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Central Scotland from Dumbarton to Montrose Area   Ochil Hills Subarea
Place count in area: 120,  
Highest place: Ben Cleuch, 721m
Maximum height for area: 721 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 595 metres,

Places in area Central Scotland from Dumbarton to Montrose:
Auchterhouse Hill 424mBenarty Hill 356mBishop Hill 461mBlack Hill 213mCairnie Hill 228.8mCowden Hill 204mCraigowl Hill 455mCromlet 407mCulteuchar Hill 313mDumglow 379mDunnichen Hill 233mEast Lomond 448mFothringham Hill 254mGask Hill 358mKing's Seat 377mKirkton Hill 182mKnock Hill 364mKnockour Hill - Mount Misery 176mLargo Law 290mLucklaw Hill 190mLumbennie Hill 284mLundie Craigs 353mMoncreiffe Hill 223mMount Hill 221mMurrayshall Hill 283.6mNorman's Law 285mOrmiston Hill [Black Cairn Hill] 236mPole Hill 288mSaline Hill 359mTurin Hill 252mWest Lomond 522m
Campsie Fells:   Allanrowie 493mAllanrowie East Top 488mAuchineden Hill 357mCairnoch Hill 413mCarleatheran 485mClachertyfarlie Knowes 547mCort-ma Law East Top 526mDumbreck 508mDumfoyn 426mDumgoyne 427mDuncolm 401mDundaff Hill 352mDungoil 424mEarl's Hill 441mEarl's Seat 578mFynloch Hill 400mGarrel Hill 459mHart Hill 437mHolehead 552mKailrine Hill 491mLecket Hill 547mLittle Bin 443mMeikle Bin 570mOwsen Hill 504mSlackdhu 496mStronend 511mTomtain 453m
Glen Artney Hills:   Beinn nan Eun 631mBeinn Odhar 626mBen Clach 533mCnoc nan Oighreag 495mMeall a'Choire Odhair 357mMeall Clachach 618.9mMeall Coire Nochd Mor 497mMeall Leathan Dhail 484mTorlum 393mUamh Bheag 665.6mUamh Bheag East Top 663.4m
Ochil Hills:   Andrew Gannel Hill 670mBald Hill 500.1mBeld Hill 412mBen Buck NE Top [Burnfoot Hill] 583mBen Cleuch 721mBen Ever 622mBen Shee 516mBen Thrush 456mBengengie Hill 565mBig Hunt Hill 520mBlack Creich Hill 443mBlairdenon Hill 631mBrown Hill 419mBurnt Hill 405mCairnmorris Hill 606mCarmodle 408mCock Law 408mColsnaur Hill 553mCommonedge Hill 468mCorb Law 475mCore Hill 542mCraig Rossie 410mCraigentaggert Hill 493mCraighorn 583mDown Hill 361mDumyat 418mEast Craigs 473mElistoun Hill 497mGlentye Hill 481mGreenforet Hill 616mHillfoot Hill 442mInnerdouny Hill 497mInnerdownie 610mJohn's Hill 483mKidlaw Hill 510mKing's Seat Hill 648mLamb Hill 422mLendrick Hill 456mMellock Hill 479mMid Cairn [Craig Leith] 542mMiddle Hill 556mRowantree Craig 474mSim's Hill 483mSkythorn Hill 601mSteele's Knowe 485mTarmangie Hill 645mThe Law 638mThe Law 404mThe Nebit 449mWether Hill 503mWhitewisp Hill 643m

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Craighorn Mountain , in British 500-600m List

Height: 583m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 58 Grid Reference: NN88492 00286
Place visited by 3 members. Recently by: ochils_trekker, MichaelE, 3K_Fters
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Longitude: -3.798005, Latitude: 56.182101 , Easting: 288492, Northing: 700286 Prominence: 31m,  Isolation: 0.9km ,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Crghrn, 10 char: Craighorn
Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/B7126/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Craighorn  in area Central Scotland from Dumbarton to Montrose, Ireland
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 (NS 8844 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 (NS 8868 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 89036 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 (NS 87678 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 88614 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 (NS 88330 98769). Total walk-time approx 4-5 hours. Distance about 14k at a guess. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/B7126/comment/22721/
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