Name:Cairnharrow
Hill number:1724
Height:456.6m / 1498ft
Section:27B: Carrick and Galloway
Classification:Ma,Hu,Tu,4,Y
Drop:305.3m
Col:151.3m  NX 5442 6243  
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Entry no.Date recordedGrid Ref.Feature / Observations / SurveyRecorded byStatusSubpointLatest review
2057030/09/2017NX 53340 56105  F: cairn
O: not trig
agentmancuso
Summit
Jim
3808314/03/2022NX 53340 56105  F: Cairn higher than trig pointL Rudkin
Summit
GJ
4223524/03/2024NX 53336 56100  F: cairnjimbloomer
Summit
Jim
-671927/01/2004NX 53336 56105  F: cairn
O: trig point 13m S at NX 53339 56085 is probably lower
JB
Summit
-672028/02/2010NX 53336 56098  F: cairn
O: trig point 13m S at NX 53339 56085 is probably lower
P&EH
Summit
-6721NX 53339 56086  F: trig point
O: cairn 13m N at NX 53336 56098 is probably higher
Subpoint
1
-672228/02/2010NX 53339 56085  F: trig point
O: cairn 13m N at NX 53336 56098 is probably higher
P&EH
Subpoint
1



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With KeithByTheC. Not a great track to drive up with a brand new car, certainly wouldn't describe it as a road, but very pleasant hill with great views. 2.4 miles round trip.JulieB22/04/2024
From end of really rough minor road where there is room for several cars. NE by wall to ridge then over broken wall and N by wall to summit. Back similar, but on NW side of wall through 3 gates back to car. KeithByTheC22/04/2024
With Keith and Julie and 6 others.Phreerunner22/04/2024
Mill Knock, Big John and Cairnharrow. Impressive stone walls enclosing these fields. Farmer must have a lot of spare time.colazione06/01/2024
From Cambret Hill descended on intermittent tracks across Cambret Moor to a gate. Followed ATV & animal tracks up through dead bracken and heather to the summit cairn. Back same way to Corse of Slakes Road. Solo.Dangerous Dave11/10/2023
Staying in Creetown at Barholm hostel in company of Alan,a long distance walker and some energetic cyclists. Drove as far as possible up steep, narrow lane,parking by gate onto fell.Very warm day, glad of the breeze as we climbed higher.Rewarded with panoramic views after our exertions.Relaxed and picknicked on summit.Peak Rambler22/06/2023
From cattle grid on Corse of Slakes Road via Cambret Hill.vuirich09/06/2023
As others, parked to S. at 522533. Access road through wood now in a very bad state - Along to end of road & barn enclosure (no barn!) & then along S. side of wall to ridge; gap in first wall corner & over bwf & low wall at second wall corner - ATV track until final 150m & then up alongside wall. Both trig point & summit cairn easily accessed over low stone walls.gerrybowes11/05/2023
Parked car on ( my ap showed ot as a yellow minor road - not so sure - looked and felt like farm track) , north of Barholm, at the end of the forested area,enough space to tuck carin and not block gates. A forecast that was going to bring rain and wind. Plod alomg track, through several gates , and where yellow ‘road’ ends, look for an ATV track. This is your friend. Follow, and eventually you will reach the top. No views for me. Soaked. Returned the same way with no deviation.VerySlowPlodder12/03/2023
From Kirkdale Bridge then track towards Cleuchreid then turned off after second gate up through two walls to open hill and ridge. Followed wall to trig and cairn. Pulled along by Ben the lab for much of the way.SS20/12/2022
Parked NX5224753318 with blessing of farmer. Not possible to drive further as the track deteriorates and there is nowhere to park. Walked up track to gate at NX5252254245, then second gate at NX5278054349. Then up to ridge.PeteF26/10/2022
1/4 Marilyns. Parked at the cattle grid NX 52600-58400. Decided on a direct southwards assault, but lots of rough, heather, fern and boggy ground. Plus a barbed wire fence, later on saw a gate - doh! Returned by way of the stone wall and longer route which was much easier.Jhimmy31/07/2022
With LJanet M31/07/2022
ELMA SUILVENdonmeister27/03/2022
From approx 526547. Met friendly farmer at start.duchally24/08/2021
With Teddy. Parked along the road to Claughreid. Followed the wall up on a beautiful day. Took in Barholm Hill and a cache on the way down.jigglybones27/02/2021
From the track N of Whiteside Bridge along the ATV track beside the dyke running W under Ben John and ascended via Barholm Hill. Descended E via the cairns above Whiteside Plantation.Slightly Mad30/12/2020
Second attempt. Access from the mast road/Cambert Hill can be very wet. Parked easily before Cambert Farm and then easy walk as per Gill.dave g31/08/2020
The Whiteside track through forest and onto an ATV track to a large stone wall. A good track runs along the south side of the wall to between Mill Knock and Ben John. Bagged both via a series of animal and ATV tracks, before heading to Cairnharrow, again along a series and animal and ATV tracks. Pretty good ATV track heads back to north of Whiteside.summitter11/07/2020
MC JC O. From access road to mast. V. cold, strong west wind. Dropped down to a large interesting burial mound with the remnants of a stone circle behind. Crossed barbed wire fence through an old gate and straightforward ascent by mixed mossy and deep heathery ground. Returned by approx same route.Martin6614/12/2019
