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Name:King's Seat
Hill number:14117
Height:295m / 968ft
Parent (Ma):1802  Blackhope Scar
RHB Section:28A: Firth of Forth to the River Tweed
Donald area:Moorfoot Hills
County/UA:Midlothian (UA)
Catchment:Esk (Musselburgh)
Class:Tump (200-299m)
Grid ref:NT 26742 58569
Summit feature:trig point
Col:256m  NT265579  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 66 73
(1:25k) 344
Observations:ground a few metres S may be as high
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 14 users)ByDate of Ascent
From the minor road to the east. To the trig via the cut forest and back via the pasture. Don't ask why?Play2End05/02/2017
from layby to the east along side of fence/wood to the top, also went to bump a bit further south hp.robertphillips29/01/2017
Bagging the trig.BigJ11/11/2015
I walked up from Penicuik and through the gate at Upper Firth, NT264588. From the summit, down to the ESE. No barbed wire, no farmer, no forest. I'm not sure that RHW has the right hill...Pete R13/05/2015
Lorry in Minto's parking however there was enough verge to park by gate to field (central). Nice field (very dry given the weather. Top might be bump a little S of trig.chrisbien05/01/2015
Parking at 'layby' on minor road to E, 50 N of S edge of 'forest'. The forest shown on map looks as though it was felled years ago.Minto04/12/2014
I'd forgotten the forest was gone, so ended up coming at it diagonally from ENE, which was a pretty useless way of going about it, except as a reminder that 'clearfell' is self-contradictory term. Much easier just heading along the field edge to the road.agentmancuso19/11/2011
pleasant easy hill, fine view. quarry layby/stile 223317, direct via Black Hill crags gap RHW26/12/2004
Colin Crawford25/02/2015
Lindsay M01/12/2013
Janet M01/12/2013