Name:Mochrum Fell
Hill number:1793
Height:317m / 1040ft
SMC/RHB Section:27C: The Glenkens to Annandale
County/UA:Dumfries and Galloway
Topographical area:SS03 Carsphairn-criffel
Catchment:Dee (Kirkcudbright), Catchment Boundaries, Urr
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (300-399m), Yeaman
Grid ref:NX 72392 75029
Summit feature:ground 1m from trig point
Col:164m  NX715784  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 77 84
(1:25k) 320
Survey:obvious summit
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From Mochrum via tracks and firebreaks. Left a geocache.jigglybones12/02/2024
Short but bad pine thrash at end but firebreak most of way. Estate parking c 100m NW of road end to SE of summit at NX731745. Track goes NW, then SW to Mochrum House. I went SW for c 250m on grassy track from Mochrum house, then, at track junction, went 250m west on mapped firebreak to junction. Then NE on unmapped grassy firebreak c 750m up to 300m height- rotten gatepost, between the two mapped summits. Here you plunge/ crawl into very thick pines for c 30 m, trying to approach the trig more from the east and, suddenly, you reach a surprisingly large, tennis- court- sized, levelish, grassy clearing with trig and good views. Remember which way you came in! Solo.Denise 27/11/2023
From Mochrum as othersClach Liath26/04/2023
From Mochrum CP. We got onto the wrong firebreaks and took a long time crawling under trees taking lots of GPS readings before eventually arriving. Returning we found the east break which led back to young plantings above the house. Straight down to the track above the house, then a big zig zag back. With Karen.ChrisR22/04/2023
Designated parking on the approach to Mochrum. Track past Mochrum to the crossroad of tracks marked on the 1:25,000. An old path heading due north through young trees petered out and I could see no good way through the older trees higher up, but five minutes of bashing through got to a firebreak east of the summit from where it was only a few metres through the trees to the small clear area around the summit. Returned to the east firebreak, but then turned right onto the south west firebreak which made a decent path back down to the circumferential firebreak at about 230m asl. Then back past Mochrum to the parking.Owen B10/04/2023
Decidedly far more pleasant than expected! faint path most of the way up, with just some slight tree bashing. Will put up a walk report with map on Walkhighlands. Parking at end of road (approx 100m on the forest road)Katrina8929/01/2023
Followed the NE firebreak until its end and through trees for 10 metres (easy) to join a good firebreak.Followed this to the left until below the trig and a short 5 metre push through the trees came out at the summit clearing .No hand and knee work required although a jacket with a hood up is handy for the cascading pine needles on the last short section.ARM23/09/2022
From car parking area signposted by the estate on tracks via Nick of Mochrum.Winterfloodian17/09/2022
ELMA SUILVENdonmeister08/04/2022
Parked near Mochrum House and headed up its Fell through open beech wood and rough ground before hitting young conifers. Judicious route finding through fire breaks avoided most of this scratchy barrier, slipping under and between the odd tree here-and-there to attain an open summit.summitter20/11/2021
Route as PeteF. I advise you wear gloves to protect your hands from the needles as you crawl under the trees! Solo.Dangerous Dave07/11/2021
Parked at designated spot at NX7320674576, followed track past house Mochrum to junction of paths at NX7253674679, then overgrown track to NX7217674710, then NE along gap in plantation which if followed far enough gets to within 25m of top. Beware lots of ticks!PeteF13/09/2021
As described by Jonglew. Squeeze through trees at top of narrow fire break is getting tight and not great in a T shirt. Will only get worse as these trees grow. Almost missed this point on return. Should have left a marker !conanharrod24/08/2021
Parked at the estate car park at 732746, then route as jonglew. Rain, very wet when squeezing through young trees.Clive G06/08/2021
Parked at track junc (NX 7296 7490) - the estate does provide signed parking further back down the track, only noticed on my drive out. As others, to Nick of Mochrum on a poor logging track where a break starting NX 7218 7471 heads NE up the hill. Took a narrow rough break at NX 7236 7493 but this eventually petered out for a final easy push through fairly well-spaced young conifers. Lovely open summit.jonglew21/01/2021
Park at forestry road junction at NX72977489. Head WSW past Mochrum to junction at NX72537468. Cross to path (which is shown as a track on the Explorer map) heading W to NX72187470. Turn NE uphill on forest ride (faint path, sometimes with a few trees to push through) to NX72417504. Turn W through a few trees to reach summit. This route is relatively dry underfoot and involves very little effort to get through trees,geralddavison12/03/2020
From corner of track near Mochrum out track then overgrown track (this starts at main track junction and isn't obvious unless you look up) to close to summit with very short climb through trees to open top as described by previous logs.SS21/10/2018
Thx Lionel for the route. Dry and calm, sun breaking through after three days of rain from which the ground and vegetation was still very wet. Nice pointed summit.Topographer5714/10/2018
Early morning short 90min walk from near Mochrum. Track lightly overgrown but easy going, past the house as others up to nick of Mochrum. Tracks lead upwards to just below summit.N.Morters13/09/2018
Good parking at NX729749, nice spot at trig. But getting up there is hard going and no paths I could find.G0HIO07/05/2018
From Mochrum followed Lionel's route which worked perfectly, thanks. Beware conifers surrounding summit area will make for difficulty in future years.NormanW25/03/2018
Parked near Mochrum house, and followed the track as others, then up the first track, overgrown, through huge beech trees, then picked a way through young trees to find a track leading up to just below the trig. Good views. Followed the track back further until it got lost, and hacked back down through spruce, beech trees and brash.Gill10/12/2017
