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Name:Corserine
Hill number:1689
Height:814m / 2671ft
RHB Section:27B: Carrick and Galloway
Donald area:Galloway Hills
County/UA:Dumfries and Galloway (UA)
Catchment:Dee (Kirkcudbright), Catchment Boundaries, Doon
Watershed:Mull of Galloway to St Abb's Head, Firth of Clyde
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Corbett, Donald,
Yeaman
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,C,D,DN,Y)
Grid ref:NX 49784 87065
Summit feature:trig point
Drop:488m
Col:326m  NX467854  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 77
(1:25k) 318
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 373 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Second visit this year, en route to Carlin's Cairn to finish a round of DonaldsColin Crawford01/09/2019
From Forrest Lodge parking, E along forest roads and tracks to forest edge then up Polmaddy Gairy, contouring round to Carlin's Cairn, then S back to Corserine and on to Millfire, Mill down and Meikle Millyea, descending NE to forest and along roads back to Forrest Lodge parkingkdbennett10/07/2019
fa, solo, rain and mist only clearing on the last top, 37km, 10hrs, from green well of scotland to ken bridge by new galloway, via garryhorn and all the tops from coran of postmark, bow and tops, meaul, carlins cairn, corserine, milkier, milldown, meikle millyea, west top, back to meikle, meikle lump, track through forestry to larger then minor roads, SUW, etc to new galloway and ken bridgerum doodle 05/06/2019
With Sue from Forrest Lodge. Another warm day for Easter time. Wish brought bikes good track all the way to foot of hill 4 km. Well sign posted not much route finding.Frank23/04/2019
10th and final hill of a North to Mid-Rhinns ridge traverse, climbing Cullendoch, Craigencolon, Black Craig, Knockower, Coran of Portmark, Bow and its X Donald tops, Bow, Cairnsgarroch, Meaul and Carlin's Cairn, passing a stream of people half-way who had been loitering beside the Corserine Trig pillar. Was amazed at how broad Corserine is and how hot it was imagining how brutal the conditions could be on a different day. I was going to pull in Milldown and Millfire but decided I didnt have enough water to make this a realistic prospect. Descent via Craignine and Craignelder ridge and then forest tracks and x forest rides (now clear-fell) to eventually get back to Carsphairn.Dazingdale20/04/2019
With Rue, Davie, Graham, Sue and John - misty and windy.davechaffey02/03/2019
Forrest Estate Car Park at 553862 - Along waymarked track to W. edge of forest at 517873 - W. up obvious path that meets the NE ridge by Hennessey's Shelter - Gentle stroll to summit trig point. Continued to Millfire, Milldown & Meikle Millyea. (S)gerrybowes26/02/2019
Starting from Fred Olsen's Forest Estate. Very well kept. Signposted route through the later part of the forest. Track all the way. Good shelter near the top for a brew.iansm24/09/2018
From Forrest Lodge by tracks and excellent path to Corserine then out and back to Carlin's Cairn. Steady walk mainly on atv tracks over Millfire and Milldown to Meikle Millyea. Followed wall down but took path before turn (one interesting bit) down to new track at forest edge and back to car park.SS05/08/2018
Solo, parking at Forest Lodge and walking on track past Fore Bush, continuing to junction with path leading to stile and onto open hillside. The, at times, faint path was climbed to reach the shelter cairn at the meeting of NE ridge, Craigrine, with the summit plateau, going round the edge of N corrie to reach the trig. pillar. The walk continued N to go to Carlin's Cairn and return to Corserine TP at 12:25. The misty conditions evaporated as the sun burned through whilst on the NE ridge. The first visit to C was on 28/02/20o4 in company with J and the Beatties.jacobus23/05/2018
from Forrest Lodge emerging to N side of Folk Burn and onto Polmaddy Gairy (WH route). Sunny and very warm with hazy views. Solo, met 1 other walker. Followed ridge from Corserine to Meikle Millyea (SW top). Stunning views from latter into Loch Dee. Rough descent over Meikle Lump to forest. 6 hrs. Great paths for this part of the world. A classic day.niallp07/05/2018
Weather still holding up for us, so well worth taking the opportunity to plod up here for one last big hill, before starting to make tracks back home. Finally beginning to get familiar with the grander Galloway landscape.Alex C26/03/2018
Corserine round using Walkhighlands route from Forest Lodge CPCrib Goch10/08/2017
Up from Forrest Lodge in drizzle and mist and back the same way.prwild13/05/2017
Very dry, warm. Round included Corserine, Carlin's cairn, Millfire, Milldown and Meikle Millyea from Forrest Lodge car park.Roblex10/05/2017
Second of the day with George W.Play2End03/05/2017
Weather fair with clag patches.MountainMac21/10/2016
From Forrest Lodge (9:00) followed road N of L Harrow to bend at 525874 then signed track/path to stile at edge of wood. Up path to plateau and thence to summit (11:05). Dry but cloud & strong cold SE wind; route-finding required on top. Back to car (12:45).dbb03/10/2016
