Name:Back Drum
Hill number:12887
Height:287m / 942ft
Parent (Ma):1665  Craigowl Hill
SMC/RHB Section:26A: Central Scotland from Dumbarton to Montrose
Topographical area:HE15 Craigowl-turin
Class:Tump (200-299m)
Grid ref:NO 33693 43022
Summit feature:no feature: ground W of fence
Col:257m  NO337427  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 53
(1:25k) 380E
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 22 users)ByDate of Ascent
From Couston, round of Henderston Hill, Back Drum, Kinpurney Hill, Hatton Hill. Rather rough going from Henderston, ridge continuation to Kinpurney is better.Topographer5714/01/2024
Made a bee line from Henderston Hill. Rough ground but goal in sight.Play2End08/01/2023
Parked outside the last house at Couston, up the track towards Henderston then continued to Henderston Hill. The summit is now a morass of fallen conifers so I clambered over likely high points. A break afforded access onto the open ground to the north, where a reasonable path runs parallel to fence lines to Back Drum. Doubled back to north of Henderston and detoured to Hatton Hill using sheep tracks, grass tracks and open ground. Returned to car via a track to Davidston and then minor road to Couston.summitter31/12/2022
Through Wester Denoon farm, and parked at bend on road just south. Easy through grassy fields, some with pedestrian gates. Pity about the plethora of electric fences but suspect not live on my visit.NormanW18/04/2022
Weather fair.MountainMac25/03/2022
From Newtyle CP. Kinpurney Hill, Back Drum & Hatton Hill. Back via Hatton Farm.duchally02/02/2022
hill walker26/09/2021
Tony S15/12/2020
Visited the GR on the database, over the fence! But, the nobble at NO 33793 43125 seemed higher to me.richtea504018/03/2020
A 4 tump round from parking at front of houses at kinpurney, hatton hill, kinpurney hill, henderston hill, back drum.robertphillips25/02/2020
From Kinpurney Hill. Along the broad ridge. Narrow path in places.Minto03/09/2017
P Commercial St - Denend- Kinpurney - Back Drum - Henderston Hill- Hatton Hill - Hatton Farm - car.chrisbien12/03/2016
Colin Crawford30/07/2015
With alda. 29 of 32.Lindsay M30/05/2015
Approached via track along edge of field from NO347425 to avoid farm then north round the trees and down through the gate. 29 of 32.alda30/05/2015