Name:Brown Carrick Hill
Hill number:1687
Height:287.6m / 944ft
SMC/RHB Section:27A: Ayr to the River Clyde
County/UA:South Ayrshire
Topographical area:SS04 Merrick-fleet
Watershed:Firth of Clyde
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (200-299m), Yeaman
Grid ref:NS 28361 15949
Summit feature:small rock by trig point
Col:61.1m  NS 3144 0899  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 70
(1:25k) 326N 326S
Observations:0.13m higher than grassy mound 240m NE at NS 28586 16030, 0.2m higher than ground 120m E at NS 28483 15944 and all other ground lower
Survey:Leica RX1250
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Parked 150 metres south east of the track entrance. Straightforward walk up the track to the mast and then grassy to the trig. Lovely early evening light up and down the coastline and across to Arran.Owen B29/03/2024
From road summit, marked 207m, to the E, past the masts and on to the Trig pt, kept ca. 10m below masts on S side on the way back. Windy and grey but the rain kept off; I thought it woud be a wash out today so glad to get out... and another Ma!pwheeler21/03/2024
From the viewpoint to the East, past the 'mobile' masts? Thanks to the lovely people who built the styles with the blue pipes over the barbed wire which I noticed on the way back, nearly did myself a mischief on the way to the trig.DavieRuts19/03/2024
Parked at the view point and ran up to the top with Hilary returning the same way.Fellhugger01/09/2023
From the viewpoint, mainly over easy grass. A circuit of the tops and summit, with Ailsa Craig and Arran playing peek-a-boo across the dips and rises.Nick Down115/05/2023
From lay-by on A719.PaulineD27/03/2023
Circuit of Brown Carrick Hill & tops from viewpoint. 1 of 4thekirkie pirate06/01/2023
Parked NS2973516548 and followed track to masts and up to summit.PeteF25/10/2022
As others . Parked on grass and walked up tarmac round. Couple of fences to circumnavigate round masts to trig. Returned same way. 40 mins.Longwojo02/10/2022
Parked on grass at end of tarred road to masts.duchally20/09/2022
On a day when high winds and rain were forecast. Easy walk on tarmac access road to transmitters….ignored the signs and the workies in vans. Nice person has placed blue pipe across the barbed wire fencing, to make crossing easier. V v windyVerySlowPlodder09/05/2022
Parked on grass at the gated entrance to the masts road. Simple walk up as described by others. Great views from the trig. Solo.Dangerous Dave16/04/2022
Walked up from cattle grid / locked gate at NS 297165. Operated SOTA on short wave from summit.G4OBK (Phil)07/03/2022
Parked at end of mast road then up tarmac to masts. Took a northerly diversion out (by error) but followed path back over the two stiles. Getting through the mast area is a dawdle.SS22/01/2022
Via mobile masts. A few cows on the final ascent.mrs_ts729/07/2021
1 of 3: Parked at the bottom of the masts road on the minor road to the east. With Karen.ChrisR24/07/2021
Parked near the viewpoint on the minor road to the east. Walked directly up to the masts. Easy to climb fence on south side of masts. Through a gate that opens in the next fence and over a stile at the final fence to reach the trig point (summit). A beautiful sunny day with excellent views of Ailsa Craig, Arran and much else. Bogs dried up and not a cow to be seen. Back same way.pwbellarby21/04/2021
Georgeous day for a walk from the view point up the road to the masts and out to the summit. Back by a lower route to the south. Great views over to Arran today.3 kinnears24/12/2020
Parked at 297165 near viewpoint (7:50) and walked up track to masts and then onward to summit. Pleasant morning, good views. Back same route then walked down and up road a bit to get 150m ascent. Finish 8:55dbb27/07/2019
As others. From road to east via masts- great views on a lovely dayMark Sims26/06/2019
Pleasant stroll to telecoms masts. Gates and stile lead to trig point. Good views.mindlessflogger19/06/2019
Short walk, 50 minutes return, on a breezy drizzly day.willyross08/03/2019
Warm and sunny stroll to the trig. No views, haze.Play2End26/02/2019
Parked by the mast and strolled to the top for splendid views and an easy tick. The bogs at the col are less wet at the high point.Gill26/03/2018
A hands in pockets saunter via the mast track.Chris Peart26/03/2018
A quick ascent from the mast access track then back over rough ground, easy to spend longer at the summit taking photos than climbing the hill! Great views of Arran, Ayrshire and the Galloway Hills.Chris Mac04/02/2018
From start of gated mast access track. Rough boggy ground beyond the masts.jonglew28/01/2018
Drove up to the access road to the masts. Walked up the road then short walk over to the trigpoint summit. Evening short walk.N.Morters06/10/2017
3rd hill of 6 today, having climbed Kirkland hill from Achensoul then after leaving car in Ayr walked along coastal path, veering off to climb Heads of Ayr, dropping down to track past attractive burn to main road then took minor road up to connect with transmitter tower access road. Climbed in and out of compound and over to trig. Rain clouds approaching and getting windier. Next hill: Drumshang hill.Dazingdale13/05/2017
From viewpoint (298164) along ridge to masts. Pass on southern side of masts and continue across 2 fences, both with stiles, to summit. Sunny, but too hazy for good views. Returned the same way.Winterfloodian01/05/2017
Whilst in the area, I realised, quite coincidentally, that I'd ascended this hill on the same day fifteen years ago. A good excuse for a second visit, by the mast access roadColin Crawford14/02/2017
From viewpoint on minor road, directly to onto east ridge. Pasture and low fences.Topographer5724/11/2016
Easy parking at 299164. Cut up to the road on just below the masts then headed over to the trig point. One hour return with SG.bolton05/06/2016
Parked by the viewpoint at 299164 – Down road for about 200m & then up service road to transmitters – Across rough pasture, boggy in places, to the trig point. (S)gerrybowes04/09/2015
from road to mast to trig, early morning before ailsa trip.robertphillips10/08/2015
A damp and windy day in Ayr. From VP via mast track. Visited all lumps/knolls to make sure.summitsup01/06/2015
From the view point to the east. Easy parking then a nice walk to the trig and all the other points. Absolutely stunning views from the top on a pretty clear day.bolieve26/05/2015
summit reached during long run from Prestwick. Trig point was overrun with angry cowsreno23/05/2015
Usual route from the E.AndrewFinnimore11/10/2014
With Jenx and Mark T after Ailsa return. Easy up in clear sunny day from ATV track nr mast road. Parking nr viewpoint. Route over the stiles, superb views to Aisa and north to Ayr. Now relocated to the spot we thought was higher using the walking pole levelling trick.... got a photo of new top somewhere.nordicstar26/04/2014
With Rick and Jen after Ailsa return. Easy up in clear sunny day from ATV track nr mast road. Parking nr viewpoint. Route over the stiles, superb views to Aisa and north to AyrMark T26/04/2014
From viewpoint on road, top in thick cloud, blowwing a gale,took in as many knolls as possible!tim74716/03/2014
1 of 2 today on track up towards masts on to summit.robertphillips09/01/2014
First Hill climbed as a boy of 8, as it is my local Hill, no definite date tho'. Climbed many times since. Ascent from road to N.E. up to mast, descent, then climb to Trig, and other high points. Great views across the Firth. Date given was with Redbreast.The Captain04/01/2014
R whilst on Ayr to carlisle bike ride Richard Tait29/03/2013
Solo HFB01/03/2012
Parked near viewpoint at road crest and took ATV track to start, avoiding surfaced road to masts. Great views, stiles at most fences, meadow behind MOD installation was lovely today.mattmcv30/07/2011