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Name:Ratho Hill
Hill number:14294
Height:117m / 384ft
Parent (Ma):1809  East Cairn Hill
RHB Section:28A: Firth of Forth to the River Tweed
County/UA:Edinburgh (UA)
Class:Tump (100-199m)
Grid ref:NT 13188 71038
Summit feature:no feature
Col:82m  NT123706  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 65
(1:25k) 350
Observations:summit is in trees
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 31 users)ByDate of Ascent
From opposite Ratho church, up track behind Ratho hall, then up across a field of long grass to corner fence post on summit.Topographer5718/06/2019
Parked at Newish houses opposite church and followed track [ast Ratholes Hall. Along the track then off left at metal gate to follow south edge of tree belt to large fencepost. return by same routeJubilado07/02/2019
Parked on a residential side road. Vehicle track leads past Ratho Hall to an impressive new 'log cabin' built near the hill top. It's completed and occupied so a small incursion to edge of the garden is now required to bag the summit. With Christine Page.jonglew10/10/2018
Up lane north of Ratho Hall.. Over far into field before high point and chat with for cows before they fled then up field to tip toe with bare legs through a few nettles to the high point fence brecon to the large luxurious log cabin house.vegibagger30/06/2018
Uphall station-Pyothall trig-Greendykes Bing-GB S top-Ratho Hill-Tormain-Kirknewton station. House now occupied. No ground looks clearly higher than fencepost.campagvelocet19/04/2018
Route as Nick Down, after walking along the canal from Edinburgh. House still not occupied, but very attractive. Felt corner of garden was nearly as high as hp.Thearlaichdubh13/08/2017
Along the Ratho Hall track, over the fence where it is not barbed, short ascent through trees to summit marked by big post in angle of fence around new wooden lodge. Efficient rather than memorable.Nick Down106/10/2016
New barbed wire fence round new house. According to my GPS summit is at this fence, avoiding having to go into garden of new house.russell6108/07/2016
from track to the east near ratho hall, house still not finished.robertphillips03/06/2015
Drive up and quick dash in rainstorm. Trig nowhere to be seen.Martin R08/01/2015
Parked opposite church in Ratho, walked along track to north of hill, through open metal gate into field, on grass along south edge of trees to summit. House (still being built) is on other side and is remarkably close to the top.alda08/01/2015
Park in the Bridge Inn's car park then walked along the canal. Over wall near woodland/field junction, then 2 fences to cross to get to summit near uncompleted wooden chalet. Then back to former trig site then canal back to bridge near the Bridge Inn with its cut mark.Dugswell226/12/2014
From E: main track passes just N of summit, short easy ascent to summit beside new house. Vehicle there and generator running but no-one seen. Previously visited trig pillar before its demise but thought I'd better return for the true summit.RHW30/11/2014
House still under construction but looks good, upmarket wooden chalet. Access no problem still. Sadly the trig has gone.Adrian15/11/2014
They are still building that big house 50 metres from the summit. I went up early on a Saturday morning. The best approach is probably from the east, along the track that passes the north side of Ratho Hall. Then, at about NT135711, a gate leads into a field and so the summit is just before the house.Pete R11/10/2014
From Ratho Village car park, along right of way. Cut up to summmit in wood. Huge house being built 50m from summit. Don't think I was spotted by workmen. Do this hill before end of 2013, or it'll be in someone's back garden.Minto10/09/2013
Track along N side of Ratho Hall. Big wooden house being built almost at the top which is in the trees.chrisbien06/07/2013
RoW from Ratho to just north of hill. Pillar gone.agentmancuso11/10/2009
Visited trig back in the pre-Tump days hence not the summitRHW22/09/2007
My photos had this hill as Platt Hillcallumblack29/01/2006
Accompanied by heifers. In 2014 it became obvious that a big house was being built up there.fasgadh02/09/2004
Colin Crawford15/10/2014
Lindsay M12/10/2014