Name:Big Doon
Hill number:13541
Height:182m / 597ft
Parent (Ma):1707  Millfore
SMC/RHB Section:27B: Carrick and Galloway
Donald area:Galloway Hills
County/UA:Dumfries and Galloway
Topographical area:SS04 Merrick-fleet
Grid ref:NX 48772 71856
Summit feature:outcrop on N side of monument
Col:157m  NX488719  
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Comments:Tump deleted Aug 2021
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 45 users)ByDate of Ascent
From the Grey Mare's Tail car park. Afterwards on to Craigdews Hill.NormanW24/04/2023
See walker01/03/2023
Great spot for a memorial.summitter27/01/2023
From the car park to monument which has a Pivot Benchmark on it. From here to the black loch passing the grey mare’s tail. Around the Loch back on the track and a left at the bridge passing the Buck Loup falls back to the carWayne Mac02/05/2022
From Craigdews Hill via Old Edinburgh Road & track up from NW side. Hill name is Big Doon.agentmancuso20/08/2021
From Grey Mare's Tail CP (NX 4908 7204). Nice wee path all the way up. Pivot benchmark on the monument steps.jonglew18/02/2021
murrays monument, fell of talnotry, poultrybuie hill, munwhul, darnaw, craignell, brockloch hill, from the cp.robertphillips04/03/2020
11th and final top of the day on a 30km route from Auchenleck to the car park below Murray's monument, climbing Bennan Hill, Gairy of Pulnee, Millfore Sw top, Millfore, Munwhul, Cairngarroch, Darnaw, Craignell, Poultrybuie hill and Fell of Talnotry, descending South then Sse to reach forest track, tenporarily going the wrong way. I took the good path but when it went pass the monument i just scrambled up. I walked around it over the rock slab and then took the correct path around and down to lead me back to the track and then down to the car park for my Airbnb host to collect me. What a day!! Total elevation/descent was 1888m.Dazingdale26/08/2018
From Grey Mare's Tail cp. Good path up to impressive monument for impressive man. The boy done well.Campbell Singer03/07/2018
PPjohn steel20/05/2018
Stone memorial erected 1835 to local shepherd boy, professor Alexander Murray, prof of oriental languages. B 1775 D 1813. We also ascended hill to NE of similar height , across felled trees, a little higher possibly but less prominent perhaps? Access on path from roadside carpark for grey mare's tail waterfall, near wild goat parkDenise 26/03/2018
Short stroll up path from car park topped by fine stone obelisk. Natural high point rock outrop on N side. Doesn't feel like a P30.RichardM26/03/2018
From NE, P, waymarked trail, outcrops NE & NW of monument approx same heightRHW25/03/2018
I've driven past countless times but this was my first visitColin Crawford20/07/2016
Path from CPchrisbien21/04/2014
Been past it loads of times and up it today as well as todayThearlaichdubh17/03/2013
FC self guided walk, part of Talnotry walk.CreakingHiker18/10/2008
Been up and down to this fine monument on many occasions.3 kinnears12/12/1988
Alan Moore13/01/2022
Steve Q15/06/2021
Alan Caine25/03/2018
Dave Geere26/04/2017
Martin R04/04/2017