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Name:Cairn-mon-earn
Hill number:515
Height:378m / 1240ft
RHB Section:07B: Braemar to Montrose
County/UA:Aberdeenshire (UA)
Catchment:Dee (Aberdeen), Catchment Boundaries
Watershed:Aberdeen Bay
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (300-399m), Yeaman
(Ma,Hu,Tu,3,Y)
Grid ref:NO 78262 91920
Summit feature:trig point
Drop:150m
Col:228m  NO773916  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 38 45
(1:25k) 396 406E
Survey:obvious summit
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 172 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
With Brian up the forest track. Then down through the forest S.W to the car. Could have done the navigation better!Play2End20/01/2019
Here for the trigpoint. TP:UK log: Easy bag, great track all the way up to the masts from the car park. Shielded from the wind most of the way but bloomin cold and windy at the top.thejackrustles15/12/2018
A very easy stroll starting at sunset from Durris FC car park, nice views from the top in the remains of the sunset. The track is dead easy and not at all steep, no torch required even after it got properly dark. Why are there so many masts?Gill04/11/2018
From end of cycle track at 780909 (7:30) took this, then sharp L onto the track which spirals round the hill eventually to the summit. Clear but dull with limited views. Finish 9:00dbb17/09/2018
SoloUisdean2501/09/2018
After coming off ferry from Lerwick. Another section completed.PGCE10/05/2018
Followed forest track from no780909BLACKHILL25/03/2018
A lovely walk through a wooded area. This hill is deceiving and although it's not bad, it is no slouch and is quite long and steep in areas for the unfit and there are some parts around 2/3 of the way up that is quite eroded. Even on a slightly misty day like we had, there are brilliant views! There are no dog bins but there was dog bags (full) left lying at the gates and some even discarded around the trail. I am not sure if this is something you do when you have dogs or not but I found it a bit odd bagging the poop and leaving it bagged for people to walk by at the entrace gate. There is a small parking area which was empty upon arrival at 11.30am, but was full when we returned to the car. It was slightly boggy but no issues with ingress or egress.J4MRU15/03/2018
3 of 3: From A957 CP on south side at 780910ChrisR30/01/2018
Easy walk up the track. Low cloud on the summit.Windy Corner23/09/2017
Parked in the small parking area at the start of the track up the hill. Followed the track in the snow to the summit. With JT.Sprog13/02/2017
Unexpected Hill when passing. From parking on slug road... had to follow easy track anti-clockwise to summit given only had approach shoes in car.N.Morters03/02/2017
Parked in lay-by on A957 just after track entrance at NO780909. Followed forest tracks in anticlockwise spiral to submit. Great views and lots of blaeberries on top.Danmawr21/08/2016
Dense bracken in forest firebreaks so up forest roads, and down by mountain bike track to the west.NormanW21/06/2016
Followed the ride from 780910. An easy solo walk of 50 minutes on a good path to the summit. Warm and sunny.bolton08/05/2016
Self, Peter and dog. Chilly breeze but very extensive view.Invicta1414/04/2016
2/2 with ElizyanneGmacT09/04/2016
2/2 with GmacTelizyanne09/04/2016
Weather fair with snow on ground.MountainMac13/02/2016
Easy following a bike tail up under the power line.jenx23/01/2016
Up the ride following the power lines to antennae. A very good path now helped by MTB. Up in 20 mins and back in less. Why one would want to circumvent the hill on the tracks or thrash through the spruce as described below I don't know. Good CP over the road from start of ride.nordicstar23/01/2016
A delightful and glorious sunny October late afternoon. Anticlockwise spiral up forest tracks to the open summit, trig and radio towers.vegibagger21/10/2015
Solo ascent. After ascending Mundernal. I continued on the broad track that starts at NO772918. I left the broad track to take the somewhat narrower track that leads to the summit of Cairn-mon-earn. There are six masts on the summit area, The highest point is at a trig point that sits on a very large ancient cairn. I returned down the tracks to NO772918. I have been up this hill several times before but not recorded the dates; at least this ascent will ensure that the hill is included in counting up how many ascents I have made in various categories.pwbellarby09/10/2015
Trekked over from Clune Wood in pursuit of a cache. Top very mysterious in the half light. Horrible descent through the trees in hopes of a shortcut.Fear-allabain25/08/2015
ThearlachDubh has the right idea. There is no need to do any close tracks through sitka . I just followed the broad forestry tracks round the hill until I reached the summit, longer this way, but heh we all enjoy walking :) Cracking dayAlisonFox66 24/01/2015
from 773919 fc durris carpark track to high point, up through felled area of trees, then 100m of sitka bashing to the top.robertphillips03/12/2014
Up and down track from A957. Surely the easiest way.AndrewFinnimore18/10/2014
from 780909. Just follow the track round and round the hill to summit. Rubbish weatherThearlaichdubh07/09/2014
Family walk. Saw Crossbills.Alastair S08/06/2014
Parked at grid 806944, where there is a big carpark. We had a good circular walk along the forest tracks to reach the top and back to the cars (XXL Hillwalking Club Pudding walk)tallblond15/12/2013
Start: Midstocket, Aberdeen. Notes: With Andy Brown. Cycled along Deeside on mtb to reach summit via forestry tracksraffemeister29/06/2013
Big ariel at the topArran02/03/2012
A clearing and power line connects the summit directly to the A957. A path, starting at the FC Durris car park just SE of the power line, continues under it to the summit. It's indistinct, narrow and muddy in places, but still useful.Topographer5701/11/2011
Easy track walk to the summit.JohnW28/10/2011
Directly up path under power line from layby to summit.PeteF24/06/2011
Spiral track up from NO780908 and returned via direct descent through fire break. Wandered over to Mongour (picnic tables on summit!) before catching the afternoon bus to Stonehaven.Smudge07/03/2011
Very snowy runBob6701/01/2010
Revisit. Trig on big solid tumulus just W of mastsRHW25/04/2009
Its March and it started to snow. But hey we managed to hide our geocache up hereLizzieG08/03/2009
Forest road around back of hill and zig zags to top at 12.40.arranc11/06/2004
With FCSamswanston01/05/2004
Tuesday run with Cosmics. Done many times.stever27/04/2004
Poured all the way, warm, no views. 2003 repeat - part sun, cold wind, good views.iangalbraith05/06/2002
Circuitous routes to the summit furniture.Eddie27/04/2002
Date is first visit. Notes from later...dullish cluttered summit, wide view, shortcut from 787917 probably not worthwhile. car pk 780909, tk to 787917, direct climb, back by tk RHW24/12/2001
Solo following track all way up and back to bag a marilyn - to get a hill fix whilst spending Christmas in AberdeenChris Pearson27/12/2000
On MTB with tbcSpudGunn25/08/1981
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gary198103/02/2019
Ledi03/02/2019