Hill number:1759
Height:642m / 2106ft
Parent (Ma):1743  Blackcraig Hill
SMC/RHB Section:27C: The Glenkens to Annandale
Donald area:Carsphairn Hills
County/UA:East Ayrshire, Dumfries and Galloway
Topographical area:SS03 Carsphairn-criffel
Catchment:Catchment Boundaries, Dee (Kirkcudbright), Nith
Watershed:Solway Firth
Class:Simm, Donald, Subhump, Graham Top
Grid ref:NS 64230 01026
Summit feature:tiny cairn and ground to 5m N
Col:551m  NS655025  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 77
(1:25k) 328S
Observations:ground 150m SW is 2m lower
Survey:Abney level
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Parked besides the bridge to Blackcraig and followed stone track to Quintin Knowe. From here on in it is a mix of grassy paths and ATV routes over Blackcraig Hill, Blacklorg Hill, Meikledodd Hill, Alwhat and Alhang. We then returned via Cannock Hill and Craigbraneoch Hill, dropping down to the track to the houses at Craigdarroch and along the road back to the car. Great walk. 5 hours.summitter12/07/2024
Blackcraig Hill - Blacklorg Hill - Meikledodd Hill - Alwhat - Alhang - Keoch Rig - Moorbrook Hill (both tops) - Dugland - Windy Standard - Millaneoch Hill - Wedder Hill - Black Hill. 21 miles.Gary Heath19/04/2024
From Glen Afton. Round of Alhang,Alwhat, Miekledodd, Blacklorg, Blackcraig. 5hrs.Longwojo01/09/2023
Loop from Afton Reservoir.Tisteln23/06/2023
Blacklorg Hill, Meickledodd Hill, Alwhat, Alhang, Ewe Hill North Top, Ewe Hill, Manquhill Hill, Benbrackkeithouk20/06/2023
From Chalk Memorial bothyColin Crawford26/01/2023
From Alwhat in dreadful conditions of wind, rain and thick cloud. Descended to Spout Burn and followed it down past some waterfalls in the mature forest until I reached the forest road. Gravel road all the way back to the van in the car park by Holm of Dalquhairn Bridge. Solo.Dangerous Dave09/10/2022
Half way point on round of Grahams/Donalds around Afton Reservoir. Would be easy to miss high point on this one in misty conditions as its about 30m behind the high point on the corner of the fence line and a very small cairn marks the spot.Jossker14/05/2022
From Blackcraig Farm for a round of Blackcraig Hill, Blacklorg Hill, Meikledodd Hill, Alwhat, Alhang, Windy Standard, Black Hill and Struther's Brae.rhalstead17/04/2022
CK SheilaS31/12/2021
From Alwhat on Glen Afton round, Windy Standard next.PeterD12/10/2021
4 of 8: From Windy Standard. With Karen.ChrisR02/09/2021
Round of 3 Donalds from Glen Afton using wind farm track- Alhang, Alwhat and Meikledodd. The industrialisation of this area continues apace - further wind farm extension and new line of pylons.benalder28404/08/2021
From car park just beyond water works at Afton Reservoir, as part of round from Blacklorg Hill to Alhang. Descended via Millaneoch Hill to wind farm, then down to car.quadbarrel15/06/2021
Weather fair.MountainMac30/05/2021
Round of six Donalds from Glen Afton - Blackcraig, Blacklorg, Meikledodd, Alwhat, Alhang, Windy Standard - back using wind farm tracksColin Crawford22/05/2021
I headed down to East Ayrshire today, aiming for the four Donalds around the Afton Reservoir, south of New Cummock. Parking at Blackcraig Farm (about 3km north of the dam), I headed up the track to Quintin Knowe and up a boggy ATV track to Blackcraig Hill (700m) a Graham and Donald. Then in a clockwise motion around the Afton Reservoir, following boggy ATV tracks, I bagged the Donald of Blacklorg Hill (681m), two Donald Tops of Meikledodd Hill (643m) & Alwaht (628m) and ending on the Donald of Alhang (642m). The plan had been to head west for Windy Standard, a Graham and Donald, but I was tired and didnít fancy the descent then re-ascent required, so I followed the Afton Water north to the Reservoir. At the north end of the reservoir, I bumped into the farmer, who gave me a lift back down the glen to my car, saving me approx. 3km of a hike. It was generally dry all day, with small patches of snow already lying. With the farmerís assistance this took 05:55hrs all in.chillyman805/05/2021
Round of Afton Water from car park 300m from damsarahk01/05/2021
From parking area (NX 6622 9941). Up road for 350m, then followed fenceline up to Ewe Hill -> North Top then across to here over good ground. On to Alwhat and picked up Altry Hill on the way down.jonglew30/04/2021
Windy Standard Round 11. 34.5km, 1834km ascent, 10.5hrs. One to forgetHuwel27/02/2021
Circuit of Afton hillsthekirkie pirate26/09/2020
From Polskeoch. Useful tracks all the way to the ridge. Blacklorg Hill, Meikledodd Hill Alwhat, Alhang Ewe Hill and steep descent to Lorg. Old track along Ken Valley and through forest eventually joining track back to Polskeoch. With B and R.jenx24/08/2020
