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Name:Cow Hill
Hill number:8272
Height:298m / 978ft
Parent (Ma):342  Bidean Bad na h-Iolaire [Bidein Bad na h-Iolaire]
RHB Section:04A: Fort William to Loch Treig and Loch Leven
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Catchment:Nevis
Class:Tump (200-299m)
(Tu,2)
Grid ref:NN 10994 72826
Summit feature:cairn
Drop:72m
Col:226m  NN114723  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 41
(1:25k) 392
Survey:obvious summit
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 45 users)ByDate of Ascent
19.8 miles, 3271ft walk.stephenbuda09/09/2019
Parked at Braveheart Car Park. Very enjoyable hill to bag. Took us about 2.5 hours up and down, which included a fair bit of poking around and stopping to take photos.sjb04/04/2019
From Bidean Bad na h-loaire. Sunny. Ben Nevis with fresh dusting of snow appearing from cloud. Beeline to start.Wycombe Wanderer02/04/2019
Nae coos today.summitter20/01/2019
After new job inductionBigNick05/09/2018
Ran up from Fort William with Sophie, Nic and Chris.zoob08/04/2018
Runduro CraigW24/02/2018
3 of 3: From Bidean Bad na h-Iolaire.ChrisR09/10/2017
After Druim na h-Earba. From edge of built-up area along maintenance road for transmission mast (long, but easily graded) to gate near top, then south-westwards on faint (and muddy) path to small cairn at summit. Rain started on top, discouraging any visit to mast. Back down road to new junction about 102724, then on paths following yellow waymarkers and finger posts towards “Town Centre”, “Braveheart car park”, and “Henderson Row” in turn, then down sundry back streets to bus station, and back to Oban.mainnirnamfiadh05/08/2017
Visitor Centre CP. Path/track then left at cow gate to top of Cow Hill. Back down to WHW and headed S then path up to An Dun.chrisbien21/05/2017
Day before MBA meeting. Late start, getting dark but still a good walk. With Ben.hillsman30/11/2016
Did summit near mast. Near enough for me!Mountain Goat19/02/2016
snowcjo16/01/2016
Enjoyed this short walk up Cow Hill. Great to see the Highland Cattle too.PaulJN19/08/2015
Nice after tea stroll. Pity about the light drizzle!Alan Caine28/07/2015
Tiddler to test out a recovering hamstring, affords excellent views down glen Nevis to Big Ben and the Mamores! Summit is not where the main path takes you but is 100m to the left of the gate with the cow sign on it. A quartzite cairn marks the spot.Columba29/09/2013
Did lots of geocaches around here and reached summit mast via track that crosses the ring contour that is higher than where the supposed 'top' is marked on the map!signyred17/02/2012
Reached as part of circular walk: 062511 Fort William_Cow Hill Circt Trk 6.9mlCastile25/06/2011
SR, ASFrank06/02/2005
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