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Central Scotland from Dumbarton to Montrose Area , Ochil Hills Subarea
Feature count in area: 120, by county: : 114, Fife (CoH) Fife (CoA) Fife (UA): 1, North Lanarkshire (UA): 1, West Dunbartonshire (UA): 1, East Dunbartonshire (UA): 1, Clackmannanshire (CoH) Clackmannanshire: 1, Kinross-shire (CoH): 1,
Highest Place: Ben Cleuch 721m

Starting Places in area Central Scotland from Dumbarton to Montrose:

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Summits & other features in area Central Scotland from Dumbarton to Montrose:
Auchterhouse Hill 424m, Benarty Hill 356m, Bishop Hill 461m, Black Hill 213m, Cairnie Hill 228.8m, Cowden Hill 204m, Craigowl Hill 455m, Cromlet 407m, Culteuchar Hill 313m, Dumglow 379m, Dunnichen Hill 233m, East Lomond 448m, Fothringham Hill 254m, Gask Hill 358m, King's Seat 377m, Kirkton Hill 182m, Knock Hill 364m, Knockour Hill - Mount Misery 176m, Largo Law 290m, Lucklaw Hill 190m, Lumbennie Hill 284m, Lundie Craigs 353m, Moncreiffe Hill 223m, Mount Hill 221m, Murrayshall Hill 283.6m, Norman's Law 285m, Ormiston Hill [Black Cairn Hill] 236m, Pole Hill 288m, Saline Hill 359m, Turin Hill 252m, West Lomond 522m
Campsie Fells: Allanrowie 493m, Allanrowie East Top 488m, Auchineden Hill 357m, Cairnoch Hill 413m, Carleatheran 485m, Clachertyfarlie Knowes 547m, Cort-ma Law East Top 526m, Dumbreck 508m, Dumfoyn 426m, Dumgoyne 427m, Duncolm 401m, Dundaff Hill 352m, Dungoil 424m, Earl's Hill 441m, Earl's Seat 578m, Fynloch Hill 400m, Garrel Hill 459m, Hart Hill 437m, Holehead 552m, Kailrine Hill 491m, Lecket Hill 547m, Little Bin 443m, Meikle Bin 570m, Owsen Hill 504m, Slackdhu 496m, Stronend 511m, Tomtain 453m
Glen Artney Hills: Beinn nan Eun 631m, Beinn Odhar 626m, Ben Clach 533m, Cnoc nan Oighreag 495m, Meall a'Choire Odhair 357m, Meall Clachach 618.9m, Meall Coire Nochd Mor 497m, Meall Leathan Dhail 484m, Torlum 393m, Uamh Bheag 665.6m, Uamh Bheag East Top 663.4m
Ochil Hills: Andrew Gannel Hill 670m, Bald Hill 500.1m, Beld Hill 412m, Ben Buck NE Top [Burnfoot Hill] 583m, Ben Cleuch 721m, Ben Ever 622m, Ben Shee 516m, Ben Thrush 456m, Bengengie Hill 565m, Big Hunt Hill 520m, Black Creich Hill 443m, Blairdenon Hill 631m, Brown Hill 419m, Burnt Hill 405m, Cairnmorris Hill 606m, Carmodle 408m, Cock Law 408m, Colsnaur Hill 553m, Commonedge Hill 468m, Corb Law 475m, Core Hill 542m, Craig Rossie 410m, Craigentaggert Hill 493m, Craighorn 583m, Down Hill 361m, Dumyat 418m, East Craigs 473m, Elistoun Hill 497m, Glentye Hill 481m, Greenforet Hill 616m, Hillfoot Hill 442m, Innerdouny Hill 497m, Innerdownie 610m, John's Hill 483m, Kidlaw Hill 510m, King's Seat Hill 648m, Lamb Hill 422m, Lendrick Hill 456m, Mellock Hill 479m, Mid Cairn [Craig Leith] 542m, Middle Hill 556m, Rowantree Craig 474m, Sim's Hill 483m, Skythorn Hill 601m, Steele's Knowe 485m, Tarmangie Hill 645m, The Law 638m, The Law 404m, The Nebit 449m, Wether Hill 503m, Whitewisp Hill 643m

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Craighorn, 583m Mountain
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, in British 500-600m Lists
Grid Reference NN88492 00286, OS 1:50k mapsheet 58
Place visited by: 4 members, recently by: markmjcampion, ochils_trekker, MichaelE, 3K_Fters
I visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member for this.)
Longitude: -3.798005, Latitude: 56.182101, Easting: 288492, Northing: 700286, Prominence: 31m,  Isolation: 0.9km
ITM: 860804 1056470

  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: Crghrn, 10 char: Craighorn

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Picture: Heading up Alva Glen with Bengengie prominent
Round the Horn
by ochils_trekker 28 Mar 2021
The Ochil hills being within my county boundary, Scottish government regulations allowed local hillwalkers in my area to at least get out in their nearest mountains without limits this last winter.
As it happens, it was the best snow year in central Scotland for a decade, so I thank my lucky stars for some very memorable days up there in these beautiful and varied hills with their many glens, waterfalls and high moorland areas, serving as vast snowbowls in a good winter.
Craighorn is not one of the 2000ft/610mtr “Donalds” - as a lowland peak is defined here, unlike a highland peak of the same altitude which is called a “Graham”- but is a hill with a grand central position to view most of the highest tops and is a satisfying and varied route.
Parking in the official car park for Alva Glen (A (NS8844 9749)), the path leads down to a metal bridge crossing the Alva burn and heads up towards the open hill, with the impressive waterfall off to your left. Go through the gate (B (NS8868 9756)) and head NE across the slope, already fairly steep. The good but narrow track passes through another metal gate and shortly afterwards meets a large stony farmer's track, which is followed even more steeply up the east side of The Nebit until a separate track breaks off west (NS 8C (NS9036 9792)). Follow this and it leads round to the west flank of the hill. The view up the glen opens up (see photo) and steep-sided Torry and beyond it the sudden outcrop of Bengengie are dominant as this good track is followed all the way up the glen. Shortly after a sharp turn SW and a short , steep descent and ascent, a gate is crossed and one leaves this track (D (NS87678 99813)) to again start climbing up and over a series of small tops called The Cloves, before heading ENE toward a fenceline with a gate and stile. This route brings us round to the north of Craighorn by following the fenceline on the right until a gate is reached (NN 8E (NN8614 0054)) and the easy remaining approach is clear, with a small cairn and a post for the top (583m).
After a stop for a view of the higher Ochils, as well as plenty of more distant peaks, a good descent is to carry on S and SW on the faint track which follows the long ridge of the south side of this hill back to the same track followed to ascend (F (NS88330 98769)). Total walk-time approx 4-5 hours. Distance about 14k at a guess. Linkback:
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