Name:Shield Hill
Hill number:13571
Height:169m / 554ft
Parent (Ma):1746  Ballencleuch Law
SMC/RHB Section:27C: The Glenkens to Annandale
County/UA:Dumfries and Galloway
Topographical area:SS02 Lowther-tinto
Catchment:Nith
Class:Tump (100-199m)
(Tu,1)
Grid ref:NX 91438 90025
Summit feature:tree by track
Drop:42m
Col:127m  NX916913  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 78
(1:25k) 321
Observations:possible alternative summit 100m SW at NX 91381 89939
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 10 users)ByDate of Ascent
Walk up from the road after bagging Whitespots hillAndrew Simmons01/03/2023
Drove up to Birswick Farm; had a blether with friendly farmer, dogs were fun too. Directed us round back to park in yard. Two gates, up track to H.P at edge of Woods. Great views, on a glorious day. With the F.C..and his (still) sair knee.The Captain04/06/2022
Drove to Birswick Farm, farmer happy for us to park there, easy 250m to summit in twilight, accommpanied by one of the farm dogs. With Adrian.jonglew16/11/2020
parked track entrance to birswick, up track and a few gates to the top, visited both hp, and also bump just in wood.robertphillips11/04/2019
P at start of track to Birswick. Up track to level with cottage, through gate, across field to gate into strip of woodland. One fence in woodland then gate to track. 2 high points - just W of track and in the middle of the field by Shieldhill farmhouse.chrisbien30/03/2018
I felt the summit was next to track passing through wood strip.cjo02/05/2017
From road to west. Summit in middle of extremely muddy stubble field, quite close to farmColin Crawford20/01/2016
Adrian16/11/2020
Dave Geere26/11/2017
Steve Q26/12/2015