Parked at NX 72977 74895 at track junction. Tried Chris Watson's route which is now heavily overgrown and blocked by new planting. So after another false trail my recommended route is to walk SW past the large house, cross over another track at NX 72536 74682 and continue to NX 72179 74709 and turn right uphill on track and later small path.Lionel Bidwell18/11/2017
Solo HFB29/10/2017
Managed by following the old forest roads but had to chop about a bit near the top to get through, round and under trees. Not much fun, will need a rethink for the future.nickywood105/09/2017
P to S at NX 72541 72603 and followed tracks. The trick is to take the faint track uphill immediately after forking right at NX 72180 74183; this takes you very nearly to the top.agentmancuso02/09/2017
Weather fair.MountainMac14/05/2017
Nice spot for campervan up at track junction.Head west and take to the hill where the giant deciduous trees are. Easy walking surface up to track leading to summit. New plantings shouldn't be a problem for a few yrs yet I reckon.AndrewFinnimore17/04/2017
Parked at the Y junction and ascended directly from a point above Mochrum House. On meeting an old, reedy, track I followed this L until about 70m from the trig. Expect this route to be OK until 2019ish.jimbloomer10/02/2017
Repeat w Jenx, parked a little further up the track at the Y junction up to the right of house. There along the horizontal track until deciduous trees reached, then use their line and an old track to get to south of trig - visible. Since last here (3 years) the new conifers have grown several feet - in a few more it will become difficult!nordicstar15/10/2016
Becoming a bit of a struggle with the rapidly growing spruce. I love the ancient beech trees.jenx15/10/2016
Almost exactly as described by Gerrybowes, except I think I came out of the ride slightly further S, as I didn't need to turn R to pick up old track towards summit. Route and write-up at:
Parked at tee junction just before Mochrum house.From there go east to y junction. Double back west along road above house til you reach large deciduous trees and new deciduous tree tubes. Fight through vegitation for @ 100m. Much easier from there, due north til you reach the old road to the top. Partly sunny, warm, slight breeze on top, good views.iangalbraith27/07/2016
Parked near Mochrum and toughed it out to the summit trig, there were some traces of a track on the descent but it was still hard work.Chris Peart23/07/2016
Parked in wide entrance to forest at NX72598 72631 Along track to track junction at NX72172 74168 Turned right & almost immediately headed north along narrow ride for just over ½km At end of ride turned right & after about 50m came to another track junction NE up old track which takes you just south of the summit A short climb between young conifers to summit trig point. Returned same way, a total distance of 7km. (S)gerrybowes16/11/2015
Part of a longer walk in the forests. The summit is among cleared forest so a bit uneve. I left the track near a large quarry on the north side, where the track comes closest the summit. There is a narrow forest break then just a brief stumble to the summit trig. Done in mist si everything looked three times larger/longer than it really was.borderterrier31/10/2015
From Gibbshill along forestry tracks. Track seems to disappear at one point, but push on and you win through. Last few hundred metres hard work.ngthack14/10/2015
From 725725 is a brisk walk to 722741. Take the rake a few yards up the right turn which then brings you out on an old track in sight of the summit. Opposite is an ancient overgrown track which brings you just south of the summit. Solo.bolton14/08/2015
Nothing like as bad as I had feared. But it probably will be when the new trees have grown a bit more! Pleasant summit views at the moment.hillsman30/05/2015
Parked at wide entrance to forest track at NX726726 then took track to junction at NX722742. Turned R for a few yards, then followed a narrow forest ride N to come out at NX722747. From there followed a bulldozed track NE uphill to just S of summit. The last 50m were challenging. On return took track from NX722742 to join main track at NX725747 nr Mochrum Farm - this was a lot better though longer. The rides & tracks in the upper part are not on the 25k map.fortyniner20/03/2015
from the south parked near cottage then old forestry track to the top.great views.robertphillips07/02/2015
from track end at 725725 where you can park. At 722742 jnct there is a ride which contours round and takes you out at 722746 which is where the felling is. There is then a bulldozer track to within 200m horizontally and 30 m vertically of the now bare trig which is quite commanding. Sadly it was misty. Nice hill once the forestry settles down if ever. 3rd of 3 on day.Thearlaichdubh15/03/2014
Minor road from Parton to forest access road, then to ATV track near Mochrum house. Evening ascent, wind keeping midges down. Lost rubber tip from walking pole near summit - please return if found!neimcv19/06/2013
As Chris W. off road track but ok for average car. Stones throw to top but rough ground! Take track as it cuts back (see map) to high point, then follow rough track w reeds/drainage line up hillside until trig visible. Alas upper slopes now planted again w spruce and growing fast, bag this one quick! Fine views.nordicstar17/03/2013
Parked at entrance to forest to south at NX726726, then easy ascent via forest tracts which get to look less used as you progress until the last 20 meters of ascent which is off-piste through old stumps and recently planted confers.Dugswell221/10/2012
From Gibbshill to the N in the rain. Track till it finished, then wet overgrown boggy forest rides until large new forest logging track appeared. Crossed this then up tree debris slope to trig S7977. Miserable outing. Looking at Google Earth may show easier route.Aye Jimmy30/03/2011
Mochrum Fell is tamed. Drove up snowy track to park at 731750. West along track to 72931 74935 where a logging track heads uphill. This takes you right to the trig - easy peasy.chriswatson04/12/2010