Name:Turin Hill
Hill number:1674
Height:252m / 827ft
SMC/RHB Section:26A: Central Scotland from Dumbarton to Montrose
Topographical area:HE15 Craigowl-turin
Catchment:South Esk, Catchment Boundaries
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (200-299m), Yeaman
Grid ref:NO 51490 53550
Summit feature:post for electric fence adjacent to wall
Col:74.3m  NO 4771 5278  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 54
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Observations:ground 20m WSW by trig point at NO 51468 53541 is 0.3m lower; memorial cairn 80m SW at NO 51428 53500 is 0.3m lower
Survey:Abney level
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Parked just down minor road leading to Turin Hill Farm (NO 5140 5488). At end of the track kept to E side of March Wood, easy sheep pasture.jonglew19/06/2024
Parked north west from hill on B9134 on small layby. Followed weaselmasters walkreport from Walkhighlands (direct route through fields). Best staying right of the wall initially for easier fence crossing at the endhummusg02/01/2024
Similar to other, layby parking, walk along a busy ish main road, to second track which lead to farm. Cows and calfes everwhere. New fences with barbed wire and electricity. I misjudges my original route and then back trackwd to the sheep and lamb filled slopes, following an old track….alll the gates from there on were open. Only three gates to un,eash and two lots of electricity to un hook ( and re hook). A very family friendly walk apart from the road walkingVerySlowPlodder13/06/2023
Up from the farm to the west parking with permission Trig S4480vegibagger11/06/2023
Parked at layby on bend 5187 5552. Walked along road to second road on left. Road not too busy. Up tarmac road to Back of Turin Hill. Farm track then Eastern edge of March Wood as trees down in wood. At SE end of wood through gate and up to summit. There are two stiles over the wall across the summit enabling access to the South side of the wall.PeteF17/03/2023
As others, parked in layby on bend at NO 5187 5551 - SW along road for about 400m, turned left & along lane & farm tracks to N. edge of the neglected & overgrown March Wood - Turned left & along fence line to gate near top corner of wood & then a short climb to trig point & summit post. Also went over stile to memorial cairn.gerrybowes20/09/2022
Similar route to Jossker and Summiter. We found a large passing place at NO 5227 5512 and walked from here past Fordmouth and headed up the hill. As on previous reports the track through March Wood is completely blocked by fallen trees and a wire has been put across the gate leading in. Easy gate to the east gives access to adjacent field up to vehicle track leading to wall near summit where handy stiles let you climb over the wall near the trig pillar and the memorial cairn. The true summit is easily bagged.KevPalmer15/05/2022
Parked in small layby east of Woodside Farm. Headed for Fordmouth and up track at Back of Turin Hill. Track through Marchwood was blocked by fallen trees so walked up field on east side, through gate at top and out onto the open hill heading east to summit. Came back down through fields to the telephone exchange. Lots of electric fences, none were on. Lots of gates to climb over on way back.Jossker22/01/2022
Parked in a two car lay-by on the minor road at 523552. Along road then track to Fordmouth and subsequent track SSW to the edge of a semi derelict woodland. Lots of fallen limbs so gate into adjacent field from here provides a better route. Once at a gate due west of the summit it is a pleasant walk along the ridge to the Jamieson memorial cairn, trig and top-proper. Headed back along the ridge eastwards, where it falls to some scrappy woodlands and cattle/sheep fields. The easiest route was across the fields until a gate besides a telephone exchange building on the road to Aberlemno.summitter02/01/2022
Parked in layby at 518555. Up road a little way then left along yellow road around past Fordmouth to end of lane. Follow lane through a few gates, then when it meets the end of the small thin forest in what is effctively the last field, turn left and go through another gate into the adjacent field, then head diagonally up the field to the top left hand corner to meet another gate at the side of the wood. Go through this, then meet a large track, follow this for a little bit as it heads in the direction of the summit then cut up towards the trig. No electric fence climbing involved and only a little bit of mud on the track.JulieB04/11/2021
Very kind, friendly resident allowed me to park in his yard NO 514547 - he appreciated me asking and not just abandoning my car on his mown grass verge just outside his entrance. To avoid electric fences - into field (turn right) at NO 5125 5413 and follow wood edge to spot height 216 and gate. Easy climb to top with stiles over summit wall.carole engel10/05/2021
Parked at telephone exchange and walked up through fields (bull warning and electric fences). Returned same way.SS28/09/2019
From road to north via Back of Turin Hill and March Wood.Winterfloodian25/08/2019
Running from gravel layby to NW, near pictish stones, H waiting in car. Sunny, light breeze. In shorts – tough terrain. Got feet soaked, nettle stings, electric shocks and slurry. Rounsfell23/08/2019
Nearest parking in layby at NO518555. Nasty walk on fast road can be reduced by using zig-zag farm track. Up green lane to NO512541, then track obliterated by brashings as the upper stand of trees was being felled by a machine weaving through (reminiscent of the Martian 'blood harvesting' machines in the re-make of War of the Worlds). Used gates to go up field edge on E side of stand. Judging by age of the summit wall, it is unlikely that the constructor(s) will be raising a libel suit any day soon, though they may be turning in their graves.Isbjorn08/06/2019
