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Name:Black Meldon
Hill number:5090
Height:407m / 1335ft
Parent (Ma):1817  Wether Law
RHB Section:28A: Firth of Forth to the River Tweed
County/UA:Scottish Borders (UA)
Class:Hump, Tump (400-499m), Yeaman
Grid ref:NT 20613 42504
Summit feature:cairn inside hill fort
Col:301m  NT197426  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 73
(1:25k) 337
Survey:obvious summit
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 80 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Round of Black Meldon, Hamildean, WHS and Crailzie from Meldon CP. Easy path up to summit.Topographer5710/10/2018
From layby, following distinct track up centre of hill. Fantastic views from topRamblingpaul07/06/2018
From the car park by disused toilets. Nice hill.RobertP26/08/2017
After Cademuir Hillhillsman18/04/2017
up from cp at toilets.robertphillips22/06/2016
Quick thrash up from carpark Eddleston Rd, after Dunslair. Pleasant walkThearlaichdubh27/12/2015
Circuit from S car park.jimbloomer11/02/2015
with White Meldon(qv)pwheeler13/09/2014
From the now-closed toilets car park.Minto02/08/2014
Camped nearby, walked up and down Black Meldon, then up and down White Meldon. Bagged Ben Nevis for the first time the day before but had to head until the Southern Uplands after a terrible weather forecast in the Highlands the night before.DanTrig11/06/2014
Run from Peebles (D&P wedding)richardsun30/11/2013
Walked from Peebles over Hamilton Hill and White Meldon.russell6115/02/2013
From road to ENE, simple ascent on grass. Lots of evidence of summer camping near road. Dry with occasional sunshine, 20 degrees C.Dugswell220/08/2012
W Jenx, circuit of White and Black Meldon from picnic spot to south following rough paths. Steady going and great viewsnordicstar12/12/2011
sprawling cairn, grassy summit, down agian just before a heavy shower. From E, popular camping spot RHW18/07/2010
Parked opposite the toilet block.chrisbien23/05/2010
Camping at RosettaZanderH09/07/2009
Ample parking to NE.agentmancuso28/07/2002
Black Meldon Racestever28/09/1997
Hill race the day after Two Breweries race.summitsupblank
Alan Whatley08/07/2015
Colin Crawford15/06/2015
Pete R28/10/2013
Tony Rogers24/04/2013
Martin R22/04/2013