Name:Troston Hill
Hill number:7288
Height:212m / 696ft
Parent (Ma):1796  Woodhead Hill
SMC/RHB Section:27C: The Glenkens to Annandale
County/UA:Dumfries and Galloway
Topographical area:SS03 Carsphairn-criffel
Catchment:Nith, Catchment Boundaries, Urr
Watershed:Solway Firth
Class:Tump (200-299m), Subhump
Grid ref:NX 93066 68556
Summit feature:large angular rock
Col:117m  NX921688  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 84
(1:25k) 313
Observations:SE side of summit plateau is lower
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 23 users)ByDate of Ascent
Parking at NX 932 691. Along forest road for 200m, then up through trees to open summit area. Solo.Dangerous Dave01/01/2024
Followed mae's route. Straight up through the conifersAndrew Simmons24/01/2023
Up a forestry track then through wet tussocks to the top. There is a bench on the far side.borderterrier27/12/2022
On from Auchengray Hill, down by wall, W of lochan and up once past trees. Lunch at the bench at S end of summit & followed the trail round to rejoin outward route.agentmancuso18/03/2022
From start of forest road to NNE. After about 200m on the forest road there are trees with cut branches and painted arrows, giving a trouble-free straight line ascent to easier forestry then the summit area.mae05/01/2022
Parked Shambellie wood then easy walk through forest, signposted at NX941677 but no more signs. Ascended at NX934682 though high ferns, soaked to skin after overnight rain. Watched early haze clear from summit and Criffel appeared, early start to avoid heat of the day. Descended NW on easy paths down through firebreak, joined road and then took the forest track S to loop back round Troston and return by outward route. All good for dog except no water sources for him after a long dry spell. With dog and HL.catlovesmaps21/07/2021
auchengray hill and troston hill from the track to the south.robertphillips23/04/2021
After Auchengray Hill. Followed wall (on its west side) due north, passing the pool of stagnant water on its west side then keeping to east side of the wall to NX 9293 6843, whence a near enough direct line to the summit can be taken, keeping to the edge of the new plantation. Retraced steps back to NX 9294 6794 for the return.jonglew06/11/2020
From north, later in the day after an abortive attempt to link the hill with Auchengray. I followed the forest road south until it reached a wide parking area. Incredibly, if you look closely, a little path goes up from there through mature woodland, to link with the waymarked path clear of the trees. The summit bench was a surprise, with fine views. The boulder did seem to be the highest point though I visited another contender above the benchColin Crawford08/08/2020
From nw, forest road then wall, tussocky summit area, boulder is hp. Then to AuchengrayRHW14/04/2018
Hp is large embedded rock at NW end of a plateau of tussocky grass, rising out of plantation below. Good view of Criffel. Parked at road ( layby), to south of Auchengray Hill ( to which we continued).There is a firebreak from the end of the gravel forest track which goes north, then there is a short ascent across felled forest to reach the open ground above.Denise 23/03/2018
From the S, Where forest track emerges onto pasture on N slope of Auchengray hillside N along wall to corner of field. Over wall then up firebreak guarded by pool of dark water to open clear felled hillside and obvious track ascending eastwards. Marked path follows rough grassy ridge past bench to levellish summit. High point an angular (Granodiorite?) rock. Extensive views.RichardM23/03/2018
Parked at 925690 where there is a new bulldozed track through the felling to W of hill. After col 200m of thrash through felling until you gain the summit.Thearlaichdubh17/07/2017
As CJO.chrisbien27/05/2017
From road to north park at forest gate. Follow blue nature trail, which i was suprised to find actually existed, to summit. So recent fellingcjo07/05/2017
Alan Whatley16/07/2019
Rambling Ray20/04/2019
Dave Geere27/02/2016