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Name:Cowan's Croft
Hill number:7360
Height:579m / 1900ft
Parent (Ma):1916  Ward Law
RHB Section:28B: The River Tweed to the English Border
Donald area:Ettrick Hills
County/UA:Scottish Borders (UA)
Catchment:Tweed
Class:Dodd (500-599m), Donald Dewey
(Tu,5,DDew)
Grid ref:NT 26154 17596
Summit feature:no feature: ground by fence junction
Drop:60m
Col:519m  NT255163  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 79
(1:25k) 330
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 25 users)ByDate of Ascent
Loch of the Lowes car park at 238204 & up Fall Law & Shepherdscleuch Rig. From Shepherdscleuch Rig, dropped back down to col & then a short steep climb before making way between tussocks & cotton grass to the fence junction summit. Continued to Ward Law. (S)gerrybowes21/06/2018
From Glen Cafe south of loch and up track to Peniestone Knowe. Dropped to col and up by fence then deer fence to Ward Law's large cairn. Back along fence line to Cowan's Croft then down to col and up to Shepherdscleugh Rig. Back to Captains Road (horrid) then up firebreak to Fall Law in its haven surrounded by trees. Back down to track to end of forest then up The Wiss coming down by west ridge to Tibbie Shiels Inn. Sun shone all day - great walk.SS21/04/2018
Easy enough from Captains Road but the direct line between here and Ward Law was rough going. Captains Road was boggy just inside the forest as was shown by going in up to knees. Big fence on top to protect the new forest on the Shepherdsclueuch side (not shown on my map).Alan Moore30/11/2017
Parked opposite Glen Café on side of loch of Lownes - Southern Uplands Way (SUW)- Wester Rig - The Wiss (& trig) - Longmoor End - Captains Road to Cown Croft - crossed Murt Grain and Yoke Burn to Ward Law (with its deer fence and squared stone cairn) - Ramsey Knowe - Rigg Head - SUW - Track down to Riskenhope and then along shore of Loch of Lownes.briandavies29/04/2017
On way from The Wiss to Ward Law. Would need some determination to push through the dense forestry onto Fall Law. Took a right onto Cowans Croft when the Captains Road got boggy. Big deer fence on top.cumbria mammoth05/03/2017
From Hopehouse, via Thirlestane Hill. The OS map is horribly out of date: this approach runs through a huge young forest not on the map. It's still possible to follow an old ATV track through the christmas trees all the way to Ward Law, but it's hard going through lush vegetables. Onwards via Ramsey Knowe and Cowan's Croft is a lovely easy stroll, and on via the Captain's path to the Wiss. Returning via the Captain's path is awful through the forest (quagmire), but new forest roads in the Hopehouse glen give a fast descent via Thirlestanehope.Gill04/12/2016
fall law, shepherdscleuch rig, cowans croft, peniestone knowe, east muchra hill from tibbie shiels.robertphillips16/06/2016
After Fall Law, followed edge of wood. Descended Captain's Road ESE to Wardlaw.RHW14/03/2014
From Tibbie Shiels w Jenx, cold crisp morning, -4C. Up Southern Upland Way, cut off left to gain ridge and Wiss summit. On to Turner Cleugh by forest egde and down S slopes, to gain ridge to Ward Law. Over Shepherdscleugh Rig, detour to Fall Law then onto Cowan's Croft.nordicstar01/12/2012
From Tibbie Shiels via SUW & Captain's Road.agentmancuso14/07/2012
Forest track from sharp bend on B709. Fall Law - Shepherdscleuch Rig (via Captains Road) - Cowan's Croftchrisbien27/04/2012
tomandivy18/07/2018
chalky195323/10/2016
Dave Geere17/09/2016
Rambling Ray08/05/2016
carole engel10/10/2015
mae25/03/2015
Anton21/09/2014
irobbo20/04/2014
Colin Crawford27/06/2013
David Purchase07/08/2009
Colin Crawford31/07/2008
iaindbrown01/08/2007
maknipe16/02/2003
Colin Crawford20/12/2001