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Name:Gala Hill
Hill number:5101
Height:275m / 902ft
Parent (Ma):1824  Meigle Hill
RHB Section:28A: Firth of Forth to the River Tweed
County/UA:Scottish Borders (UA)
Catchment:Tweed
Class:Hump, Tump (200-299m)
(Hu,Tu,2)
Grid ref:NT 49235 34956
Summit feature:ground within 2m of trig point
Drop:129m
Col:146m  NT484340  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 73
(1:25k) 338
Survey:obvious summit
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 51 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Parking: Gala Hill and Touting Birks Hill, Pull-in NT 487351. Route: Lazy navigation, just followed my local guides (sister and brother-in-law).David Evans15/02/2018
Labyrinth of tracks from NNW until I found a straight path that led directly to the summit.Topographer5705/11/2017
Day trip by train to Galashiels. Solo. After ascending Meigle Hill, Mount Skep and Touting Birks Hill. Went northwards to west of small forested areas and through forest to summit trig column on Gala Hill. Some of the tracks shown on the OS 1:25,000 map in the forest are overgrown. Got back to the railway station 30 seconds before a train was due. Mixture of cloud and sun.pwbellarby12/09/2017
Pleasent 50 min round trip from centre of Galashiels. Straight forward.trimarc206/06/2017
HP is a trig at obvious point within coniferous forest, no views. Pleasant walk from Galshiels.Denise 04/02/2017
Very pleasent open pine forest with grassy understorey.RichardM04/02/2017
Via Borders Railway from Gala station . Up on to SUW way, followed to E and then up track from E. Track is very muddy due to horse use. No View. Then Touting Birks.Thearlaichdubh29/11/2016
straight up through the trees from wood end.robertphillips05/05/2016
This should have been a day of rest but I was restless to climb hills so I decided to implement my walking route from Galashiels to Melrose. Easy access from road ignoring first track but then taking old forest ride into clearing then taking a forest track upwards, veering off this to climb through a lovely glade of bracken and lush grass in between the conifers. Wonderful feel to the place. Easy to find the trig. Descent by my own route eventually brought me to the edge of the woodland and back onto the Southern Upland way.Dazingdale16/05/2015
Via logging track, and foot paths. Lovely lush summit, no view. Saw a deer 😀Phillipjulie12/05/2015
From N. Lots of paths - none going directly in the direction of the summit.jimbloomer21/02/2015
From Wood End, not much parking. Access roads muddy from timber extraction, so just made way straight uphill to quarry on top road, and then small footpath to wide ride over the summit. Very pleasant hill, even if there's no view.Minto04/01/2014
From Wood End, variety of tracks to follow. With Fiona, Alexander & Rebecca.agentmancuso04/04/2012
From west, along tracks then up through trees.ZanderH04/04/2012
Parked at Wood End.chrisbien19/06/2010
Easy Hill, good footpaths all the way to summit. Trig point right beside footpath. Good Hill for deer saw some when I came out the forest.KRae21/08/2009
Easy bag - good footpaths everywhere. Trig point in trees - not much of a view.maknipe22/09/2007
Popular forested hill, open pine, no view. From N, maze of paths, MTB route is the most direct. RHW23/07/2006
AndyS25/12/2017
Campbell Singer24/11/2015
Alan Whatley31/10/2015
mae25/10/2015
irobbo15/09/2015
carole engel08/05/2015
richtea504008/11/2014
sam.g.guthrie01/01/2014
iaindbrown09/11/2013
Kiltie24/04/2013
Martin R20/04/2013
russell6118/12/2012
Louise15/12/2012
ajwxyzt15/12/2012
alda04/11/2012
BeccaKate04/04/2012
FionaC04/04/2012
PM03/03/2012
bjewing26/09/2011
silverhow07/11/2010
hillhunter20/07/2010
Adrian20/07/2010
Sandman25/08/2009
Moore10015/08/2009
borderterrier16/05/2009
chalky195323/11/2008
hughbagger30/10/2008
Colin Crawford26/08/2008
Andrew Simmons29/03/2008
fasgadh16/03/2007
mcollins12/06/2005
Ken_Stewart27/08/2003