Name:Woodhead Hill
Hill number:1796
Height:259.5m / 851ft
SMC/RHB Section:27C: The Glenkens to Annandale
County/UA:Dumfries and Galloway
Topographical area:SS03 Carsphairn-criffel
Catchment:Nith, Catchment Boundaries, Urr
Watershed:Solway Firth
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (200-299m), Yeaman
(Ma,Hu,Tu,2,Y)
Grid ref:NX 92760 71302
Summit feature:small cairn
Drop:170m
Col:89.5m  NX 9159 7167  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 84
(1:25k) 313
Observations:ground 20m ESE at NX 92775 71289 is of similar height
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From layby on the A711. Road to Woodhead then gravel road to 9310-7107. Followed path to the top then a fight through trees and windfell to the heigh point. then back to 9310-7107. from there over to Cuil Hillsmocks and denims21/05/2024
Approached from from the S with parking area at NX93294 69143. Good forest track until final section involving some minor pushing through trees to the reach the two cairns. Then visited the new alternative high point at NX92775 71289, which the GPS read as slightly higher. After, continued to Lochbank Hill. Beautiful weather, with warm spring sunshine.Rod M24/03/2024
assynt_bob17/03/2024
DaveMcS04/03/2024
nicolajane01/03/2024
Parked layby A711. Followed forestry tracks around and then up bike trail to near top. Found small cairn.colazione03/02/2024
MKInnes06/01/2024
kiltedbiggles06/01/2024
geralddavison11/08/2023
Stickman26/06/2023
Solo trip. Not sure I got to exact top (fallen trees/ storm damage)Invicta1427/05/2022
Robertgee22/03/2022
Parked beside the A711 and walked up past Woodhead house and followed the track until we came to the MBT this came out a short distance from the top.Fellhugger30/01/2022
holtsd13/11/2021
ketzster10/10/2021
Parked NX91497166, crossed busy A711, followed tracks to NX9310871072, then path/mountain bike trail to NW which passes with 20m of summit.PeteF10/09/2021
From layby on A711. Summit cairn just a few meters back from clearing at top of bike trackconanharrod19/08/2021
TONY DEALL07/07/2021
Parked on the Dalbeattie Road. Made my way up past Woodhead Farm and over rough ground to hilhead Hill and then various bike tracks to the summit. Descended more directly via a different bike track. About 90 mins up and down.jigglybones06/04/2021
NickF17/03/2021
Second visit, following awful outings to Marthrown and Craigbill. A pleasure in contrast, with the cycle route to near the high pointColin Crawford18/08/2020
dave g11/06/2020
beckybags14/03/2020
A Peckish14/03/2020
m0untain_n0mad12/03/2020
With Alfie. Lay you on A711, 200yds N of Woodhead. Followed gravel road then bike track to summit from west. Second, bigger cairn, furthest from track is highest point. Descended on better track to east and visited trig on Marthrown Hill.Dangerous Dave02/02/2020
The Fife Flyer15/12/2019
2 of 3: Ascent almost as GerryBowes. Layby a few metres further NE seemed safer. Used an extraction track for the last bit. Coming down I used the bike trails starting north and guessing correctly at the junctions until above the forest road. Down an extraction track to join it at 92087 71398.ChrisR21/10/2019
duchally10/09/2019
If you draw a straight line from Woodhead Hill to Marthrown Hill, then were the line crosses the forestry track between the two is pretty much where a footpath/bikepath takes you easily to the summit, avoiding forestry and felling until the very top. There are two cairns on top, I built up the furthest one from the path as it looks slightly higher.summitter06/09/2019
Rambling Ray20/04/2019
Simon Winton13/04/2019
Clach Liath02/11/2018
From Woodhead Farm. Followed forest roads around to pass between this and Marthrown Hill. Just after small tarns is a Mountain bike track which leads to summit ridge. Summit is just off this track at obvious high point. Recently felled area which has young trees planted so it will become less easy as these trees growtrimarc224/08/2018
Gallovidian14/07/2018
Park on A711 layby nx918718. Look for path at nx 9260170544 and follow easy path all the way to the top.G0HIO28/05/2018
Layby just east of Woodhead Farm. Up track, then shortcut along wall uphill (open wood) to mountain bike track, then keeping to highest uphill when splits. Open area felled at top not far from tracks.N.Morters27/04/2018
Drove forest roads to NX 93038 70519 from where did the hill and then across to the trig. With Alex C.jonglew21/03/2018
Easy enough early morning amble for my first Scottish hill of the year.Alex C21/03/2018
Fi17/02/2018
scoob17/02/2018
weaselmaster17/12/2017
Sick Kid17/12/2017
The voie normale. Look for the first mountain bike path heading up left from the logging road, and follow it up the hill. Then take the steeper bike path going up through trees and dead trees higher up.Gill08/12/2017
mntainman23/11/2017
foggieclimber17/10/2017
Followed Gerry Bowes instructions - makes it a pleasant stroll - thanks. Cairn now on fallen tree.SS15/10/2017
Isbjorn18/09/2017
From layby on A711 200m NE of Woodhead, forest road all the way round to SE of summit, old ATB track to very near top, easy enough.agentmancuso12/08/2017
Route as per dbb, quick and easy. Interesting cairn position. Weather awful, torrential rain, but then that was why I was doing this hill.garyhoney02/08/2017