Name:Bin of Cullen
Hill number:1512
Height:320m / 1050ft
RHB Section:21A: Tomintoul to Banff
Catchment:Minor Rivers only (North)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (300-399m), Yeaman
Grid ref:NJ 47989 64259
Summit feature:viewpoint
Col:156m  NJ489572  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 28 29
(1:25k) 425N
Observations:trig point is 10m SE of viewpoint
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 242 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
With John, from Braidbog car parkStickman22/06/2024
Standard track up from south. Overcast and now a bit chillyvegibagger27/06/2023
Emtb up track from SEPeteF24/06/2023
From Braidbog up the usual track in 20°C hail, thunder & torrential rain after a hot coastal walk. As hoped, the deluge was brief & it cleared for the summit. Took my 81yr old mum up too. She returned solo whilst I went on to Little Bin.Lynnebe21/06/2023
From NJ 4920 6326.summitsup27/04/2023
From forest gate, just NE of Braidbog. Nice paths all the way to the summit. Great sunset views. With Mntainman (Minto went up Little Bin).Dangerous Dave08/12/2022
1/2 Followed tracks up through the very pretty forest to the summit, no problems, back same way to take a track leading between this and Little Bin then headed East up over the short heather to the top of this hill - bit of a yomp. Quite a bit more of a yomp when we headed due South to pick up a track back to the car - the track was evident, but quite overgrown, we got through ok but it is a bit yompy. Nice end of day walks and the sun slants through the trees nicely here.nickywood112/09/2022
The First of three Marlyins todayPilotralph 13/03/2022
Quick walk up and down from Braidbog, on a windy dayCraigW02/03/2022
Gorgeous short walk up a lovely path. Good parking at start, and cracking sea views.hils21/02/2022
Lovely wee hill, great views. Easy track to summit, no bog. Excellent hill for a very windy day like today.nicolajane06/11/2021
After the ice cream shop in Cullen, a drive to Braidbog.Pete R23/10/2021
Walked up tracks from Braidbog with Kyle (age 3)187lenny25/09/2021
With Alex and GraemeMissphoton25/09/2021
From Braidbog.Busy little hill with great views along the Moray Firth and over to Morven.ARM25/09/2021
Run from holiday house in Cullenhighlandrock07/09/2021
LSjohn steel02/09/2021
This can be made into a very pleasant day walk. Park at Portknockie and walk the coast path to Cullen beach past the spectacular Bow Fiddle rocks. Over the bridge by the beach car park and along the road to cross the main road under the old railway viaduct. Through the lodge gate and a good track beside the river over the bridge, then via tracks and paths up the Glen Burn through lovely woods to join the Braidbog path to the the summit. Back down, then follow the obvious tracks north back to Cullen House. Over Castle Hill, ice cream in Cullen, then back to Portknockie. Lovely!Gill203/08/2021
Solo whilst on holiday in Lossiemouth, great weather.kojak17/06/2021
Enjoyable saunter from parking area NE of Braidbog. Descended from Bin viewpoint to col and thence to the summit and white stone cairn on Little Bin, weaving through open woodland, which draws you further in without revealing the summit in the manner of one of J M Barrie's enchanted woods.Nick Down106/05/2021
Easy, pleasant ascent of the Bin on tracks from Braidbog then on to the Little Bin over heather.sclater27/02/2021
A nice big track from the parking area. Superb coastline views from the summit.summitter02/09/2020
From gate at 491632 and forest tracks.Winterfloodian17/08/2020
From the small carpark on the SE of the hill then an easy walk over forest tracks. Far reaching views from the summit. With Sian and Ben.Peterb02/03/2020
Direct route from SW currently impassable - over grown, very boggy and blocked by wind throw. Used track from SE - lovely walkcarole engel18/11/2019
By tracks from Braidbog, SE of hill. With JAS.kdbennett11/08/2019
From Braidbog at NJ492632 - forest tracks right to the top. The viewpoint indicator is presently fragmented into about 10 pieces and some are missing.Isbjorn22/05/2019
Parked at end of track GR492 632 followed track all the way to the summit. Very easy going. Good views.JulieB11/05/2019
Track from Braidbog. Nice views along coast.mcbboyd20/07/2018
Dry and grey walk after parking near the beginning of the track at Braidbog. The track takes you to the summit viewpoint and short, fat trig but doesn't go the most direct route.Dugswell211/06/2018
RIB HFB19/05/2018
Nice hill, good views. P SE of summit - good track all the way to top. View indicator cast plate broken into several pieces - pieces fit together & function as an indicator (had been put together incorrecly - I re-ordered & checked orientation - OK when I left).ger19/04/2018
From the bend in road/track acesss near Braidbog. Up the tracks through lovely woodland and out into the open summit. Dry but heavy grey skies limited the views. Short 45min runN.Morters12/04/2018
A stunning sunrise walk from Braidbog for my 250th Marilyn of 2017. Lovely walk through the woods on easy tracks, and a bit icy towards the top. Great views.Gill31/12/2017
Mike, Radina & Jenniegettingonabit27/10/2017
Clear blue cloudless sky gave stunning views on top. Was bagging the trig.BigJ20/01/2017
From Braidbog. With Karen and Sam.ChrisR18/07/2016
Followed track from Braidbog to summit - returned from same route.raffemeister24/05/2016
Start Findochty,10 miles, 3 hrs 20mins. Mist and light rain, no view, with Irene.Hutchie11/05/2016
From Braidbog with Little Bin too.jimbloomer18/04/2016
Up the tracks, simples.nordicstar20/01/2016
Another good hill with extremely easy access. Track frozen and icy today.jenx20/01/2016
Weather fair with clag patches, snow on ground.MountainMac18/01/2016
From Braidbog. Route and write-up at:
Track from near Braidbog to summit - returned by the same route.benalder28414/06/2015
braidbog good track all the way.robertphillips16/05/2015
Very pleasant hill with very rewarding views. Company: Jake the Black Lab.iandesbottes15/05/2015
Here for the trigpoint. TP:UK log: Great path all the way up to the trigpoint, very snowy and windy today so didn't stay long, sure the views up here are amazing on a better day!thejackrustles22/02/2015