Name:Barwood Hill
Hill number:13045
Height:131m / 430ft
Section:26A: Central Scotland from Dumbarton to Montrose
Col:100m  NS421754  

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Entry no.Date recordedGrid Ref.Feature / Observations / SurveyRecorded byStatusSubpointLatest review
1743406/02/2017NS 42026 75641  F: Rhododendrons!chrisbien
1940004/06/2017NS 42033 75625  F: rhododendron bush on mound
O: mound of its own making I think. Current GR10 seems a bit out
2634209/02/2019NS 42030 75631  F: base of small multi-trunked moss-covered tree in rhododendron jungle.agentmancuso

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From excellent free parking at Overtoun House. S then W along public footpath S of Barnhill. Past 2nd house on L and over step in wall. Faint trail across burn and up steep slope. Ducked and dived under Rhodes to summit of Barwood. Back same way as other options seemed worse. Back past house to 1st gate on R as mast track was knee deep in slurry. Over gate, across empty horse field to fallen bw fence. Steep straight up Dumbowie. Again back same way and back to Overtoun House. Quick look round grounds, but will return in better weather.Lynnebe04/02/2024
Parked along from Abbotsford Hotel. Up Old lane and into woods after barbed wire gate. After that reminded me of Vietnam jungle warfare. Found top eventually. You should follow Chris Bien instead.colazione01/06/2023
From Overton House car park (NS 4259 7603). Hopped wall at NS 4203 7546, up through woods then fun with the rhododendren. Back to the road then on to Dumbowie -> Dumbuck Hill.jonglew26/04/2021
Parked at the Black Rooster in Milton and walked up the Overtoun road and up the farm track until I got to the broken fence. From there it was a case of heading up the hill and climbing over trees until I got to the top of my first hill for the day.JAdair9717/04/2021
Good month to tick this hill. Ground frozen and rhodies brittle.lordtonult13/02/2021
The usual tussle with bracken and rhodiesColin Crawford20/06/2020
on the way home from working in dumbarton,barwood hill, dumbowie, dumbuck hill.robertphillips23/04/2020
Parked Overtoun, punctured welly on a blackthorn which penetrated my foot, extracted thorn from boot with teeth. Over horse fields to near Barnhill, then jungle bashing through rhodies both up to the summit and down again. This kind of walk is why tump bagging may take some time still to catch on with the general public.sclater18/02/2020
On the way back from airport after Portugal tripBigNick03/11/2019
P Overtoun House, skirted horse fields to approach from NE which makes it much easier to get through the rhododendrons.agentmancuso09/02/2019
Parked in Barnhill Road to SW. Went up old lane NE, past house to barbed-wire gate. Up through trees to summit as described by others. Down NE, then S, easier than way up. Onto Dumbowie.Minto15/07/2017
From gate to SE, fairly direct line N and NW on track then bluebell wood and fairly open rhodo to summit crowned with rhodo bush on mound. Then to Dumbowie and DumbuckRHW04/06/2017
Dense rhododendrons all round the top of the hill, perhaps clearer to the west.neimcv01/03/2017
round of barwood hill, dumbowie, dumbuck hill, from car park at overtoun house.robertphillips10/02/2017
A little W of the gate there is a broken section of fence. A lot of effort for a small tick. Found a much better way back. Head towards the house and pick up a track which goes round the E side of the hill and then climb W to top.chrisbien06/02/2017
From Dumbarton E station , up to Abbotsford Hotel, cross road and follow track from edge of housing estate, then over the col to the barbed wire gate and follow diverse tracks through the rhodedendron jungle to the obvious summit. Totally pointless bag but on to Dumbowie and Dumbuck which were much better.Thearlaichdubh18/11/2016
Walked from Dumbarton Castle. The track for the approach goes off on the left as Barnhill Road bends to the right. The gate nearest the highest point of the track is now festooned with recent barbed wire, but the fence can be crossed a few metres earlier, and a path round the hill is not far above. Followed this round to the north side: a mistake, as was then confronted with an uphill battle through vegetation. Spring growth among the rhododendrons had rendered them more impenetrable and the summit harder to identify with confidence. A much easier descent southwards to the path, then back to the track and along to the approach to the transmission mast below Dumbowie. Sunny (except inside the rhododendrons) and warm.mainnirnamfiadh31/03/2016
17.30 up from the road/track to the south through bluebell woods to rhododendron covered summit area, though fairly clear which bit of rhododendron was the highest point.vegibagger25/05/2015
In woodland. Summit somewhere in rhododendron tangle.campagvelocet29/11/2012
Date approx. As a child we played hide and seek with the gardener in this one time well kept garden.bjewing01/06/1966
Colin Crawford31/12/2017
Colin Crawford02/11/2013