Name:Meikle Auchinstilloch
Hill number:7165
Height:491m / 1611ft
Parent (Ma):1680  Nutberry Hill
SMC/RHB Section:27A: Ayr to the River Clyde
County/UA:South Lanarkshire
Topographical area:SS01 Nutberry-stake
Class:Tump (400-499m)
Grid ref:NS 75840 32114
Summit feature:no feature: ground by fence
Col:434m  NS746317  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 71
(1:25k) 335
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 20 users)ByDate of Ascent
Now a wind farm with a road crossing the hill.Andrew Simmons03/01/2024
BHET, Berrie, Auchinstilloch, Priesthill, Starpet. Drove farm road, P at first gate, NS710304. Nearest 3 wind generators not commissioned yet, a pity as it's a windy dayRHW24/12/2022
Jonglew's route from the junction of the Cumberhead and South Cumberhead tracks. Once past the desolate ruined building of South Cumberhead, a pleasant steady plod to Nutberry Hill, where a very lonely tree is near the summit. I detoured to Meikle Auchinstilloch on the way back, picking my way through tree stumps and brash while a roe deer showed how it should be done by hopping across the slopes like a wallaby.Nick Down107/11/2021
With Claire (who didn't summit). Parked at the Cumberhead fork. Just enough room to get in tight to the fence. No other options nearby. Final ascent quite steep through de-forested area, but made easier by following grassy rides.MickyRoss05/06/2021
Drove forest logging road to park at disused quarry (NS 7373 3317), although would have better to park further alone at NS 7385 3356 where we left the logging road to take a faint trod through heather to the top, ~40m SE of the trig.jonglew14/05/2021
7th top of 9 on a 26.2km circular from Glenbuck, climbing Berrie Craigs, Black Hill East top, Starpet Rig, Priesthill Height, Spirebush Hill, Goodbush Hill and Nutberry Hill, heading South then SE following the burn, crossing it then East on a ride to reach forest track and following this over lower slopes of Mannoch Hill but the heavens opened and i got a pelting from the rain, with a digger also in the way, i decided to continue on the track as it switches back, i climbed the broad ride Sse and then followed the fenceline back to the summit. The rain eased as I headed for the wind turbine track by profiling around the East to reach the turbine track, heading for Hareshawhill ....Dazingdale26/09/2019
Plod in mist and drizzle from parking at Cumberhead fork. Much on paths, then up the ride onto the summit ridge. A lot of the forest is being felled so there soon might be a track to the summit. On to Tod LawThearlaichdubh20/03/2019
Longhouse hill, arrarat hill, meikle auchinstilloch,from parking near monksfoot wind farm entrance,up the wind farm track back down the monkshead track.robertphillips09/06/2018
Round of Longhouse, Arrarat and Meikle Auchinstilloch from Monksfoot. New windfarm construction stretches a little way up the southern slopes. Then it's tussocks all the way. Walked out of the cloud approaching the topColin Crawford17/09/2015
From Station Rd Douglas. Windfarm and forestry tracks to mast then across to and along fence line.chrisbien04/07/2015
Came up from Priesthill past John Brown's Grave, then up Hare Craigagentmancuso29/10/2011
Simon Winton13/05/2021