Standard circular route. Now well marked past Loch Harrow. Descended Meikle Lump, which has a path parallel to the wall, this leads to a stile over the deer fence. Took forest roads and found the Prof Hans Heiberg Rd which leads directly back to the car park. weather started good but showers later. 6 hours.Jhimmy31/07/2016
Continuation of walk from Carlin's Cairn. Dropped south on track to bealach, then steeply up onto summit plateau and trig. Walk continued back and to Cairnsgarroch. Solo.Man of Kernow103/06/2016
From Forrest Lodge via North Geary. Felling made it hard to be certain of the correct route so I went up the firebreak from the W end of Loch Harrow, alongside fence. The way up from the forest road has been excavated so it's a loose scramble to start- HSE wouldn't approve! Gained usual route at the stile at GR 518861,which you really have to use to get over the barbed wire-topped deer fence. Lack of any trodden ways even here suggest this way up has been all but abandoned by walkers. Continued over tops, now on path/ landrover track to Meikle Millyea (qv). Also visited Corserine in 1987, long walk in via Backhill of Bush. In cloud from 2000 ft back then; warm and sunny today, out of the E. breeze. This big range is excellent, I really enjoy it and I'll try and visit Carlin's Cairn another time.pwheeler12/05/2016
From Forrest Lodge car park via Loch Harrow and North Gairy Top. Back via the Folk Burn. Good route, cloudy early clearing later, good views. Lynn, Peter, Gemma, Fran, Alex.nix_snilloc30/04/2016
With Nick BennettConnie06/03/2016
1 of 5: From Forestry CP at Polharrow. With Tim.ChrisR12/10/2015
With BW from the car at Forest Lodge. There is a good path which emerges from the trees at 517873 and takes you to the ridge. 4 hours 20 minutes.bolton11/08/2015
Boxed off my first Corbett today with Phil. Weather was a little hit a miss and clouds drew in just as we reached the summit.benji_willy11/08/2015
Circular from Forest Lodge with Meikle Millyea Milldown and Millfire. Saw Wild Goats up on the ridge which was lovelynickywood112/07/2015
SMMC meet to Galloway, with Mary Stewart, Nic Bullivant and John Rooney.clashcityrocker24/06/2015
Parked at Forrest Lodge walked up by McAdams Burn climbing Meikle Lump bagging Meikle Millyea, Milldown, Millfire, Corserine and Carlins Cairn returning to Corserine and down to the forest via the main path by Folk Burn. Great walk in this forgotten corner of Scotland.DanTrig22/04/2015
4k walk-in from Forrest Lodge, then by North Gairy to summit, descending by Polmaddy Gairy back to forest roads. Some snow cornices.neimcv08/04/2015
Via the standard route (Forrest Estate). Aborted attempt of Rhinns of Khells due to very strong wind and limited visibility.bowlesy06/03/2015
A 7.05 am start to beat the weather (almost made it) all southern end of Corserine ridge to Carlin's Cairn, rain hit before last summit. Missed path into forest on way down so finished up using a fire break just to North of actual path line through forest - no problem.dickscroop09/06/2014
Two-day backpack from Loch Doon: Coran of Portmark - Corserine - Backhill of Bush - Craignaw - Mullwharchar - Loch Enoch (camped near outflow) - Merrick - Shalloch on Minnoch - Forest Drivedavidpettit8403/05/2014
On a three day backpack circuit from Glen Troolalistairpooler19/04/2014
Up hill walkers path back via Millfire, Meikle MillyeaGmacT09/08/2013
With Ian Soulsby, Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel and Alfie.Dangerous Dave19/07/2013
selfdavidsbatty20/02/2013
Tired legs. Very steep ascent onto ridge with wet grass. Clear skies on the summit with amazing distant views to England, Northern Ireland and Ben Lommond. Lower forrest very confusing with new tracks.gercal5307/10/2012
with renee from forest lodge.robertphillips08/09/2012
Club weekend - Saturday walk with Alastair, Margaret, Alison,tallblond17/03/2012
CKSheilaS01/01/2012
Club Sunday with Davey. Everyone else headed north.johnm27/11/2011
Heavy duty tracks from Forrest Lodge CP, then followed "style" signposts to barbed wire at Folk Burn. NE ridge led to nice short grassy summit pleateu. Descended E ridge, passing S of Loch Harrow after scrambling over fallen trees.Topographer5703/07/2011
1st hill od day. Parked at Forest Lodge and took forest roads north of Loch Harrow (signs to style for walkers, but found none, just barbed wire). Rough climb up tussock, bog and crags to shoulder then easy to top.derekblackburn12/06/2011
with Markgrimjimm14/05/2011
From Forrest Lodge to Meikle Millyea, then along the ridge to Meaul and Cairnsgarroch. A long walk with the final descent through tussocks to Garryhorn quite a slog. The bridge over the Garryhorn burn is no more.borderterrier10/10/2010
Solo Uisdean2504/09/2010
From Forrest lodge to Meikle Millyea then along the ridge to Corserine. Came down the wrong way but didn't go too far afield. Fantastic views.borderterrier30/05/2010
Big day out from Forrest Lodge car park. Carlin's Cairn - Corserine - Millfire - Milldown & Meikle Millyea. Look out for the newts in the Lochans of Auchniebut!David Gradwell30/05/2010
Up from Forest lodge following tracks then path north of Loch Harrow - back down via Millfire and Hawse burn and tracks to startnordicstar03/05/2009