From mast access road over Cambret Hill descended to col then steep ascent to trig and cairn. Great views. 90 minutes.Longwojo26/05/2019
Road from Barholm Castle and then via Barholm Hillm0jla12/05/2019
With D192102/05/2019
From Cambret. Passed through gate after house, down to the stream and up by a buggy track, similar to Gill’s route.Lionel Bidwell24/03/2019
Rough yellow C Class road to NX525542. Parked near wide section at gate. Dirty beyond near cow barn. Went via NX53383 55281 where there is a good through stone crossing over high stone wall. From then brilliant quad track almost to the summit. Set up short wave radio for SOTA behind wall to keep out of wind.G4OBK (Phil)22/02/2019
10th of 11Dazingdale15/10/2018
Parked NX5259754694, atv track almost to summit. Trig and good views.G0HIO30/05/2018
From Cambret hill, quad bike initially then up broad grassy bank. Trigpillarcjo25/03/2018
On my way home from Minnigaff meet. Up and down from Whiteside, no time to extend walk to other hills.NormanW25/03/2018
Parked halfway up Cambret Hill mast access track. Rough ground and a bit boggy across the col. Trig pillar a few metres S of summit cairn. With Alex C.jonglew23/03/2018
Very windy at the top, but the sun came out and it really brightened up on the way back down. Felt decidedly pleasant and springlike on the return to the car.Alex C23/03/2018
A nice walk from Cambret Farm. This road is in excellent condition, and there's a good parking space just before the farm gate. Through a gate just before the farm buildings, easy dry field to the small river (easy to cross), then an ATV track comes and goes a bit up towards a wall, which you then follow up to a gate at the point where the wall joins a fence. Through the gate, then up the broad ridge to the summit, linking up good dry grassy sheep tracks with little need to do any heather bashing. Nice views from the top.Gill22/03/2018
From cattle grid to N, clockwise round Pibble Hill, Meikle Bennan, Scar Hill, Kenlum Hill, then hard work up the NE slopes.agentmancuso30/09/2017
From Lagganmullin over Mill Knock,Ben John,Barholm Hill and down the east ridge to Whiteside.ARM17/09/2017
From cattle grid at top of Corse of Slakes road via Cambret Hill. Sunny, but very windy.Winterfloodian04/05/2017
From high point on old road near masts access road. Quick crossing of Cambret Hill then dip to cross the walk near ancient Cairn and up slopes to summit. Fine views for a quick lunchtime walk.N.Morters27/04/2017
I was that friend! (See Chris Watson's log). Anyway I think I've found the easiest way up - and no risk of puntures! From Whiteside, off-road parking, through gate and gradual ascent with a couple false summits. Easy ground at first then plenty ATV and animal tracks take you to the summit. Views to Lake District, Isle of Man and N Ireland.AndrewFinnimore26/04/2017
From Cambret Hill. Followed the wall to the top. West side of wall is better. Rough terrain nearing the summit.Owen B05/11/2016
From track end at NX527584. Up tarmac track towards Cambret Hill masts until just after cattle grid, then followed ATV tracks almost whole way to summit. Route and write-up at: http://gayleybird.blogspot.co.uk/2016/09/cairnharrow-pibble-hill-and-white-top.htmlGayle03/09/2016
Drove up to the masts on Cambret Hill - ATV tracks across to summit.Chris Peart20/07/2016
Parked at 526547 close to the gate. The road up to here has now deteriorated and needs care. About 250 yards uphill behind the barn there is a large gap in the wall. From there a half decent track takes you to the ridge. There are quads tracks, if you can find them, that get close to the summit. Solo.bolton07/07/2016
Drove up the recommended road from the south but it is in a bad state of repair. Got away unscathed in my Avensis but a friend in a camper van got a puncture the following day. Probably could not manouevre around the problem areas as easily as me.chriswatson03/06/2016
Parked in wide area by gate off lane north of Lagganmullan at NX 56354 55277. Took lane north to near Whiteside Farm. Then through gate into field and followed east ridge up to the summit, using various sheep tracks. Two walls to climb, but easy. Walk continued to Ben John. solo.Man of Kernow102/06/2016
2nd of 4 Marilyns done today. Went up to the radio mast using the road then descended to the col. Initially I was wading through the vegetation on the way up from the col in a straight line for the summit. Then headed over to the dry stone wall and noticed an argo track running up the other side of the wall. Crossed over the wall and later recrossed it to get to the true summit. Fine views from the summit and a nice trig. Descended using the argo track all of the way to the col, reascended up to the masts and back to the car. Lovely fine sunny morning. Glad that it was fairly dry. Done solo whilst Seumas was at his grandparents.assynt_bob20/04/2016
Part sunny, cold wind, mild, good views, from mast road.iangalbraith07/04/2016
parked at road to masts around cambret hill to the summit.robertphillips08/03/2015
From Mast road via Cup and Ring Marked rockGmacT10/10/2013
Solo HFB05/10/2013
From old military road, following the drystane dyke to the top. Views of coastline.neimcv05/06/2013
From end of access road to masts on Cambret Hill then across boggy pathless moor to Cairnharrow. Returned more directly via stone circles.milimana08/04/2013