Name:Barney Hill
Hill number:14258
Height:181m / 594ft
Parent (Ma):1802  Blackhope Scar
RHB Section:28A: Firth of Forth to the River Tweed
Donald area:Moorfoot Hills
County/UA:East Lothian
Catchment:Tyne (Dunbar), Catchment Boundaries
Watershed:Firth of Forth
Class:Tump (100-199m)
Grid ref:NT 51366 75988
Summit feature:embedded boulder in grass
Col:147m  NT505760  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 66
(1:25k) 351W
Observations:flat summit area
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 62 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From Monument cp, up obvious path to Byres Hill. Monument was open so up 132 steps to top. Superb views. East to Skid Hill and it's Trig over BW fence. Clockwise and steeply down round quarry top to gate at road. Short walk up road to fp sign. Up Barney Hill skirting gorse to N. Back to road same way but could have come off due W and avoided gorse.Lynnebe03/03/2024
Solo HFB01/12/2023
After Byres Hill - short stroll from gateside.JohnIvor18/06/2023
Parked at stile to west and then through gorse to summit masts with. A dilapidated ww2 building adjacent. Temp electric fence through field but no cattle seencjo15/04/2023
From Althelstaneford via Barney MainsDaveGraham 09/04/2023
From the road to the west of the hill.curlebd29/10/2022
Parked at style to the left and then up through gorse to the fenced summit. Cows seemed bemused.JAdair9727/07/2022
From the road to the west of the hill.Andrew Simmons09/11/2021
Sounds like he was a bit of a character. Park at the right of way sign and follow faint path east until past the gorse, then head for masts.Belfarm 02/11/2021
Easy walk from top of road. Solo.Dangerous Dave02/11/2021
From the road to the west. There some rather interested cattle but I managed to give them a wide berth.clivevilla12/10/2020
Easy stroll up from road with J.sclater21/08/2020
Sunday afternoon stroll up from HaddingtonRoblex12/07/2020
From the Hopetoun Monument carpark to Byres Hill, then eastwards over a barbed fence to Skid Hill. Went down the southern quarry edge then along the B-road to spot height 158m, before which is a signpost and style to Barney Hill. continued along the Garleton Hills path to Barney Mains, Barnes Castle, turning north to Athelstaneford (reputed home of the Saltire) just prior to reaching the B1347. Once past the church and just out of the village there is a marked FP northwards on to an E-W track to Kilduff Hill, then a series of field edges and tracks brought us to Camptoun. Finally, along the minor road to the B1343, back over Byres Hill and down to the car as night arrived. 2.5hrs.summitter27/12/2019
A short, but spiky, walk from the layby by the path sign through a gorse bank to the ground E of the compound and the embedded stone beyond.Nick Down112/08/2019
quick bag from the stone stile/gate room for 1 car.robertphillips20/01/2019
Skid Hill and Barney Hill from NT50947634 in the company of 'jimbloomer'.summitsup20/12/2018
Parked by stile / footpath sign to W.Minto19/12/2018
Bus from Stirling to Edinburgh and on to Haddington. Key to walk was finding minor road / bridge over A1. On to Skid Hill.russell6108/11/2018
Room for 1 car at NT 5108 7601. Stone stile, quick nip up the hill.jonglew29/10/2018
Cows in field.hillsman28/09/2018
Approach from Skid hill - doing The Garleton hills Tumps.ger11/04/2018
HP is at top/ East corner of large secure aerial enclosure on grass in sheep pasture. 3 other aerials nearby. Great views inland and out to sea. Part of circular walk from Hopetoun Monument carpark on sunny breezy winter day.Denise 19/12/2017
On the way home from Bass Rock trip. Round the mast compound. Then on to Byres Hill.NormanW19/12/2017
On pleasant short circuit of the Garleton Hills. Embedded boulder in grass 30m ESE of mast enclosure is higher than the E corner of the mast enclosure.RichardM19/12/2017
From W. Level grassy summit. Hp just E of comms compound, could be as high inside but not higher.RHW28/01/2017
From road to W. wandered along to the hill fort.Panoramic views.Thearlaichdubh26/12/2016
A very short walk from the road lay-by. A bit dull.Play2End25/09/2016
Short walk up from the road to the west. Room for a car outside the gate and seemed OK to park there for a few minutes.Topographer5725/11/2015
Lovely views over Traprain Law, Haddington and the Lammermuirs. Loads of masts and a small stone building are present on the summit. Buried ROC bunker on NE cornereastcoast12/08/2015
Parked at gate near path entrance before walking up and around masts on a flattish summit with great views today.Dugswell225/12/2013
P at path sign. Top is flat and close to mast enclosurechrisbien12/10/2013
Martin R20/07/2021
Pete R25/04/2018