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Hill number:7142
Height:495.6m / 1626ft
Parent (Ma):1656  Earl's Seat
RHB Section:26A: Central Scotland from Dumbarton to Montrose
Catchment:Leven (Dumbarton)
Grid ref:NS 55772 81586
Summit feature:no feature
Col:476m  NS 5605 8232  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 64
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Comments:deleted s4 July 2023
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 32 users)ByDate of Ascent
Small pull-in ~300m E of Ballagan Farm for 2-3 cars (NS 5828 7909). Dumbreck, Owsen Hill, Earl's Seat and Clachertyfarlie Knowes first, then dropped down to here. On the return, crossed Ballgan Burn above the waterfalls to meet the farm track taken on the outward route. A pleasant 15k round.jonglew29/08/2023
5 of 5 from near ballagan farm.robertphillips15/01/2023
From small parking area just east of Ballagan Farm, up muddy zig-zag track then better quad bike track to Dumbreck, on to Owsen Hill, Earl's Seat, Clachertyfarlie Knowes, Graham's Cairn and Slackdhu. Down to the waterfall then due south above Ballagan Burn back to the road.TRG31802/03/2022
P in tiny lay-by just E of Ballagan Farm. Up zig-zag trag then ATV and sheep/human tracks to Dumbreck, Owsen, Little Earl, Earl's Seat, Garloch, Clach..Knowes & Slackdhu. Crossed glen just above Spout of Ballagan on return.sclater11/01/2022
Path up to summit through crags from 552804 is easy to follow on ascent but probably trickier to find on the way down (though I didn't descend that way)49pp22/03/2021
Club meet from Milngavie through icy Mugdock Country Park to Blanefield and up by steep grassy spit beside snowless gully. Heavy going in soft snow to cross Ballagan Burn and down to examine Spout and Beds of Ballagan. Returned by X10 bus.lordtonult04/01/2021
Parked lay by near Ballagan farm, round of Dumbreck, Oswen and Slackdhu. Hot and sunny. Bit of moor crossing between first two and Slackdhu, but dry and not too tussocky.iangalbraith18/06/2020
Training Run With Skye / ColinGrimpeur123420/04/2020
A day in the Campsie Fells with Gavin Rees. Dumgoyne, Dumfoyn, Garloch Hill, Clachertyfarlie Knowes, Earl's Seat, Little Earl, Owsen Hill, Dumbreck, Slackdhu & Graham's Cairn. Parked by Glengoyne distillery.Dangerous Dave25/02/2018
Strathblane, Wangie, Slackdhu, Graham\'s Cairn, Clachertyfarlie Knowes, Bell Crag, Ballagan tops, Earl\'s Seat, Little Earl, Oswen Hill, Dumbreck, Strathblane. Dry but cloudy, Frozen on tops - made boggy ground easier.PaulH23/02/2013
First went up in 2007 and then many times since then, particularly in the period through to 2011. Spent many evenings alone scrambling up the front, in the worst of winter, all through summer, did some first recorded ascents beside Jenny's Lum (E3 5b!), and generally came here for a bit of peace. Don't go so much now, but I grew up 10 mins away so it's very much the 'home hill' of my late teenage years.Kevin2903523/09/2007
From Blanefield via Cantywherry, on to Dumbreck. With Fiona, Chalmers No.6.agentmancuso25/02/1995
Round of Dumgoyne, Earl's Seat, Drumbreck and Slackdhu with AJ.Eddie14/05/1992
Colin Crawford17/08/2022
Chris Mac25/09/2021