Name:Lotus Hill
Hill number:5067
Height:321m / 1053ft
Parent (Ma):1777  Criffel
RHB Section:27C: The Glenkens to Annandale
County/UA:Dumfries and Galloway
Catchment:Catchment Boundaries, Nith, Urr
Watershed:Solway Firth
Class:Hump, Tump (300-399m), Yeaman
Grid ref:NX 90197 67442
Summit feature:trig point
Col:213m  NX896668  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 84
(1:25k) 313
Observations:ground 10m S may be as high
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 59 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Good parking at NX909684. Once off the low level gravel tracks, the ground is very wet and soft. The paint on the waymarkers is failingIsbjorn20/04/2024
Parked at the CP at Grid 9089-6836. Follow the gravel road then head off at the wood a path takes you on to the main track (the Red Route) Follow it to the right to the end, now it turns into a muddy path up through fallen trees on to the moorland, continue east side of the burn then up to the Trig point. Continue on descending to the yellow route, this will fetch you out south of the Drungans Burn head North over the small bridge down to the Blue route and follow it back to the start.smocks and denims15/03/2024
With L & RJanet M14/01/2024
Cycle from Cuil Hill to a good path up and down from NX 9097 6694.Eddie18/04/2023
As others followed the red routeAndrew Simmons24/01/2023
Red route up, yellow down. Great views.richtea504012/09/2022
From Kissock forest car park, followed waymarked red trail up the North ridge past fallen trees and through wet muddy sections. Descended South, again following the trail.NormanW08/04/2022
P Kissock CP, red route anti-clockwise, over the top & joining yellow route down. Swampy at points but blue skies and less wind than expected made it very pleasant.agentmancuso18/03/2022
Loch Arthur car park. Anti-clockwise red route (signposted). Lots of fallen trees on the way up. The day between Storm Dudley and Storm Eunice. Solo.Dangerous Dave17/02/2022
From the car park E of Loch Arthur. Followed the Red Route clockwise. Quite muddy in places on the descent, but nothing too badWayne Mac21/09/2021
JEB, Bran HFB29/08/2021
followed blue route to sw then up through forest to red route anti clockwise. lovely walk and although extremely wet underfoot the paths seem to have been improved in sections. Sheep and cows in pasture at the start but then into forestry, good walk with dog. Great views.catlovesmaps21/08/2021
From car park following red route anti clockwise. Cold enough to make the wet bits passable on the way up. Cracking viewpoint and descent was very pleasant.SS10/04/2021
3.7 miles round trip. Good path, boggy in places - especially thru the trees on lower part of ascent.RO-702304/03/2021
Parked in the Kissock Forest car park at the SE end of Loch Arthur. Took the red waymarked route anticlockwise, approaching the summit from the N. A very muddy, boggy track. Followed the southward descent route, cutting left on a track through the woods to emerge on the yellow marked route at 90850 66881. This was a better route than our ascent route. Cool, bright day.LizH12/01/2020
2. With Gavin, Hilary and Ryan....and Angus!softsquare22/07/2018
From Cuil Hill. Rough going until the saddle than much easier. The top is starting to be invaded by large weeds and, unless action is taken, the pleasant view will eventually be lost. Then down a nice path, if rather wet, to the south-east which keeps swinging round to the left to end at a small carpark just off the yellow road at Loch Arthur at NX 90887 68370.Alan Moore10/05/2018
Parked in community forest carpark at south east corner of loch Arthur. Then followed marked circular walk to summit. It's a little circuitous and boggy but obvious and better than going through the dense trees. There is a trig at the high point, which is not forested and has good views of surrounding hills and forests. A pleasant and evidently locally popular hill.Denise 26/03/2018
Red way marked trail from start of forest track opposite SE end of Loch Arthur crosses the summit. Great views.RichardM26/03/2018
Car park at NX 90886 68350. Good track all the way albeit a bit circuitous, but preferable to slogging up through forest. Cut off a big corner on the way down. With Alex C.jonglew21/03/2018
Best hill of the day and the going was made a lot easier with the boggy bits mostly frozen, even though it wasn't overly cold today.Alex C21/03/2018
from cp near kissock track then path to the top.robertphillips10/12/2017
Lovely hill following the waymarked trail with plenty of parking at junction with minor road to NE. Weather sunny.Thearlaichdubh17/07/2017
From Kissock CP - track and then path boggy in parts. Great views.chrisbien31/05/2017
Followed the Lotus hill circuit pleasant 3-4 mile walkcjo06/05/2017
From tracks to NE, even covering of snow at all levels.RobertP17/01/2016
Kissock forest car park (quiet enough to sleep in) at NX9080 68344. Did the 'red' route anti-clockwise - the path going up was blocked by a lot by trees that fell during the 05/12/2013 storm and I ended up heather bashing instead. Thankfully, the descent path was more sheltered as it was getting dark.Martin R10/12/2013
Straightforward climb up through interesting woodlands so that I could get a photograph of the trig point.3 kinnears11/12/2010
Holiday Cottage in Auchencairn. Parker somewhere near Loch Arthur.mart079723/09/2008
see log on RHW23/09/2006
Rod M14/01/2024
Lindsay M14/01/2024
Rambling Ray25/08/2018
Tom Mundell23/12/2017
Trekking toes23/12/2017
sarah mundell23/12/2017
Dave Geere15/02/2016
Alan Whatley09/10/2015
carole engel05/06/2014