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Name:Pibble Hill
Hill number:1728
Height:383m / 1257ft
RHB Section:27B: Carrick and Galloway
County/UA:Dumfries and Galloway
Catchment:Cree, Catchment Boundaries, Fleet (Gatehouse)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (300-399m), Yeaman
Grid ref:NX 53384 60513
Summit feature:cairn
Col:225m  NX526571  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 83
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Survey:obvious summit
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 187 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From cattle grid on Corse of Slakes road.colazione01/07/2024
Parked at 525615, up to reservoir then up grassy tracks to ridge, cross wall and along beside wall to summit. From summit trig. straight back over wall then diagonally down grassy slopes back to Reservoir and track back to road. 4 miles, 2 hrs.JulieB21/04/2024
From minor road to NW on bend where it crosses old railway track. Room for a car or 2. Up track to nr Pibble Mine res. Steeply up grass SE to wall. Over broken down bit & along to summit nr pt 370. Descended N over broken wall, then by fence to reservoir. KeithByTheC21/04/2024
From the cattle grid by Cambret Hill. Followed ATV and animal tracks up across rough moorland. Back same way. Solo.Dangerous Dave11/10/2023
Overcast morning but could see summit. Only occasional sign of a path so a lot of trudging through dense tufty grass required. Views made it worthwhile and descent easier - only fell twice!Peak Rambler11/09/2023
From cattle grid on Corse of Slakes Road. Ground was bone dry.vuirich09/06/2023
From small unsigned car park to N. at 538622, across road & up forest track & along firebreak to wall; recent plantings have encroached on E. end of firebreak - Easily over low part of wall & then up alongside wall to summit cairn. A fair bit of tussock below 300m, but not much of a problem as animal tracks close to wall for most of the way.gerrybowes10/05/2023
Having read reports,i wanted to avoid haggy damp ground. It had rained every day this week. Approached from North. Parked near railway bridge, avoiding two gates. Track wqlking until mine building. Very interesting area. This was a busymine back in the day. Then it was a plod up grassy slopes ….snow was lying…ontoheathery bits closeer to the moorland. Clambered over dry stane dyke….on moor land area found an ATV track. Returned prettymuch the sa,e way. Evidence of belted galloways in farmland….VerySlowPlodder14/03/2023
Parked NX9265258417 at end of TV station road. Initial section across col tricky with a stream or floating bog to cross. After that followed sheep or ATV tracks approximately along path of wall to summit.PeteF28/10/2022
2/4 Marilyns. Parked at Cattle grid NX 52600-58400 as per Cainharrow. Rough walk from beginning to end. Some ATV tracks helped.Jhimmy31/07/2022
From P to the N, up track and then through plantation. Pretty rough but better once out of the trees. On to Meikle Bennan.sclater17/03/2022
Approached from the south after parking near the cattle grid on the Corse of the Slakes Road. Followed the wall through wet , tussocks to the summit. Just over 90 mins up and down.jigglybones27/02/2021
Parked at the junction of Skyre Burn and track to Arkland. Up via Glen Burn. Return via Meikle Benn and Stay Fell. Sunny morning.Slightly Mad12/01/2021
Easy from north up track then alongside east of wall with some good ATV tracks assisting progress.dave g30/08/2020
From north up track, along old firebreak at treeline, across some felled stuff then wall to corner and over to flank of hill. Returned by wall - six and half a dozen.SS05/01/2020
Up by the old mine to add a bit of interest.No tussocks present.ARM27/10/2019
Same as others from cattle grid.75 minutesLongwojo26/05/2019
From 273 on Corse of Slakes road and returnm0jla12/05/2019
Same report as G0HIO (pathless and wet moorland from cattle grid). Operated short wave radio for SOTA from summit.G4OBK (Phil)21/02/2019
3rd of 11Dazingdale15/10/2018
Good parking at cattle grid nx526 584. Pathless walk through long grass with a few atv tracks.G0HIO30/05/2018
From North, parked in marked parking area, followed forest track then wall edge. Reasonably dry.cjo25/03/2018
