Name:Grange Fell
Hill number:1942
Height:319.3m / 1048ft
SMC/RHB Section:28B: The River Tweed to the English Border
County/UA:Dumfries and Galloway
Topographical area:SS10 Ettrick-eildon
Catchment:Annan, Catchment Boundaries, Esk (Gretna)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (300-399m), Yeaman
Grid ref:NY 24403 81926
Summit feature:ground 13m SSW of trig point
Col:167.2m  NY 2374 8299  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 79
(1:25k) 323S
Survey:Abney level
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Parked at the Y bit. Note minor road closed and the off road bit was v soft and muddy. So i tucked in wing mirrors. Up the zig zags. Huge new gate at start and another at top…v middy near second gate. Once on open hill side, hummocky tussocky. I took careful notes on mobile mappimg, re where how when to enter forest. Thank You ! A bit of a rumba in olcaes. They wayi chose had a tree down. Very dark and creepy. Didnt linger. In touch ytig ans scoot back !VerySlowPlodder06/03/2024
Parked just of the road at Grid 2534-8154. follow the main road to the gate then head across the field to the start of the zig zag path, continue up to the deer fence gate then go through and follow the wall up to the dip. cross the wall and follow one of the lanes, (not really proper fire breaks between the trees) to reach open ground then continue through more trees to the Trig Point. Return the same way.smocks and denims23/02/2024
up the zig zags, through the new deer gate in the left corner then back over a rotten gate and through the forest which was quite walkable.jef06/11/2023
up the zigzag, over coll easy to find fire breaks to trig.BLACKHILL05/11/2023
Here for the trigpoint. TP:UK log: Bit of an epic this one, suggest you follow someone else's route. Parked at NY 23772 83026 and took track to NY 23858 82780. Started to go wrong from here really. Followed edge of quarry along overgrown path to NY 23959 82410, then crossed this grassy area and then weaved my way on some tracks, some firebreaks to the trigpoint. Totally frazzled once there and couldn't face a reverse journey. So I took a beeline towards the quarry hoping to maybe pick up a track, no joy ended up following quarry fence line down to road - very rough and steep and then back up the road to the car.thejackrustles30/07/2023
Up the zig zags,in mist. Surprisingly enjoyable.Clive G30/04/2023
Much easier than I had expected. Parked at Y-junction, up zig-zags, through gates to follow up edge of forest. Go over col and down a short way to where a stream emerges at bend in forest. Follow stream into forest and very soon fork right to follow ditch up through trees to reach firebreak, follow this up to firebreak marked on map. Go almost straight across through a few trees to pick up another firebreak which takes you to the top.nicolajane31/03/2023
Parked at usual Y junction, up zigzag track to fence. Crossed over fence where no barbed wire bit, up side of forest all the way to col. Up a break (look for it, don't go off too early) come to the break on the map, went slightly left up another break, straight up between the trees to the summit clearing. Very dirty trig. Back down then across to Carruthers Fell. Followed an ATV track down to the bottom, then through a gate to meet the outgoing track. 2.4 miles, just over 1hr walking time.JulieB28/10/2022
On Bike from Lockerbie bound to Moffat, so not the normal start. 1:50 suggests you can go through quarry from W, 1:25 doesn't. So a lot of 'in-tree' nav.davechaffey28/10/2022
Not as straightfoward as i expected.. my old map has no forest haha! Track from east to bealach, over broken wall and through narrow gap in trees to pleasant summit clearing and trig. Good views from smaller unforested southern top.. of Criffel, IOM, Lakeland Fells, Ingleborough, North Pennines etcNick Canute19/09/2022
Up the oft mentioned zig zags, then along the forest edge westwards until a narrow fire break. Simple walk up this, bypassing a couple of fallen trees to the trig. The actual summit was covered in nettles, so I suggest bringing thicker trousers than I had if you attempt it in summer .... ouch, ouch, ouch!!!summitter09/08/2022
