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Name:Minch Moor
Hill number:1919
Height:567m / 1860ft
RHB Section:28B: The River Tweed to the English Border
Donald area:Manor Hills
County/UA:Scottish Borders (UA)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Dodd (500-599m), Donald Dewey, Yeaman
Grid ref:NT 35865 33055
Summit feature:trig point
Col:354m  NT313286  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 73
(1:25k) 337
Observations:ground within 3m is highest point
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 240 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Parked up at the community centre -331345. A pleasant waymarked path on the SUW and then a short walk to the summit. 1.75 hours in good conditions. Solo.bolton05/07/2019
From TraquairClach Liath11/02/2019
A nice walk from Traquair on the Southern Upland way and then the signed hill path. Frosty and misty, with all the stones on the path covered in a slippery coating of ice.Gill20/01/2019
With Shaky & Smithy during a New Year Borders week on a cold, raw & overcast day from the car park at Traquair. Along the SUW past a memorial spot to various horses, a heather 'art' installation & the Cheese Well spring to the signposted path leading to the top. A good viewpoint. Back by the same route.NotReallyABagger03/01/2019
Weather fair.MountainMac11/08/2018
Straightforward waymarked climb from Traquir along the Southern Uplands Way before diverting off to summit.the pigguy 15/07/2018
With Ikuko, light cloud, good hazy views. Cold wind. Pleasant walk through regenerating trees.GWR Chris11/05/2018
From the excellent parking at Traquair. Excellent steady waymarked track then path straight to the top. Slightly boring on the way up as the summit wasn't visible until nearly there, but lovely views at the top, and on the descent up the Tweed valley and across to Dun Rig and Broad Law. Up and down in 1:45 thanks to the excellent track.Owen B01/04/2018
Up and down the SUW and signposted summit path from Traquair.davidpettit8418/03/2018
High point of the day.summitter03/12/2017
From SUW car park up to Minch Moor and on to Brown Knowe on excellent path. Backtracked a bit then went cross country to Far Hill and Elibank Law. Returned same way but cut down to Camp Shiel for a variation.SS18/11/2017
With Anne Bellarby. From the car park at the village hall at Traquair along Minchmoor Road (ancient road) and then along the path that branches off to approach the summit of Minch Moor from the NNE. Returned same way. The whole route is very easy underfoot. A couple of short, light showers but otherwise nice and sunny.pwbellarby30/09/2017
Probably ascended in August 1984 whilst walking the Southern Upland Way between Broadmeadows and St Mary's Loch. This is a second ascent to confirm this, walking from Traquair and back.JohnW29/07/2017
Short detour off SUW.clivevilla09/06/2017
Walked from Innerleithen via Traquair. Straightforward route using Southern Upland Way to signpost pointing the last 400 m to toptrimarc207/06/2017
With David Alexander, from Traquair (9:20). Sunny but hazy; brisk wind on top. Followed SU Way past Cheese Well to top. Horse and bike riders but few walkers till later. Finished about 12:00.dbb09/04/2017
Perfect day for walking. From Traquair.hillsman17/09/2016
Enjoyed the horse memorial, and cheese well on way up. Views good from summit. Good peak. Company: Soloiandesbottes17/05/2016
At end of a long day from village hall car park in Trquair via Southern Upland Way. Took me 62 mins to reach to trig (2.25 mile walk).G4OBK (Phil)17/05/2016
From Traquair, Southern Upland way car park. Short walk. Following the SUway past the Resolution artwork installation and the Cheese Well. Fine views all over the Borders.N.Morters14/05/2016
Into the mists! Traquair Village Hall Car Park - Southern Upland Way (SUW)past Juniper bushes and Cheesewell (remembering to leave something for the fairies). Summit signposted from SUW - found Trig but no views today. Returned whence we came.briandavies07/05/2016
2nd hill of 8 today climbed from Southern upland way After Plora rig.;I took a track up and after visiting the trig and surrounndings I retraced steps and then took a different track back onto the SU way.Dazingdale15/05/2015
Quick out-and-back detour whilst walking the Southern Upland Way.Gayle23/04/2015
up from traquair cold frosty day.robertphillips24/01/2015
MC. In mist at the top.Martin6610/12/2014
We took a forestry track from walkerburn, big mistake. It's easier from elsewhere!sotabagger12/10/2014
Last hill of holiday with brother Pete, done as an Innerleithen to The Nest walk, where there is a bus every 20-30 mins back. Sunny day, interesting hill,walking on ancient drove/coach road. Only issue- a path is shown NNE of Broomy Law but it doesn't exist- the descent along its line just about goes. I'm sure walkers use other routes but this isn't my first non-existent path shown on the OS map in 2014. A disgrace when you pay so much for them.pwheeler26/09/2014
By mtbian-e01/07/2014
Up from Traquair, via SUWborderterrier17/05/2014
Using the SUW from TraquairAndrewFinnimore10/02/2014
W Jenx from Traquair. Good parking just up SU way in community hall CP. Lovely walk on crisp, frosty but sunny day. Autumn colors very fine. Many trees felled from that shown on map. Superb views from summit in 360 degrees w MTBikers for company!nordicstar10/11/2013
Self, Peter and BonnieInvicta1404/09/2013
from Traquair via SUW- very pleasant ascent good path off the SUW to summit. misty - 2nd of 5 on the dayThearlaichdubh20/07/2013
Start: 7Stanes car park. Notes: Mtb via the red/black route - great fun; no major mishapsraffemeister23/06/2013
Climbed from car park at start of Southern Upland Way in Traquair. Track all the way.Lionel Bidwell26/02/2013
Part sunny, very windy, cool, good views.iangalbraith29/09/2012
Revisited will picking up nearby tops. Huge increase in BMXing since I was last here.agentmancuso11/08/2012
Walked on day 9 of the SUW. Slight detour to summit. My first view of the Eldon hills.tsharp23/04/2012
From Traquairhillsman15/11/2011
Going from Traquair to Yair. Great walk.BigJ21/10/2011
With Chris & Craig, whilst mountain biking.Grinner03/07/2011
Via South Uplands Way from Traquair. Nice walk apart from litter at summit.Aye Jimmy17/05/2011
2/04/15 - 2nd ascent.russell6115/04/2011
Walked up from Traquair in low cloud. Icy and low visibility up here.Walker Dan21/01/2011
stayed at Bothy Climbed at dusk and found one of the kists from the SUWRekrab03/09/2010
Revisit. From N, West Bold, forest road to S.U.W. Met a young chap on a bike who was travelling round Scotland ticking MTB routes - some folk have strange hobbies! I went on to visit the four (unexciting) 500m tops to E and NE.RHW17/07/2010
Pleasant walk up Southern Upland Way from Traquair. Lots of Mountain Biking activity on the way up including a route that passes over the summit itself.andy29/08/2009
Easy parking beside Traquair Village Hall then up easy paths to summit on cool dry cloudy morning.Dugswell207/07/2009
3rd visit by bike on the Innerleithen Red route over the years. Bitterly cold and windy so didn't hang around at the summit long.TomL23/11/2008