Name:Meikle Millyea - Trig Point
Hill number:1694
Height:746.73m / 2450ft
Parent (Ma):1689  Corserine
RHB Section:27B: Carrick and Galloway
Donald area:Galloway Hills
County/UA:Dumfries and Galloway
Catchment:Dee (Kirkcudbright)
Class:Deleted Donald Top
(xDT)
Grid ref:NX 51831 82872
Summit feature:embedded rock
Drop:6m
Col:741m  NX517826  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 77
(1:25k) 318
Observations:trig point at NX 51843 82881 is 0.6m lower; huge cairn 30m N at NX 51839 82899 is lower still
Survey:Leica NA730/Leica GS15
Survey of Meikle Millyea.pdf
Comments:Donald relocated to hill 1693. See Database Notes
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 215 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
All Donalds & Donald Tops in the Rhinns of Kells from Forrest Lodge. 19.5 milesGary Heath20/07/2023
Solo anti-clockwise loop from Forest Lodge car park. 6am start to try and avoid the worst of the heat. Fairly straight forward walk through the forest and easy ascent up to Hennessey's Shelter - reached Corserine summit just before 2h elapsed time. Headed across to Millfire, and then on up to Milldown (50mins after leaving the corbett summit). Hit the summit of Meikle Millyea at 9:15am, took some more photos and had a wee break before heading down. The descent and walk out took around 1h 10min. Sunny skies and a light breeze on the tops - total time was around 4h 28mins.mproudfoot14/08/2022
Parked at Forest Lodge, with Kevin Woods. Headed up Professor Heilberg Road, then once out of the trees onto Meikle Millyea,north to Milldown, Millfire and up to Corseine (which only has a trig and small cairn on top). From here we decided to include Carlins Cairn, then contour around the NE slope of Corserine to then cross the NE shoulder and drop back into the forest to trundling along Robert Watson and Bridgit Natvig Roads. 7hrs all in breezy at times along the tops, but good views in every direction and my first glimpse into the Galloway Forest proper.chillyman815/07/2022
From Forrest Lodge for a round of Carlin's Cairn, Corserine, Millfire, Milldown, Meikle Millyea and Little Millyea.rhalstead18/04/2022
Backpacking Circular off southern upland way via Rig of Clenrie - then Craignaw etc and merrick to return onto one leg of SUW over a few days. Very quietAdventurers513/08/2021
Solo ascent of Corserine and then continued over Millfire, Milldown, Meikle Millyea. The car park was surprisingly empty (4 cars incl. me). I was passed by a walker from E Lothian on way up Corserine - he returned the same way. I met a runner/walker who was doing a big round of the local hills.langskill31/05/2021
From parking area to E (NX 5582 8265). Took a line up over roughish ground to Meikle Lump, bypassed Meikle Millyea trig and took ridge N to Milldown and Millfire before returning here. Continued S on ridge to Meikle Millyea and Little Millyea.jonglew02/05/2021
Rhinnns of Kells N-S traverse from Green Well of Scotland to Forrest lodge.AndyS02/05/2021
With ABRO-702321/10/2020
From Green Well. Knockower, then full ridge to Meikle Millyea, including Cairnsgarroch. A super ridge walk. Sunny and very clear so great views. Descent to Clenrie was pretty rough. With B and R.jenx26/09/2020
A circuit of the southern Rhinns of Kells from Forrest Lodge: Corserine, Carlin's Cairn, Corserine again, Millfire. Milldown, Meikle Millyea true summit and summit adjacent to trig, ending with a few minor slips on the wet grass and heather of the Meikle Lump descent. The views towards the Awful Hand range and the largely unspoiled adjacent hills and lochs make this a really outstanding walk.Nick Down119/09/2020
From Forest Lodge. Corserine, Carlin's cairn, Corserine again, Nillfire, Milldown, Meikle millyea. Down over Meikle lump. Awful 3 foot high grass on descent. Both boots got a soaking.Longwojo06/09/2020
From Forest Lodge via Corserine, Carlin’s Cairn, Miifire and Milldown with A&C. on to Meikle Millyea HP, then followed faint path down to forest and good return track.PeterD30/08/2020
