Name:Windy Hill
Hill number:1447
Height:278m / 912ft
SMC/RHB Section:19C: Loch Fyne to Bute and the Firth of Clyde
County/UA:Argyll and Bute
Topographical area:IA03 Bute-cumbrae
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (200-299m), SIB, Yeaman
Grid ref:NS 04358 69854
Summit feature:no feature: ground 10m N of trig point
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 63
(1:25k) 362S
Observations:trig point is at NS 04355 69845
Survey:Abney level
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Ferry from Colintraive, cycled to end of forest, along West Island way, then across moor and bwf to top. Boggy and heathery but not excessively so. Down the 'Poetry Path' to the main road near Shalunt which was entertaining. (On OSM but not OS)daviemore23/04/2024
Windy Hill, it was! From the wonderful West Island Way track.DavieRuts31/10/2023
Day trip doon the watter. 2 of 3thekirkie pirate20/01/2023
Rothesay-Kames Bay-Kames Hill-Windy Hill-Kilbride Hill-Torran Turach-Glecknabae Hill-Kames Bay-Rothesay. Very wet col between Kames Hill and Windy Hill.campagvelocet26/09/2022
Followed Gill's route past Shalunt. Annoying BWF a few hundred metres from top.willyross19/07/2022
Bran HFB13/10/2021
From Kames Bay on West Island Way to small bridge beyond Peat Hill, up to gate at fence junction, then SW over heather to summit.Winterfloodian24/05/2021
3rd top of 4 on a circular from Kames Bay and my penultimate Bute tump. Climbed Kilbride and Cnocanalt then descent to col for a forced coffee before continuing with the wind's ferocity making the name of this hill very appropriate. Fortunately the terrain is easier-going. Descent to West Island Way taking me close to my final Bute tump of Kames hill...Dazingdale20/05/2021
Bogfest. Colintraive ferry then road to just S of Rhubodach. Up forest road to its end at NS041711 then mega-squelch on forced moorland path to high point of West Island Way at about NS049701, then struck uphill; not the most direct route but crosses the minimum of purgatorial vegetation. BWF to negotiate. Promising path going NNE from summit soon dumps you back in purgatory.Isbjorn15/10/2020
Left car at wemyss bay, ferry over to isle of bute, biked up to near kilbride farm, glecknabae hill, torran turach, badlia hill, kilbride hill, windy hill repeat, kames hill.robertphillips13/03/2020
After Kames Hill; before Muirton Hill. Scotch Argus metropolis.iangpark06/08/2019
Day trip ferry...slowed by shredded tyre valve so quick pit stop to the Bike Hut for new inner. Cycled to Shalunt and took the track up and down. The island trail path waymarked helps but does miss out the summit and needs a diversion at the fence. Finished with triple scoop at ZavaroniísN.Morters16/07/2019
From Colintraive Ferry followed West Island Way almost to summit - just a short thrash across the heather to reach trig.Chris Peart30/03/2019
Bagged en route from Ayrshire to Cowal; the ferries are cheap enough to make this practical. There's a decent path all the way, making this an easy stroll. Park opposite the entrance to Shalunt, walk up the track, past the turn to the farm, and go through the gate into the field above the farm. Follow an ATV track to a second gate, where an even better track heads right towards the stream, then up alongside it. There's a marker for the West Island way, and the ATV track continues up the hill, past a second marker and across a bog. The hill rises more steeply above, a grassy slope, so head rightwards up this (don't go to the next marker post). Follow a grassy edge; cross the fence and pick up another ATV track along the edge, which leads across the boggy col to the top. Easy peasy!!! Fabulous views.Gill26/03/2018
From Shalunt. 90 minute bogfest!Crib Goch13/03/2018
Layby parking opp track to Shalunt. Short round of Cnocanallt first, here, then on to Kames Hill. Bogfest at the col between Windy and Kames.jonglew27/08/2017
From Shalunt. through gate to right of house, then straight up, mucky horrid day with cloud even down to this level. mucky horrid terrain as well ):hils14/08/2017
From Shalunt.Topographer5726/06/2017
Approached from Shalunt.ger04/05/2017
After Kames Hill. On to Kilbride HillColin Crawford26/03/2017
S/F Shalunt. Veer to the east to avoid boggy ground below trig.AndrewFinnimore24/03/2017
From Kames with Charlie. Down to Shalunt and along the road to Kames marina and the car.chrisbien04/12/2016
Came across on the 07:55 ferry from Wemyss Bay, parked in the lay-by below Shalunt. Up track and onto hill to Windy Hill and trig then onto Kames Hill before heading done to the road and back to the car.Dugswell228/11/2016
Shalunt track, through gate to right of house and a half decent vehicle track before picking up a way marked path which leads to the NE of the summit. Warm, sunny and breezy. Solo but with Marli the dog.bolton14/06/2016
Up the Shalunt lane from the A road, then lines across the fell heading to summit. Final Section 19 Marilyn, gorgeous warm sunny day with views all around.nordicstar03/06/2016
With Mora, from ferry point.BLACKHILL23/09/2015
from layby at entrance to shalunt up track then over heather to the top.robertphillips15/04/2015
From NS 050 713.summitsup29/09/2012
Fairly drab hill and boggy underfoot.HI JIMMY12/04/2009
From layby and signpost to Shalunt. Track part way then rougher grass and heather to TP. Views S to Inchmarnock Island.Aye Jimmy12/04/2009
Sunny, hot, calm, good views, with T&P.iangalbraith05/05/2008
Alone. From Rothesay ferry terminal.Grinner17/12/2006
Tough going from road to east before breakfast and in thick mist. Revisit required.lordtonult08/04/2004
Up and down from Shalunt.Eddie25/08/2003
Through 2 gates on tussock to avoid sheep pastures around farm. Steady plod up to top of Kames hill and 3/4 m more slog over 20 newly constructed drains to top at 11.45. Skylarks.arranc21/03/2003
Date is first visit. Notes from later...interesting location, prosaic summit, fair view. see (1) ferry from Colintraive, tk from 030736, bank of channel from c.041713 to exit forest, direct to top (2) from E, see Trig RHW23/03/2002
Left bikes at road. Up edge of Wood North of Stuck. Boggy terrain. Found stone bottomed drainage ditch being dug by resting JVC; walked in it for a distance. Over heathery Top to Trig and Summit. Great views. With Craig McG.The Captain15/09/2000
Cycled from ferry to Shalunt. Climbed steadily from there to summit via stream.garyhoney16/07/2000
Climbed sometime in July 2000 with dad and brother on a round of it, Kames, Muirton, Kilbride and the Lyeing Hills from Shalunt to the north. One of my earlist walks.Kevin2903501/01/2000
With Claire.MickyRoss04/10/1998
Great family hill. Baby in the back carrier. Great fun.Langbank 01/07/1992
nice hill , we walked past itGayFinderblank
Good weatherFlyingrabbitblank
Climbed with SusanTheflyingrabbitblank