2014