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Name:The Buck
Hill number:1495
Height:721m / 2365ft
RHB Section:21A: Tomintoul to Banff
County/UA:Aberdeenshire (UA), Moray (UA)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Graham, Yeaman
Grid ref:NJ 41219 23386
Summit feature:boulder 3m NNE of trig point
Col:466m  NJ360200  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 37
(1:25k) OL62W 420W
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 235 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Solo trip, very windy with drizzly showers. Do not understand fuss about bog. A party with just one car would do well to park at the bend NJ421251 and follow a wee path about 10m NW of the fence. Any boggy bits higher up can be easly sidestepped. Helicopter buzzed me on summit.Invicta1425/08/2018
Not too boggy after dry weather. Cuckoo at car park. Curlew, skylarks raven and meadow pipits.gettingonabit17/06/2018
On TGO Challenge. Very demanding traverse from Creag an Sgor. Fish carvings on tor now hard to seeColin Crawford21/05/2018
From road corner, over bog and straight up by fence.Lionel Bidwell15/04/2018
The Buck (NJ 412235) S/F NJ 422251. Short walk across boggy lower slopes. Dry, sunny but cool, cloud base >2000'.John Young01/04/2018
Great summit, shame about the terrain getting to it! 2nd of 5 today: Tap o'Noth, The Buck, Lord Arthur's Hill, Coiliochbhar Hill, Pressendye.PGCE21/02/2018
Quick up and down over snow and frozen ground. Very clear skies offering far reaching views.Peterb11/02/2018
Third hill of the day, and a very pleasant walk up from Dryford How along the fence. Wonderful views from the top. The path is not nearly as wet as some imply. Certainly much easier going than Burnhope Bog Seat for example...Gill08/09/2017
Had planned The Buck from the north and the others as a separate trip but a grouse shoot got in the way so drove round to near Whitehillock farm to the south and up track and path top Greag an Eunan. then NNE over fairly rough going to The Buck and back mostly the same way to Creag an Sgorr and down by the path shown on the map. This is a once well made and substantial track (stalkers?) now long neglected and overgrown. Rough going out to The Buck and back detracts from this as a walk but may be better than the bog on the N side mentioned by the others below.dickscroop21/08/2017
With Dianne Scorgie but NO Kasi the cocker. Low cloud all around but we managed to get a clear summit & surprisingly no rain. Startled a couple of Grouse closely followed by a couple of chicks. Hares spottedLizzieG09/07/2017
Lovely countryside around this area.IanHHill30/08/2016
Here for the trigpoint. TP:UK log: Enjoyed the walk up here despite 3/4 of the path being very boggy underfoot. We followed the fence line from the road nearly all the way to the top. Great 360 degree views. Snow added to the enjoyment.thejackrustles24/04/2016
1/2 with Elizyanne. Up through the gloop to the summitGmacT08/04/2016
1/2 with GmacTelizyanne08/04/2016
Weather fair with high winds.MountainMac21/12/2015
Good views, shame about the windfarm. Good little peak. Company: Jake the Black Lab.iandesbottes20/05/2015
From bend, up by boundary, in cloud, with PM.CJM13/02/2015
From 422252 where the car can be parked easily. A trudge through snow and ice with a return trip of under 2 hours. Meds and Marli the dog.bolton13/02/2015
Not one of my favourite hills despite its local prominence. At the corner in the B9002, limited safe parking. There is a sort of path, but comments about the flat part being a bog are correct. It gets little better higher up where ice offset the benefits of frozen ground. The summit tor required use of hands. I found descending through long heather preferable to the icy path.Topographer5704/12/2014
1 of 2: From B9002 above Elrick.ChrisR29/10/2014
3rd graham today after MG and LHrobertphillips04/07/2014
W Jenx from B road to north, small parking area on road bend. Easy if soggy line to gain the hill, on to Kebbuck Knowe and back over Craigenscore hill in descent (not a TuMP tho!).nordicstar02/06/2014
With Liliana, Josie & Claudia sclater29/12/2013
Bit of a boggy slog up but nice summit once there.BigJ14/12/2013
Solo.Dangerous Dave30/09/2013
Climbed via Lochan and Scad Hill.mcbboyd31/07/2013
Up and down the same way from parking spot (lay-by on verge) at NJ421255 on B9002. The route to the summit is very boggy at first, I have done this route in winter conditions, it's a better proposition in those conditions.sotabagger30/03/2012
I went up this one some time in 2011, with dad.adamkw01/05/2011
Trig revisit. Atop fine rocky tor. Clear path from NNE, boggy in parts, don't think it was there in 1998.RHW23/05/2009
Up and left a geocachethehaggishunter00/08/2007
On my Mull of Kintyre to Fraserburgh walkBLACKHILL17/05/2007
climbed from the Rhynie road through the inappropriately named Dry Knowe and then a straightforward bash to the top for great vies of the Strathdon hills and Ben Avontorkm10/07/2006
Pleasant summit and viewpoint. Ascended after an orienteering event on Deeside.JohnW02/08/2005
Access area off B9002. Followed fence up over heather to a better but still wet path on E side. Showers and cold. Top at 13.30. Trig on concrete slab on topmost boulder of outcrop. Took some dodging to clamber up - they must have enjoyed building this one!arranc20/06/2004
Solo Uisdean2512/09/2003
my 44th birthdaythenomad20/01/2001
possibly 29/12/1999. Climbed with Sean from nr Elrick up N flank and triangular route back via tracks.niallp01/01/1999
Date is first visit. Notes from later...desperate heather ascent but upper slopes and rocky summit v fine. B9002 @ 422292 to NE: direct RHW07/06/1998
Up and down from Elrick farm.Eddie08/02/1997
MC est.Martin6601/06/1992
with moray mountaineering clubbeorwulf22/05/1983
Date uncertain, via Scad Hill and Kebbuck Knowerjf3501/06/1976
Date uncertain, direct from northrjf3501/06/1974