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Hill number:1762
Height:628m / 2060ft
Parent (Ma):1743  Blackcraig Hill
Parent (SMC):1759  Alhang
RHB Section:27C: The Glenkens to Annandale
Donald area:Carsphairn Hills
County/UA:Dumfries and Galloway (UA), East Ayrshire (UA)
Catchment:Dee (Kirkcudbright), Catchment Boundaries, Nith
Watershed:Solway Firth
Class:Simm, Graham Top
Grid ref:NS 64661 02031
Summit feature:no feature: ground 3m N of fence junction
Col:565m  NS644015  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 77
(1:25k) 328S
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 155 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
On way to Windy Standard from Blackcraig.MichaelF27/03/2019
Parked by Lorg Bridge at the end of the Water of Ken road, although the last few hundred yards are distinctly bumpy. A steep grassy ascent to Ewe Hill's wire-bound summit cairn, then Ewe Hill NW Top, Alhang, Alwhat, Meikledodd Hill, Corse Hill with its mossy trig pillar, and back by forestry roads and a quagmire of a path through the trees to Lorg.Nick Down118/11/2018
Round of Windy Standard, Alhang, Alwhat, Meikledodd, Blacklorg and Blackcraig.PGCE24/09/2018
Continuation of walk along fence from Alhang. Reached gates on summit and had wet lunch standing. Followed fence down/up to go to Meikledodd Hill. Rain and mist rolled in more heavily. First visit was solo on 08/08/2015, coming from MH.jacobus20/08/2018
Part of our circuit from Blackcraig to Windy Standard. Again, fence line to follow from Blacklorg and Meikledodd hill but watch out for any side fences in mist!nickywood119/08/2018
Crossed on circuit from Meikledodd to Alhang.N.Morters14/07/2018
Loop of Glen Afton from water works (car park closed but plenty room) taking in Black Hill, Struther's Brae, Windy Standard, Alhang, Alwhat, Meikledodd Hill, Blacklorg Hill, Cannock Hill and Craigbraneoch Hill. Excellent walking though lots of new wind farm stuff (restricted currently as construction site).SS14/07/2018
Parking area beyond waterworks at 627055 & up Craigbraneoch Hill, Cannock Hill, Blacklorg Hill & Meikledodd Hill. From Meikledodd Hill, back down to fence junction & then followed ATV track & path on S. side of fence to unmarked summit. Continued to Alhang. (S)gerrybowes23/05/2018
Should be a Donald (hard going).Play2End09/08/2017
Circuit of Afton reservoir.Grinner28/08/2016
On a round of the Afton Hills, Windy Standard to Blackcraig Hill.Roblex05/08/2016
From Meikledodd Hill. Part of an 11 summit clockwise circuit of Glen Afton. On to Alwhang.Minto05/06/2016
From Nether Holm of Dalquhaim.ngthack17/10/2015
Solo; continuation from Meikledodd Hill and onto Alhang along county boundary fence.seumas08/08/2015
See Cairnsmore of Carsphairn.dickscroop08/06/2014
And 19/03/2019chrispine29/05/2014
round of 5 NDrobertphillips30/01/2014
MC aloneMartin6606/08/2013
Blackcraig, Blacklorg, Meikledodd, Alwhat, Craigbraneochborderterrier15/04/2012
From Alhang en route to Meikledodd Hill.campagvelocet01/06/2011
High cloud, one shower, cold wind, good views.iangalbraith17/03/2011
Parked at Water Works car park, went up the left side of Afton Reservoir - muddy path, came back by the opposite side - good track. Went with South Carrick Walking Group. Climbed again 06/11/2010 on way from Alhang to Blackcraig Hill.derekblackburn11/04/2010
from Blacklorg. Retraced steps by fence and crossed it downhill and up by another one to turn first right then left to top at 15.15. Another undistinguished summit. to Alhang.arranc01/04/2008
Solo Uisdean2503/11/2007
Ewe Hill, NT, Alhang, Alwhat, Meikledodd Hill.agentmancuso19/10/2003
A cold but clear Christmas Day jaunt with Shaky from Glen Afton. Parked short of Craigdarroch & took higher of two tracks above waterworks. R branch at the fork up to edge of forest near Black Hill & then followed boundary over Wedder Hill, Millaneoch Hill to Windy Standard. At the time, wind turbines were a novelty(!) but the area is as good as ruined now. Curved generally E towards Alhang & on to Alwhat & Meikledodd Hill. With daylight running out we headed due W over rough stuff aiming at the Alwhat burn & forest firebreaks leading to track round reservoir back to the car. Met lady shepherd with dog on track who agreed that this was all much better than mince pies & booze in front of the telly!NotReallyABagger25/12/2001
Donald bagging clockwise around Afton Res, Blackcraig Hill to Alhang on glorious afternoon.Eddie13/05/1994
Blackcraig Hill and its Donalds and Tops - my final Donalds.RHW23/06/1992
Tony S22/05/2019
Colin Crawford25/02/2018
carole engel14/07/2017
walk livi03/06/2017
Gavin Theobald15/04/2017
Nick Canute08/04/2017