Revisit for the now toppled Grange Fell Post (trig), from ESE on a showery day. Remembering Ken 'chalky' Whyte who died 5 days agoRHW12/03/2022
3 of 3: After Kisdon and Hoove. Parked at the Y Junction in the trees. Tried following Gill's directions but the entrance to the first firebreak was obscured. Went in one further up and guessed at the junctions. Worked Ok. Top in 25 mins. 1,000th Scottish Marilyn.ChrisR21/10/2021
From road junction to the SE. The 2 hidden moss covered paths through the forest from the bealach were located which made the through the trees very easy.Winterfloodian20/10/2021
Parked at Y, up the zigzag, along the trees and into Mirkwood. Vile. Had to purify myself with a quick trip to the top of Carruthers fell after. En route Edinb to Ldn. Rounsfell06/10/2021
Parked off-road in the trees at the Y-junction to ESE. Crossed the burn and climbed to top of Carruthers Fell (311m). Over wall topped by bw fence into forest. Dense mature trees to fight through to clearing with trig point. Not pleasant. Back same way. Solo.Dangerous Dave23/07/2021
Parked at Junction of Waterbeck Rd. Followed a large Zig Zag path to edge of forest and then headed up through various fire breaks to reach the summit. No view unless you like trees. Emerged from the trees and went on to the summit of Carruthers Fell for the view south.jigglybones24/01/2021
Roadside parking, car off the road ok at NY 2530 8155. Farm track from NY 2527 8171, following fenceline straight up the hill to NY 2448 8178 where a squidgy, grassed ride was taken directly to the trigged hill top.jonglew17/12/2019
From quarry gate zigzag up ridesm0jla13/10/2019
From Y jct. Neil Midgley's and Gill's logs describe our route well, though worth pointing out the key to the cut bw fence and gap in forest is the bealach btw the HP and Carruthers Fell. We visited Carruthers Fell for the views, and took an ATV track down from there, though had to walk to the bridge at NY252817 to cross the burn after a wet August. With Petepwheeler14/09/2019
Didn't find the fire breaks as obvious or as easy to follow as I had imagined after reading earlier blogs. At first, missed the initial right turn into the forest, then much bent double walking to get under branches.Have they become more overgrown or is it just me!Neil Midgley20/06/2019
As per GillClach Liath09/01/2019
Parked at 25251 81311. Space for 1-2 cars.duchally10/10/2018
Parked at the Y-junction. Easy ascent up the track then up the left side of the forest.Play2End30/09/2018
A nice walk, and surprisingly easy. Parked at the Y junction, then up the zig-zag track. At the top, there's an easy step over the wall and fence where the barbed wire has been removed. Followed the edge of the trees west, parallel to the wall until a right turn into a fire break. Left (up) at the next FB junction; right at a FB T junction; take the next FB on the left which leads to the trig. Very easy going on firm dry grass in wide FBs, only a short section of tussock near the top. Do not wear shorts (nettles).Gill26/05/2018
Parked quarry entrance NY24391 82699(Sunday)steep and rough at the start then an easy walk along fire breaks to clearing and trig.G0HIO06/05/2018
From end of windfarm track on B7068 at NY24177 82847. Bike to around 29362 818767 then on foot up easy (if boggy) breaks to top. Recorded route and write-up at:
Filthy weather unexpectedly eased a bit on my way south as I approached Langholm on the A7. Quick change of plan, parked at the junction 253815. Google Earth suggested the road was barely wide enough to allow unobstructive parking, but actually there's plenty of room on the minor road under the trees 30m south of the junction. Up the zig zags in my trainers, to the high point on the wall, happily the OS mapping on my phone was working, vaguely remembered from looking at Google Earth where the breaks in the trees were, with the compass arrow on the OS map on the phone found the summit trig in the small clearing without any difficulty. So a happy bonus bag in grotty but not utterly vile weather.Owen B02/04/2018
From Grange of Tundergarth using Google Maps to follow forest breaks to summit (and back). My great great great grandfather shepherded here from 1840 to 1870 making the trek somewhat more interesting.SS26/12/2017
