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Hill number:1707
Height:657m / 2156ft
RHB Section:27B: Carrick and Galloway
Donald area:Galloway Hills
County/UA:Dumfries and Galloway (UA)
Catchment:Cree, Catchment Boundaries, Dee (Kirkcudbright)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Graham, Donald,
Grid ref:NX 47812 75455
Summit feature:rock strata 6m SW of trig point
Col:407m  NX458760  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 77
(1:25k) 319
Observations:embedded rock by cairn 20m SW at NX 47797 75447 is 0.1m lower
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 238 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
from Lamachan Hill, bypassing Curleywee on south. Back to Glen Trool via Loch Dee.IanHHill16/05/2019
4th top of 11 today on a 30km route from Auchenleck car park to Murrays monument car park, climbing Bennan Hill, Gairy of Pulnee and Millfore SW top, heading NE to climb to the top, recording 666m @ NX 47814 75456 and 667m @ NX 47857 75483. Non-stop rain. Continuing by descending East to Munwhul, slowly and steadily in the difficult terrain...Dazingdale26/08/2018
Up and down in three hours from Black Loch. Murk and wind today. No view.Play2End23/07/2018
Parked at 502773 and followed the forest road to the bend at 488758. Headed directly to the summit. Solo. Over to Gairey of Pulnee.bolton06/05/2018
With SmudgeSteveG25/03/2018
From road bend to NE & along from Cairngarroch with Steve G. Descended to Munwhul col.Smudge25/03/2018
Superb, clear ,sunny day with great views of Ireland/ Isle of Man/ Lakes from obvious grassy top with Trig. Ascended from NE.Denise 24/03/2018
1st of round of 4.iangpark09/12/2017
From Black Loch car park (although the track is drivable a lot further) up the Kirkloch ridge returning by the south west top (this was a mistake in that the forestry is a mess).SS17/09/2017
Alone, on a circuit from the end of the road by Clatteringshaws Loch, including White Laggan Bothy.Grinner17/09/2017
Solo from A712, track junction, as vehicular access to Black Loch P was closed so had to walk 1+1 additional km. Followed track around BL, up through partially harvested forest to gap NW of Poultrybuie Hill and then NW over rough and steep, at times, ground. Going was tough in v hot conditions (25C in car at end) with only a little wind high up. Visited trig pillar and two cairns, lunching behind NE one. Descended on upward route but diverted over razed forest ground which was somewhat tiresome. Met two cyclists struggling up track, on my way down. First visit was on 19/10/2007.jacobus24/07/2017
No obvious path to my novice eyes. Strong winds at top meant taking in the view was brief.Longwojo12/06/2017
Parked at 502772. Tempted to drive further up the forestry track but no unauthorised vehicles sign. Good track to 488757, then unpleasant up to the summit in mist, rain, wet ground, pathless and poor underfoot.Owen B21/05/2017
Climbed up Millfore to the trig the steep route from the forest track, then along to the true summit and then to Drigmorn Hill before taking a rather more difficult cross country route back to the forest.meltdiceburg11/03/2017
From A712 as Black Loch car park was closed. Forest track to highest point then ATV tracks onto open ground to summit. Returned by same route.benalder28405/03/2017
A very enjoyable walk from Black Loch via the Kirkloch ridge. The Black Loch is lovely and has a really fine statue. Easy going through the forest, and no forestry operations despite signs saying that the track is closed for felling. Once on the hill, there's relatively little rough stuff, except the bit from the forest track to the fence, but intermittent ATV tracks can be followed soggily on this section. Up the fence to its highest point and then over it. I had expected the thick mist and rain to make the navigation 'interesting', but there's a decent faint path most of the way.Gill19/02/2017
C/W round of cairngarroch, millfore, milfore sw top, gairy of pulnee, bennan hill, scars of milldown, lamachan hill, craignaw, mulldonach from craigencallie house.robertphillips12/06/2016
Last Hill of my 15 miles overnighter lovely hills a bit rough lower down.mick30/05/2016
On Craigencallie- Cairngarroch(qv for details)- Millfore- Red Gairy- Gairy of Pulnee- Loup of Laggan- White Laggan- Craigencallie walk. This took 7 hours and revealed the interesting ridges and lochans of Millfore very well. Buckdas of Cairnbaber gave good walking to its lochan, then up the N slope, then most interesting terrain, first Millfore's SW summit ridge, then above broken cliffs to Gairy of Pulnee, then winding my way pleasantly to Loup of Laggan. The path down from here was a mess, but round Loch Dee was lovely: Cuckoos flying round and Goldeneyes, with their ducklings, by the loch. Fast walk back then on forest roads.pwheeler14/05/2016