From Forrest Lodge parking, E along forest roads and tracks to forest edge then up Polmaddy Gairy, contouring round to Carlin's Cairn, then S back to Corserine and on to Millfire, Mill down and Meikle Millyea, descending NE to forest and along roads back to Forrest Lodge parkingkdbennett10/07/2019
fa, solo, rain and mist only clearing on the last top, 37km, 10hrs, from green well of scotland to ken bridge by new galloway, via garryhorn and all the tops from coran of postmark, bow and tops, meaul, carlins cairn, corserine, milkier, milldown, meikle millyea, west top, back to meikle, meikle lump, track through forestry to larger then minor roads, SUW, etc to new galloway and ken bridgerum doodle 05/06/2019
My Carrick & Galloway forest Topo and Section completion Walk, starting from Glen Lee via the Southern Upland way and Fred Olsen forest road, I cut across Yellow Knowe and profiled around the Meikle Lump with some nice bands of rock to aid progress. After visiting the Trig and associated rock outcrops I continued along the fenceline to Milldown and Millfire...Dazingdale21/04/2019
Visited en route from Milldown to Meikle Millyea. (S)gerrybowes26/02/2019
From Forrest Lodge by tracks and excellent path to Corserine then out and back to Carlin's Cairn. Steady walk mainly on atv tracks over Millfire and Milldown to Meikle Millyea. Followed wall down but took path before turn (one interesting bit) down to new track at forest edge and back to car park.SS05/08/2018
Meikle Millyea and nearby tops from E (where Southern Upland Way joins the minor road). Ascent by Rig of Clenrie and Meikle Lump, to Meikle Millyea trig then true top, then Milldown and traverse to Little Millyea. Descent ENE to rejoin Southern Upland Way at ClenrieRobertP04/08/2018
from Forrest Lodge emerging to N side of Folk Burn and onto Polmaddy Gairy (WH route). Sunny and very warm with hazy views. Solo, met 1 other walker. Followed ridge from Corserine to Meikle Millyea (SW top). Stunning views from latter into Loch Dee. Rough descent over Meikle Lump to forest. 6 hrs. Great paths for this part of the world. A classic day.niallp07/05/2018
Corserine round using Walkhighlands route from Forest Lodge CPCrib Goch10/08/2017
Very dry, warm. Round included Corserine, Carlin's cairn, Millfire, Milldown and Meikle Millyea from Forrest Lodge car park.Roblex10/05/2017
Obviously lower than the true top! This cairn needs taken down!Play2End03/05/2017
Weather flag to East.MountainMac21/10/2016
Bagged after Corserine. Did both tops, more by accident then planning.Jhimmy31/07/2016
Passed over again on way from Clenrie to Little Millyea.agentmancuso11/06/2016
5 of 5: From Meikle Millyea. With Tim.ChrisR12/10/2015
With Corserinenickywood112/07/2015
SMMC meet to Galloway, with Mary Stewart, Nic Bullivant and John Rooney.clashcityrocker24/06/2015
SoloVin20/04/2015
On a three day backpack circuit from Glen Troolalistairpooler20/04/2014
With Alfie, Coel, Sail, Danu, Ian Soulsby, Eire and Evan.Dangerous Dave19/07/2013
High cloud, part sun, cold wind, good views.iangalbraith23/02/2013
CK SheilaS01/01/2012
3rd and last hill of day. Continued SSE along ridge from Milldown.derekblackburn25/06/2011
with Markgrimjimm14/05/2011
Solo HFB04/09/2010
Couldn't see much difference between this height and the column. Even 6 figure grids are not enough in these circumstances. to Milldown.arranc30/04/2010
 yorkielad17/04/2007
Start at Grid 552862. Route to Corserine. Take the track SSW to the edge of the forest then out onto the hill.smocks and denims06/02/2005
Blisco30/08/2004
Drove from Dumfries. Parked at Forest Lodge. Up theough the Forest and along the ridge to Meikle Millyea. Revisited again (almost) on the OMM 2006.jigglybones03/08/2003
P Polharrow road end, Corserine, Millfire, Milldown, Meikle Millyea, down NE ridge.agentmancuso19/07/2003
Galltywenallt16/02/2002
Part of Corserine round from Forrest Lodge.Aye Jimmy15/08/1999
Donald round of Rhinns of Kells from Carlin's Cairn to Meikle Millyea.Eddie22/11/1997
With India.beorwulf01/05/1991
Thirteenth of fifteen done on the way from Lamloch to Mid Garrary.Alan Moore28/05/1990
KeithByTheC30/05/1988
I organised a crossover walk with Dumfries GPs. Misty but we met and exchanged car keys midway on the Rhinns.alexmaclennan17/04/1988