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Name:Tap o' Noth
Hill number:1501
Height:563m / 1847ft
RHB Section:21A: Tomintoul to Banff
County/UA:Aberdeenshire (UA)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Dodd (500-599m), Highland Five, Yeaman
Grid ref:NJ 48408 29321
Summit feature:fused wall ramparts by concrete plinth
Col:316m  NJ469295  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 37
(1:25k) OL62E 420E
Observations:summit is 25m N of trig point (NJ 48411 29296)
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 211 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From car park, simple steady climb on track to top, beautiful day with views in all directions. 1/2 with Hill of Noth.PDuncan8217/01/2020
Bit of snowlouse9416/11/2019
Third time here, this time with wife and two eldest kids. Hot day with grand views. Spent some time exploring the hill fort.mcbboyd25/07/2019
From official Tap O'Noth hill fort CP at NJ480284, narrow road, narrow entrance. From CP, follow obvious path, directly uphill, to join track at a gate, then up the track, L, to mast, then R and all the way to the top.Isbjorn23/05/2019
From car park. 75 mins up and down with a meander around the fort. Great views from the summitJulieB11/05/2019
From P at NJ480284.summitsup11/05/2019
Clear but windy. Good carpark at start of foot path.gettingonabit07/12/2018
Self, Peter and dog. Lucky enough to find a major archaeological excavation going on. Amazingly, there was a well within the ramparts at the top of the hill.Invicta1422/08/2018
A perfect afternoon stroll from the well-signposted car park. Very easy and quick, lovely views all the way and the superb vitrified hill fort at the top. Nice to be walking on a path that's at least 3000 years old. Howling gale at the top, made standing on the high point more challenging than usual. Superb raspberries, bilberries and blackcurrants alongside the path, yum!Gill31/07/2018
1st of 5 today: Tap o'Noth, The Buck, Lord Arthur's Hill, Coiliochbhar Hill, Pressendye.PGCE21/02/2018
Walked up from the car park and just followed the main track all the way to the summit. Great views with clear blue sky. Returned by way of the rough footpath down the South-Eastern slope to rejoin the main route up near the foot of the hill.Peterb18/11/2016
great views today and warm!Motivation119/09/2016
Overcast ascending, and blankets of fog at the top. Not without atmosphere, though.Fear-allabain07/05/2016
Weather fair with moderate wind.MountainMac24/04/2016
Hill 3 of the day after Lord Arthur's Hill and Coiliochbhar...liked the Pictish fort. From the main visitor car park track.N.Morters01/04/2016
Saved best till last. Fifth and final today in fading light. Path covered in snow and moon rising. Made summit in last of daylight with Jenx, a great location this old hill fort, the second highest in Scotland apparently. Old ramparts dating back 1000 years must be the high point not the more recent concrete raft! Trig is as good a compromise. Wandered around inside fort and on walls until near dark and walked back down by moonlight.nordicstar19/01/2016
Loved this hill for the snow, the fort, the sunset and the moonlight.jenx19/01/2016
Here for the trigpoint. TP:UK log: What a way to end 2015, lovely path all the way to the trig so very suitable for a nighttime excursion - not too cold or windy too, shame I missed the Northern lights think I was a wee bit too early.thejackrustles31/12/2015
Louise came up the first part Jake and I continued to the trig point. Remains of old fort on summit, great views. Company: Jake the Black Labiandesbottes13/05/2015
Up from car park, in cloud, with PM.CJM13/02/2015
With Meds and Marli the dog from the car park. In mist but an easy walk to the summit.bolton13/02/2015
walk with the XXL Hillwalking club, it snowed a bit, and the variation this time was from the top we walked to the Hill of Noth , walked down at the back of the hill (climbed a high fence) , tried to find the path, which was there, but only found it near the fence at the forestry, and a fairly easy walk round the hill back to the carpark.tallblond11/01/2015
from the carpark, path to the top.robertphillips06/12/2014
Via easy (albeit icy in places) path shown on map. I was on my feet in time to see the sun rise at 0850.Topographer5704/12/2014
2 of 2: From A941 Howton CP.ChrisR29/10/2014
Second visit here.mcbboyd31/08/2014
Up path from the S.AndrewFinnimore04/08/2014
Nice walk up with great views all round. Trig point sits at one end of an ancient fort complex.BigJ14/12/2013
With EKS and ICS.amswanston16/10/2011
With AS, ES. Carried.iks16/10/2011
With AS, IS. Carried.eks16/10/2011
A wonderful hill, easy track from NJ481283.sotabagger29/03/2011
Revisit. Also visited Hill of Noth: heathery tramp but the highest point on LR29 !RHW23/05/2009
An easy walk from the car park to the south.SJ26/06/2007
Climbed from the car park, through the fields until the landrover track takes you around the shoulder of the hill. Its isolation gives great views of Bennachie , The Buck and the Cairngorms. Lots of gliders up here on my first climb.torkm24/09/2005
Pleasant hill. Walked up from carpark after orienteering event on Deeside.JohnW31/08/2005
Pleasant WDP uphill over stiles and large zig zag through gorse to left of hill and a track across the front and into fort from the right. Prominent stone walls around 150m long fort. 11.05.arranc20/06/2004
Sunny, some wind, good views.iangalbraith01/10/2003
Ran all around to bag 1,000th Marilyn (at the time).Eddie27/04/2002
Date is first visit. Notes from later...fine hill, 2nd highest hillfort in Sc, vitrified walls. car pk 480283, good FP to summit RHW26/12/2001
Hill racechalky195315/08/1998
date estimated. With Sean from Howtonniallp01/03/1996
With Keith & CeliaSpudGunn26/12/1995
KM, RH Uisdean2528/09/1985
Date uncertainrjf3501/06/1973
First visit - can't remember the date.mcbboydblank