Approx 40km round from Glen Afton, starting near Craigdarroch. Direct ascent to Yarngallows Knowe, then Struther's Brae, Black Hill (also visiting tops similar in height to the summit), Black Hill, Wedder Hill, Millaneoch Hill, Keoch Rigg, Moorbrock Hill N Top, Moorbrock Hill, Dodd Hill (+ nearby mounds of similar height), Mid Hill of Glenhhead, camped near summit off Alhang. Continued short distance to Alhang summit, then Ewe Hill N Top, Ewe Hill, Alwhat, Meikledodd Hill, Blacklorg Hill, Cannock Hill and Craigbraneoch Hill, descending to cross bridge at Craigdarroch. Rain for much of route, and wet underfoot.RobertP23/08/2020
Glen Afton round with Rob, Rosie and Lily. Followed the SMC guidebook route. Lovely part sun, part cloud warm day with a cooling breeze.alexmaclennan16/08/2020
4th top of 11 on a 29km Eastern Circuit from the Glen Afton road, climbing Craigbraneoch, Cannock Hill and Alwhat continuing Sw on fenceline then a short way South to the top. I would head back about 45 mins later looking for my map case only to find it on the descent at the foot of Ewe Hill North top! I descended Ene to cross the burn heading for Ewe Hill North top...Dazingdale23/09/2019
fa, solo, sunny and breeze on the tops, wet underfoot on the hills, with some land rover tracks, 25.5km, 9hr from clennoch bothy to new cumnock via, tracks, hillside to keoch rig with a new mast on its top, past the putting stone to windy standard along the wind farm tracks, down to a col and along a fence then up to Alhang, alwhat , meikledodd hill, then across a new track not marked on the maps or viewranger, blacklorg hill, blackcraig hill and down to quintin knowe to pick up the track down to blackcraig farm, then the minor road all the way to the train station in new cumnockrum doodle 07/06/2019
Lunch stop on Blackcraig - Windy Standard round; certainly needed it!MichaelF27/03/2019
Parked by Lorg Bridge at the end of the Water of Ken road, although the last few hundred yards are distinctly bumpy. A steep grassy ascent to Ewe Hill's wire-bound summit cairn, then Ewe Hill NW Top, Alhang, Alwhat, Meikledodd Hill, Corse Hill with its mossy trig pillar, and back by forestry roads and a quagmire of a path through the trees to Lorg.Nick Down118/11/2018
Round of Windy Standard, Alhang, Alwhat, Meikledodd, Blacklorg and Blackcraig.PGCE24/09/2018
Continuation from Windy Standard across boggy col and up NW shoulder, leaving fence to find pile of stones marking summit of A. Returned to follow fence along to Alwhat. Mist came in from S and dreich rain came on for the rest of the walk. First visit was solo on 08/08/2015, coming from Alwhat on a much better day.jacobus20/08/2018
On the way from Blacklorg round to Windy Standard following fence line. More of a trod on this one although rather wet after recent rain. Easy enough due to fence line in the mist. Finally a view over to some of Windy Standard where a farmer was working his sheep.nickywood119/08/2018
On circuit of Afton Reservoir.,N.Morters14/07/2018
Loop of Glen Afton from water works (car park closed but plenty room) taking in Black Hill, Struther's Brae, Windy Standard, Alhang, Alwhat, Meikledodd Hill, Blacklorg Hill, Cannock Hill and Craigbraneoch Hill. Excellent walking though lots of new wind farm stuff (restricted currently as construction site).SS14/07/2018
Parking area beyond waterworks at 627055 & up Craigbraneoch Hill, Cannock Hill, Blacklorg Hill, Meikledodd Hill & Alwhat. From Alwhat, followed a decent path along S. side of fence before heading across to the summit stones - Descended NNE back to col & then dropped down to sheepfold (some ATV tracks). From sheepfold, farm track through felled forest & then track along W. side of reservoir to car. (S)gerrybowes23/05/2018
S/F Water of Ken carpark (Campervan-friendly). Up forest track then easy to find way through trees up steep ground and onto summit. Combined with Blacklorg Hill.AndrewFinnimore11/04/2018
A Donald. Nice day. Great views.Play2End09/08/2017
Afton Res, roundFlatfield04/09/2016
Circuit of Afton reservoir.Grinner28/08/2016
On a round of the Afton Hills, Windy Standard to Blackcraig Hill.Roblex05/08/2016
From Alwhat. Part of an 11 summit clockwise circuit of Glen Afton. On to Windy Standard.Minto05/06/2016
From Nether Holm of Dalquhaim.ngthack17/10/2015
Solo; continuation of walk from Blacklorg Hill over Meikledodd Hill and Alwhat; summit stones are E off fence. Early mist had been blown away. Descended NW to Afton Water, near its source, had lunch and headed for F/B at S end of Reservoir; through wide break on track, turned L over bridge and followed track back to dam, going down a path to under dam and then track used in morning from P near Waterworks. Weather remained good if a little windy.trienbrae08/08/2015
See Cairnsmore of Carsphairn.dickscroop08/06/2014
And 19/03/2019, 01/09/2022chrispine29/05/2014
round of 5 NDrobertphillips30/01/2014
MC aloneMartin6606/08/2013