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Name:Ridlees Cairn
Hill number:15949
Height:412m / 1352ft
Parent (Ma):2302  The Cheviot
RHB Section:33: The Scottish Border to the River Tyne
Nuttall/Wainwright area:The Cheviots
County/UA:Northumberland (CoU)
Catchment:Coquet, Catchment Boundaries, Tyne (Newcastle)
Class:Tump (400-499m)
Grid ref:NT 84050 04259
Summit feature:trig point
Col:372m  NT820046  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 80
(1:25k) OL16E
Survey:obvious summit
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 21 users)ByDate of Ascent
With Jo, after looking at the nearby military equipment. Weather; cloudy, cold wind, moderate visibility.amblerbob03/05/2019
With Jo, tracks from Kyloe Road passing various military hardware to Crigdon Hill's various high points, then returning along tracks to Ridlees Cairn. Weather; sunny, warm with good visibility.amblerbob06/05/2018
By bike from where the Redesdale Camp was along with Crigdon Hill. (Christmas shutdown) I see that I was not the only bagger to have visited the excellent cafe at Rochester today.fasgadh30/12/2016
On the bikeCanny29/08/2016
Easy using MoD roads. Trig on top and carved benchmark on nearby slab.Aye Jimmy08/05/2016
Revisited in passing, with Lucy Feltham ( ).RHW08/11/2014
Bagged with Phil Cooper after Thirl Moor on a non firing day. Roads closed tomorrow for the Keith Knox Cheviot Rally - so that's another thing to look out for which might affect access to this military area.Dugswell208/11/2014
From road across Otterburn Ranges - no red flags today. Easy one close to road with minimal ascent. Nice top with extensive views.Crib Goch23/03/2014
This is a drive-by summit (almost) assuming that the firing ranges are open. Ignore the timings given on the MOD site and ring the contact number up first. They were supposedly closed on the day of my visit but the red flags were not flying. Told by the contact number that it was ok to drive over them. Is this the only summit that has a portable loo next to it (fully serviced and working)?moorsman22/08/2013
Fine, sunny day and ranges open. Think it might have been Easter or just because it was lambing time. An easy drive by and a trig point.Walker Dan24/04/2011
nice grassy summit, rock otcrops, good view, just outside MoD restricted area. tarmac road, OK to drive to summit if no red flag RHW29/08/2004
carole engel26/03/2017
Dave Geere26/03/2016