Name:Mount Hill
Hill number:1677
Height:222.9m / 731ft
RHB Section:26A: Central Scotland from Dumbarton to Montrose
Catchment:Eden (Guardbridge)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (200-299m), Yeaman
Grid ref:NO 33079 16478
Summit feature:no feature: ground 20m W of tower & 35m W of trig point
Col:59.5m  NO 3288 1769  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 59
(1:25k) 370 371N
Observations:trig point is 1.7m lower than summit
Survey:Abney level
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From B road just south of Mount Farm. Parked in open field opposite signposted track. Wouldn't normally do that but ground was very dry so no chance of getting stuck and my wife stayed with the car while I climbed the hill which only took 45 mins from here. Parking near here may be trickier on roadside. Possibly at Farm Cottages to the East? Followed track up hill to near top. The track does a circular around the hill with the high point, Trig and Monument Tower all inside a perimeter woodland fence with gate on south side. Tower is padlocked so no chance of climbing to top for unobstructed views unfortunately. Although today all I would have seen to the East is Sea Harr which had rolled in earlier when I was down at Tentsmuir Beach. Returned by same route to car.Jossker18/05/2024
Parked on the grass verge opposite public footpath sign on minor road to SE. Good signposted paths all the way to the summit. A really pretty woodland walk. Solo.Dangerous Dave23/02/2024
From the start of the public footpath to the monument on the SE side of the hillDaveMcS28/01/2024
After Norman's Law. Parked by large tree the followed signposted track through field and forestry to monument.the pigguy 03/11/2023
A storm is approaching threatening my very life today.Play2End04/10/2023
No problems parking. Circle route.Play2End23/04/2023
As previously suggested, parked at bend by tree about 200yards down road from footpath signpost. Shame about poor state of memorial plaque and locked metal door on monument.Hirta14/03/2023
Parked at the side of West Hill sheds. Easy, if occasionally steep, snowy ascent to the monument and trig on landrover tracks all the way.alexmaclennan17/12/2022
Parked NO3371415718. Gate at NO3377515782. NW then W along track to woodland. Tracks to NO3342916365 then anticlockwise to NO3298416475 then to summit.PeteF15/10/2022
Parked on grass verge by bend, 275m SW of start of monument path - Up waymarked path to enclosure access gate 100m W. of tower; path to summit & trig point.gerrybowes21/09/2022
Solos. Limited car parkingVerySlowPlodder21/11/2021
2nd of 4 Marilyn's for the day. Parked on the bend next to a gate 337158. Back up the road, following waymarked footpath,then turning left through a gate up a path to monument. Back to main path, Continued around circuit climbing over 2 padlocked gates past lots of pheasant feedersto meet signposted junction, then retraced steps back to start. 2.5 miles under 1hr round trip.JulieB01/11/2021
With Iain. First of N Fife trio. Nice short woodland walk - first time definitively seeing a Green Woodpecker.iangpark08/04/2021
Great run/walk with SB. Bright, cold day - still a touch of frost at summit. Place to ourselves.Hegley06/03/2021
Muddy but leisurely walk from the East, following signposted route on the way up. Weather sunny with passing showers. Monument double-padlocked - no plaques or notices, so left wondering whether it is out of bounds, owing to covid-19, slavery or both?barnz4826/10/2020
Nice run round the trails to S. Parked at road corner about 100m SW of trailhead.quadbarrel18/10/2020
A humid 6 mile return dog walk with L from the door of our w/e pet sit at Bow of Fife to SW. (ship bell in garden from crow's nest of SS Leviathan 1924 ! -then the largest ship in world - a contentious claim). Tracks all way -crop fields on flat then, on steeper slopes, cattle which charged worryingly up to the 2 dogs the charged away again - we were ready to drop their leads. From summit the Quaker Oats factory visible - we had pulled in to buy a sackful but no luck! Tower unsigned but commemorates Earl John Hope who fought / commanded in a string of battles in early 1800s against the French and Spanish in Egypt (e.g. Battle of Alexandria 1801- where an exquisite scaled map was produced on the eve of battle showing the plan! -shown on wiki) There is also a statue of Hope on a horse in Edinburgh's St Andrews' Square -where in June 2020 a plaque was officially added to reflect and highlight the continuation of the slave trade that Hope had been responsible for whilst serving there.Chris Pearson15/08/2020
