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Name:Castle Hill
Hill number:14276
Height:156m / 512ft
Parent (Ma):1809  East Cairn Hill
RHB Section:28A: Firth of Forth to the River Tweed
County/UA:East Dunbartonshire (UA)
Catchment:Clyde
Class:Tump (100-199m)
(Tu,1)
Grid ref:NS 71115 75869
Summit feature:no feature
Drop:76.7m
Col:79.3m  NS 7214 7622  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 64
(1:25k) 348 349W
Observations:grass 2m from trig 300m NW at NS 70910 76101 is 1.2m lower
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 50 users)ByDate of Ascent
P Twechar Industrial Estate & followed tourist path up to Roman camp. At the E end of the field the camp is in, there's a dirt trail running south that takes you to the old quarry road. I followed this N for a short distance then just headed into the undergrowth, but it would be better to stay on the quarry road to about NS 71067 75932 then head straight up. There's a short patch of clearfell before the slope, but it still saves a bit of battling with the vegetation. Summit a small clear patch.agentmancuso05/06/2020
From car wash at Croy. Really interesting hill with the Roman remains and good views. Ascended 4 distinct summits: the one S of the trig seems to be the highest.sclater08/03/2020
Pleasant traverse of Bar Hill and Croy Hill from Twechar, return along the canalColin Crawford07/03/2020
After Croy Hill. Up the John Muir Way then opting for easier south side to west end and up to well decorated trig with dog walkers’ convention taking place. Back down via northern side and back to car. Very warm day, great clear views.Jubilado12/07/2019
A thoroughly enjoyable walk from Croy along the John Muir Way and to the summit and trig on Castle Hill. Then there's the matter of the alternative summit. After two false starts, I crossed the ditch by the military road and thrashed through fallen trees, high bracken and conifers to the steeply domed top. It is - unfortunately - almost certainly higher than the trig summit.Nick Down123/05/2018
YSM0465 Castle Hill. One of 5 trigs planned on the way to Arran. Only managed 2, this being the second! Easy enough walk to this, parked on the road at N55° 57.435' W4° 04.984'and followed the track all the way to the hill fort. Lovely spot great views.thejackrustles16/11/2017
4th of 5 on John Muir Way walk from Strathblane to Croy. Superb way to appreciate Antonine Wall. On to Croy Hill.Thearlaichdubh25/01/2017
Easy parking at Croy then visited Barr Hill Roman camp before the steep route over Castle Hill to return to the car.Dugswell213/10/2016
After croy hill parked car wash in croy across road then track to the top, also visited other spot height 300 m se.robertphillips15/12/2015
With Charlie from Twechar. Done on the way home from Crow Rd which was blocked by a landslide (with a car in or on it).chrisbien06/12/2015
From Twechar. Also visited alternative summit to S: deep bracken at top so probably best visited in winter.RobertP08/11/2015
With Ben. Great viewpoint for west central Scotland.hillsman21/09/2015
With Tom from Croy. Alt top then trig then Roman Fort and back along military way.chrisbien07/04/2015
From Auchinstarry by frozen canal to Twechar, returning over Barr Hill and Castle Hill.neimcv22/01/2015
Other spot height at 711758 does look higher. Trig easy path from Twechar, park in industrial estate opposite. Other top approach from north, go into bealaich between hills and climb from the west. Damp, clear and mild, good viewsiangalbraith04/12/2014
With Donny and Billy heading east on John Muir Way. 2nd visit - 22/02/2016.russell6105/03/2014
Easy parking at Croy (See Croy Hill). Pleasant tracks, went clockwise, visiting Barr Hill Roman camp first, then Castle Hill. Surprisingly steep in places.Minto02/11/2013
I visited the trig, but neither of the other 150m contours [one of which turns out to be the high point!]Pete R16/10/2012
Pleasant path up from east to trig. Didn't visit new summit to SE.campagvelocet09/05/2007
Wild weather today, but interesting Roman site.agentmancuso11/01/2007
RHW27/12/2003
Janet M29/02/2020
Lindsay M29/02/2020
cmac08/02/2020
PM19/08/2019
chalky195316/02/2019
amcvey28/10/2018
GordonAdshead10/06/2018
ngthack14/04/2018
thekirkie pirate15/10/2017
carole engel02/10/2017
49pp26/02/2017
summitter25/02/2017
kiltedbiggles19/02/2017
Adrian19/06/2016
Aqyx27/05/2016
tenerifebilly22/02/2016
john steel25/01/2016
hillsman13/01/2016
Louise23/07/2015
ajwxyzt23/07/2015
richtea504012/07/2015
ajwxyzt12/07/2015
stevent080907/04/2015
benalder28401/12/2014
Crumblie202/09/2014
buggerlugs06/07/2013
PeteF26/07/2006
Colin Crawford08/02/2006
David Purchase03/06/2002