Name:Craiglich
Hill number:1518
Height:476m / 1562ft
RHB Section:21B: Fraserburgh to the Dee Valley
County/UA:Aberdeenshire
Catchment:Dee (Aberdeen), Catchment Boundaries, Don (Aberdeen)
Watershed:Aberdeen Bay
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (400-499m), Yeaman
(Ma,Hu,Tu,4,Y)
Grid ref:NJ 53307 05421
Summit feature:trig point next to large cairn
Drop:167m
Col:308.7m  NJ 5616 0679  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 37
(1:25k) OL59E 405E
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From parking area at the summit of the B9119. South over gate, a up track through the field which then curves SW to a forest ride. A path along the forest rides leads all the way to the summit.Winterfloodian02/05/2024
From the B9119 summit layby. South-ish then east-ish up the obvious tracks, very easy. The short cut path marked on the 1:50,000 is not obvious.Owen B23/04/2024
From the big layby at 294pt on B9119. Had to climb over the gate, up through the field of cows then along the track all the way to the summit. Back the same way. 2.9 miles 1hr 15 round trip.JulieB01/10/2023
From 294m spit height up good tracks to summit with trigpillar and collapsed cairn/monument. Passed several Roe deer.cjo01/10/2023
From B9119 nj 527 063BLACKHILL18/05/2023
A nice stroll from the quarry car park at the road summit. Up through the boggy field avoiding the quagmire around the dung heap, then into the forestry. The track is now nicely overgrown with a pleasant narrow path through the vegetables, then left fork on track up a wide clearing up to open moor and the top. Fine views as always. Returned by the narrow grassy path through the trees almost opposite the track junction, a bit longer but very pleasant. It becomes a narrow gravelly path with a few old way markers, leading downhill to a flatter path through lovely woodland along a steep hillside. A couple of boggy sections and a bit confused near the end at the Coull road junction but mainly very nice. The downside is a short walk back along the busy road.Gill214/01/2023
Nice and easy walk up the track all the way from the parking lay-by on the road to the north. Took a little over 30minsPilotralph 13/01/2023
Very large lay-by at top of road to north of hill. Knee-deep snow all the way up! With Mntainman. Fabulous summit in deep snow with blue skies.Dangerous Dave12/12/2022
From the big lay-by nr. spot height 294m on the B9119.Then out to Corse Hill and back.Kompass11/10/2022
Followed track from roadside parking to the north.JasonStark25/06/2022
From the B9119. My old 1:50,000 map didn't show the track from the west leading to the summit, only the old path which I located and went up, only to get very wet and also took a hit from a spruce branch to the eye. Poor research on my behalf.PeteF21/08/2021
Parked at layby to NW. Up forestry track to summit.sarahk20/03/2021
1/2 before Corse Hill, fantastic views to a white MorvenPDuncan8201/12/2019
Winter is here. Cheek and nose tip numbing piercing cold and crunchy snow underfoot. Crystal clear beautiful light with a full dipping sun rapidly losing any warmth. Another of my regular last hour of daylight afternoon dashes to bag a summit or two after work before darkness at 4.50pm. Fast easy track walking -following two sets of fresh footsteps in the snow all way to summit -but saw no one and no one logged on hb for today. Good speed made along easy linking snowy paths / forest track to Corse Hill - for a tough rough descent N to just beat darkness -and a mile road walk back to car.Chris Pearson08/11/2019
Visited with big JNozzer26/06/2019
Ascended from the large layby up the marked track. Bagging the trig.BigJ26/06/2019
From near pt294 on B9119, NJ527063, big lay-by on N side of road. Over gate and up initially wet and boggy grass track, churned by cows. Over step stile and up ATV forest track, gorse encroaching in places. Well up beyond first junction, pile of rocks on L indicates start of peaty path, L, direct to top.Isbjorn27/05/2019
