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Name:Black Mount
Hill number:1814
Height:516m / 1693ft
RHB Section:28A: Firth of Forth to the River Tweed
County/UA:South Lanarkshire (UA)
Catchment:Catchment Boundaries, Clyde, Tweed
Watershed:Tweedmouth, Mull of Galloway to St Abb's Head, Ardnamurchan Point to Lowestoft, Cardiff to Cape Wrath, Dover to Cape Wrath, Lowestoft to Duncansby Head, Firth of Clyde, Land's End to John o' Groats, The Lizard to Dunnet Head
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Dodd (500-599m), Donald Dewey, Yeaman
Grid ref:NT 07995 45965
Summit feature:trig point
Col:258m  NT100412  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 72
(1:25k) 336
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 230 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
A short walk from the gated track access, up to the quarry then onto broad ridge round to trig point summit.kenmorti23/03/2020
2 of 4: From the Quarry track entrance at 074470. With Karen.ChrisR16/11/2019
Self and new dog, from quarry road on the NW.Invicta1413/11/2019
A splendid hill, so nice that it's one of those almost effortless walks. Nice track to the quarry, then a grass slope to a small but perfectly formed scree slope to gain the NW ridge, then sheep tracks to the summit ridge and a path to the trig. This isolated little hill gives glorious views as far as Arran, the Highlands and most of Southern Scotland.Gill07/07/2019
Parked on verge opposite track up to old quarry, follow track, then off bend before quarry up hillside. With Tim747CreakingHiker29/06/2019
#657 With creakinghiker.tim74729/06/2019
Verge parking opposite start of quarry track at NT 07411 47039 - Over gate & up track to quarry - Headed directly to summit, making way around areas of heather when possible & using sheep trods where available. (S)gerrybowes10/04/2019
Parked on verge at entrance to Borland farm. Across the rood and over gate to follow Winter Burn keeping left at first fork. Up on to ridge and followed fence to the sad looking trig and summit. Cloudy and strong cold wind... on to White HillJubilado08/04/2019
Parked at 074470 opposite gate entrance to quarry. Easy access to the ridge. 85 minute return with CM in improving weather conditions.bolton06/12/2018
From quarry track entrance. With PM.CJM06/12/2018
Parked in lay-by at Mill Burn then through fields, past a bull and into woods, ascent via gulley to Windlestraw Top. Waded through deep heather to fence then on to summit before realising a path was on the other side of the fence! Descent down to the spring and start of Mill Burn, following it through fields, past the bull and back to start.Chris Mac14/10/2018
Footloose fan walk from just north of White Hill on track round West Side up to its col with Blackmount then up through short patch of open woodland then up steeply on heathery slopes to the long summit ridge then back down stopping to go up White hivegibagger07/07/2018
From old quarry access track returning more easterly (missed the slanting path which is clear from the minor road junction below).SS03/12/2017
Similar to pwbellarby on 27/10/2017. Parked at NT 09883 46890 at wide entrance to field with planning permission for three holiday lets. Along yellow road to NT 09883 46791 and up nice path. After a detour up White Hill I went under the fence and then steeply up to the ridge and on to the top. pwbellarby's way is probably better. Trig point still standing.Alan Moore02/12/2017
Solo. After ascending White Hill went down to the col with Black Mount. I saw that there was a track leading diagonally up the hillside on the northern slopes, so I used it for the ascent of Black Mount. This track is not shown on my OS 1:25,000 map. This provided an easy way to make the ascent. When it petered out I followed bits of animal tracks up to the summit ridge of Black Mount and followed the path beside a fence that goes along the summit ridge to the trig point. Returned on the path beside the fence, following it steeply down to the col with White Hill. The weather was sunny and dry, but rather windy so it felt cold in the wind. There were excellent views. Later in day went up Broomy Law.pwbellarby27/10/2017
Parked on minor road then proceed along a well established track to small quarry. Steep climb to summit. Great views of surrounding area. Weather then closed in.Simon110019/02/2017
From minor road junction to the north, up onto ridge then along fence line.rhalstead29/12/2016
From the minor road to the north. Follow the excellent track then the open moorland. Easier coming down!Play2End27/12/2016
From Croft-an-Righ via White HillTony J17/10/2016
Used the path between Walston and Elsrickle. Where the fence beside the path changes sides when it meets the fence running along the ridge turn and follow to the top. Beware false top in mist just before the trig.Buteobuteo15/10/2016
With JeanS Livingstone03/04/2016
After work walkDanmawr30/03/2016
Up obvious track w of Westfield, along ridge, down through woods at hillside. V windy but clear. Rounsfell08/11/2015
Parked at NT 074 470 and headed south along the track. When the track began to turn easterly, left it and took to the hillside and the top. Returned the same way.aul-fogie03/07/2015
From roadside parking spot at gate NT 074470. Steepish climb in parts, almost made the top of Windlestraw Top before turning back back (to ease the gradient) but came down via a steeper shorter loop back to track. Operated ham radio on summit for SOTA.G4OBK (Phil)08/01/2015
Climbed via the Westfield Track.Chris Peart29/11/2014
Using track from the NAndrewFinnimore03/09/2014
From road at 074460 (13:45) followed track up valley then steep heather slopes directly to summit. Overcast but good visibility. Finish 15:05dbb15/08/2014
1 of 3 for the day with renee from track near westfield.robertphillips04/05/2014
Easy ascent of a cloud covered hill.sotabagger17/10/2013
High cloud, mild, dry, good views,iangalbraith03/03/2013
W Jenx on birthday. From NW track by Roberton Mains. Track and ridge to copse nr White Hill then steep onto top. Snow underfoot, leaden skies but views. Bitter easterly wind. Trig, although weathered, still standing and will for a while I think. Back same way v quickly!nordicstar20/01/2013
2.5*, 1st of 4 - goseland, lamington, dungavel -lovely dayThearlaichdubh12/01/2013
Trig still standing. Hot for March with humming summit flies. Up from just NE of Walston then over White Hill en route to Mendick Hill.campagvelocet26/03/2012
Brilliant day on a snow plastered hill.Freezing fog blanketed the valleys below.ARM05/12/2010
Afternoon ascent by north west ridge from minor road.JohnW12/06/2010
Trig point is still standing - wonderful views as the mist lifted - yet another rainbow spotted this year as well.Moore10029/08/2009
From Westfield to NW an obvious track leads up a deep valley. Higher up went straight up the steep hillside to a very decrepit trig on top by fence.Aye Jimmy08/08/2009
NT098467 (stile) & NT092476 prooved good access points. Trig will be lucky if it lasts the winter without collapsing.Smudge07/12/2008
Revisit. Fine steep grass & heather hill, fine view. N corrie is a fine feature and makes an enjoyable ascent. Cattle.RHW23/11/2008
Bagged fro minor road to North. Trig point is damaged.maknipe10/11/2007
With daughter Cara. Cool and windy.Topographer5718/09/2007
Walked up the track from the west and then straight up the steep hillside. Lots of ripe bilberries and strong sunshine.andy04/08/2007
A featureless plateauSJ01/02/2007
One of 3 today.Dugswell221/11/2005