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Name:Darrach Hill
Hill number:5501
Height:357m / 1171ft
Parent (Ma):1657  Meikle Bin
RHB Section:26A: Central Scotland from Dumbarton to Montrose
County/UA:Falkirk (UA)
Class:Tump (300-399m), Current County/UA Top
Grid ref:NS 75407 82757
Summit feature:no feature
Col:313m  NS737815  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 57 64
(1:25k) 348 349W
Observations:ground 15m E at NS 75424 82753 may be as high
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  • Falkirk current county/UA top

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 47 users)ByDate of Ascent
From road up the good forest track. Forest now gone and surprised to see caravan at top of forest track. A bit rough going through tree stumps, across to trig first and then on to the HP. The caravan was a good target for the return route. Up and down in just 90 mins, before resuming journey to the far North.PeterD22/06/2019
Forest track on west side. Timber being harvested so a lot of trash, but a slight ridge is clear of debris and allows access to open ground. The new barbed wire fence is a bit of a hazard: not even my legs were long enough to cross unscathed!PGCE07/03/2019
From the view point car park on the Tak ma doon road. Two hours for just under five mile. This hill is a bit difficult to get to in my opinion I got there by walking down the road to a wooden gate followed wall uphill till I reached a high wire fence followed this around the plantation then walked up edge of said plantation past the hill with a trig until I could cross tussocky grass to Darrach hill on a clear day you may be able to see the lone tree on the summit.WAYNE ROWLETT01/08/2018
From the north from the stud. Good track half way and then gentle climb over moor. Not too bad underfoot. Was adopted by a delightful brown collie who led/followed me all the way from the farm to the top and back. Stunning weather.Campbell Singer24/06/2018
Park at end of forest rd to W. Up forest rd to turning circle where there is a good vehicle track inside the trees to the ride at the edge of the forest. Then very big tussocks to summit. Saved trig for another day.Thearlaichdubh29/08/2017
From forest road end at 738821. From the turning circle at 75008 82092 a gap leads to a widening firebreak leading to the open hillside.NormanW13/07/2017
Horrible. Felled forest, tussocks & bog.ngthack15/05/2017
2/3 Second of three on misty but dry day (Cathkin Braes/Darrach Hill/Dumyat)Fergalh20/11/2016
From the gate at 738821. The return walk was just over one hour. Hacked my own route through the conifers at 750823 and then over to the true top. Solo.bolton22/02/2016
Track from west, through trees to open ground.robertphillips15/12/2015
From W along forest road then a short track followed by felled forest, wet ground and boggy tussocks - oh joy!chrisbien28/02/2015
From the W up forest track. Didn't find the path though tress on way up, but got through. Visited Trig 1st, then summit.Minto30/08/2014
Climbed up through forest from the West, when track turns south there is an unmarked path through the forest to the edge of the moor. Final 500m is tussocky bog trot but still better route than ascent from the west.andy01/02/2009
featureless top on rough boggy ground. Cold day with poor visibility.Jimbob28/12/2008
Not much to mark the summit. Someone has cut out a small slab of peat and plonked it on what may be the spot.campagvelocet09/05/2007
Tussocky summit, decent view. Track thru forest from WSW, narrow ride E; cross damp moor RHW01/01/2007
From viewpoint on Tomtain road.agentmancuso31/05/2006
Arran and I climbed this Falkirk Council top (my last Scottish CT) On a wet bridal path by forest edge to cross a wire fence after one mile. Hoof marks but no sign of the herd. To visible horizon 400m from forest edge and to top at 12.30. No cairn. Stirling, Wallace Mont and Campsie fells. (Visited trig 3645 on Birns Hill (351m) and lower on 26th June 2012, on private road - keep out signs, over BWF. Small pile of stones about 8m from top.)arranc03/06/2005
andrew brown15/02/2020
Alan Whatley14/05/2018
carole engel02/10/2017
Mr Apples23/04/2017
Martin R28/02/2016
Nick Down116/11/2014
Colin Crawford05/10/2007
David Purchase13/07/1999
john steel20/05/1978