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Hill number:1742
Height:710m / 2329ft
Parent (Ma):1739  Cairnsmore of Carsphairn
Parent (SMC):1739  Cairnsmore of Carsphairn
RHB Section:27C: The Glenkens to Annandale
Donald area:Carsphairn Hills
County/UA:Dumfries and Galloway (UA)
Catchment:Dee (Kirkcudbright)
Class:Simm, Graham Top
Grid ref:NX 60585 97158
Summit feature:cairn
Col:643m  NX600973  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 77
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 174 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
fa,solo, sunny but cool on tops, wet underfoot, 12km, 5hr, from green well of scotland to clennoch bothy via cairnsmore of carsphairn, nick of lochan, beninner, nick of lochan then down into the glen across to a landrover track, over some boggy ground first, and to the bothy for the nightrum doodle 06/06/2019
Parked at Green Well of Scotland, following the main Cairnsmore track to the SW slopes of Willieanna, going over the wall to the summit at a barbed wire free section. Over Dunool and the Black Shoulder to the Cairnsmore, buffeted by a strong south-easterly. Down and up to Beninner and down again and briefly up to Knockwhirn, where an embedded stone seems to be the summit. Across some fairly rough terrain and along a persistent electric fence before crossing where the wire is a single strand by a low point in a wall, and up the rocky slopes of the Craig of Knockgray. A final barbed wire wall defence persuaded me to follow the wall down to North Liggat and walk back through Carsphairn.Nick Down114/04/2019
Parked a few hundred metres N of Craigengillan, and walked in past Craigengillan cottage to Moorbrock. Carried on between the houses, and dropped down to cross a little burn, then turned immediately left on the forest track below Green Hill. Took the first fire break at a 'watch tower' and down over rough tussocky ground to cross the Poldores Burn. Peter went steeply up Benniner, whereas I followed an obvious sheep track S to contour round, avoiding the steeper part of the hill. (The steep route turned out to be fine, with sheep tracks and no loose scree.) Went on to do Keoch Rig and Moorbrock Hill before returning by the main Moorbrock estate track, which gave better walking than our inward route.LizH10/04/2019
From Green Well of Scotland & up Cairnsmore of Carsphairn. From Cairnsmore, down ridge, over stile at 596975 & then bits of ATV track & path to stile in Nick of the Lochans - Over stile & then intermittent path to summit cairn - Returned to stile at 596975 & then followed path alongside fence over Black Shoulder to Dunool - Dropped down to track just N. of the Nick of Disgee & back to car. (S)gerrybowes28/02/2019
From off Cairnsmore of CarsphairnN.Morters20/10/2018
Took a direct line from Keoch Rig but ground around the bealach was nasty and boggy. Obviously easier to combine with Carsphairn coming up from the west.AndrewFinnimore28/09/2018
After corbettcjo04/08/2018
With Cairnsmore of Carsphairn on my Birthdaynickywood103/09/2017
Continued solo walk from Cairnsmore of Carsphairn by descending S/SE to Nick of the Lochans, across stile over electric fence and up to summit of B. (First visit was also solo, on 22/07/2015, during a Donald walk around Moorbrock Hill.) Took a few snaps then reversed upward route to stile, veering SW thereafter to traverse SE flank of Black Shoulder and round to small lochan (588964) to join wall running over Dunool and on towards Willieanna. At nick before W, turned R following a fence NW to reach upward track which was used to return to Green Well. Weather continued dry, warmer on track than at altitude.jacobus30/08/2017
Alone. Circuit from Craigengillan, taking in Cleddoch bothy.Grinner23/07/2017
Heatwave. Started at Craigengillan / Water of Ken and climbed the steep east side of Beninner, Cairnsmore, crossed to Keoch Rig and Moorbrock and then down via Moorbrock Estate house. The climb over tussocky grass going up Keoch Rig was torturous. SMC guide route.Roblex26/05/2017
The electric fence is switched off, and has a stile.Pete R25/03/2017
From the summit of Carsphairn. Easy walking on short grass. Solobolton13/08/2015
Solo; P at Craigengillan, walked N up track, over old bridge on R and across v boggy overgrown track to reach main track to Moorbrock House, then L track around Green Hill. Left track at second firebreak, descended to cross Poldores Burn and traversed well to L of Beninner Gairy and up to summit cairn of B. Rain shower for 20mins; descended to col with Cairnsmore and turned to 36deg M towards fire break befor Keoch Rig; had trouble with electrified fence causing deviation but eventually reached main track again.seumas22/07/2015
See Cairnsmore of Carsphairndickscroop08/06/2014
beninner and moorbrock hill from craigengillan.robertphillips16/12/2013
From Green Well of Scotland, Black Shoulder, Beninner, C. of Carsphairn. A pea-souper. There are now bridges over the burns.borderterrier19/05/2013
With Evan.Dangerous Dave25/06/2011
Pleasant ridge down from Cairnsmore apart fromt he electric fence. Then arced down to a little south of the col with Moorbrock Hill in preparation for the next ascent.campagvelocet31/05/2011
Wet grey day following torrential overnight rain with low cloud and zero visibility. Walked from Green Well via Dunool and Black Shoulder to Cairnsmore then across to Beninner Gairy and quickly back to Carsphairn.nosdrahcir06/05/2011
sunny and warm, only person on the walk. from Moorbrock access track. climbed Beninner Gairy head on first. nice views of GlenKens and Lake District.niallp17/04/2011
Dropped down from Cairsmore of Carsphairn, carefully took stlye over new electric fence and continued on up to top.derekblackburn24/10/2010
Solo - Last Donald top Uisdean2509/10/2010
Dry, sunny, cold, calm, good views.iangalbraith02/11/2008
Tough pathless return via Poldores Burn. Boggy and tussocky.clivevilla15/07/2008
from Keoch. Back to col and under mist saw way ahead for next hour to cross a rough area and a plod up over 2 wire fences and to just under Cairnsmore ridge of smoother easier grass. Skylarks in abundance although I couldn't see much to sing about. Gentle stroll up for 400' to large cairn at top. 15.15. No view - mist.arranc02/04/2008
CK SheilaS21/03/2008
Moorbrock Hill, NT, Keoch Rig, Windy Standard, Dugland, Clennoch Bothy, Cairnsmore, Beninner, from Craigengillan.agentmancuso25/10/2003
MC JC estMartin6601/04/2002
Estimated date. With Dad along track from Green Well Of Scotland on a hot sunny summer day. Over Dunnool, Black Shoulder & on to Cairnsmore of Carsphairn. Fell asleep on the summit for half an hour until Dad got fed up with the snoring & woke me up. Over to Benniner & then back over Black Shoulder to the rejoin the inward route.NotReallyABagger01/07/1997
Afternoon Donald round from Water of Ken, Beninner to Moorbrock Hill, on the way home.Eddie17/06/1994
Clennoch horseshoe RHW24/03/1989
Sick Kid09/11/2019
Tony S22/05/2019