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Name:Ben Horn
Hill number:1171
Height:520m / 1706ft
RHB Section:16D: Altnaharra to Dornoch
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Catchment:Brora, Catchment Boundaries
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Dodd (500-599m), Highland Five, Yeaman
Grid ref:NC 80728 06336
Summit feature:cairn
Col:166m  NC744064  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 17
(1:25k) 441E
Observations:area to E of cairn is of similar height
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 110 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From Bridge of Horn (NC799047), up forest track to Loch Horn outlet, where an ATV track heads up to near the col at NC808057, where, at the level of the col, it meets a path going toward the col, but the path peters out in the wet ground of the col. Then up S ridge to Ben Horn.Isbjorn29/12/2018
From road to south via track to Loch Hornraffemeister11/09/2018
A quick bag up from the bridge to the loch. with Big JNozzer12/06/2018
Fine summit. With Nozzer.BigJ12/06/2018
From Bridge of Horn.Alan Moore11/05/2018
The voie normale. Lovely summit, covered in short heather and lichen, and good views if you ignore the wind farms.Gill07/04/2018
Good day for it with great views in all directions and not too boggy. Good little walk!Gebirgsjaeger23/09/2017
Lot of parking at Bridge of Horn, track up to loch and then plodding. Sunny spells, warm, great views.iangalbraith07/08/2017
5 of 7: From Cnoc nan Gearr.ChrisR03/03/2017
From Bridge of Horn, track onto open hillside. Snow capped top, onto Beinn Lunndaidh over the road.N.Morters02/03/2017
As most before we parked in layby at bridge and took locked track to Gospie AC Lochan. Then easily up hill side to top. Wandered along ridge but agree cairn is high point.nordicstar25/03/2016
An easier hill for this area. Except for the howling gale.jenx25/03/2016
Parking at Bridge of Horn, straightforward ascent up the track to Loch Horn and straight up to the summit.martin_hall08/07/2015
bridge of horn track to loch, then easy going to the top.went over to areas 40m east and 80 m east these both look to be higher than the cairn base.robertphillips15/06/2015
Parked in large layby at Bridge of Horn Up track to just below Loch Horn A steady climb up S. ridge to summit cairn. (PM)gerrybowes21/05/2015
Parked at the Bridge of Horn. An easy walk to the summit from the track end at Loch Horn. Return in one and a quarter hours with GB.bolton21/05/2015
with JC DC O + variousMartin6629/12/2014
From Bridge Of Horn, up the track to the loch & then over the snowy slopes with Martin66, J, JC, Otis, Shaky, Smithy & Hunts. Then on to Beinn Lunndaidh in the afternoon.NotReallyABagger29/12/2014
Solo trip; abundant blaeberries near lochInvicta1404/08/2014
A nice easy one via track from Bridge of Horn.Topographer5706/06/2014
From Bridge of HornAndrewFinnimore26/12/2013
Straightforward ascent from the road, but in low cloud.JohnW17/06/2012
Used track to Loch Horn, easy ascent from there.hils20/04/2009
wonderful walk in bright sunshine, snowy winter wonderlandhjaltland09/02/2009
Park at entrance to wind farm to NW of hill. Steeply up on good road into forest and a water works half way up. Over a deer fence by a steep stile by a locked gate. Bore right at Loch Horn and straight up the side of the hill and to top at 10.20. Vanes hardly moving.arranc21/06/2008
Ben Horn and the South Top from Bridge of Horn.Eddie08/07/2006
From the Bridge of Horn climbed up to Loch Horn via a track to the small dam. From there it was a hard grind in hot conditions. Still great views from the top and a long rest. Came down just as Ireland equalised against Germany.garyhoney05/06/2002
enjoyable climb (short well kept heather); wide view. Bridge of Horn: good tk to loch then steep slopes to summit RHW14/10/2001
Dave McG10/02/2018
walk livi23/09/2017
Gavin Theobald27/03/2017
Tom Mundell20/12/2015