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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)
Catchment:Tweed
Class:Hump, Tump (400-499m), Yeaman
(Hu,Tu,4,Y)
Grid ref:NT 20614 42503
Summit feature:cairn inside hill fort
Drop:106m
Col:301m  NT197426  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 73
(1:25k) 337
Survey:obvious summit
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 91 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
First hill of the morning on a very enjoyable day out from Edinburgh.Alex C02/08/2019
Sprawling cairn and ancient hill fort. Steep ascent. Popular picnic and wild camping area in valley below. Information Board says this valley has been in near constant use by humans since 5000bcDenise 08/07/2019
Straight up from the Road to the eastvegibagger07/07/2019
Very pleased to bag this 15 years after White Meldon. Started from picnic spot to ESE. Had to use hands and knees to get up first steep bank (too steep for crutches)GordonAdshead06/07/2019
As Ramblingpaul.Campbell Singer06/07/2019
Good path up from the ne through the bracken.Barbara Singer06/07/2019
From the car park area just S of the disused toilet block. Over the stile at the gate, and up the path through the bracken. Various track options higher up, but easy ground to the summit. Good views.LizH05/07/2019
Steep pull from old toilet blockcjo05/07/2019
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
RichardM08/07/2019
Gallovidian06/07/2019
PeterAH05/07/2019
islayholmes02/01/2019
pnecelt02/01/2019
orcacarter21/06/2018
AndyS26/12/2017
sam.g.guthrie15/04/2017
ianwatson13/09/2016
tomandivy14/08/2016
Bruckner713/03/2016
mae02/02/2016
oscar04/10/2015
jaizinho04/10/2015
FCL27/09/2015
Alan Whatley08/07/2015
Colin Crawford15/06/2015
thelonious11/08/2014
ajwxyzt22/03/2014
iaindbrown19/03/2014
irobbo24/02/2014
Pete R28/10/2013