Name:Cacra Hill
Hill number:1932
Height:471.6m / 1547ft
SMC/RHB Section:28B: The River Tweed to the English Border
County/UA:Scottish Borders
Topographical area:SS10 Ettrick-eildon
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (400-499m), Yeaman
Grid ref:NT 31765 17327
Summit feature:three stones
Col:304.7m  NT 3525 1572  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 79
(1:25k) 331
Observations:ground 380m ESE at NT 32141 17261 is lower
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 203 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
up the forestry road almost to top which is inside fenced off areaBLACKHILL04/10/2023
Parked at start of logging track and up from there.Alan Caine24/06/2023
Gavin Theobald21/05/2023
Parking place and track as jonglew. We followed through newly planted unmapped forestry to just beyond the high point of the track at around NT324173 where there is a small quarried area with an inviting ramp leading to the ridge from which it is easy to follow across unplanted moorland to the summit. Bizarrely there is a small copse of broadleaf saplings around the immediate summit area which could make life difficult once they start growing.ColinW30/03/2023
Same parking spot and route of ascent as jonglew. Back same way. Solo.Dangerous Dave21/12/2022
Solo. Parked on north side. Track extends to bealach, then onto tussocky ankle catching planted area. Lovely piece of sculpture on one of the bends. On this date , September 22, gate could be opened.VerySlowPlodder11/09/2022
Parked start of track N side cattle grid (NT 3184 1631). Through unlocked deer gate, followed new forest road, which has been considerably extended beyond its mapped 600m. Stayed on it for 2km to NT 3226 1707 where I peeled off to head for the summit in very dreich weather. On to Stanhope Law -> Wedder Lairs -> Home Law and return for a very wet 11.5km round.jonglew19/10/2021
With J on a showery day. After Turner Cleuch Law, intended to continue to the Wiss but route described by others to that hill looked impractical due to logging operations. As the A708 was shut on the N side & neither of us like the look of the bog to get to Carsons Cleuch, we pushed off for Cacra Hill instead. Parked at entrance of new forestry track on N side of burn at cattle grid. Hillside has been extensively planted with new forestry which will impair the view in due course. Track continues to col between Cacra Hill & Stand Knowe. A stile over the deer fence allows access to the latter & then back for the lumps of Cacra Hill. Top carpeted in mushrooms. Agree with ChrisR that true summit may not be where assumed.NotReallyABagger04/10/2021
From 318163 up forestry road and along ridge as previous.daviemore17/09/2021
1 of 2: Parked near the cattle grid at 318163. We continued on the new road beyond the quarry and then up through tree planting to what appeared to be the HP at 321173. then across to the 3 stones which measured and looked lower!. Direct line back to the road. With Karen.ChrisR10/07/2021
Parked just inside entrance to vehicle track on N. side of burn at NT 3184 1630 - Through unlocked gate in deer fence & up winding road to quarry in col at 324173 - Up steep ATV track at back of quarry & then made way along ridge making use of bits of ATV track & path. A short walk N. up from path to the small pile of stones on the summit mound. (S)gerrybowes23/06/2021
As others from the cattle grid at 318163. Actually took the track to the right of the stream up to a green hut, then cut across to the deer fence where animal tracks lead all the way along the fence up to the col where the new track from the LHS of the stream ends. Easy crossing of the deer fence at the col over some wooden slats, then along the ridge to the summit. On the return retraced steps to near the top of the track and followed the big track down. 3.25 miles round trip 1hr 15 return. Probably would be quicker to go up and down the main forestry track but actually slightly further as it wiggles about more than my ascent route. Onto Law Kneis.JulieB31/05/2021
Used the road starting at 31825 16315. Extensive planting means that this might become the only feasible route in years to come. Makes for an easy ascent to just below pt466. At a quarry a rough vehicle track rears up 10m or so and continues as an ATV track. Approaching the top the saplings converge so there may be a bit of a fight to get through them when they grow up.Clach Liath10/09/2020
walk livi06/08/2020
Solo trip. Dreich. New tree planting will impede access to summit in a few years' time.Invicta1417/07/2020
Took new track from southern end (parked at cg) - gate unlocked. Followed to high point then pleasant walk to summit. Cut last top corner by taking lightly used atv track on return. It might be a scar but it doesn't half make for fast ascents. PS there is a climb over point on the deer fence at the high point of the road.SS11/06/2020
Road closed at Cacrabank. Parked near Tushielaw Inn and walked up hill from W. 30mph winds on top. Rounsfell14/03/2020
Used new track then ATV tracks to summit. Best to start on the track opposite Cacrabank farm. Through gate, then left, soon right onto ATV track. Nice simple hill, and a lovely sunrise this morning.PGCE27/02/2020
Sick Kid07/02/2020
Parked just off road at 312168 and got through the new forestry fence at a gate 3123316849. Then an easy but steep climb to the top. 40 mins up and downSimon Winton06/02/2020
From B711 at NT318163. Went up the nice track on the S bank of March Sike far enough to ascertain that the very secure deer fence goes round the back of the summit so returned and walked up the very new, still ugly forest track (no trees yet) to access pasture tops to the HP. There is a TuMP bagging bulldozer here, tracks across the still grassy HP. There's a stile across the fence at its top (NT324173) top so you should be able to access Stand Knowe from the HP, though we went back down the forest track. With Pete. A rather unsatisfactory day as we tried to go up Ward Law via a path shown on the N side of Thirlstane Burn, overgrown but ok at NT281154- later so close to impassable that we decided to give up on Ward Law hill today.pwheeler21/09/2019
Rambling Ray26/08/2019
A steep climb from the new (and ugly) new track bulldozed from Cacrabank.summitter15/08/2019
#660. Parked as others - 318164. Up S side of burn, down on N side which has forestry prep in progress. (deer fences & road building)tim74701/07/2019
From B711. Long way up using ATV track, then short way down, dead-heading towards gate. Route and write-up at:
Many tops one summit. With Bob in the sunny weather. Nice house. 500th MarilynPlay2End22/04/2019
With IanBasherBob22/04/2019
sarah mundell19/04/2019
Parked at large area before bridge. Up good track on map which continues further north than shown and becomes ATV track which leads to ridge quite a bit east of summit. 3 stone cairn a little different from Ward Law. Back due south to road initially on rough ground. Just under an hourCoinneach01/04/2019
From the bridge. The Limousin Luing cross cattle were lively but moved away.Lionel Bidwell26/11/2018
Susan Bidwell26/11/2018
From bridge. Up following tractor track. Gale force wind and rain. With PM.CJM09/10/2018