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Name:Meigle Hill
Hill number:1824
Height:423m / 1388ft
RHB Section:28A: Firth of Forth to the River Tweed
County/UA:Scottish Borders (UA)
Catchment:Tweed
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (400-499m), Yeaman
(Ma,Hu,Tu,4,Y)
Grid ref:NT 46624 36003
Summit feature:ground within 3m of trig point
Drop:256m
Col:167m  NT462373  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 73
(1:25k) 338
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 201 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Ascent from filter station.Moorponder16/10/2019
From Caddonfoot Kirk. Path to the summit from the back of the Glebe accessible over style. With Brian R in less than 2 hours. Lovely but raining.Play2End05/10/2019
Started from Clovenfords and followed the old road known as Green Lane to Caddonfoot Church, followed track behind it to open pasture and ascended from here to the topWayne Mac07/06/2019
From Clovenfords. Roadside parking in new housing estate then up track through farmyard. Chased by cows! With Sail.Dangerous Dave13/04/2019
From the water filtering station. Straightforward up a grassy path.Clach Liath10/02/2019
A quick bag after earlier walk at the Three Breathen - Parked by old Victorian Gatehouse - Meigle - Meigle Potts - Hill summit and mast and ancient cairn as sun sets - descended to be greerted by Rooks massing on wires as they gather to roost for the night.briandavies06/10/2018
From water works straight up and down. Good views of Gala from just below the treeline.SS16/09/2018
Plenty of room to park just beyond the water filtering station (Galashiels side). Good grassy track to obvious trig point next to the wall.Owen B02/04/2018
From the lay by on the A72, after getting the hump with trying to park amongst the breeding pens in Clovenfords. Over the gate, up to the wall, followed SW to a hole which allows an easy wriggle under the barbed wire. Across 2 fields, gates, onto the open moor, and a steep, interminable plod to the trig. You can't get lost, just head for the masts. Not one of the best hills around here. Hints and tips: avoid Galashiels unless you're a fan of bad signposting and traffic jams.Gill08/02/2018
Directly up from layby at NT462373 - over the first wall then gates where you need them.Chris Peart29/10/2017
Day trip by train to Galashiels. Solo. Followed path from Filter Station to summit of Meigle Hill. Visited Wallace's Putting Stone, which is a little inside the forest. Continued to Mount Skep, Touting Birks Hill and Gala Hill. Mixture of cloud and sun with a few drops of rain.pwbellarby12/09/2017
Circuit from Cloven Ford. Either the putting stone is not very impressive or we couldn't find it.mindlessflogger28/07/2017
2/3 from Meikle Farm. Parked in new housing estate. Through farm yard along track to summit, part of a way marked circuit. Huge cairn over wall.N.Morters24/06/2017
From Galashiels via Mount Skep. Nice hill despite the Aries and masts on top. Good view point.trimarc205/06/2017
Early evening walk up and down via tracks from Clovenfords. Sunny.Winterfloodian30/04/2017
Nice circular waymarked walk. Parked in Clovenfords. From roundabout (there's only one) SW on A72 100m into Caddonfoot Rd. Short distance along Rd signposted footpath through wood. Contoured hillside to Caddonfoot.Up path N of burn through gate & followed drystone wall(not waymarked) up towards masts. Met nice farmer looking for his sheep who had heard of Marilyn's! From trig followed wall NE (excellent views of Galashiels) to pick up circular walk. 3 hour 45 total. Excellent day excellent hill.rogreeves13/01/2017
From estate below treatment plant.rhalstead31/12/2016
Parked just beyond end of water treatment plant NT 47841 36686 (enough room for about 3 cars). Good track to summit. Also found Wallace's Putting Stone with the help of directions by a local. (For stone, go over wall into trees by the big cairn and follow the track adjacent to the wall for about 30 yards, the track then veers into the woods for a few yards and brings you to Wallace's stone).David Evans17/12/2016
Whilst staying with the Outlaws for the weekend. From Clovenfords via Meigle. There is a signposted circular walk taking in the summit although I used the track to the masts in both directions.raffemeister13/08/2016
