Name:Waughton Hill
Hill number:1525
Height:234m / 768ft
SMC/RHB Section:21B: Fraserburgh to the Dee Valley
Topographical area:HE06 Bennachie-fourman
Catchment:Minor Rivers only (North)
Watershed:Mull of Kintyre to Rattray Head
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (200-299m), Yeaman
Grid ref:NJ 96356 57236
Summit feature:tiny cairn
Col:53m  NJ748435  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 30
(1:25k) 427N
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 182 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
With John, from parking by quarry 949568Stickman22/06/2024
Quarry entrance route. Got lost! How is that possible?Play2End20/06/2024
Bus from Aberdeen to Strichen, then walked up past Bransburn and Bransfarm, up to the White Horse and Hunter's Lodge and on to the summit.PaulineD29/05/2024
Weather fair.MountainMac31/03/2024
Parked in Strichen High Stree and walked the quiet minor road to Bransburn and Bransfarm. After Bransfarm there is a signposted path across fields and through the gorse to the White Horse, continuing past the horse's head to a thin woodland strip above. Once through this it's a simple sheep field crossing to the summit cairn.summitter01/10/2023
With mum and dadfionaross9313/05/2023
From bend in the road to the N over the fields.sclater04/01/2023
Parked at entrance to Mains of Hatton farm. Along track SW then through open gate, across grass field uphill to locked gate at top. Over gate and out onto open hillside, following fence uphill. Stile at top. Short walk of about 100m to small cairn. Summited at sunset. Back same way. With Mntainman.Dangerous Dave11/12/2022
Parked outside last house on right on hospital brae. Followed road to Bransfarm then up path to white horse up to Hunters Lodge. Then across grass to summit.PeteF17/10/2022
Parked at NJ 94738 55528 on side of road opposite houses on Hospital Brae, StrichenPreston14/08/2021
Having admired the white horse while approaching Strichen, I parked by the quarry and walked easily to the spacious summit.Nick Down103/05/2021
From Strichen via BransfarmWinterfloodian19/08/2020
Up from Bransfarm via White Horse. Easy walk. Continued towards the trig on Ormonde Hill which is tantalizingly inside the locked mast compound.sarahk30/05/2020
Been up here quite a few times As live locallyPilotralph 23/03/2020
From farm, up to the horse and then to the hunting lodge. Ran across to Mormond and back to the lodge and then car.stalky1408/03/2020
Parked cheekily by the quarry then up the farm tracks and over the sheep pasture. Superb views, with Sian and Ben.Peterb02/03/2020
Parked by quarry gates NJ 9486 5684. Track round N edge quarry onto open hill - lovely sheep pasturecarole engel19/11/2019
From Forest Slack, parking responsibly at NJ 9804 5807. Good forest roads to NJ 9716 5773, then a left turn staying on good forest roads until the forest runs out into heather moorland. Returned via the Mormond trig pillar, picking up a poor fire break at NJ 9809 5728 which returned me to me outward track.jonglew26/10/2019
Puzzled by the presence of a white horse in a chalk free area - turns out to be made from quartzite stones gathered together. There is also a white stag further east. I went up passing real cows and the stone horse to sheep grazed summit - beyond the ruined Hunter's Lodge to which the annual fell race aims for from Strichen. All runners receive a 'fancy piece' (cake) afterwards. The aerial crowded east end of the hill was, between 1961 and 1992, part of the US North Atlantic Radio System - an Early Warning System -scanning the skies for incoming missile. The system ran from Iceland to Fylingdales in Yorkshire.Chris Pearson01/10/2019
With Big JNozzer23/08/2019
Parked, after asking permission, at Forest Slack. Followed the forestry road that leads almost to the flat summit. Descended down to take in the white horse, then back up and over to Mormond Hill to bag the trig pillar.BigJ23/08/2019
From NJ958563, Bransfarm. Signed and waymarked path leads from the derelict looking buildings to the White Horse which, today, looked more like a Grey Mare. Then the waymarkers run out, so off piste up to the ruin and the grassy hump behind (N). Parked at Bransfarm because no sensible parking spot for a route via Newseat.Isbjorn23/05/2019
From verge parking on the bend just below Bransburn. Park on the grass so the tractors have got room to swing round the corner (it would be a shame to get a 6 furrow plough through your windscreen). Along the track to Bransfarm then up the easy and very pleasant signposted path to the White Horse and Hunters Lodge, and over nice grass to the summit. Now marked by a cairn, with all poles lying on the ground. Good views.Gill15/02/2019
Parked at Bransfarm, and followed track via White Horse.mcbboyd20/07/2018
Dry and grey walk after parking just off the main road before the farm. Then walked up track passed quarry and onwards to summit where only 2 of the 3 stakes are still standing.Dugswell212/06/2018
Easily up the quarry track from W, descent via Hillfoot was trickier.Chris Peart23/05/2018
From Bransfarm (ruin). With Karen and Sam.ChrisR07/05/2018
P at dirt lay-by @ NJ94332 57582. Walked past 'Newseat' then two quarries & on to summit ('the stakes').ger22/04/2018
From Bransfarm.Dave McG26/03/2018
From west via quarry.Lionel Bidwell12/08/2017
with Mikegettingonabit18/03/2017
from the road to the Ariels with elizyanneGmacT19/02/2017
Parked at Bransfarm and ascended via White Horse. Got fantastic weather albeit a little hazy, but excellent views from top.raffemeister15/02/2017
Early morning 40min short walk before work. Parked near Bogensourie, headed up road and track from Newseat to unmarked summit...thankfully clear obvious 3 stakes in ground nearby, but good luck finding in bad weather.N.Morters18/10/2016
walk up from the quarry on the west up track and fields, followed by driving round and up from the north to the telecoms masts and trig pillar on the eastern Mormond hillvegibagger20/04/2016
From road bend to N.jimbloomer17/04/2016
straightforward climb from Strichen up past the White Horse to the unmarked top all in driving rain and wind so no views todaytorkm03/04/2016
Accessed from the road to aerials, good track [art way then pasture beyondnordicstar20/01/2016
Beautiful sunshine. Frozen underfoot.jenx20/01/2016
From just beyond Bransburn (parked blocking water works gateway; Husband stayed in van in case access was required). Route and write-up at:
with renee from from near hatton cottage verge parking, good views.robertphillips17/05/2015
From the W past quarry and easily up to summitAndrewFinnimore11/09/2014
parked at farm road end 945572 and walked up via quarry access road and then easy landrover tracks. Summit had been freshly spread with dung. Good view point.Thearlaichdubh04/05/2014
From Bransfarm via white horse.bolton17/02/2014
With IS. From Bransfarm, via the white horse.amswanston12/04/2013
With AS. Part Carried. With IS. From Bransfarm, via the white horse. iks12/04/2013
From the north at windfarm car park at Newburghgrumpy20/01/2013
From the north along a track shown on my 1st series 1:50k map but missing on modern maps. Electric fence 200m E of top. Foul day.fasgadh21/12/2011
As I cam in by Strichen toon and Frostynib wi Allan we were pushed for time and unfortunately missed out on Mormond Braes trig and White Horse.lordtonult13/02/2010