Name:Alwhat
Hill number:1762
Height:628m / 2060ft
Parent (Ma):1743  Blackcraig Hill
Parent (SMC):1759  Alhang
SMC/RHB Section:27C: The Glenkens to Annandale
Donald area:Carsphairn Hills
County/UA:East Ayrshire, Dumfries and Galloway
Topographical area:SS03 Carsphairn-criffel
Catchment:Catchment Boundaries, Dee (Kirkcudbright), Nith
Watershed:Solway Firth
Class:Simm, Graham Top
(Tu,Sim,DT,GT,DN)
Grid ref:NS 64661 02031
Summit feature:no feature: ground 3m N of fence junction
Drop:62m
Col:566m  NS643015  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 77
(1:25k) 328S
Survey:Abney level
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Parked besides the bridge to Blackcraig and followed stone track to Quintin Knowe. From here on in it is a mix of grassy paths and ATV routes over Blackcraig Hill, Blacklorg Hill, Meikledodd Hill, Alwhat and Alhang. We then returned via Cannock Hill and Craigbraneoch Hill, dropping down to the track to the houses at Craigdarroch and along the road back to the car. Great walk. 5 hours.summitter12/07/2024
Blackcraig Hill - Blacklorg Hill - Meikledodd Hill - Alwhat - Alhang - Keoch Rig - Moorbrook Hill (both tops) - Dugland - Windy Standard - Millaneoch Hill - Wedder Hill - Black Hill. 21 miles.Gary Heath19/04/2024
https://www.strava.com/activities/10499490004Graham22b04/01/2024
From Glen Afton. Round of Alhang,Alwhat, Miekledodd, Blacklorg, Blackcraig. 5hrs.Longwojo01/09/2023
Loop from Afton Reservoir.Tisteln23/06/2023
Blacklorg Hill, Meickledodd Hill, Alwhat, Alhang, Ewe Hill North Top, Ewe Hill, Manquhill Hill, Benbrackkeithouk20/06/2023
From Chalk Memorial bothy, then over Alhang to Ewe HillColin Crawford26/01/2023
Followed fence from Holm of Dalquharn Bridge, up over Ewe Hill and Ewe Hill N Top. Solo. Tiny cairn on grass by gate. Thick cloud and rain. Followed fence to Alhang.Dangerous Dave09/10/2022
From Blackcraig Farm for a round of Blackcraig Hill, Blacklorg Hill, Meikledodd Hill, Alwhat, Alhang, Windy Standard, Black Hill and Struther's Brae.rhalstead17/04/2022
From Glen Afton along track all the way to coll below Meikledodd Hill which was then climbed. Then down and over Brown Hill and out to Ewe Hill (todays new bag). Returned over Alwhat taking north ridge down to sheepfold and back along the track. Cracking day.SS20/03/2022
CK SheilaS31/12/2021
On round of Afton valley from Meikledodd, after Blackcraig and Blacklorg hills.PeterD12/10/2021
5 of 8: From Alhang. With Karen.ChrisR02/09/2021
 yorkielad02/09/2021
Round of 3 Donalds from Glen Afton using wind farm track- Alhang, Alwhat and Meikledodd. The industrialisation of this area continues apace - further wind farm extension and new line of pylons.benalder28404/08/2021
From car park just beyond water works at Afton Reservoir, as part of round from Blacklorg Hill to Alhang.quadbarrel15/06/2021
Weather fair.MountainMac30/05/2021
Round of six Donalds from Glen Afton - Blackcraig, Blacklorg, Meikledodd, Alwhat, Alhang, Windy Standard - back using wind farm tracksColin Crawford22/05/2021
I headed down to East Ayrshire today, aiming for the four Donalds around the Afton Reservoir, south of New Cummock. Parking at Blackcraig Farm (about 3km north of the dam), I headed up the track to Quintin Knowe and up a boggy ATV track to Blackcraig Hill (700m) a Graham and Donald. Then in a clockwise motion around the Afton Reservoir, following boggy ATV tracks, I bagged the Donald of Blacklorg Hill (681m), two Donald Tops of Meikledodd Hill (643m) & Alwaht (628m) and ending on the Donald of Alhang (642m). The plan had been to head west for Windy Standard, a Graham and Donald, but I was tired and didnít fancy the descent then re-ascent required, so I followed the Afton Water north to the Reservoir. At the north end of the reservoir, I bumped into the farmer, who gave me a lift back down the glen to my car, saving me approx. 3km of a hike. It was generally dry all day, with small patches of snow already lying. With the farmerís assistance this took 05:55hrs all in.chillyman805/05/2021
