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Name:Whitehope Law
Hill number:1804
Height:623m / 2044ft
Parent (Ma):1802  Blackhope Scar
RHB Section:28A: Firth of Forth to the River Tweed
Donald area:Moorfoot Hills
County/UA:Scottish Borders (UA)
Class:Simm, Donald, Graham Top
Grid ref:NT 33032 44574
Summit feature:pile of stones near fence
Col:557m  NT332453  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 73
(1:25k) 337
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 162 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Short walk up from the B-road.Grinner12/01/2019
Parked in the B709 layby 200 yards N of Blackhopebyre. A fairly direct line across the burn and up steep, grassy slopes to the summit of Whitehope Law, following grassy inlets through the heather. Along the fence N to Roughside Hill, descending by Mid Hill and the saddle on Burnt Shell Rig, across the road near the Piper's Grave, steeply up to Eastside Heights, then a pleasant descent along Blackhopebyre Rig.Nick Down111/01/2019
CK SheilaS31/12/2018
Noted nicolajane’s comments & parked on hardstanding N. of sheep pens at NT34507 44755 - Down road to pens, through gates, over burn & alongside wall to gate in corner - Up alongside burn for about 200m & then right up onto ridge - Picked up ATV track which follows the ridge round to the fence junction & then faint path alongside fence to summit stones. (S)gerrybowes18/10/2018
Weather fair.MountainMac11/08/2018
Easy bag from the east.After crossing the burn, short grass then various tracks through the heather and tussocks up to the summit.AndrewFinnimore14/07/2018
There is quite a reasonable atv track that starts as a farm track at NT344444 and works its way round to the north shoulder of Whitehope Law. Much easier than thrashing up through the heather. I of course only found it on the way down.nicolajane27/06/2018
From point 325 on the B709.Alan15/05/2018
Direct via Whitehope Farm, easy ascent in less than an hour. Went on to Middle Hill, returned the same way due to weather.Roblex25/04/2018
Short up and down from the 325 spot height on B709 to the east. Wild wind and cloudyN.Morters27/01/2018
We parked high on the B709, and began with the 489m spot height. A bit rough; the way down to NT344447 was grassier and had a bit of a path.Pete R13/01/2018
Done as an out & back after Blackhope Scar which we had done from the summit of the B709 at 347464 underneath Burntshell Rig. Followed the fenceline generally S from the 3 way fence junction at 336469 & returned the same way. A bit rough in places but wide open views & therefore better in my book than the interminably steep slopes from Glentress further down the glen, even if it is longer.NotReallyABagger26/05/2017
Repeat, almost, of walk on 25/02/2015, this time with Jackie. Parked on B709, walked back to bridge over Glentress Water and through farm, across small bridge and up to gates, this time taking Left gate and steeply up field and over fence (this route was used in descent on first vist - it avoids clambering over tall stone dyke); continued on traces of paths directly up to summit, did not linger as cold wind and no shelter. Descent on reverse of ascent route. Lunch taken in car. Weather was some sun, a threat of rain/sleet but with a strong W wind.jacobus19/03/2017
With Simon followed by ascent of Windlestraw Law and ita SW top. Parked in layby on B709 south of Blackhopebyre. Mildly exciting vault across Glentress Water followed by steep ascent up SE slope followed by long trudge across heather to summit marked by small cairn near bend in fence. Descended by following fence NE and turning right at first fence junction down Kitty's Clench Burn.SteveSmith20/02/2017
Up the gentle slopes from the B709. Murk.Play2End08/01/2017
With Windlestraw Law.ngthack13/09/2015
Solo, parking 250 metres east of drive/bridge to Whitehope Farm which was walked through and right over small bridge. Dry stane dyke was kept on LHS but problems higher as no gate through upper wall; precarious clambering over. Onward over Windside Hill to summit - a couple of small stones next to fence. Returned on other side (W)of dry stane dyke without problem. Weather surprisingly warm when sun shone; wind got up on top.trienbrae25/02/2015
I was going to incorporate Windlestraw into the walk but they were shooting so i avoided the conflict of interest. As i was half way up the interminable slope there was the sound of much gunfire coming from the other side of the valley. A pregnant pause...then loud cheering and hooting of horns it seems that not only are they happy to massacre innocent creatures in the name of 'sport' but like to raise a hullabaloo about it. Its a shame the birds can't shoot back!thenomad04/09/2014
early morning jaunt on way to edinburgh.robertphillips25/02/2014
Dry, part sun, cold wind, snow like porridge, good views.iangalbraith16/02/2014
Extra top after crossing the road back from Windlestraw Law - makes the Blackhope Scar circuit easier. Steep climb from road then easy walk over to summit and back over tussocky ground.nickywood130/09/2013
Quick run up after Windlestraw Lawdickscroop08/07/2013
MC and OMartin6628/08/2012
Dropped down steeply from Dod Hill on way fro Windlestraw Law. Crossed road and burn (via log) and up by the side of the plantation and over the boggy stretch then up Whitehope Law. Return to the Piper's grave by continuing along the ridge over interminabderekblackburn02/04/2011
Solo Uisdean2519/06/2010
Parked at Whitehope on a grass verge. Up the road through 2 gates passing geese, Belted Galloways and an Alsatian onto a 400' very steep grass slope to top corner and stile. Followed sheep and cattle trods through heather to cross a fence and a slight bend marking the top. 13.10. 10 stones 10m away and 2 larger ones near a fence post.arranc08/04/2009
With Rob Woodall -a short filler in for my benefit - during a busy bagging weekend - Saturday in Galloway & SW -Marilyn bagging . Night at Mungo's in Laws, then odds and sods.Chris Pearson19/11/2000
Along forest roads via Williamslee burn to just W of summit.Minto12/08/2000
Evening run up Windlestraw Law and Whitehope Law from Glentress.Eddie01/07/1993
The five Donalds in the Moorfoot hills RHW27/08/1990
Colin Crawford03/07/2019