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Name:Highside Hill
Hill number:14251
Height:196m / 643ft
Parent (Ma):1819  Spartleton
RHB Section:28A: Firth of Forth to the River Tweed
County/UA:East Lothian (UA)
Catchment:Minor Rivers only (North)
Class:Tump (100-199m)
(Tu,1)
Grid ref:NT 66246 73540
Summit feature:no feature: field
Drop:49m
Col:147m  NT674743  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 67
(1:25k) 351E
Observations:NW summit at NT 66048 73927 is c.1m lower
Survey:Seco 2x Hand Level
Comments:possible alternative summit at NT660739
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 12 users)ByDate of Ascent
highside hill visited both tops,and black loch hill from the NE parked on the grass verge at 6713774593.robertphillips16/02/2019
Bus to Dunbar ASDA, then lanes via Spott to track from NE. Straightforward with last 400m in ploughed field which wasn't muddy and probably only had grass sown. On to Black Loch HillThearlaichdubh15/01/2019
Round of Highside and Black Loch from Halls. Stalker approached but was content to know where I was going.Topographer5719/12/2018
Both summits visited.chalky195304/11/2018
Both summits done.Adrian16/08/2018
Ran up from Spott side (tractor trail beside field, reached from top of Spott Loan). Trail disappears several hundred metres from summit, giving way to muddy field. Moving into gusts of up to 70mph (according to forecast) in mud and rain = intense, but fun one. Tried to move to Black Loch Hill via nearby path, but was private so abandoned.IainHillHunter31/12/2017
Track from nne, ploughed summit. Also visited Chesters fort, arable, c.1m lower by hand level sighting both ways, agreeing with 25k map. Direct line for BLH v steep, vlooks best to keep L towards loch, where teal were calling.RHW28/01/2017
After many failed attempts - they harvested the field late this year, I found that there was still stubble. Easy ascent, 1.4km from the farm road end above Spott.fasgadh22/12/2016
Essentially the same route as Chris, but no problems. The alternative top lies in an adjacent field, newly ploughed at the time of my visit, the earth extremely cloying. And no sign whatsoever of the fort. The listed top had been sewn with a crop, so I had to tread carefully. Descent to the path west of Black Loch is blocked by gorse but a path leads down if you head west for a bit.Colin Crawford20/02/2016
Track from NE to HH. Down to How Burn. Up track then into top field of BLH. Along track to wood then down to try to find the path on map. Found a style but no path - horrendous - eventually a track back to the road. Very hot.chrisbien12/07/2014
Lindsay M07/02/2016
ajwxyzt07/02/2016