Round of Afton Water from car park 300m from damsarahk01/05/2021
From parking area (NX 6622 9941). Up road for 350m, then followed fenceline up to Ewe Hill -> North Top -> Alhang then easy walk across to here over good ground. Dropped down to Lorg for Altry Hill.jonglew30/04/2021
Windy Standard Round 11. 34.5km, 1834km ascent, 10.5hrs. One to forgetHuwel27/02/2021
Circuit of Afton hillsthekirkie pirate26/09/2020
Parked east of Polskeoch Farm at NS 69214 02525. Took the Southern Upland Way west to the track junction, then the forest road north-west - mind out for timber lorries and windfarm vehicles. Once out of the forest just below the highest point on the road, took a boggy ATV track up to the summit of Corse Hill. Then returned to the road. A new dirt track, not marked on the map, at NS 66013 03277 goes over Ryegrain Rig 600m (a possible Sub-Simm?) to a high aerial. Then followed the fence up onto Meikledodd Hill. Then followed the county border fence up onto Alwhat. Returned by outward route. 19.3km, with 605m of ascent. Solo.Man of Kernow118/09/2020
From Polskeoch. Useful tracks all the way to the ridge. Blacklorg Hill, Meikledodd Hill Alwhat, Alhang Ewe Hill and steep descent to Lorg. Old track along Ken Valley and through forest eventually joining track back to Polskeoch. With B and R.jenx24/08/2020
Approx 40km round from Glen Afton, starting near Craigdarroch. Direct ascent to Yarngallows Knowe, then Struther's Brae, Black Hill (also visiting tops similar in height to the summit), Black Hill, Wedder Hill, Millaneoch Hill, Keoch Rigg, Moorbrock Hill N Top, Moorbrock Hill, Dodd Hill (+ nearby mounds of similar height), Mid Hill of Glenhhead, camped near summit off Alhang. Continued short distance to Alhang summit, then Ewe Hill N Top, Ewe Hill, Alwhat, Meikledodd Hill, Blacklorg Hill, Cannock Hill and Craigbraneoch Hill, descending to cross bridge at Craigdarroch. Rain for much of route, and wet underfoot.RobertP23/08/2020
Glen Afton round with Rob, Rosie and Lily. Followed the SMC guidebook route. Lovely part sun, part cloud warm day with a cooling breeze.alexmaclennan16/08/2020
3rd hill of 11 on an Eastern circuit from the Glen Afton road, climbing Craigbraneoch and Cannock Hill rounding the forestry SE before heading South to cross the Montraw Burn then up SE to the 540m contour before heading South the fence junction then following this SW passing close to the Source of the Afton to reach the top at the fence junction. Beautiful intermittent lighting looking SE. Continuation Sw along fenceline to Alhang...Dazingdale23/09/2019
fa, solo, sunny and breeze on the tops, wet underfoot on the hills, with some land rover tracks, 25.5km, 9hr from clennoch bothy to new cumnock via, tracks, hillside to keoch rig with a new mast on its top, past the putting stone to windy standard along the wind farm tracks, down to a col and along a fence then up to Alhang, alwhat , meikledodd hill, then across a new track not marked on the maps or viewranger, blacklorg hill, blackcraig hill and down to quintin knowe to pick up the track down to blackcraig farm, then the minor road all the way to the train station in new cumnockrum doodle 07/06/2019
On way to Windy Standard from Blackcraig.MichaelF27/03/2019
Parked by Lorg Bridge at the end of the Water of Ken road, although the last few hundred yards are distinctly bumpy. A steep grassy ascent to Ewe Hill's wire-bound summit cairn, then Ewe Hill NW Top, Alhang, Alwhat, Meikledodd Hill, Corse Hill with its mossy trig pillar, and back by forestry roads and a quagmire of a path through the trees to Lorg.Nick Down118/11/2018
Round of Windy Standard, Alhang, Alwhat, Meikledodd, Blacklorg and Blackcraig.PGCE24/09/2018
