Name:Windyheads Hill
Hill number:1526
Height:231m / 758ft
Parent (Ma):1525  Waughton Hill
RHB Section:21B: Fraserburgh to the Dee Valley
County/UA:Aberdeenshire
Catchment:Minor Rivers only (North)
Watershed:Mull of Kintyre to Rattray Head
Class:Hump, Tump (200-299m), Submarilyn, Yeaman
(Hu,Tu,2,sMa,Y)
Grid ref:NJ 85319 61929
Summit feature:trig point
Drop:143m
Col:88m  NJ944579  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 30
(1:25k) 426N
Observations:flat summit area
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 74 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Easy finish to a long day 8/8 HuMP. From track to masts. Trig is buried in the gorse, access best on the left hand side as you leave the MOD beacon.N.Morters09/03/2024
The Trig plays hide-n-seek in the encroaching gorse, but we eventually found it, trod down nearby gorse to see if any higher ground, then returned to the van in the entrance parking area to the SW.summitter01/10/2023
From track entrance @ NJ 8514 6167. Found the TP and which is gradually becoming submerged in vegetation and also visited a bump on the other side of the thicket that may well be a little higher.summitsup26/04/2023
Visited trick and walked around the large patch of whin. You'd need a machete to get in there.sclater04/01/2023
Walked from gate at entrance to access road to trig pillar with Kyle (age 4)187lenny30/10/2022
quick bag from road, gorse encroachingBLACKHILL28/10/2022
Easy walk up track to Windyhead Comms station (NATS) then short heathland thrash to gorsey trig. HP probably mound on other side of gorse and willow.Denise 21/09/2022
Short walk from start of gated track. Heather moorland with thickets of gorse and willow. Trig easy to spot and reach on W side of island of gorse and willow. I felt the vegetated mound on E side of the thicket could be the high point but didnít really venture far into the thicket.RichardM21/09/2022
Parked at the start of the track and easy walk from there. Trig partly hidden by gorse.govanah20/09/2022
Easy to trig. If high point is a bit to the Northv it's in gorse.NormanW22/04/2022
As per LizH. The highest point may be a short distance from the trig.willyross04/09/2020
GeocachingPilotralph 15/06/2020
Parked at the track end SW of the summit. Short walk along and left to the little MOD building, then left opposite the building and around the outside of the gorse to the trig point.LizH20/01/2020
Trig clear of gorse. Keep left of gorse patch at structure for heathery ground to trigcarole engel19/11/2019
From NJ 8514 6167.jonglew26/10/2019
Very short outing from high point of road.David Purchase11/06/2019
Trig just emerging from the jungle. Go round left from the track end.IainT11/07/2018
visited while trig baggingNozzer02/09/2017
From the 270 bus dropped at the New Pitligo road junction. With nordicstar on this one, uninspiring comms furniture yet you need to thrash about in thorns and gorse around the trig. Oh, to be on a mountain somewhere.Eddie14/03/2017
nearby track from road to the west... walk along NE and in the track NW to the trig pillar which is a bout 120 metres past the little buildingvegibagger20/04/2016
Walked around the gorse.jimbloomer17/04/2016
Tsk, Nordicstar you will be Humping sometime soonMartin R25/03/2016
Trig hiding in the gorse.jenx20/01/2016
With Jenx after a trip to Pennen, home of film Local Hero. Parked just off road before the gate and walked the track to summit/trig. Not very inspiring but these Hump things rarely are...nordicstar20/01/2016
Here for the trigpoint. TP:UK log: Getting dark but easy access via tarmaced track to within 80m of trig, then some gorse and heather to negotiated but nothing too bad.thejackrustles24/12/2015
Was actually getting the trig. Eventually found it surrounded by whin. It was a big mistake wearing my sandals! Ouch.BigJ30/07/2014
short stroll from access road to SW. Trig point well camouflaged by gorse.Thearlaichdubh04/05/2014
easy to park at the beginning of a tarmac road, short walk to the trig.tallblond16/02/2014
Parked on access road. The track stops short of the trig. The 235m contour seems to be imaginary. Although it is possible that there is higher ground in the gorse and bushes it is marginal.chrisbien06/06/2011
Revisit. Heather & gorse summitRHW08/04/2007
RHW27/08/2001
Andrew Stalker25/04/2024
danpquinn13/04/2024
Halfdecent25/05/2023
Andy West06/08/2022
pattoland10/07/2022
Fletch24/08/2021
interloper24/08/2021
AndyS14/07/2021
stevedixon25/01/2021
Tom Mundell07/11/2020
Trekking toes07/11/2020
lindaross04/09/2020
dave g31/05/2020
fionnag31/05/2020
PeterAH20/01/2020
hill walker29/12/2019
Janet M27/07/2019
Lindsay M27/07/2019
Dave McG31/03/2019