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Name:Beacon Hill
Hill number:5075
Height:215m / 705ft
Parent (Ma):1798  See Morris Hill
RHB Section:27C: The Glenkens to Annandale
County/UA:Dumfries and Galloway (UA)
Catchment:Nith
Class:Hump, Tump (200-299m)
(Hu,Tu,2)
Grid ref:NX 91395 76470
Summit feature:outcrop
Drop:121m
Col:94m  NX909769  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 84
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 37 users)ByDate of Ascent
Parked at the road junction to the NW and followed a forestry track that is unmapped. This brought us to a track that is on the map and we followed tracks to the summit. We continued to Beacon Hill, following a track towards the col and easily ascending the wall,before a short walk to the summit. We descended straight to the car, via fields. With JT.Sprog05/01/2019
Solo. Parked at start of access track to mast at NX915776. After ascending See Morris Hill. Went up along forest tracks to summit of White Hill of Terregles. The highest point is on the east side of a track and has a minute cairn of three small stones. Continued southwards on a track and through a gap in the trees to the wall at the boundary of the forest. The wall is easily climbed, then on rough pasture to summit of Beacon Hill. Descended by going down the pasture to the road.pwbellarby12/11/2017
P junct to NW, on to N top.agentmancuso28/05/2017
Parked on grassy island at road junction to NW then fields to summit. Tops of trees on White Hill of Terregles to N significantly higher by Abney - nice forest track from just beyond col to its summit.RichardM10/02/2017
Parked at road Junction to north west then ascended easily over pasture to obvious low rock outcrop at summit. Some evidence of ancient fortifications. Nice views . We looked north to the forest where the OS spot height point 211m looked of similar height. We descended to the col then followed forest tracks marked on 1:25 map to this high point, which our GPS said was similar ie within accuracy error. As there is no line of sight within the conifer forest an Abney level cannot be used.Denise 10/02/2017
Parked at the farm, explaining 'I am climbing Beacon Hill' Look of puzzlement - I guess it must have a local name (or none at all). Views from the top confirm why this gets the name 'Beacon' Saw my first Easter bunny - with a white stripe along its back - all the way from its neck to its tail. There are only two Scottish beacon hills, named as such, in the 'bagging' list - and just 10 miles or so apart. Border country.M3WDD25/03/2016
From road junction to the west.robertphillips29/05/2015
A slog through cow pastures then bracken from nearest point on road.Martin R08/09/2013
after See Morris. don't go thru forest. start from 909769Thearlaichdubh31/05/2013
Grassy outcrop. 218m GPS, positional accuracy 3m. Nice summit. From NE, maze of grassy forest ridges, 1 wall then pasture. RHW23/10/2011
Parked to west and strolled up a couple of fields to the top. Lots of shooting going on on slopes of See Morris Hill opposite. All bracken gone.chriswatson04/12/2010
Parked at Y junction. A lot of high bracken.chrisbien25/09/2010
Tom Mundell29/12/2018
sarah mundell29/12/2018
Trekking toes29/12/2018
AndyS22/12/2018
Tony J23/03/2018
carole engel25/08/2017
PM22/04/2017
richtea504016/08/2016
Adrian18/07/2016
Dave Geere26/02/2016
mae27/10/2015
Alan Whatley10/10/2015
iaindbrown03/04/2015
RobertP01/06/2014
Jim.Fothergill24/04/2014
softsquare12/04/2014
cjo11/04/2014
Steve Q27/12/2013
bjewing23/11/2013
irobbo05/10/2013
chalky195305/07/2013
Kiltie21/03/2013
Colin Crawford07/07/2009
BrianMatthews23/06/2009
Andrew Simmons22/12/2007