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Name:Minto Hills
Hill number:5136
Height:276m / 906ft
Parent (Ma):1920  Pikethaw Hill
RHB Section:28B: The River Tweed to the English Border
County/UA:Scottish Borders (UA)
Catchment:Tweed
Class:Hump, Tump (200-299m), Yeaman
(Hu,Tu,2,Y)
Grid ref:NT 55974 20655
Summit feature:ground 3m SW of trig point
Drop:130m
Col:146m  NT561230  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 73
(1:25k) 338
Observations:ground is c 5cm higher than trig point base
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 59 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Hailing in early August.Adrian04/08/2020
Berkscire87424/05/2020
From dirt layby (NT 5638 2086). Took a near enough direct (steep) line to hill top. Dusk was falling otherwise might have gone up via the col with the North Top.jonglew08/01/2020
Bagging the trig. Lovely wee hill.BigJ29/12/2019
Usual route from nr Burncocks, little path from col goes via small quarry. Enjoyed benches and view on top. Much cloud on higher hills but clear on all the dolerite tops above the Teviot Lowlands and Melrose. With Pete. Sunny after morning rain.pwheeler25/09/2019
Tom Mundell02/02/2019
sarah mundell02/02/2019
Trig and two log benches on grassy top in clear sunny frosty weather. Parking to east by track. Went on to north summit.Denise 21/01/2019
From the E, signed path then steeply up hill. Summit has a couple of log seats to enjoy the extensive view from.RichardM21/01/2019
Rambling Ray11/08/2018
AndyS22/12/2017
A nice little hill with a horse at the top.jenx20/12/2017
Fine summit, circuit of Minto Hills with the north Top, nice bench and horsey on top... With Jenx and Bryhernordicstar20/12/2017
ARM05/11/2017
Extra special for being my birth year number TuMP, 1979. Great hill as well too.Alex C16/10/2017
Tricky26/07/2016
Car parking opposite gate and stile north of Burncrooks. Round to north side and then up grassy ridge just after sunset. Sheep silhouettes against red sky. Lost Alan Whatley's head torch which he had lent to me as I went on to complete TuMP in the dark.Campbell Singer22/11/2015
Alan Whatley22/11/2015
carole engel12/10/2015
Jim.Fothergill01/10/2015
parked at start of path then straight up.robertphillips10/05/2015
Gem candidate with N top from E.jimbloomer20/02/2015
PM08/02/2015
Colin Crawford01/11/2014
bjewing16/03/2014
mae25/11/2013
iaindbrown10/11/2013
Up from lane gate fior a nip of Ken Whyte's Scottish mainland Hump compleation whiskey.Eddie28/07/2013
Gallovidian27/07/2013
Great views; a group of ten on top for a celebration of Ken Whyte's last Scottish mainland HuMP!richtea504027/07/2013
well done KenTopographer5727/07/2013
Ken Whyte's final Scottish mainland Hump. With Jamie and a group of others.vegibagger27/07/2013
chalky195327/07/2013
alda27/07/2013
Sherlock27/07/2013
irobbo25/05/2013
Kiltie23/05/2013
Martin R19/04/2013
fasgadh14/02/2013
Via path starting to NE to claim both Minto Hills as the smaller one is a P30. Saw 3 lovely horses near the summit trig before I disturbed them.Dugswell212/08/2012
russell6119/03/2012
sbrady11/03/2012
silverhow15/01/2012
nicolajane18/11/2011
Parked at start of track. Field with cows, calves, bull and horse. Went through the field to the N instead.chrisbien12/06/2010
From NE via obvious path. With Fiona, Alexander & Rebecca.agentmancuso12/04/2010
Along path from South, climbing rocks on the way down.ZanderH12/04/2010
BeccaKate12/04/2010
FionaC12/04/2010
KRae19/02/2010