Solo, jogged along and up from the pictish stones car park.amswanston25/04/2019
Finding parking when there's a spinkling of snow is quite perplexing. After a comprehensive search, the best bet was opposite houses by the Wemyss Farm entrance, where there is a narrow parking place. Walked up the road past the farm and to Baldardo; this is a private road according to the signs. A good track continues to a gate by the woods. Over the gate, the track continues but is nasty, better to head right along the fence, hop the gate to the other side of the wall, and wander up to the summit. There are stiles over the wall near the top so you can walk down the other side of the wall. This approach gives the best side of the hill with nice views of the craggy summit on the way up. Nice hill but why has some dimwit built a wall right through the middle of the Pictish hill fort?Gill18/01/2019
From Baldardo, by a good track to just below the North side of the summit ridge. Visited the trig point, summit fence post, memorial cairn and a mound between the cairn and the wall. Airy and extensive views.Nick Down110/08/2018
1 of 2: From B9134 layby before Aberlemno.ChrisR30/03/2018
Parked on the B road and cycled to the start. Went to the left of the wee forest to gain ground.Play2End02/11/2017
Electric fences everywhere - from lay by on main road northeast of hill. I got a shock from one fence whilst trying to avoid cows.Mark Sims20/04/2017
Short walk from Back of Turin north of the hill. Limited parking at tarred road end junction. Followed track to ridge then along wall to summit. Nice evening sunshineN.Morters09/03/2017
Easy walk from the layby west of Aberlemno on the B9134.martin_hall13/11/2016
Solo trip. Easy today from northeast, as no cows in fields I walked through.Invicta1403/11/2016
Parked on B9134 W of Aberlemno in parking spot and ascended via Fordmouth on track staying E of trees near top.raffemeister16/09/2016
Very early morning jaunt from the lay-by on the B9134 near Aberlemno and straight up the track past the Back of Turin Hill. Very muddy near the end of the track but better once on the grass near the summit. Good views of Angus on a cloudy but clear morning.Windy Corner31/07/2016
Public road to Baldardo where there is some parking and Pictish Fort sign then track almost to summit.Chris Peart25/05/2016
With Jenx from parkibg spot at Turin Farm GR 514543. Up the track that gets increasingly muddy, deep around gates. Definitely a wellie job! Followed the woods keeping them to right. After last gate strike direct up hill for summit features. Many electric fences that can be svoided by gates described.nordicstar02/12/2015
Some rather naughty cattle in the top field. I had to run all the way back to the gate at the bottom.jenx02/12/2015
Weather fairMountainMac30/10/2015
Parked in the hairpin bend @494523. Not on tar, they're picky about that, turning for artics required. Dry, sunny, calm, mild and good views if colourless.iangalbraith04/10/2015
Parked just after leaving the B9134 near Fordmouth. Walked up the track then kept to the west of the woodland before heading east again towards the trrig, summit and cairn.Dugswell223/07/2015
From road to the N. Route and write-up at:
Parked at 513543 after asking permission from the farm. Followed the east side of the forest then east to the summit in under one hour return. Great views. With GM.bolton10/04/2015
Asked the friendly farmer's wife where I could park at Fordmouth. Then simple and enjoyable pad SW up the obvious line, using gates to avoid the fearsome fence to the lovely little monument behind the trig. excellent viewpoint. NB if the ground hadn't been absolutely frozen solid, this is a hill which requires wellies, as there are lots of cattle.Thearlaichdubh26/12/2014
from junction of roads on the B9134 near fordmouth tracks to open fields and summit.robertphillips02/12/2014
parked at the north side, asked a friendly house owner where there it was ok to park for an hour. He offered a spot just in front of his house on the corner. You could go up the track a little further by car and park it at a field entrance a bit along. anyway track takes you to a point where you think left into the open field or shall I go through the gate on the left. take the left, keep close to the edge of the forest as the electric fence may be on and there is another gate at the end of the forest. keep walking up, you will see a dyke, there is a left turn, which you can take, than a trig-point is showing and there are two stiles to get to the top which has a cross on it. All in all took about 50 min. Behind the forest on the right there were seemingly some people and jeeps off road driving, it didn't interfere.tallblond01/06/2014
Walked up the road/track from the N. Usual farmland hassles - electric/barbed wire fences avoidable by gate diversions, and cattle to keep clear of.AndrewFinnimore27/05/2014
From NE and then up E ridge. Could not find path or signpost to "Pictish fort."russell6102/04/2013
Solo walk in very deep snow.thenomad26/01/2013
approach from Fordmouth not recommended due to electric fences.Took several attempts tofind myway through. descended to south to avoid further shocksAlisonFox66 10/11/2012
JEB HFB17/03/2012
Easy walk up lane from Turin Hill Farm near Fordmouth.Aye Jimmy17/06/2011
Approached from telephone exchange. Quarry area required delicate negotiation of the electric fencing. Energetic bull on south side (memorial cairn) of wall, but stiles in place for a hasty retreat.Smudge07/03/2010
Ascended from the north.JohnW06/08/2009
Cairn on E side of wall/electric fence and trig point on W side seem to be about the same altitude. Walker friendly track/path on E side signposted at various point to "Pictish Fort" Fab views. Short, comfy bilberries to sit on.maknipe22/05/2007
Revisit. Pasture summit with trig just below it.RHW14/04/2006
With Willie looking for new cragsTamCollie12/08/2005
Track from north.agentmancuso26/05/2005