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Name:Fastheugh Hill
Hill number:1929
Height:501.7m / 1646ft
Parent (Ma):1921  Turner Cleuch Law
RHB Section:28B: The River Tweed to the English Border
County/UA:Scottish Borders (UA)
Class:Hump, Dodd (500-599m), Donald Dewey, Submarilyn, Yeaman
Grid ref:NT 39329 27710
Summit feature:two stones 85m N of large cairn
Col:356.8m  NT 3718 2581  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 73
(1:25k) 337
Observations:cairn at NT 39345 27627 is 0.1m lower
Survey:Abney level/Leica RX1250
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 48 users)ByDate of Ascent
Parked at the Bowhill estate and country park (£3.50), then followed the yellow markers of the Duchess's Drive circular walk. Slight detour to the summit, with just a short distance over longer heather from the cairn to the highest point. Pleasant circular walk.LizH07/07/2019
From Yarrowford through the Bowhill estate turning west through Black Andrew Wood ascending to join the Duchess's Drive. Up Newark Hill then Fastheugh hill. Views across to the Three Brethren. Descended to the track to Bowhill over rolling moorland and then forest. Followed the Cross Borders Drove Road southeast and crossed the Ettrick Water at Gillkeeket, then a sharp up and down to Howden farm. Continued on track then across fields east towards The Haining and the Borders Abbey Way to Selkirk. 18.5km 11.5miles, 550m 1800ft ascentpalmersathome10/03/2019
From Yarrowford (there is a small car park just inside the estate) to Duchess Drive which was followed round apart from the diversion to Fastheugh Hill and Coplaw Cairn. Bowhill due to open again at Easter.SS02/03/2019
Duchess Drive from Bowhillalanm912/12/2018
Bike hike from Ettrickbridge. walked from witchie knowe as the tracks arent that great. skylark central, i had music all the way...(:hils18/06/2018
From Yarrow church, along road and estate road, then down to Fastheugh and A708. Very easy except for last little bit to top.Alan Moore28/11/2017
Bike along the tarmac drive and up Duchess's Drive to the top of the wood. Legged the rest - being a legger rather than a cyclist. Visited both the big cairn and the proper, two stones, 85m N.Eddie30/08/2017
Great circular walk with good track along Duchess's Drive. Excellent views.KareenR07/09/2016
fastheugh hill and fauldshope hill on good tracks from hp on road at witchie knowe.robertphillips05/06/2016
Circular from Black Andrew Wood parking, via Duchess's Drive. Cold winds and snow flurries.neimcv14/03/2013
Easy ascent along Duchess Drive from Bowhill. Cold but sunny, excellent views to snow covered Cheviot.agentmancuso05/04/2012
Parked near North Lodge but there is parking 100m further up the estate road. Followed track(s) to top.chrisbien22/08/2010
Bagged from Yarrow Ford - encouraged by very friendly "walkers welcome " signs from the local estate (Duke of Buccleugh) Big cairn and some electronic stuff on the top.maknipe09/11/2007
fine heathery hill, despite small summit mast; fine view. from forest tk 403294: good tk to summit RHW15/02/2003
Dave Geere22/02/2019
Tom Mundell06/01/2019
sarah mundell06/01/2019
Trekking toes06/01/2019
Martin R08/12/2015
carole engel07/06/2015
Alan Whatley21/05/2011
David Purchase09/10/2009
Andrew Simmons29/03/2008
Emma and Simon01/01/2008
Colin Crawford18/10/2007