Quickly found following other baggers logs.Alan Caine09/12/2017
Google earth helpful but tracks through trees becoming overgown at entrance points. Parked Y junction (minor road, partly under trees). Up farmers road to wall at top. Follow wall to its highest point where you can see the valley beyond. Looking at trees from there, go in far LH 'corner', follow 'break' to bigger break at right angles. Turn left, walk 15mtrs and break into a smaller break which is fine and leads to the trig. Sunny, calm and no possible views this time.iangalbraith03/12/2017
Frok road junction to the east. Following up Ennie Gill to ridge crest, crossing wall then picking a direct route through the trees. Crossing one fire break, oddly quite easy to cut through and locate.N.Morters05/10/2017
The forest rides have large unavoidable swathes of knee high stinging nettles. Ouch ouch ! Also feet soaked with deep wet grass. Found the trig and post !NormanW03/06/2017
Planned to park at road junction to the east but space taken by lorry on driver break, so parked off road further south towards Carruthers Bridge (NY 25230 81189). Seems a better place as forces a more gentle ascent along ATV track. Went through gate near plantation but found hole in wall on descent and found easier ground on south side of wall. Either way a bushwack through for rest to summit and trig pillar and post in clearing. Look for a break in trees for easier time.mntainman24/04/2017
From road junction, up zigzag then into forest. easy enough to find trig.rhalstead01/01/2017
Route as per Gerrybowes. Drive-by bagging en route between Bentpath and Glasgow.raffemeister06/11/2016
From the east, cut across the zigzag and into the young forest not shown on the map. Firebreaks to the summit clearing. Don't forget the GPS. Long firebreak grass, heavy morning dew and feet wet through.Topographer5719/10/2016
Parking tricky. Chose layby on B7068 near Dunnabie and walked back up to climb eastern slopes. Rough ground at the top and some forest to negotiate but stumbled upon Trig Pt OK.AndrewFinnimore11/07/2016
Thanks for the heads up about needing a Google Earth view of the forest - this is essential as the fire breaks on the outside of the trees are becoming more overgrown, once in the forest the breaks are still ok for navigating to the summit. Did solo. Parked just south of the junction at NY253815 – Over gate, crossed burn & headed over to the trees next to the burn/gully to maximise my distance from the cows in the field then found my way to the summit.assynt_bob30/05/2016
Solo HFB25/03/2016
Parked just south of the fork in the road at 253815. Headed west and upwards along the south side of the line of larch trees. Google earths photograph of the area was vital in guiding us to the summit through the forest rails. Is that the original trig point alongside the more recent? Under one hour with GB.bolton21/04/2015
Parked just south of the junction at NY25289 81521 – Through gate, over burn & up steep slope to the left of trees – Climbed small gate above corner of wall, followed edge of forest for about 50m & turned right into first ride – Used ‘Google Earth’ print-out to navigate along rides to summit. (PM)gerrybowes21/04/2015
parked in muddy layby 100m south of road junction, across small burn up side of trees, then though fire break and trees to the top.robertphillips27/02/2015
Fairly easy with Google Earth.Chris Peart24/11/2014
Climbed up from Grange Quarry in early evening to rear of offices which were closed. Firebreaks to the summit - checked out prior on Google Earth. Operated ham radio for SOTA from the trig.G4OBK (Phil)13/04/2014
left the car in he road near the foot of the zigzags. Then followed my intuition to find the trig which is in a clearing which is at least 50m square. Suggestion to use aerial photo is good. Then onto Calkin Rig which was better.Thearlaichdubh08/03/2014
Climbed from East up zig-zag track to forest corner, then used aerial view as suggested by tim747.Lionel Bidwell25/11/2013
The track from the Grange woodland entrance gets you most of the way there, then it's into the maze ...neimcv21/03/2012
followed edge of trees and then climbed upwards on forest breaks -less difficult than I thoughtAlisonFox66 11/02/2012