Straightforward ascent from Clovenfords in warm, sunny conditions, but why are three masts needed on the summit, when they seem to serve the same purpose? There is a large summit cairn over the wall, but not the highest point.JohnW07/06/2016
Parked at Ben Bhraggie then swift ascent to peak. Too many masts. Hurried down quickly. Company: Soloiandesbottes17/05/2016
From parking place near the water filter station NT 4786 3666. A 25 minute climb to the summit trig near the radio masts.G4OBK (Phil)17/05/2016
Rail and Walk....08.25 Edinburgh to Galashiels....Breakfast in Hunter's Hall, Walked up from the Water Works following the way marked path (yellow arrows) not shown on OS maps....13.05 Galashiels to EdinburghDave05/03/2016
Parked in Station Yard and headed through farmyard up service road to summit in wind, sleet, rain. BT workers suggested we were mad. With GB over 70 minutes.bolton11/12/2015
Small parking area (2 cars) as you turn into Station Yard, Clovenfords at NT45071 36594 Turned left along main road & then right into farm by silo Immediate left & then right up transmitter service road which winds its way up the hill & ends a short distance from the summit. (PM)gerrybowes11/12/2015
Self, Peter and dog. No view to east because of conifers.Invicta1421/10/2015
From the roundabout in Clovenfords, heading NE, parked in Station Yard (first left). Walked across the road and, walked NE then through the farmyard to the track up Meigle Hill. Was advised upon my return to the farmyard that this was not the correct access to the hill.aul-fogie13/08/2015
Parked in Clovenfords and walk up the track to the summit.Sprog27/05/2015
Lovely walk via Caddon Foot, very steep decent!Phillipjulie29/04/2015
From Clovenfords village. Followed track and onto service road for the mast to the summit. Then descended to Blakehope hill and followed drystone dyke round Mossilee hill to cairn. Dropped down onto the Southern Upland Way and into Galashiels. Bright and sunny but cold in wind. Rain and hail showers round about but not on me!munromurph11/04/2015
Parked in Station Yard. A left then right through the farmyard takes you to the track onto the open hillside.tim74718/03/2015
up the track from the farm and across fields. nice sunny cold day.robertphillips18/01/2015
Easy walk/jog up from the waterworks to the north east.amswanston03/01/2015
Parked above Meigle Farm. Farmer very friendly. Up track through farmland to summit.AndrewFinnimore03/09/2014
AloneSpudGunn16/02/2014
after Sell Moor Hill. Parked in Clovenfords - Station Way I think. then followed waymarked path, though there isn't a sign at the farm gate. Would have been very easy stroll but for the storm and driving rain. Weather so bad I didn't do the HuMP opposite.Thearlaichdubh27/12/2013
Sunny, calm, mild, good views.iangalbraith01/12/2013
struggled to find the start of the walk but the farmer showed me - he is clearly familiar with Marilyn baggersAlisonFox66 07/01/2012
From Meigle. 4x4 vehicle track all the way to summit. My 100th marilyn of 2011, yeah!Topographer5720/12/2011
From Meigle farm, track runs right through and onto hill side. 4x4 only it says and that's true esp nr top. Not a drive to! trig and cairn on edge of woodnordicstar11/12/2011
Parked near Meigle entrance (17:00) and went through farmyard and up track till it went right, thrn through fields and moor to summit - trig pt near wall and huge cairn. End of a fine day. Finish 18:10dbb15/09/2011
Parked above waterworks to north east then follow sign posted path to summit on the Meigle circle route on a grey windy morning.Dugswell228/03/2010
Revisit. Good track from Clovenfords, in the dark (just like 10 years ago!), as good a way as any to use a November evening.RHW14/11/2009
with Jamievegibagger05/06/2009
With: hb ab; parked in Clovenfords and walked up the aerials access track to the summit trig. Returned by the same route.Ian Baines28/05/2009
With: ib ab; Helen Baines28/05/2009
From Meigle to W. Track at first then directly up hillside. Trig and (over the wall) large cairn.Aye Jimmy27/02/2009
Solo hill run Uisdean2503/11/2006
With May.mainnirnamfiadh02/10/2006
Walked through the farm. Followed road to the mast. Note: You are not allowed to drive through the farm without permission. A mountain bike would make a quick hour.Jhimmy17/09/2006