Last hill in this area before heading home. Easy climb from tracksnickywood116/07/2015
Forest road unused, logging stopped here. Drove to 489757 an up east face. Misty, cleared at top during lunch, mild, good views.iangalbraith30/11/2014
From forest road at NX490741, easy ascent. Galltywenallt05/09/2014
See Lamachan Hill.dickscroop05/06/2014
On a three day backpack circuit from Glen Troolalistairpooler20/04/2014
From Black Loch on forest road to SE ridge of hill. Fine summit ridge, all round views. Suitably cold and windy.neimcv15/04/2014
An afternoon circular walk from White Laggan that also included Cairngarroch. The wind had picked up considerably during my ascent and up at the top it was a great struggle just to stay on my feet.Alex C14/03/2014
Cairngarroch, Millfore, Millfore SW top.borderterrier08/07/2013
round of 3 millfore, lamachan hill, curleywee, from craigencallie with renee.robertphillips19/06/2013
and 19/01/2014chrispine04/09/2012
Continued from Curleywee. Hard slog though tussock and over 3 transverse ridges to take a more or less direct line to the top of the ridge and then N to the top. Had intended to go back to the Curleywee saddle to pick up the 2 remaining Donalds, but the heat and the hard slog provided by the tussocks meant I had to give up and slog a direct line to the bothy by Loch Dee and the long walk back along the cycle track to Bruce's Stone.derekblackburn08/08/2012
did it by myself, warm day, jon went up the other hill on the otherside of the glen. quite a cold day compared to the others. fairly non descriptive hill.tallblond13/04/2012
CK SheilaS30/12/2011
From disused quarry below Court Knowe. Direct to summit then on to Red Gairy. Descent by same route. Nice hill.iredale15/07/2011
Drove up the forestry road from Craigencallie to 360m pass in the absence of any apparent objections, then set off up east face. Found enough short grass to avoid most of the rough heather. Nice views west from summit.Topographer5704/07/2011
Parked nr Craigencallie ruin, followed track to White Laggan bothy. Cut up onto Curleywee Hill before Lamachan Hill. Back around Curleywee before dropping to col and ascending rough ground to Millfore - to track and car.nordicstar29/05/2011
Started from Black Loch and followed forestry road to foot of hill. Climbed through deep heather and some boggy ground.biggaz77709/04/2011
Parked at disused quarry on forest track at NX 50236 77255. Left forest track at NX 48880 75775 for steep ascent to summit. A few bad potholes on minor road round Clatteringshaws Loch.David Gradwell31/05/2010
PMI Uisdean2504/10/2009
Trig revisit. Fine steep hill, narrowish ridge, mostly grassy. Biting wind, no place to hang around. 27 mi circuit incl Merrick, Eschoncan & various 500m tops.RHW21/03/2009
Solo from Black Loch car park. Followed the forest track winding round underneath Poultrybuie Hill & then struck off NW directly at Millfore. The ground here is relatively forgiving considering that it's Galloway! Much less rough than expected. There is a belter of a view N over Merrick & the Rhinns of Kells & the wide strath leading up to Loch Doon. The Carsphairn & Afton hills all very prominent too. Wandered E across to Craignell for nothing more than a bag really. Following the SW ridge down leads to a firebreak with a track back to Black Loch.NotReallyABagger18/09/2008
With: hb sb ab; We parked in carpark (NX498729) by Black Loch then followed forest track. Then over Kirkloch ridge to summit trig. Returned by joining track near Munwhul. Interesting tower by W end of Black Loch.Ian Baines27/05/2008
With: ib sb ab; Helen Baines27/05/2008
Climbed, on way to first W anniversary at Corsewall Lighthouse, from nr. Murray's Monument on A712 via Poultrybuie Hill and Kirkloch. J and me. Returned by retracing upward route. Weather was a little grey but no rain.trienbrae19/10/2007
Climbed during MarHoF meet at St John-in-the-Dalry.Man of Kernow109/06/2007
annual gathering weekendvegibagger09/06/2007
From bend south of Craigencallie House, Cairngarroch, Millfore, SW top, Gairy of Pulnee, Bennan Hill, track to White Laggan, SUW.agentmancuso24/03/2007
Operated ham radio from summit making 17 contacts. A joint SOTA Activation with Jack GM4COX and our XYLs.G4OBK (Phil)28/05/2006
With Phil (G4OBK)judy55cat28/05/2006
And again on 24-03-2018 while staying at Minnigaff SYHA for Triggers Meet. Great wheather, clear and extensive views.RichardM03/09/2004