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Name:Burnswark Hill
Hill number:5134
Height:287m / 942ft
Parent (Ma):1942  Grange Fell
RHB Section:28B: The River Tweed to the English Border
County/UA:Dumfries and Galloway (UA)
Class:Hump, Tump (200-299m), Yeaman
Grid ref:NY 18523 78622
Summit feature:no feature: ground on hill fort
Col:178m  NY186794  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 85
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 57 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Parked at track junction at NY18787835 and took muddy path through woods. Brutally steep direct to summit, but there are less steep ways. After visiting the NE end of the hill fort we went down W of the plantation and had a walk through the Roman Fortlet. It's earthworks and layout are clearer than the hilltop fort and well worth the visit. Fascinating 45 min walk after drive up from Warwickshire. With Pete.pwheeler14/09/2019
Quick wander round after driving for daughter on three peaks challengeSS14/07/2019
Bagging the OS bolt. Approached from the south via Axletreewell to end of road. Enough parking for a few vehivles. Track through trees onto steep hillside. Fantastic all round views. Great feeling of history. With CJ.BigJ30/12/2018
Up from Clint Hill 'Radio relay Station' then down to the Douglashall track en route by foot from J19 to Lockerbie on a rubbish day.Eddie14/11/2018
Sunset short 40min walk from road end at woods. Good viewpoint.N.Morters26/10/2018
From road end. Squeezed in on the way home from a week in D & G with Mrs ngthack. Just in time before Storm Brian hit. Seen this distinctive hill many a time from M74.ngthack21/10/2017
Drove into wood, space to park there, short trip through the trees and had a decent look at the forts, will we ever know what happened here...hils20/03/2017
Drove into wood. Along track to cottage, around wood and straight up from south. Excellent views of Solway Firth. With Liz.Campbell Singer20/10/2016
From the road end. Interesting to see open trenches of current archaeological investigations.summitsup04/09/2016
Short hike up through the woods and up grassy field with sheepvegibagger08/08/2015
From SE. Parked at track juntion in forest, by wheelie bins. NE to get out of forest, then two gates to summit.Minto08/08/2015
Parked at turning circle then walked down track to use gate to field to get around forest. Then steep uphill to fort and summit.Dugswell214/07/2015
No views in dense fog today, but could hear the sound of traffic, presumably from the M74 over 2km awayRobertP06/04/2015
parked at junction up through woods to the top.nice views.robertphillips27/02/2015
Revisit for trig bolt which is on slightly lower NE summit. With Rick and Jen. Parked in forest by now faded wheelie bins, followed track NW past house, came back clockwise for a nice little circuit. Gorgeous late pm light.RHW04/10/2014
With Rob and Jenx. From turning circle in woods. Wheelie bins, very good. Through trees on track, ride overgrown now. East steep slope to summit. Fantastic views to Solway, Criffel, NE border hills. Nice bolt nearby. LDWA dinner that eveningnordicstar04/10/2014
Parked at Tundergarth Church, from where hill is signposted. Second signpost had fallen over and was pointing skyward, so just followed gates to near top, without any trouble. Highpoint just S of trig stationagentmancuso30/03/2012
Parked on rough road to South. Easy climb through pastures.maknipe06/03/2012
Parked at track junction to south and took muddy path through woods and up hill.chriswatson15/04/2011
Parked at the start of the dirt track but could have driven to the junction where there is plenty of room. Took track NW to forrest edge and followed track on map up and then round to summit.chrisbien20/03/2010
Nice hill & view. Love the his & hers wheelie bins at parking area !. parking at road-end, path thru pltn, stile & open rough pasture RHW30/07/2005
Dave Geere21/02/2019
carole engel11/08/2018
Rambling Ray17/04/2017
Mark Sims06/05/2016
Alan Whatley24/05/2013
Martin R30/04/2013
Alan Caine06/06/2012
Andrew Simmons11/12/2011
Tom Mundell21/06/2009
sarah mundell21/06/2009