Continuation of walk along fence from Alhang. Reached gates on summit and had wet lunch standing. Followed fence down/up to go to Meikledodd Hill. Rain and mist rolled in more heavily. First visit was solo on 08/08/2015, coming from MH.jacobus20/08/2018
Part of our circuit from Blackcraig to Windy Standard. Again, fence line to follow from Blacklorg and Meikledodd hill but watch out for any side fences in mist!nickywood119/08/2018
Crossed on circuit from Meikledodd to Alhang.N.Morters14/07/2018
Loop of Glen Afton from water works (car park closed but plenty room) taking in Black Hill, Struther's Brae, Windy Standard, Alhang, Alwhat, Meikledodd Hill, Blacklorg Hill, Cannock Hill and Craigbraneoch Hill. Excellent walking though lots of new wind farm stuff (restricted currently as construction site).SS14/07/2018
Parking area beyond waterworks at 627055 & up Craigbraneoch Hill, Cannock Hill, Blacklorg Hill & Meikledodd Hill. From Meikledodd Hill, back down to fence junction & then followed ATV track & path on S. side of fence to unmarked summit. Continued to Alhang. (S)gerrybowes23/05/2018
Should be a Donald (hard going).Play2End09/08/2017
Afton Res, roundFlatfield04/09/2016
Circuit of Afton reservoir.Grinner28/08/2016
ghaley21/08/2016
On a round of the Afton Hills, Windy Standard to Blackcraig Hill.Roblex05/08/2016
From Meikledodd Hill. Part of an 11 summit clockwise circuit of Glen Afton. On to Alwhang.Minto05/06/2016
From Nether Holm of Dalquhaim.ngthack17/10/2015
Solo; continuation from Meikledodd Hill and onto Alhang along county boundary fence.seumas08/08/2015
See Cairnsmore of Carsphairn.dickscroop08/06/2014
And 19/03/2019, 01/09/2022chrispine29/05/2014
selfdavidsbatty26/04/2014
From Afton Reservoir, over Lagower Hill and Alwhat to checkout wild camp options for DofE Gold. Solo.richard6909/04/2014
round of 5 NDrobertphillips30/01/2014
MC aloneMartin6606/08/2013
Blackcraig, Blacklorg, Meikledodd, Alwhat, Craigbraneochborderterrier15/04/2012
From Alhang en route to Meikledodd Hill.campagvelocet01/06/2011
High cloud, one shower, cold wind, good views.iangalbraith17/03/2011
Route up to Alhang.smocks and denims01/08/2010
Parked at Water Works car park, went up the left side of Afton Reservoir - muddy path, came back by the opposite side - good track. Went with South Carrick Walking Group. Climbed again 06/11/2010 on way from Alhang to Blackcraig Hill.derekblackburn11/04/2010
from Blacklorg. Retraced steps by fence and crossed it downhill and up by another one to turn first right then left to top at 15.15. Another undistinguished summit. to Alhang.arranc01/04/2008
Solo HFB03/11/2007
Ewe Hill, NT, Alhang, Alwhat, Meikledodd Hill.agentmancuso19/10/2003
A cold but clear Christmas Day jaunt with Shaky from Glen Afton. Parked short of Craigdarroch & took higher of two tracks above waterworks. R branch at the fork up to edge of forest near Black Hill & then followed boundary over Wedder Hill, Millaneoch Hill to Windy Standard. At the time, wind turbines were a novelty(!) but the area is as good as ruined now. Curved generally E towards Alhang & on to Alwhat & Meikledodd Hill. With daylight running out we headed due W over rough stuff aiming at the Alwhat burn & forest firebreaks leading to track round reservoir back to the car. Met lady shepherd with dog on track who agreed that this was all much better than mince pies & booze in front of the telly!NotReallyABagger25/12/2001
KeithByTheC08/07/2000
Donald bagging clockwise around Afton Res, Blackcraig Hill to Alhang on glorious afternoon.Eddie13/05/1994
Blackcraig Hill and its Donalds and Tops - my final Donalds.RHW23/06/1992
From Nether Holm of Dalquhairn. Steep ascent; good grassy walking on Tops. Round of Alhang, Alwhat and Meikledodd. Date approx. With Jim M.The Captain10/04/1984
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