Cycled from Cupar, then along tracks from road at SE. With JAS.kdbennett12/04/2020
Parked on the bend next to the tree. 200 yds back to the start of the public footpath to the monument. With Rosie and Brodie. Muddy despite the fact no rain for a while.Longwojo24/01/2020
Second visit, with Marian and JohnColin Crawford15/12/2019
On paths from The Mount.Winterfloodian28/08/2019
I parked just inside the field, to the side of the track, NO338158. Up track to The Mount, following SRoWS signs to the Monument along subsequent flooded tracks which doubled as streams. At sharp R bend, with rusty old gate ahead, there were no useful signs - guessed it was through wooden gate on L as there was no sight of a monument - after 50m, tower loomed out of the mist - guess was correct. No view in the horizontal rain.Isbjorn24/06/2019
With f. From track/road junction at NO338158Danmawr12/05/2019
From Cupar along the country roads to the south.Windy Corner13/04/2019
Climbed with Elaine on glorious spring day. Got to the very top of Hopeton Monument.Skerryvore26/03/2019
4of4: From Mount Farm. F/p sign at 339159ChrisR24/10/2018
Parked opposite Mount Farm cottages and followed the signed track to the Hopetoun Monument and trig. A pleasant summer evening stroll.Nick Down129/06/2018
From south - signposted route.BLACKHILL23/03/2018
With Brian R. on a cold, windy winters day. Still no view.Play2End13/01/2018
By waymarked route on way up to Forfar for Christmas with my sister. Drizzle.SS25/12/2017
Something of a disappointment given its prominence. Muddy track, no interpretation, forestry works. The people of Cupar who built it will be spinning in their collective graves.summitter25/11/2017
The usual route via the signed track. Snuck in and parked in the field entrance alongside the track. The track winds around a bit up the hill, eventually arriving at the somewhat hideous monument. A bit of a smoky walk, due to chaps burning stuff after tree harvesting operations.Gill09/11/2017
By signed route from the S.Chris Peart25/10/2017
Great walk up to trig, fully pathed all the way up. Once up there there is the Hopetoun monument which is quite spectacularthejackrustles05/04/2017
2nd Ma of 4 today. From the Mount, to the tower, walking on the tracks round the hill as the 'official route' was messy with tree felling. Gate in deer fence gave access to summit. Between showers- very clear away from the showers.pwheeler21/03/2017
With MN route etc as kdbennett. Path muddy due to forestry work. Interesting monumenttrimarc208/12/2016
Signposted from road at SE. Summit enclosed by new deer fence, access by gate at W sidekdbennett27/11/2016
Marked route from the SE. The route is well marked unlike the monument that does not say what it is there for. Apparently it was erected to honour John Hope who was a hero in the Peninsular War.clivevilla08/10/2016
Solo jog, from SE up the farm tracks as signposted.amswanston04/09/2016
From SE up the farm tracks signposted, clear and dry on hill but lots of low cloud and rain to the west.N.Morters12/08/2016
Up marked path from road to the SE. Route and write-up at:
Weather fair.MountainMac07/04/2016
Nice cut bench mark on south face of the tower.ARM23/01/2016
Beautiful evening stroll in wintery weather. A nice sunset over the Lomond hills. Loads of pheasants.jenx30/11/2015
With Jenx from south. Marked path all the way. 40 minutes round trip. Impressive monument, albeit raised by local serfs to honour their landlord.nordicstar30/11/2015
2nd time.russell6124/04/2015
Self, Peter and dog. Lovely day.Invicta1425/12/2014
Pleasant easy walk along farm tracks right to the summit.martin_hall02/11/2014
LSjohn steel26/10/2014