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Name:Dirrington Great Law
Hill number:1825
Height:398m / 1306ft
RHB Section:28A: Firth of Forth to the River Tweed
County/UA:Scottish Borders (UA)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (300-399m)
Grid ref:NT 69835 54920
Summit feature:small cairn on heathery mound
Col:241m  NT694539  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 67 74
(1:25k) 345E
Observations:cairn is 25m East of trig point (NT 69809 54922)
Survey:obvious summit
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 167 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Track to summit from Henlaw Wood.Chris Peart20/06/2018
Via the track adjacent to what was Henlaw Wood, now clear felled. Combined with Meikle Says Law in the afternoon.Roblex17/06/2018
Started at Kettelshiel taking land rover track out then up by quarry. Thereafter on heather and atv tracks (wall/fence to cross near summit). Returned by visiting Kippetlaw where my great grandfather was born in 1850 (now a plush shooting hut with nice large table outside for lunch).SS12/06/2018
Parked wide verge opposite track nt711552 good in dry weather. Good paths all the way, trig was having a lie down when I arrived.G0HIO17/05/2018
A nice hill. Parked by the gate and walked up the easy track all the way to the top. Fine views of the rain hammering the Cheviots and the other Borders hills.Gill10/02/2018
With Steve Smith. Roadside verge parking; access track S through centre of felled woodland strip, then due E on boggy track to top.jonglew16/10/2017
Via the track from NT711552.summitsup03/10/2017
Best approached from Dronshiel side. Although tempting on the map, linking the two Dirringtons is a lot less simple than you might expect.rawkmonster17/07/2017
As Tim747. Good space at gate, woods on map now gone/replanted. Track goes up to the left towards the small wood, then curves below and right up onto ridge. It follows the wall and to summit.N.Morters15/07/2017
Breezy day, but great views from the top!Gebirgsjaeger24/06/2017
Weather fair with deep snow.MountainMac16/01/2016
An unusual feature for a Marilyn: driving in (from Edinburgh), the highest point on the approach road (433m) was higher than this summit (398m).Pete R24/12/2015
Parked at Dronshiel Bridge. Walked WSW then SSE around the enclosures. Finally set of WSW up the track bt the grouse butts to the top. Returned the same way.aul-fogie30/06/2015
Exactly as Tim747 described - a track all the way to the summit. Route and write-up at:
8th and Last hill of the day on a long route from Melrose to Longformacus.Was pretty tired at this stage and light was decreasing but lovely hill. Visited Legerwood Hill, West Hill, Knock Hill, Fawside hill, Rumbleton Law, Halliburton Hill and Dirrington Great Law before descending to the track (which leads to Kippet Law)and then used the various patches of burnt heather to make walking easier. Visited both cairns inc.damaged trig. Descent was Nw on a bearing but going too tough so diverted to Drumshiel bridge and then walked along road to Longformacus where I was informed that the B&b had burnt my dinner as they expected me earlier! B&b also had no idea on Scottish Access rights!Dazingdale17/05/2015
up from dronshiel had a run in with a gamekeeper about access and dog off lead even though no livestock about.robertphillips02/05/2015
After Meikle Says Law and Spartleton. Parked by gate (71155 55213) the track leads all the way to the summit passing over Dronshiel Hill. No access issues.tim74719/03/2015
From Dronshiel.jimbloomer18/02/2015
MC aloneMartin6610/12/2014
From the minor road to the east. Easy up and down.AndrewFinnimore15/11/2014
Solo run. From just north of dronshiel. A couple of frisky bulls to contend with on the trott across the moorland.amswanston15/06/2014
after Meikle Says Law. Parked at wood SE of Dronsheil, then trudge across bog until pleasant summit.Thearlaichdubh26/12/2013
High cloudy, dry, strong wind, good views, + DLL.iangalbraith16/11/2013
W Jenx, last of four Ms on a bright clear but cold day. Parking on verge just North of forbidden lane. Through gate and around house to reach good 4x4 track, leads most way up hill. Cut off this to steeps and summit. Sad toppled trig on top been dragged off by farmer. Good views to south and Cheviots in distancenordicstar10/11/2013
It is better to respect the private no right of way signs and to climb the hill from further east starting at 712551. Gives a longer and nicer walk.We go to the hills to enjoy them after allAlisonFox66 27/04/2013
Solo. Parked at start of track due north of the summit. Track goes WSW but my OS 1:50,000 map shows a path going in a straight line SSE. Attempted to follow path but it did not seem to exist on the ground. On summit area there are three ancient cairns and a trig point of concrete square section that had fallen over.pwbellarby06/10/2012
On top before 8am. Ascent from layby just north of Dronshiel farm. No access hassles.KevPalmer23/05/2012
Roadside parking at Dronshiel, passed house on the south. Rough vehicle tracks up hill, ground thankfully frozen and therefore dry. Sign claiming "private no right of way" has no legal force.Topographer5720/12/2011
Followed track from Dronshiel entrance (12:00) round S of house and up very pleasant hill. Short heather on top. Good weather and views. Back by same route. Finish 13:00dbb15/09/2011
3rd Lammermuir top of the day from SE of Dronsheil...dry and clear.Dugswell211/07/2009
From ESE at 724.543. Good track skirts S end of wood, then follow heathery tracks by wall all way to top. Trig leaning at 45 degrees and cairn about 25m away. Caught in thunderstorm on way back.Aye Jimmy13/06/2009
with Jamie on way up to Strontian marhofn gatheringvegibagger05/06/2009
Excellent views across the Lammermuirs. Interested to note that OS have deleted this from the latest online mapping although its still on my 4 year old explorer. Spider gone but FB still there. I wonder what is OS Policy on how damaged a trig has to be toandy06/05/2007
very batterred trig pillar and 2 ancient cairns. fab views to cheviots and very deep and comfy heather to sit in. climbed from North via atv tracks.maknipe03/03/2007
Solo hill run Uisdean2529/10/2005
My local hill. Easily reached from the main road. park nr dronshiel..... Climbed 13/12/2007. Trig point on side.SJ17/06/2005
From NE. Near the top a quad passed at the bottom, could tell they were annoyed by my presence for some reason.agentmancuso08/03/2003
From SE up the side of the wood to Blacksmith Hill.Eddie20/06/2002
Immaculate grouse moor, heather patchwork, tracks between for beaters and shooters. 600' climb to top at 15.50.arranc02/09/2000
Solo on way to Edinburgh. Up and down from NEChris Pearson26/08/2000
Date is first visit. Notes from later...average mounded hill, simple climb, pleasant stony summit. 708554 minor rd just S of Dronshiel, follow breaks in heather to summit RHW18/02/2000
while on hunt for clue answers to Angry Corrie Xmas quiz. snow, cloud and fractious girlfriendvegibagger06/01/1996
Standard route up the track (incredibly red soil and puddles) through the felled area. Three summits within 50 metres or so of each other at the top, did them all. Direct route back through quite easy short heather, not too bad at all.Owen Bblank
carole engel05/09/2017