From parking to the North. Messy through felled area, but then wall to summit.NormanW24/03/2018
From parking area to N. Good logging track to its end then followed boundary of logged area and existing forest until out on fellside. Whence rough ground to top. Across to Meikle Bennan. With Alex C.jonglew23/03/2018
Today we had no quibble with Pibble. Forest track in from the north certainly the best route.Alex C23/03/2018
I think I preferred Crowborough to this pile of ****. From the cattle grid, you have to be brave and launch yourself into the endless swamp and monster tussocks. It might be easy, but it's ugly and tedious. Higher up, the ground gets a bit better, and there's an ATV track for the last bit to the summit. I could grudgingly concede that the summit is quite nice and has decent views, but spoiled by the thought of the bogfest awaiting. The only living thing on the hill (apart from me) was a new-born lamb, whose mother seemed to have done a bunk. I felt sorry for it. Imagine if Pibble Hill was your first view of the world?Gill22/03/2018
Simple enough from cattle grid at the col, kept on clockwise all the way to Cambret Hill.agentmancuso30/09/2017
From Englishman's bridge (Always like to get the appropriate height in) to cattle grid on minor road to south. Then as others via tracks to summit. Great views with good weather.garyhoney04/08/2017
From cattle grid at summit of Corse of Slakes road. Sunny but very windy.Winterfloodian04/05/2017
Early morning walk from the cattle grid on the old road. Easy moorland and AV tracks. Grateful at the end of a dry month.N.Morters27/04/2017
From mast access road. Not boggy at all today. Mostly long grass, ATV tracks, surprisingly easy underfoot.Owen B05/11/2016
From track end at NX527584. Route and write-up at:
From cattle grid below mast to the South. ATV and sheep tracks helped me through the tussocks. The summit is a surprisingly good eyrie.Nick Down130/07/2016
From mast track on road to S - ATV tracks in places but boggy.Chris Peart21/07/2016
Parked at 515616 just to the east side of the bridge. Took the easy route to above the mine. I cut across the fields as there are few fences. It is a little rough going higher up. Returned same way but tried to avoid the cattle. Solo.bolton05/07/2016
From the N. Off-road parking. Direct route S by forest up to summit. No tracks so bit of a slog on mixed ground.AndrewFinnimore04/06/2016
From old railway bridge as Nordicstar.Lionel Bidwell03/06/2016
1st of 4 Marilyns done today. Went across the moor then headed up towards the wall and along to the summit. Lovely fine sunny morning. Glad that it was fairly dry. Hill was better than expected. Done solo whilst Seumas was at his grandparents.assynt_bob20/04/2016
From mast access road, horrendeously boggy. Part sunny, cold wind, mild, good views.iangalbraith07/04/2016
Parked on road 1 mile north of hill, climbed over a gate then used the forest as handrail up to its peak. A bit boggy but fine. A bit of snow. Had a sarnie at summit hoped for a break in cloud, none came. Company: Soloiandesbottes19/01/2016
A much better hill than expected.hillsman07/09/2015
From south near mast access road. ATV track clear at beginning and at summit but little sign of a consistent route to the latter. Nice and boggy.chriswatson28/04/2015
from the south parked at cattle grid at high point on road followed wall most of the way to the top.robertphillips08/03/2015
From minor road at NX538622, forestry track, then alongside burn to dyke. Then heather and tussocks to the top. Very misty. No views.borderterrier07/03/2015
A short grassy flog from the old road to the south. Nice views once you get there.mindlessflogger06/09/2014
From Cambert Hill Mast broad junction across moor then along wall to summit.GmacT10/10/2013
Solo HFB05/10/2013
From old military road, good views all round.neimcv05/06/2013
With Jenx and Sean, went from old railway bridge to north, near Culcronchie. Good tracks to mine then path to wall and summit. Good views esp Cairnsmore. reversed trip to return.nordicstar20/08/2011
From cattle grid at 527584, followed stone wall which passes close to summit. The slopes are gentle but the ground was rough and the grass was long in places.Topographer5722/07/2011