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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
Grid ref:NX 40038 92008
Summit feature:rock by small cairn
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, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)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
Steve Q24/08/2019
Paul H24/08/2019
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
hill walker19/04/2019
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
andrew brown14/04/2018
Sick Kid15/12/2017
Round including Shalloch, Tarfessock and Kirriereoch from Kirriereoch farm.Roblex06/10/2017
carole engel12/09/2017
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
Gavin Theobald19/04/2017
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
Nick Down110/10/2015
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
Sick Kid04/10/2014
See Merrickdickscroop04/06/2014