Climbed just before sunset from the large layby on B9119. Through cattle field and up forest track to summit with good cairn. 4.7kmPiranhaFish27/02/2019
tickchazzyboy1913/11/2018
Solo HFB01/09/2018
From big lay-by to the NW. Track curving south on west Side till second left track direct up to summit. with Sara Hargreavesvegibagger16/06/2018
Parked in large lay by to North. Simple walk. Good viewpoint. With GNtrimarc215/05/2018
Parked in large layby on B9119. Up snow covered track and took second junction after bend in track and followed path all way to summit Good views. Retraced outward route back to car, 3rd hill of day and tired by ploughing through snow.Coinneach20/03/2018
6 of 6 today: Cairn William, Bennachie, Millstone Hill, Hill of Fare, Benaquhallie, Craiglich. Completes Section 21.PGCE22/02/2018
Parked in an icy lay-by just up the road from the pillbox (N57° 08.701' W2° 47.071') and headed up the icy farm track. After a while we decided to see if we could find the wee track up through the forest (N57° 08.425' W2° 47.078') but it ended up being quite dense snow and a tough walk, Robbie had to have a few carries. Very windy and cold at the trig but a great view, took large track all the way back to the car.thejackrustles15/12/2017
1 of 4: From B9119 layby: 527063ChrisR12/09/2017
Second of the day, from the now famous lay-by, up the easy track. The views from the track are brilliant, and the view from the top is 360. What a surprisingly good hill. But don't get too excited about the monument advertised by the OS, it has fallen down a bit.Gill07/09/2017
From the lay-by at 527063 then followed the forestry track to the second fork marked by a cairn, took the left fork all the way to the summit. Best hill of the three today.Peterb04/07/2017
Short walk up the obvious track over lunch break 45min up/down. Great views over Deeside, Bennachie and Pressendye.N.Morters07/04/2017
Parked in the layby on the B9119, opposite the start of the track up the hill. Followed the track to the summit. With JT.Sprog14/02/2017
Climbed from forestry tracks from the Queen's View on the B9119. Frosty, clear day.mcbboyd22/01/2017
Easy going from the east. Came off west and looped round the base to return.Fear-allabain28/11/2016
Weather fair.MountainMac24/04/2016
With EA. From large lay-by at 527063 up the track all the way. cloudy on top.GmacT03/04/2016
Parked at the layby to the north. An easy walk of just over one hour return along the track SW and then east.bolton15/11/2015
Followed the forest track on to the access to the hill on the south ridge side. Windy.Play2End31/10/2015
With Jenx, from big lay by, the usual track route. Path shown on map all but gone, easier to stick to the track and quicker. Windy but clear and great views.nordicstar22/10/2015
Short walk- great viewshillsman27/09/2015
Perfect weather. From large lay-by ay 527063 (not shown on map). Ascent via so-called path shown on map, more direct descent down firebreak and clearing.Topographer5703/12/2014
Usual route from the N.AndrewFinnimore12/09/2014
from layby at 294m. Path at 525058 is imaginary but is an easy ride. There is a landrover track along the crest of the ridge which probably joins up with the main forest track to W. Pleasant views.Thearlaichdubh08/09/2014
same day as pressendye.robertphillips06/07/2014
Solo tripInvicta1419/04/2014
From layby near Queen's View along forest track. Views all round.neimcv21/09/2012
With Eilidh and islaamswanston17/03/2012
With AS, ES. Carriediks17/03/2012
With AS, IS. Part Carriedeks17/03/2012
set out from the 294 spot mark and its a pleasant walk up on the tracks and then the open heather ridgetorkm17/04/2010
High cloud, cold wind on top, dry, good views.iangalbraith24/09/2009
From parking place at NJ526063. Solo. On track across cow field and into the forest S of the road. This goes steadily uphill SW and then S. I was hoping to find a break in the forest and indeed found a track branching off east. This was not shown on my map. I followed this track which took me straight to the summit of Craiglich. Back same way.pwbellarby21/07/2009