Name:Marthrown Hill
Hill number:13419
Height:249m / 817ft
Parent (Ma):1796  Woodhead Hill
RHB Section:27C: The Glenkens to Annandale
County/UA:Dumfries and Galloway
Class:Tump (200-299m)
Grid ref:NX 93558 71036
Summit feature:trig point
Col:207m  NX931710  
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 29 users)ByDate of Ascent
Brown trail to viewpoint then an entertaining but straightforward tree bash following tracks. Needed GPS for last 10m though. Missed turn on descent for more entertainment.SS01/01/2024
From Mabie on the brown trail to the highest point south of the trig then into the conifers to pick up the old tower and trigAndrew Simmons01/04/2023
From the main car park along the yellow path around lotus hill. Branched off the track to head direct to trig which was not as bad as what previous loggers have said. I found a very faint path through the trees and apart from pushing a couple of trees apart to get through it was fine. No views from the trig. If you get to NX9384 7086 a faint path sets off up the hill through tussocky ground and you eventually reach a wall which I went through. Then if you walk on 20/30 yards a faint path goes off through the trees, you have to push through here. It carries on faintly and eventually the trig comes into view. Then retraced my steps to the track I set off from from the previous Grid Ref. Follow this right along the track past a couple of benches for lunch and track heads down to the main track back to the car park passing Dalshinnie Loch and the Ghost Stane. The time of year helped me here. Would hate to attempt this in summerWayne Mac19/01/2022
Marthrown hill trig and old tower area visited, and craigbill hill from mabie forest CProbertphillips23/04/2021
I expected a stinker and certainly wasn't disappointed. The firebreak with wall exists and got me close but is completely overgrown with bracken, hiding quite a few large sections of windthrow. A final thrash through the trees took me to the tower remains and the trig. Heavy rain to add to the miseryColin Crawford18/08/2020
A real bugger this one. After weighing up the approach options I opted for a thrash/crawl through the young plantations from the view point seat south of the summit. A major error! Once through the trees I then had to navigate waist high wet bracken and wandered around the hill top looking for the Trig like a mad loon. Eventually I found it, looking as black as my mood. Returned via the more sensible fire break further east of where I started.summitter06/09/2019
Here for the trigpoint. TP:UK log: Parked at Mabie Farm Park and walked up towards forest spotting the FC carpark on the way. Followed large forest tracks most of the way then a smaller 'cycle' track (beware this is a very active forest for cycling) and then up the firebreak to the trigpoint. Heavens opened then and we got soaked. Picked up a few geocaches on the way and enjoyed a hot cup of coffee from the Farm Parkthejackrustles06/05/2019
after the marilyn. Used mountain bike track which was enjoyable and then attacked the jungle, which was unpleasent.trimarc224/08/2018
Parked at Mabie Forest carpark (£2 for 3 hours) -popular with Mountain bikers. Adjacent Mabie House Hotel looked reasonable value. Don't confuse with Mabie Farm Park nearby. Trig located after short forest thrash from firebreak, presumed to be HP. Many tracks in forest except adjacent to summit!. Went on to Craigbill Hill.Denise 23/03/2018
From Mabie Forest FC car park accessed from the A710 at NX 959,702. (£2 for 3hrs) Forest tracks then fire break and a final push through trees to summit area. There are the footings of a fire tower at NX 93568,70983 and trig point on small knoll on the N edge.RichardM23/03/2018
Drove forest roads to NX 93038 70519 from where did Woodhead Hill first, then across to here. With Alex C.jonglew21/03/2018
Cycle route from W then faint trail to c.100m due N of trig then pretty nasty fight with the vegetation.agentmancuso12/08/2017
This is truly dreadful. Started from Marthrown bunkhouse, then followed trails to felled area to E, then just straight up beyond the felled area using compass bearing, through horrible vegetation bracken, gorse, trees until miraculously found trig pillar and base of old tower. Then hellishly back to bunkhouse. Avoid.Thearlaichdubh16/07/2017
Brown trail from CP goes close to top of M and C. Path to 93510 70734 and break to 93494 70827 then all over the place to trig and base of tower. On to CH. Headed N from bench by path - murder. Back down and along brown trail to car.chrisbien23/05/2017
Trigpoint and old fire towercjo20/08/2013
wooded top, took a while to locate the trig.Adrian28/05/2010
Not as hard as described by others. It's fairly easy to walk up fire breaks and wide avenues between the trees. Intact trig! With Alfie.Dangerous Daveblank
Rambling Ray20/04/2019
Alex C21/03/2018
Dave Geere27/02/2016
carole engel05/06/2014