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Name:Caerloch Dhu [Shalloch on Minnoch North Top]
Hill number:1706
Height:659.5m / 2164ft
Parent (Ma):1692  Shalloch on Minnoch
Parent (SMC):1692  Shalloch on Minnoch
RHB Section:27B: Carrick and Galloway
Donald area:Galloway Hills
County/UA:South Ayrshire (UA)
Catchment:Cree, Catchment Boundaries, Girvan
Watershed:Mull of Galloway to St Abb's Head, Firth of Clyde
Class:Simm, Graham Top
(Tu,Sim,DT,GT,DN)
Grid ref:NX 40038 92008
Summit feature:rock by small cairn
Drop:30.7m
Col:628.8m  NX 4024 9136  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 77
(1:25k) 318
Observations:rock by small cairn 8m W at NX 40031 92005 is 0.1m lower
Survey:Leica RX1250
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 184 users)ByDate of Ascent
MMC walk with Noelle Ryan, Allan Gililland, Paul Stokes,Harry Birbeck and Lily. Low cloud and damp moorland. Faint path most of way, which took us off track onto the west ridge of Tarfessock. 7 1/2 hours.alexmaclennan24/11/2019
Parked at Stinchar Bridge. Cairnadloch,Caerloch Dhu, Shalloch on Minnoch, Tarfessock both tops and Kirriereoch Hill. Returned same way. 5.5 hours round trip.Longwojo06/06/2019
Verge parking by entrance to Kirriereoch Farm at 362869 & up Shalloch on Minnoch. From trig point on Shalloch on Minoch, down ridge & picked up a well-used path to the summit cairn. Back over Shalloch on Minnoch & on to Tarfessoch & its S. Top. (S)gerrybowes28/05/2019
Decided not to drive up forest track from Kirriereoch due to prevalence of timber lorries. Also, a fallen tree blocks the track higher up. Tarfessock S Top, contoured N slopes of ridge and round to Shalloch N Top. Back via main ridge and Tarfessock W ridge path back down to forest.AndrewFinnimore18/10/2018
From near road high point below Shalloch. New forest track for 100m or so then up through short section of felled trees over Shalloch on short grass thin heather. Continue to S.on Monday Minch and Kirriereoch.N.Morters02/10/2018
From Tunskeen bothy, a route which grows no easierColin Crawford28/08/2018
Round including Shalloch, Tarfessock and Kirriereoch from Kirriereoch farm.Roblex06/10/2017
6th hill of 9 today on my South Ayrshire completion walk climbing Kirriemore, Kirriereoch including boundary, Tarfessock south top, Tarfessock and Shalloch on Minnoch dropping down to reascend. Nice feeling of space. Onwards to shalloch.Dazingdale20/05/2017
Alone: Kirriereoch Hill, Tarfessock, SoM & Caerloch Dubh.Grinner02/04/2017
Weather fair.MountainMac29/07/2016
Linear, from road 1km south of Stinchar Bridge, entire Awful Hand range, ending Bruce's Stone CP. Solo, tough walk, 11 miles, 3300ft ascent, 6 hours.Crib Goch27/07/2016
From road 1km south of Stichar bridge. Horrible for 500m SW to Cairnadloch, then nice path all the way up the ridge. Start of a travers S along ridge to Benyellary.Minto04/06/2016
From road to north, along path. Ground remarkably dryColin Crawford02/06/2016
From Stinchar Bridge via Cornish Hill, Craigmasheenie and Shalloch on Minnoch. Descent via broad NNE ridge inc this summit.niallp10/04/2016
From near Stinchar Bridge. A struggle until you hit the path.ngthack22/10/2015
Solo; P at Stinchar Bridge, walked up road out of forest and searched fruitlessly at each passing place for atv track, eventually taking to rough heather and bog over upstream River Stinchar up over Cairnadloch hill, finding a path, and onto CDh, passing marker cairn. Continued on to climb N flank of Shalloch on Minnoch for a third visit; returned by uphill route, taking lunch on the sunny side of a large boulder near summit of CDh and continuing over summit again and down sketchy path to cross over incipient Stincher, after right boot went into a boggy hole and shipped water; onto road at the first passing place (394948) clear of the forest. Fine day if a little cold at height in the N wind.seumas05/09/2015
Returning from Shalloch on Minnoch, CD was re-ascended by reversing outward route; solo. P was at Stincher Bridge.jacobus05/09/2015
Start of rough path is hard to find from road near edge of trees but it improves after the first 1km and becomes pretty good.alda18/08/2015
Linear Walk along to Merrick on the Awful Handnickywood115/07/2015
Circuit from summit of Newton Stewart road to Shalloch on Minnoch and Tarfessock, long trudge back to car.neimcv19/03/2015
See Merrickdickscroop04/06/2014
2nd hill today from high point on road.robertphillips09/01/2014
Solo.Dangerous Dave28/08/2013
selfdavidsbatty27/07/2013
with Markgrimjimm19/05/2013
1st hill of day. Parked at Stinchar car park and followed road up to end of forest then took faint path off by passing place through rough ground up to the top.derekblackburn24/09/2011
Access via the damp north side of the Shallock Burn, onto Shallock then onward to S on M. Parked at Bells Memorial car park.Dugswell217/04/2011
Solo Uisdean2503/09/2010
see Shalloch on Minnochborderterrier05/06/2010
Car park at Stinchar Bridge. 1 1/2 m walk on road, over rough uneven spongy heather, heavy going, lifting feet up a foot to avoid falling headlong. Another half hour to north top at 12.00. 20 stone pile and views to NE. to Shallock.arranc29/04/2010
Shalloch, Caerloch Dhu, Shalloch on Minnoch, Tarfessock, ST from Shallow road highpoint. Very rough at low level.agentmancuso11/07/2009
Dry, mostly sunny, cool, biting wind, good views.iangalbraith03/05/2009
P Stinchar Bridge, Caerloch Dhu, Shalloch on Minnoch, Tarfessock, back same way.agentmancuso13/07/2003
on way down Shalloch on Minnoch (qv for log)pwheeler10/09/2002
Galltywenallt17/02/2002
On way to Shalloch on Minnochhillsman01/10/2000
KeithByTheC15/06/1996
Galloway Forst round from Glen Troll, Craignaw,Mullwharchar across to Shalloch on Minnch down over The Merrick.Eddie26/03/1994
Whole Merrick group of Donalds and Tops including Shalloch on Minnoch, Mullwharchar and Craignaw RHW21/06/1992
En route to Shalloch on Minnoch.Isbjorn08/09/1991
Second of nine on a north-south hike along the Merrick ridge.Alan Moore01/06/1990
Glen Trool over Merrick to Tuskeen bothy for nightChris Pearson30/09/1989
Estimated date of first of many ascents from various directions. Parking at Ballochbeatties gate near S end of Loch Doon & the forest tracks & the rough stuff to Tunskeen bothy. From there a zig-zagging ascent on to the Shalloch plateau, taking out N top, main summit, then on S over Tarfessock, Kirriereoch Hill & finally Merrick. Descended E flank to Loch Enoch & then back to Tunskeen along the Eglin Lane via Macaterick.NotReallyABagger01/07/1985
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